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Projectors get smart and simple: Checking out the new Hisense laser projector range shows just how much easier owning a projector gets these days. With two short throw options, PX2-Pro and PL1H, to suit subtle differences in needs plus a long range option, the C1, the way they run and the features they offer make for a fast trip from unboxing to watching whatever you want.

Crispy colours, Dolby Atmos (both pictures and audio), Game Modes for gamers, and full smart TV features so all your streaming apps are built in and you can be having a good time without plugging any other devices into this one (but of course you can if you want to)? It's a good time to explore projection if it's never been on your radar before.

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Smart lighting is getting smarter, thankfully, but the new Nanoleaf outdoor string lights show it's also getting prettier. This will launch in both 15M and 30M lengths in June, and they are 'addressable' which means you can build colour settings across all the bulbs in the string. RRP is $199/$329.

Outdoor seating area with multi coloured string lights hanging above.
Pretty deck lights are pretty.
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Eat the grass: I missed this when it launched last year, but wanted to pay respect to the great name for a robot mower – the Goat. The Ecovacs Goat G1 does away with the need for wire boundaries and instead uses beacons to track lawn edges and promises a traditional neat lawn cutting motion instead of randomly driving around all day and hoping it eventually cuts everything. Plus nice bonuses like remote camera access. RRP is $2,999 with specials dropping it closer to $2,500 now and then.

The robot lawn mower on a lush lawn near the edge of a cement path
Technology

Paleblue lets you keep traditional batteries charged on the go

Just when you thought traditional batteries were dead, here comes Paleblue with a full range of classic cells that recharge over USB.

Four AA batteries being charged on USB via a laptop USB port.
Sonos

One of the first ever Sonos products was an amplifier to connect traditional speakers to its wireless music delivery system. The company left things like in-ceiling and outdoor speakers to other companies. But now Sonos completes its own range of 'architectural' speakers, working with Sonance to offer 8-inch in-ceiling speakers. One Sonos Amp can drive up to 3 pairs. These will go for $1,599 per pair – check out the whole architectural section of the Sonos site if you're after ceiling, in-wall, or outdoor Sonos speakers.

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Nanoleaf started out with a range of clever wall mountable panel lights, then shifted into options like light strips and smart bulbs. This year the range expands into new territory. The GU10 and Downlight give smart options for track and recessed fixtures, and the new Skylight offers a very new approach to ceiling smart light design. Lots to play with for those getting serious with their smart lighting.

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Great designs stand out yet again. In a mesh wireless router setup, you need a few devices dotted around the house. But usually that means very "router" looking devices sitting here and there. But these? The D-Link Aquila Pro M30 just look like lovely little sculptures that also happen to spread Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 around the house. They come in 2-pack and 3-pack setups (but they're selling out with hot demand).

CES

Absolutely stunning. The LG Cinebeam Qube is a 4K laser projector. But just look at it! Absolutely gorgeous design. More gadgets, more home devices, take note! LG has been leaving its competitors for dead with its approach to industrial design lately. I adore this one.

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The LG StanbyME is a very clever smart TV you can wheel to wherever you need it around the home. A 27-inch Full HD touch screen with webOS offering all the important streaming apps built-in. It rotates and tilts to suit your needs and just generally oozes cleverness. At $1,999 it feels like a high utility extra TV that is quite an alternative to sticking an iPad on the kitchen counter.

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How to hack your Netflix profile recommendations

If your profiles are just people's names, you're doing it wrong.

How to hack your Netflix profile recommendations
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Logitech Litra Glow makes your face look good in video calls

Litra Glow is an easy-to-use and powerful USB light from Logitech perfect for content creators and office workers alike.

Logitech Litra Glow makes your face look good in video calls
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The best TVs: 4K, OLED, QLED and more

We've scoured the reviews to find the best TVs on the market to give you clear, easy recommendations on what to buy next.

The best TVs: 4K, OLED, QLED and more
Computers

Blast your ass with Razer's new haptic gaming chair

Razer's Enki Pro HyperSense gaming chair supports haptic feedback from games such as F1 2021 and Forza Horizon 5 in addition to music and movies.

Blast your ass with Razer's new haptic gaming chair
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Nanoleaf to expand Thread support for Apple HomeKit

Nanoleaf's smart lights will soon offer enhanced connectivity for Apple HomeKit devices via Thread, a speedy and reliable smart home network protocol.

Nanoleaf to expand Thread support for Apple HomeKit
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Samsung adds Wi-Fi charging to its solar-powered TV remote

Last year, Samsung gave us all another reason to not lose our TV remotes under the couch: a solar-powered battery. Now, an upgraded version can recharge its

Samsung adds Wi-Fi charging to its solar-powered TV remote
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Sonos Beam (Gen 2): an easy top choice soundbar under $1,000

With the Dolby Atmos upgrade and a more spacious sound experience, the second generation Beam is an excellent soundbar at a great price.

Sonos Beam (Gen 2): an easy top choice soundbar under $1,000
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Amazon Astro's sad destiny

Remember CLOi? Exactly...

Amazon Astro's sad destiny
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The Nintendo Switch OLED is not the Switch Pro you were dreaming of

OLED is great, but a nicer screen and speakers, more storage plus a better kickstand and Ethernet? This is not what anyone was waiting for.

The Nintendo Switch OLED is not the Switch Pro you were dreaming of
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TCL is launching a wearable display in July that might be better than awful

It's not trying to AR or VR. It doesn't have a camera. Don't wear it walking around. With all that said, this wearable screen seems useful!

TCL is launching a wearable display in July that might be better than awful
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Everyone Is Awesome

LEGO gets Pride, OLED gets rollable, Army of the Dead hits Netflix, and the Mighty Nein campaign is almost done. This and more in your Daily!

Everyone Is Awesome