Do you love giving or getting the latest tech? Matt Cooper and his team reviewed a wide range of products from Currys including speakers, fitness trackers, televisions, consoles, everything you could possible want! Read about their top picks below and listen back to The Last Word’s Gadget Guide for the full review.
Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker projects your favourite music, radio show or podcast into every corner of the room with its 360-degree design. It’s waterproof and shockproof with up to 15hrs of battery life so it’s ready for any outing.
“A lot more subtle, a lot more discreet. Less of a beach party, more of a drinking wine in the park. It does exactly what it says on the case and the sound on this is absolutely sensational.” - Ed Smith, Today FM Presenter
Sony Bravia 65" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV with Google Assistant
The Sony Bravia 65" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV is a 65” TV that packs a punch whether you’re a gamer, streamer or sports fan. The XR processor and Motion Clarity ensure a smooth, crisp picture enhanced for every scene you watch.
“The colour on this television is spectacular. What I also love about it is it has these really thin bezels so there’s no touch of black around the screen when you look into it, and, surprisingly for a flat screen tv, it has exceptional sound” – Andy O’Donoghue, Technology Journalist
Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones
The Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones are the best over-ear headphones to fully immerse yourself in your playlists or podcasts. With partial and full noise cancellation and a noise rejecting mic to filter background noise, these are great for when you’re out and about.
“I thought they were excellent! Lightweight and very comfortable around the top of the head and over the ear – a nice snug feel. A lovely warm balanced sound, very clear.” - Ed Smith, Today FM Presenter
Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) Smart Display with Alexa
The Amazon Echo Show 8 is a perfect addition to any home. With built-in Alexa, messaging and video calling, the Echo Show makes it easy to multitask as you can search for new recipes, catch up on the news or stream the latest episode of your favourite show while cooking, working or hanging with your family.
“I actually loved it! It’s a smart speaker that has a screen. It has an 8” inch display so you can watch YouTube on it, watch Netflix, watch TikTok on it. So it’s handy if you’re cooking dinner and you have this very portable screen beside you if you want to look up the YouTube recipe. A very cool thing it has as well is you can ask Alexa to tell you the news. I adore it!” – Pamela Joyce, Today FM Presenter
Dell Inspiron 15.6" Laptop
The Dell Inspiron 15 3511 15.6" Laptop runs on the new Windows 11 operating system. Lasting for up to 7 hours and lightweight, it’s easy to carry with you wherever you go. The Intel® Core™ i5 processor ensures it runs smoothly and the integrated Iris® Xe graphics ensure make your video games or video editing seamless.
“With the Dell, the processor is a lot faster so you can do a lot more with it. Depending on what you need it for, like if you’re going to need something that can run lots of software and lots of tabs at the same time, I’d go with the Dell.” – Pamela Joyce, Today FM Presenter
These are only the top picks from the show. If you want to hear the in-depth reviews and learn about more products, listen back on the show here.