The Edit: The Best Metal Gadgets Money Can Buy
Apple Mac Pro
From $5999, apple.com
Redesigned for the first time in six years, Apple truly divided opinion with the Mac Pro’s cheese-grater looks, but won fans by making it easier to upgrade – the aluminium case lifts clean off to expose the guts. The $5999 entry level is a 3.5GHz, 8-core Intel Xeon W beast with eight PCIe slots and 32GB of RAM – but max out the upgrades and you’ll top $50,000.
From $25, getquip.com
Created as an antidote to the expensive app-controlled brushes from the big brands, Quip’s subscription-based brush – new batteries and bristle heads are sent out every three months – has been designed to simply clean your teeth well, look good and travel easily. The result is a basic toothbrush that has one mode and a two-minute timer with 30-second internal vibrations. It’s a beautifully executed idea, especially in the all-metal design, with soft bristles and silicone edges for gentle gum-cleaning.
A revamped classic, this stainless steel, 200m water-resistant version of G-Shock’s original 1983 5000 series release maintains the iconic square face and LCD digital display – with LED light from night time – but has been tweaked with Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone compatibility, multi-language display, radio-controlled world time and solar power.
Audi E-tron Sportback 55
From $85,000, audi.com
Audi’s second electric car is all about squeezing out every last metre of range – its revised aerodynamics, for example, add an extra 10km to your available distance per charge. It’s also the first mass-produced car to feature digital matrix LED headlights. These can project a beam of light or pattern on to the road ahead, and warn you of any pedestrians close by.
Leatherman Free T4
At just 9.3cm long, this Leatherman still packs in 12 tools including a 420HC stainless steel blade and scissors, pry tool, package opener – an essential for lockdown parcel deliveries – bottle opener, file, tweezers and screwdrivers. Its new magnetic locking system means you can open it easily and safely using only one hand.