The Edit: The Best Metal Gadgets Money Can Buy

By Chris Haslam, Jeremy White
30 August 2020
Accessories, Metal gear, Silver surfer, Gadget, Apple, Cars, Quip Toothbrush, G-Shock, Audi, Leatherman
When things need to get done – brushing, timing or working – our advice is to go for silver

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.

Quip Toothbrush

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.

G-Shock GMW-B5000-1ER

$550, g-shock.com

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

$90, leatherman.ae

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.