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Will Findlater (left), the editor of Stuff magazine will be on-air at 9pm on Saturday (9th October) to explain just why these gadgets received such high praise from him and his colleagues.
We caught up with Will to ask him a few questions…
What sets Stuff magazine apart from other technology reviewers?
The word we use is ‘joy’. We review gadgets because we’re gadget enthusiasts, so we select the most interesting and relevant kit to give a going-over. You won’t find negativity in Stuff: we tell it like it is, but we’re a celebration of technology.
Plus we have amazing photography, and we always write in a fast, informative and entertaining way. It’s as important that you laugh as it is that you find out which gadget is right for you.
What are your favourite gadgets?
I’m a geek, so my current favourite is my hacked HTC HD2 smartphone. I also love my hi-fi. It’s a proper mix of old-school separates; a Primare amp, Meridian CD player and B&W speakers. Obviously I have a Squeezebox Wi-Fi music streamer on top, too.
What do you consider the best invention of the last 10 years?
I hate to be predictable, but it’s the iPod. It changed the way we consume music and it brought gadgets to a mainstream audience with its stunning design. It’s an epoch-making device.
What would you love to find under your Christmas tree this year?
An Audi A7 Sportback would be nice, but given that my tree needs to fit in my lounge I’ll take a 3D TV. Smaller still? The new Windows Phone 7 mobiles look impressive.
What's the most fun gadget you've ever tested?
I was sceptical, but when we first got the Nintendo Wii in and I played Wii Sports, I was blown away. I have high hopes for Xbox Kinect, too. I really hope they get the games right.
What kind of device would you invent?
A time-distorting device that lengthens my evenings. There aren’t enough hours in a day.
Are you looking forward to appearing on QVC TV?
I was nervous, but following my audition I think it’s going to be fun. I can bang on for ages about good gadgets.
Have you ever bought anything from QVC?
Embarrassingly, no. I’ll try to do better in the future.
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