Everyday accessories, branded clothing, quality audiovisual equipment, RollingStone takes you shopping and offers its November 2022 selection.
Shopping – Super trend
Trimmer, razor or toothbrush, this clever male grooming accessory offers unprecedented versatility thanks to its interchangeable heads. Compact and lightweight, it comes with a travel pouch and will never leave you on the go.
From 70 €
Deuter Amager backpack
Waterproof, this bike bag offers up to 30l of storage. Its Airstripes system ensures air circulation to keep the back dry, and it has ergonomic shoulder straps, an adjustable chest strap and adjusted hip stabilizers to guarantee excellent support.
Jules & Jenn heeled ankle boots
Handmade in Portugal, these smooth leather heeled ankle boots are available in four colours. They deliver sleek winter style by elongating the silhouette, while the heel height and arch ensure all-day comfort.
Shopping – Hi-Gadget
Lynk & Co 01 – An SUV that can pay off big
The first model from the young brand of the Chinese group Geely (Volvo, Polestar, Lotus, Proton), this all-options plug-in hybrid SUV (it is equipped with a panoramic glass sunroof, heated seats, level 2 autonomous driving or more of an Infinity audio system) can be purchased cash or rented. The 550 euros per month without commitment includes maintenance in the Volvo network and insurance. It is also possible to sublet the car to other members of the community, and reduce your monthly payments accordingly. Even earn money if you are willing to make your car available often. The 01 offers good roominess, notably with a 466-litre trunk. Pending a 100% electric version, the 3-cylinder 180 hp is associated with an electric motor for a total power of 261 hp. The 14.1 kW battery allows you to travel around 70 km in all-electric mode. Very handy, the SUV offers good acceleration, but the braking lacks progressiveness. Anyway, the Lynk & Co 01 is a special case in the automotive world, and a small brand that will have to be watched closely.
From €41,500 or on subscription
Suzuki S-Cross hybrid In all sobriety
Suzuki’s family SUV offers a new hybrid engine alongside the 48V version, which remains in the catalog. On the program, a 4-cylinder 1.5 coupled to a robotized transmission, associated with a 24 kW/56 Nm electric motor. Directly driving one of the transmission shafts, it is powered by a 0.846 kWh battery. The system is especially effective at low speed and allows electric driving for 2 or 3 km. If the system results in a weight gain of 80 kg and the loss of 137 l in the trunk, it offers substantial fuel savings for a 4-wheel drive: we have never exceeded 5.7 l/100 km during our test. Lightweight, the vehicle is very pleasant and has four driving modes, including a “Sport” mode which allows you to take advantage of the torque offered by the assistance of the electric motor. The two-wheel-drive version is just as effective, and the paddles on the steering wheel compensate for its box that is far too slow. Remains a price that is relatively high for the brand, despite a very rich equipment. The latter facing competitors better placed in terms of power and finishes.
Shopping – Hot Gadget
Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Amazing evolutions In appearance identical to the 13 Pro, the new iPhone is equipped with a screen that can now display content when it is on standby. It also features a clever Dynamic Island, delivering contextual information, which hides the notch on the front. The Oled screen is brighter with excellent colorimetry. It is a real pleasure to use it to watch photos and videos. The camera gains a main sensor capable of offering 48 Mpixel ProRaw shots to magnify all the details. The front sensor is brighter, while videos benefit from electronic stabilization with Action Mode. By cropping in the 4K 120Hz image, it delivers perfectly stable 2.8K 60Hz videos. Also available with 1 TB of storage, the iPhone 14 Pro is unfortunately a victim of inflation and the fall of the euro.
DJI Avata – Incredible aerial videos
This small drone is piloted with disconcerting ease. However, it delivers impressive 4K videos thanks to its FPV mode: it comes with a headset that allows you to maneuver it as if you were in the cockpit. Once in hand, its controller reacts to your movements, while a trigger allows you to perfectly measure the accelerations. It is enough to follow a target to pass in the most improbable places in complete safety. Hyper-agile, the Avata is also not afraid of shocks thanks to the protection of its propellers. In our test, it continued to fly unflinchingly, even after hitting some branches. The rechargeable battery ensures 15 min. flight approx. On the other hand, we will go back for discretion, the drone being relatively noisy in flight.
Shopping – Christmas is coming!
Acer Swift Edge SFA16-41
With its ultra-thin magnesium-aluminum chassis, this PC weighs a featherweight 1.17 kg despite its large 16-inch OLED 4K screen. Ideal for working on the move, especially since it features all the latest technologies and 4 USB ports.
Not content with delivering excellent audio quality, this soundbar offers wide compatibility with most codecs, including DTS-X. Easy to install, it also benefits from Dolby Atmos Wireless, Apple AirPlay 2 and Google and Amazon voice assistants.
GoPro Hero11 Black
The most famous of the mini-cameras offers a new, brighter sensor, with a vertical field of vision and an unprecedented wide-angle. All with HDR video up to 5.3K at 60fps, or 4K at 120fps. Impressive.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Smaller, these headphones combine excellent audio quality and very effective active noise reduction. Too bad their charging case is still relatively big, especially when compared to that of direct competitors, which also benefit from wireless charging.
Apple AirPods Pro II
Not content with offering better audio reproduction, especially in the bass, these wireless headphones benefit from even better noise reduction. Autonomy is up and the charging case gains a speaker to find it easily.
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