10 best products of the month

The summer is normally quiet for new tech but there's plenty of great stuff in this month's best products round-up.

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OnePlus 2: 2016 flagship killer

The firm which caused a storm with its first phone is back with a '2016 flagship killer'. The OnePlus 2 is still 5.5in and Full HD but has a new Snapdragon 810 processor, a fingerprint scanner in the new home button, an Alert Slider and reversible Type-C USB. There are also new StyleSwap covers in Kevlar, Rosewood and other materials.

£239 inc VAT

Buy the OnePlus 2 from oneplus.net.

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Next Prev OnePlus 2 release date price and specs

The firm which caused a storm with its first phone is back with a '2016 flagship killer'. The OnePlus 2 is still 5.5in and Full HD but has a new Snapdragon 810 processor, a fingerprint scanner in the new home button, an Alert Slider and reversible Type-C USB. There are also new StyleSwap covers in Kevlar, Rosewood and other materials.

£239 inc VAT

Buy the OnePlus 2 from oneplus.net.

Logitech G29: Steering wheel

There are some big name racing games out now – Project Cars and F1 2015 to name just 2 – so what better than a new wheel to shave some tenths off your lap time. The leather-clad G920 is stylish and features dual-motor force feedback, anti-backlash helical gearing and works with PC and Xbox One.

£299

Buy the Logitech G29 from Logitech.com or Amazon.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2: Best tablets get refreshed

Samsung has updated its best ever tablets and the Tab S2 devices are now 9.7- and 8.0in in size essentially matching their iPad rivals. Each is a slightly mind blowing 5.6mm thick and are powered by Samsung's Exynos 5433 processor. Android 5.0 Lollipop is pre-loaded and you can opt for a 4G LTE model too.

€399 inc VAT (8.0)
€499 inc VAT (9.7)

Buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 from Samsung.

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Vector Watch: Apple Watch and Android Wear rival

New on the smartwatch scene are these stylish designs from Vector, available in round (Luna) or square (Meridian) options. They feature customisable watch faces, activity tracking, notifications and probably the best thing is a touted 30 day battery life.  

From £169 inc VAT

Buy the Vector Watch from Vector Watch.

Moto G, Moto X Play and Moto X Style: 'Best in class' phones

A trio of new phones represents Motorola's biggest ever single launch of products. The affordable Moto G is now waterproof, has a 13Mp camera and is available to customise with the Moto Maker. The Moto X is now available in two models which are cheaper than before. The Play edition is 5.5in with a Full HD screen while the Style gets you a 5.7in Quad HD display.

Moto G: £159 inc VAT. Buy here.
Moto X Play: £279 inc VAT. Buy here
Moto X Style: £359 inc VAT. Buy here.

Orbitsound A70 AirSound: Soundbar

This slim soundbar comes with a wireless subwoofer which makes installation easy. Unlike older models, the A70 has a display for selecting the input and checking volume level. It sounds great and has built-in Bluetooth with aptX for streaming music from your phone or tablet.

£500 inc VAT

Buy the Orbitsound A70 AirSound from orbitsound.com

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Hive Active Heating 2: Smart thormostat

Way more stylish than the first version, Hive's new thermostat has a colour display and is very easy to use. Existing Hive owners can upgrade for £99, but new customers have to pay £249 including installation (or £179 without). You don't have to be a British Gas customer to have Hive, and there's a range of connected home devices coming in the autumn which with work with the system.

From £99 inc VAT

Buy Hive Active Heating 2 from hivehome.com

Marshall London: Audio phone from the amp maker

The most well-known amplifier brand has introduced its own smartphone out of the blue. The Marshall London has mid-range core specs but various music focused features such as dual-headphone ports, a volume scroll wheel and an 'M' button for accessing your tunes. All of which are made from brass.

£399 inc VAT

Buy the Marshall London from marshallheadphones.com

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