Magazine article Management Today

Gizmos

Magazine article Management Today

Gizmos

Article excerpt

Emma Haslett looks at the latest tech releases, from HP's sleek iPad challenger to a future-proof wayfinder.

- HP ElitePad 900 64GB

Pounds 657

It's a crying shame HP decided to go with Windows 8, because this is truly a beautiful piece of machinery: glossy and heavy, it makes the iPad feel like a piece of cheap tat by comparison. But alas, alack - HP made the fateful error of using Microsoft's operating system. It's so awkward as to be unusable. Go away, come back with an Android version and we'll give this full marks.

BEAT

- Alcatel One Touch Link Y800

From pounds 12 a month on EE 4G

MT doesn't often need to connect 10 devices to high-speed wi-fi when out and about. But we're glad it's possible. The One Touch Link - a mini obelisk from 2001: A Space Odyssey - is a portable wi-fi router that uses 4G for extra-fast mobile internet. We had five devices connected in a low-signal area, with YouTube videos on all of them. It worked flawlessly.

ELITE

- Citymapper London

Free

This is how wayfinding apps should be: input your location and where you want to be and the app tells you every possible route, the cost and even how many calories you will burn. …

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