Gadgets: Nexar Beam dashcam, Urbanista headphones, Raleigh Stride bike and more

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From the October 2021 issue of E&T: new technology for your car, your kitchen, your ears, your adventures and your errands.

Nexar Beam


Unusually for an affordable GPS dashcam, this boasts free unlimited cloud storage. It records HD footage, GPS tagged for insurance and police. AI and motion-sensing detect collisions, filming them even when parked. And it’s small enough to hide behind the rear-view mirror.


Read Caramel’s hands-on review.

Insta360 Go 2


A tiny, wearable action cam weighing just 27g. It shoots 1440p high-definition HDR video and comes with a clever charging case that doubles as a tripod and trebles as a remote control. It’s wearable and even comes with a magnetic pendant to attach it to clothes.


Urbanista Los Angeles


The world’s first self-charging, wireless active-noise-cancelling headphones. A solar panel is built into the headband, for a near-infinite run time. It charges indoors and out. Switch between noise-cancelling and ambient-sound mode at the push of a button.


LG InstaView Door-in-Door


The new InstaView has a bigger window: knock on the door twice to see your fridge contents through the glass. The Door-in-Door further reduces cold air loss because you don’t have to open the whole compartment. The water dispenser boasts UV sterilisation.

From £2,099

Raleigh Stride


Replace short car journeys to shops and schools with this electric-assist cargo bike, with an 80kg capacity. Or choose the trike and carry up to 100kg. Either way, its motor will help make the ride a breeze, with a range of 30-40 miles.

From £4,395

Timekettle WT2 Edge


These wireless earbuds pack an AI with knowledge of 40 languages and 93 dialects, for instant voice translation in both directions, like a digital Babel Fish. You can even lend one bud to someone else and hold a conversation, despite not sharing a language.


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