Home Tech | Autumn 2022


The end of the summer signals that it’s time to invest in back-to-school and university tech. And there might even be a few things that find a spot in your home office too.

iPad Air | apple.com

Apple’s latest update to the iPad doesn’t disappoint. It’s a powerful, fast machine: supercharged by the Apple M1 chip, with a 12mp camera, 5G and compatibility with the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard. The 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display features advanced technologies like True Tone, P3 wide colour and an anti‑reflective coating.

Kindle Oasis | smile.amazon.co.uk

Another brilliant space saver, this little e-reader might spell the end for bulging bookshelves. And it fits neatly into just about anything, so it’s perfect for commutes and school runs. The 300dpi display reduces glare and keeps reading comfortable, as does the ‘warm light’ setting. It’s waterproof, works with Audible and Bluetooth, and it's got up to 32g of storage.

Samsung 27-Inch Class Monitor M5 Series | samsung.com

This Samsung monitor is perfect for students of all ages, with an immersive screen that’s easy to connect to. It is even compatible with Apple AirPlay. If you’ve got limited space on the desk or in your dorm room, it doubles as a TV, with app compatibility with Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime and Disney+.

Echo Dot (4th Gen) Kids | smile.amazon.co.uk

A good option for younger learners, this smart speaker is beautifully designed and comes in a range of fun finishes . Kids can ask Alexa questions, set alarms, play music, call people from an approved call list and get help with their homework. For parents’ peace of mind, it’s got plenty of security features, like setting daily time limits, filtering explicit songs and the option to review activity in the Amazon Parent Dashboard. It also comes with one year’s subscription to Amazon Kids+.

Jall Wake-up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock | smile.amazon.co.uk

A smart and stylish way to ease yourself into the school, university or working day. Instead of harsh buzzers or phone ring tones, this alarm clock gradually illuminates the bedroom from 10 to 100% brightness over 10, 20 or 30 minutes. If you prefer rising to music, you can wake up to have the radio, or ambient sounds like crashing ocean waves or jungle wildlife. It serves as a stylish bedside lamp, too.

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