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Of course, a superyacht is the ultimate luxury accessory. But as all yacht lovers soon discover, it’s an accessory that supports a whole host of lifestyle accessories of its own. We’re not talking electronic sailing aids here (sexy as many of those are), but a personal wish list of techie gadgetry and life enhancing, wow factoring, fun-filled extras that are perfect to take cruising or keep aboard your superyacht. By Jonathan Margolis, resident technology guru for the Financial Times’ ‘How to Spend It’ and Technopolis TV. C-EXPLORER 5 SUBMARINE It’s a bit James Bond, true, but it’s hard to envisage any superyacht owner not going overboard for a personal submarine. This model, the C-Explorer 5, will take up to five people down to 300 metres, where it will cruise at 3 knots. Aircon, sideband communications and echosounder come as standard. www.uboatworx.com ITWIN COMPUTER MIRRORING DEVICE Ever wish there was a simple way to access your home or office desktop securely from anywhere in the world, using any computer, PC or Mac? There is, and this blissfully simple and cool little gadget is it. The iTwin looks like an odd sort of split USB stick. Plug one half into your desktop and keep the other with you on board to slot into any internet connected computer. www.itwin.com 4 I’M WATCH WRISTWATCH SMARTPHONE Here, new from Italy, is surely the ultimate show-off piece of wearable technology – a Dick Tracy-style wristwatch smartphone. The I’m Watch doesn’t only look ridiculously cool, but works, too. It connects via Bluetooth to your real phone cunningly concealed in your pocket or bag a few metres away, and mirrors most of its functions, so you can just chat away to your wrist, read emails and generally feel as if you are in an episode of Star Trek. www.imwatch.it 3 IZON WIFI VIDEO MONITOR 2 Want to keep a lazy yet stylish eye and ear on what’s going on at home, in the office, or anywhere else in the world? The IZON wireless video monitor sends a constant stream of video and sound to your iPhone or iPad. You can run dozens of them simultaneously from one premises – and set them up to alert you when any one of them detects sound or movement. Great for keeping one eye on the kids on the lower deck, while you sip cocktails under the stars. www.steminnovation.com lifestyle { 26 } 5 1 gadget TORNADO NIGHT VISION GOGGLES, GENERATION 2+ If you (or your crew) want to have 24 hour sight of anything and anyone around your yacht, this 2nd generation model Tornado technology will deliver. These biocular night vision goggles (which means they have two eyepieces, one lens) offer the highest level of security you could want, and they are a really cool way to watch marine wildlife at dusk or even in the dark. Battery-powered, they offer 3 or 5 times magnification and an infrared beam for discreet vision in total darkness. www.spycatcheronline.co.uk 3 4 5 1 2


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