Your one-stop entertainment shop for travel, plus other new must-have tech

The cool Alcatel Audio Station tablet and audio dock, Apple’s new wireless earbuds and Realme’s longlife smartphone - reviewed.

A man listening to headphones
  • Mark Gambino
  • February 2020

With all those song streaming services, there has never been a better time for portable music devices. If you want to listen on your own, there is Apple’s new Airpods Pro, but if you want to make some noise, check out Alcatel’s Audio Station. Then we review Realme’s latest smartphone.

AirPods Pro

With active noise cancelling and customised ear tips, the new wireless AirPods Pro offer immersive music playback in a pocket-sized package. A superior level of noise cancelling is achieved with dual microphones to eliminate unwanted sound inside and outside the ear. The H1 audio chip features 10 cores to power audio processing and Siri voice commands.

AirPods Pro, AUD $399, apple.com/au opens in new window

Alcatel 3T 10 Audio Station

Take your movies, TV and music on the road with this 10-inch tablet and dual-speaker audio dock combo. Fire up Google Assistant to search media and services by voice, then enjoy up to eight hours of high-definition video playback. You can lock the tablet in the bass-boosted audio dock for hands-free use and improve your media experience with dynamic, room-filling audio.

Alcatel 3T 10 Audio Station, AUD $324, telstra.com.au opens in new window

The Alcatel 3T 10 Audio Station
You can stream music, movies and TV from this 10-inch tablet.

Realme 5

Competing with premium devices at a fraction of the cost, this Android smartphone packs a quad 12MP camera with ultra-wide angle, portrait, macro and standard lenses. Cutting-edge AI-powered software enhances night-time photos and will bring an expert’s touch to portraits while the large 5000mAh battery charge will handle day-long usage – with enough left over to update social media with your adventures.

Realme 5, AUD $299, realme.com/au opens in new window