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Jonathan Margolis


Jonathan Margolis is the technology columnist for AIR MAIL. Before that, he wrote about technology for The Financial Times. Margolis lives in London.

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The Tale of the Tape

A voice recorder that transcribes—and could fit in your wallet! A pop-up desk to help you keep your chin up! The world’s handsomest exercise bike! And more …

Swinging into Spring

An electric Mini that will make you feel like a Beatle! Leica’s latest camera will make a professional snapper out of you yet! Folding headphones you can’t afford to pass up! And more …

The Sweet Sound of Success

Headphones that will make the Taylor Swifts of the world jealous! A camera that will earn you a spot in the press pool! And more …

Hands of Fate

Cuckoo clocks straight out of a Disney film! Get a handle (and a leg up) on old age! A charging station within a charging station! And more …

The 24-Karat Trailer

With $350,000 aluminum trailers that make Airstreams look like the poor relations, a Wharton graduate’s R.V. company, Bowlus, wants to restore road-tripping to its extravagant, retro glory

The Big Screen

An outrageously large, crystal-clear television! The telescope that won’t get relegated to a closet! An app to help you find out what that song is! And more …

Black at Night and Read All Over

Though Iceland is smaller than many American cities, it has one of the largest per capita publishing industries in the world. Could it all be because of the dark?

The Bed That Rocks

A $115,000 musical bed with five-star-hotel provenance to put you at the center of the action! A powerful mini–chain saw to help keep your backyard in check! And more …

Making a Positive Out of a Negative

Save your boxes of film negatives from near-certain destruction! The finest earbuds of the year! High-quality air filters at fire-sale prices! And more …

The Ultimate Baby Driver

The Little Car Company makes scaled-down replicas of Ferraris and Bentleys that retail for six figures. But their target audience is larger than you’d think

Speak for Yourself

Software that can synthesize your voice in the event that you lose it! A water fountain for your feline friends! The sleekest space heater around! And more …

A Visible Feast

The fridge that lets you see your food before opening the door! Sleep headphones that won’t weigh you down! A Leica you can actually afford! And more …

Ones to Watch

An Apple Watch for the books (and manuals)! The simplest way to keep tabs on your canine and feline friends! A barometer from a simpler time! And more …

The Driver’s Test

Diagnose your car troubles without a mechanic! The best iPhone yet? A printer that won’t have you running to buy replacement ink cartridges! And more …

Status Symbols

Earbuds that sound money! Send the Canada geese back to Green Acres! The strongest screen protector around! And more …

Measures of Success

Get a full medical workup through the soles of your feet! The stereo receiver that will take you back to the 70s! The lightest carry-on luggage you can buy! And more …

A Workspace Odyssey

The videoconferencing booth that will transport you to another dimension! An app to help you remain calm! Bring movie night on vacation! And more …

Bleak House

Cotchford Farm, former home to a Rolling Stone and Winnie-the-Pooh, is now available to rent. But its blighted past may be difficult for some vacationers to ignore …

The New Sonic Boom

The trick to brushing your teeth in 20 seconds flat! A pair of earbuds for the pen-and-paper set! The smartphone you can fix yourself! And more …

Soccer’s New Footprint

For Forest Green Rovers, the world’s first carbon-neutral soccer team, bringing politics into the sport hasn’t played out exactly as the team’s super-rich owner had hoped

Steaming Through Summer

At long last, a worthy iPhone alternative! A suitcase to tranquilize tykes in flight! A steamer-cum-iron that won’t do you dirty! And more …

City of Stars

A telescope that will cut through light pollution! A TikTok-approved neck fan! A mobile hot-spot router to keep your Wi-Fi connection humming! And more …

Outdoors, Indoors

A barbecue grill for city folk! A pen that will have you feeling like a secret agent! The microphone to make your voice heard! And more …

Shake, Rattle, and Roll

The finest point-and-shoot Leica available gets an upgrade! A Bang & Olufsen speaker that will move you to your core! See through the earbud marketing gimmicks—grab yourself a transparent pair! And more …