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SMEG PORTOFINO RANGE COOKER INSPIRED BY THE AMALFI COAST The latest addition to Smeg’s range cooker collection is the 90cm wide Portofino model, which comes in eight colour choices said to represent the bright hues of towns and villages along the Italian Riviera. According to Smeg, Portofino is its most technically advanced range cooker, with 12 different functions including time defrost, rising and Sabbath, and 20 automatic programmes.

SONOS ADDS PLAYBASE TO WIRELESS HOME SOUND SYSTEM PLAYBASE, the latest addition to the Sonos wireless sound system, is designed to appear as if cut from a single piece of granite and sits discreetly under the TV. It is a 58mm high unit with 10 drivers and more than 43,000 holes that make up an acoustically transparent grill. PLAYBASE provides access to more than 80 music services and will be controllable using voice and any Amazon Alexa-enabled device later this year. j


HOOVER LAUNCHES LARGE CAPACITY DISHWASHER Hoover has introduced a 16 place-setting dishwasher with the space to hold up to 176 items. The A++ ‘DYNAMIC MEGA’ model is available in white or black, and features an adjustable upper basket, 12 programmes, six temperatures, a digital soft-touch display, 24-minute rapid wash and low noise output of just 43dB(A). Water consumption is 10 litres for a full load on the 45°C eco wash programme. j

YAMAHA AUDIO ANNOUNCES ALEXA SKILL ON THE WAY... Amazon Alexa Voice Control will be available for Yamaha’s MusicCast multiroom system in Autumn 2017, when the company releases a firmware update for more than 40 products in the MusicCast lineup, from AV receivers to sound bars and streaming speakers. An Alexa skill that adds support for the MusicCast commands will simultaneously be made available. j



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