Best gifts for him: Christmas 2014

If you're short of gift ideas for your husband, brother, friend, boyfriend or same-sex partner, we've got him covered. These are the tech presents that all men will covet. Alternatively, buy them all for yourself; we won't judge.  

Buying for the man that has it all is never easy, which is why we've come to the rescue with a heap of top tech gifts. From the latest cool gadgets to the best gifts that simply boast cutting edge tech, this is the ultimate tech-head's wishlist.

 

Mango bikes

Custom built to order in a multitude of colours (this one is described as "Fresher Bullhorn", which sounds like a rising Hollywood starlet), these bikes are not only unique to the recipient, but also light, speedy, easy to ride and, most crucially, cheap as chips.  

From £299.99 | Mango

 

 

Sony PS4 Arctic White

Hardly needing an introduction, Sony’s next-gen console is a beast with an ever growing library of top games. And now it comes in ‘Arctic White’, if that floats your boat.

£349.99 | Playstation

Marshall Stanmore Pitch Black

Marshall's Stanmore speaker is so loud, we could barely get to halfway on the volume knob before it blew us out of the window. Now comes in a particularly manly 'pitch black' theme too.

£400 | Marshall

AirWheel Q3

Guess what we found? That's right, a bonkers battery-powered unicycle. Learning to ride this crazy contraption will leave you battered and bruised, but it's a stupid amount of fun.

£800 | Airwheel

Rega RP3 turntable

Rega’s award winning turntable is high-performance, but elegant with it. The 24V motor is uniquely tuned for each unit, minimising vibration and giving you that clean, authentic vinyl sound.

£475 | Rega

Fitbit Charge

Fitbit's latest activity-tracking watch, the Charge, tracks and logs your steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, and even how many floors you've climbed – all displayed on a single-line OLED readout, and it also has automatic sleep logging. Conveniently, it can connect to iPhone, Android or Windows Phone devices and display incoming calls.

£100 | Fitbit

Smarter iKettle

Yes, it works via Wi-Fi, but this is also a smart, premium kettle, with multiple temperature settings as well as the ability to boil it from anywhere in the house. For what more could a connected chap wish?

£99 | WiFi Kettle

Tado Smart Thermostat

Tado cuts your heating costs while you're out, tracking you via your mobile and only firing things up again as you get nearer home. Weather forecasts inform you when and when not to activate warmth and your Dad won't be able to fiddle with it. Result.

£199 or £4.99 per month rental | Tado

Henge iPad & iPhone Dock


Constructed from Zinc alloy and weighing in at a hefty 1.2 kilos, this is the finest way to proudly show off your spanking new iPad Air 2. Swappable inserts mean it’ll work with all but the heftiest of cases, and it’ll sit pretty when you upgrade too.

$74 | Henge

Shore Poole
 

Inspired by seaside towns around Britain, the simple aesthetic of Shore’s design and interchangeable straps make them an easy choice whether you’re dressing up or down. This one features a silver plated outer case, crystal sapphire glass coating and a beach themed light blue strap.

£115 | Shore Projects

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The best deal available enables you to enjoy both the print and interactive digital edition of the mag for six months from just £19.49 – a huge saving of 62%. Alternatively, you can stick with the print edition and save 57% by subscribing for six months from just £15.99, or select the digital edition and save 38% by subscribing for six months from just £13.99.

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Adidas Predator Crazylight and Smartball/Speed_cell

Want to kick a ball like a pro? Then get a sprinkling of Adidas' latest smart football technology. The featherweight Predator Crazylight boots combine with the activity-tracking Speed_Cell which measure your pitch performance, and the Smartball which gives you real-time feedback and tutorials on your kicking technique, allowing you to master the game.

£220 (Crazylight), £220 (Micoach Smartball), £52 (Speed_cell) | Adidas

Bower and Wilkins T7

Most Bluetooth speakers are hardly worth writing home about when it comes to design, yet the T7 is one of slickest and sexiest we’ve seen all year (and we see a lot of Bluetooth speakers, we can promise you that). Part of the design actually helps the sound quality too, the honeycomb like pattern around the edge is a Micro Matrix, which reduces vibration and distortion, a problem we frequently see with portable speakers like this. It sounds great too, but then you’d expect that when it costs £300 and comes from B&W.

£300 | Bowers and Wilkins

Elgato Avea

Light switches are dead… a tap of an app is the new way to bathe your room in light. Elgato’s smart LED bulb beams out a myriad of colours and boasts a bunch of relaxing presets.

£39.95 | Elgato

Bellroy Note Sleeve Wallet

Combining a classy, leather construction with a very well thought out design, Bellroy’s Note Sleeve is a compact, yet roomy place to store all your cards and cash. With a space for notes, a tucked away card compartment and even a dedicated microSD or sim card pouch, it’s like they’ve thought of everything. It’s available in a load of colours too, which is always nice.

£65 | Bellroy

Astro A40 gaming headset (Xbox One/PS4)

Gaming cans that’ll not only pump Dolby 7.1 surround sound right into your eardrums, but put you in full control of the audio with a dedicated amp and mixer dial.

£200 | Astro

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