1. Nexus 6
Coming in at a whopping 5.9-inches, the Nexus 6 boasts a display larger than both the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, it’s also, not surprisingly, the biggest Nexus phone ever. Size aside, Google’s new flagship is a great showcase for the new Lollipop OS, which finally makes Android pretty with a bevy of swish animations, beautiful apps and a new design direction called Material Design. Made by Microsoft, the Nexus 6 is in many ways an XXL Moto X, though the internals have been souped up. There’s a Snapdragon 805 processor running the show, backed up by 2GB RAM and the display is QHD, so it should look stunning. There’s a 13 meg snapper on the back and Motorola has included a new Turbo Charger to give you 5 hours of juice with just a 30 minute charge.
£UK TBA | Google Play
2. LG G Watch R
LG’s second attempt at an Android Wear toting smartwatch is a rugged looking thing, boasting a fully circular display and a design that actually looks like a watch. The screen itself is 320x320, there’s a Snapdragon 400 processor running the show paired with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. You should get a full day of use before having to juice up, but you still need a pesky adaptor to plug it in as there’s no wireless charging here.
£219 | LG
3. Nest Thermostat
One of our favourite gadgets to haul your home into the 21st century, Nest’s smart thermostat gives you full control over your heater, whether it be from your smartphone or through the futuristic looking wall mounted dial. You can schedule your heating and it’ll learn your movements, heating the house when you get home from work, for example. It can also help you save money on bills, which is always a good thing.
£249 (with installation) | Nest
4. Acer Switch 12-inch
Tablets these days are often not just tablets, instead many offer a load of different modes you can use them in. This new device from Acer gives you five separate options, including the usual tablet and laptop variations. There’s also a tent mode - great for watching videos and a nifty desktop mode that sets the whole thing up just like a regular home based PC. Specs wise you’ll get a 1080p 12-inch display, 60 or 120GB SSD, a Core M processor and a Micro HDMI output.
£TBA | Acer
5. Kindle Voyage
We loved the Kindle Paperwhite, but there’s just something about Amazon’s new Voyage e-reader that just makes us want it more. Coming in at £169.99 it’s on the expensive side, but the new 300ppi, glass covered display makes text look fantastic, probably even better than an actual book. There’s 4GB of internal storage, a battery that’ll last about a month and the option to have included 3G data.
£169.99 | Amazon
6. Arcam Solo Soundbar
Arcam’s joining the crowded soundbar space, with the £800 Solo, a product the brand hopes will have both classy looks and exceptional sound. Its looks great, with a sleek build and it’ll decode all HD formats of audio. There’s Bluetooth too, for easy streaming and if you want some extra ‘oomph’, you can add the £500 Solo sub. Specs wise the Solo pumps out 100 watts of power from six drivers, which includes a specially angled 40w tweeter that should disperse the sound better.
£800 | Arcam
7. MacBook Pro (Mid 2014)
When it comes to laptops, the MacBook Pro is tough to beat. In its latest 'mid-2014' form it comes in 13 and 15-inch display sizes starting from £999 and £1,599, respectively. The Retina Display gives almost unrivalled detail, while a dual core Intel i5 processor ensures snappy performance. Mac OS X Mavericks, and soon to be Yosemite, completes the package.
8. Tesla Model S
Tesla's Model S all-electric car is available in the UK. Finally! In its cheaper 60kWh version it will manage more than 200 miles on a single charge, while the 85kWh can do more than 300 if you drive carefully. A large 17-inch touchscreen controls the car, adding to its futuristic vibe. The Performance model can out accelerate an Aston Martin so it's no slouch, either.
From £49,200 | Tesla
9. Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 device is back and better than ever. Not only does it look and feel even better, it packs improvements to the attachable keyboard and has a super high-res 12-inch display. It comes with a touch-sensitive stylus for drawing or taking notes.
10. Asus Chromebook C200
The highly affordable Acer C200 Chromebook is a great choice for anyone who wants a computer to do basic computer stuff like browsing the web, going on Facebook or watching cat videos. Google's Chrome OS runs the show alongside an Intel Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space.
11. Incipio Ghost 220 Wireless charger
Want to charge two QI-enabled devices at once and a third via USB? The Incipio Ghost 220 Wireless charger is your gadget. It has two LED indicator bars to tell you the charging status of the two phones on the charging plate, while a simple stylish design blends in nicely.
12. Elgato Thunderbolt Dock
The Elgato Thunderbolt Dock is the best of its kind. It allows you to connect a Mac to multiple devices with one cable, which is especially useful if your main device is a laptop that you take with you. It can be used for just about any device, thanks to HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm headphone jack and USB 3.0 connectivity. Take that, cables.
13. Bayan Audio SoundBook X3
As portable Bluetooth speakers go, the Bayan Audio SoundBook is a great device. It has an impressive sound with plenty of bass, yet can easily be stowed away thanks to a stand that folds round to protect the device when not in use.
14. HOY Fiorenzuola Track Bike
Stamped with the approval by Sir Chris Hoy himself, the Fiorenzuola is a track bike for at any serious athlete at a price that won’t break the bank. Perfect for any rider on the road to the championships, the Fiorenzuola is the name of the Italian track where Sir Chris bagged his first senior World Cup medal - in case you didn’t already know.
Throw the Panono up in the air and by the time it lands back in your hands it’ll have captured an impressive 360 degree photograph. If you don’t think that’s awesome then you don’t know awesome. The ball makes taking panoramic shots as simple as it should be - just don’t let the dog at it.
Price: 549 euro | Panono
16. Sony short throw 4K projector
Disguised as a piece of furniture, Sony's short throw 4K projector delivers the crisp, glorious image you'd expect - and then some. Capable of projecting 147-inch images, it means you won't have to do any ugly rennovations to get the home cinema you always wanted. So if this is the future of living room viewing, sign us up now.
Price: $30,000 - $40,000 | Sony
17. JVC Everio
JVC's Everio is a compact little number packing some impressive features. 40x optical zoom, 60x dynamic zoom, 4.5 hours of battery and strong low light performance make this a worthwhile capture companion that'll easily slip into a pocket. It's also water, dust, freeze and shock proof, so well prepared for facing the elements.
18. Philips Surround Base
In the ongoing quest to transform our living rooms into Imax-rivaling home cinemas, the Philips Surround Base promises to give your viewing experience the audio it deserves. Or perhaps you’d rather use it to pump out some tunes - NFC for one touch Bluetooth pairing is a particularly handy feature. This integrated subwoofer is one powerful living room ally.
Price: $199 | Philips
19. Pebble Steel
If you’re going to get in on the smartwatch game, at least do it in style. The Steel casts aside the standard’s Lego-ish look and replaces it with something far more premium - even when you’re rocking a Super Mario watchface. It’s rich in features, has a tonne of great apps available, and means no more awkward fumbling in your jacket pocket the next time you get a text while you’re on the tube.
20. Parrot MiniDrone quadricopter
Drones are cool - there’s no arguing with that - and the Parrot continues to show why it’s top of its game with the MiniDrone Quadcopter. Just like the AR Drone, the MiniDrone is controlled with your smartphone, but this one comes with two big wheels which is uses to roll along walls and ceilings. Now it’s completely unstoppable.
Price: £TBC | Parrot
21. Monster DNA Pro Wireless
These over-the-ear cans come at a high price, but for that you’ll get bluetooth capability, active noise cancellation, and a buttonless touch interfact. And with the automatic switch-off function, you won't need to worry too much about draining the battery. They don’t look half bad, either.
Price: $449 (£TBC) | Monster
22. Swatch Sistem51
Swatch is celebrating thirty years since its inception with the launch of the Sistem51, named so because it has 51 components - the same amount as the first ever Swatch quartz watch. With its incredibly mesmerising clock face and impressive 90 hour power reserve, the Sistem51 is a timely reminder of why the Swiss manufacturer is still top of its game.
23. Denon Ceol
Denon’s network music system is a fully realised, next-gen super-system now with AirPlay as standard. The main unit integrates an amp, CD, web radio/streamer, iPod dock and FM tuner. Your iOS device pops into a concealed roof-top dock, but with Wi-Fi, DLNA, AirPlay and Flac support all built in, the Ceol also does a great job as a music streamer. Audio quality is light and creamy, propelled by a punchy, 65W amp. It’s pretty much perfect for its price.
24. Focal Nomad Spirit One Headphones
Now, if you aren't aware of Focal's eccentrically brilliant Grande Utopia floor standers then a) check them out and b) bear in mind how serious this lot are about audio when reading about its new headphones. The Spirit One cans sport an around-ear, closed-back design with a boasted sound insulation of 20db. In layman’s terms, they clamp around your lughole like a limpet, blocking out all background noise leaving just your heartbeat thumping away. Sound quality is exceptional, as it should be for a pair of cans costing around £200.
25. Bodum Bistro hand mixer
Help mum whip up meringues and mousses in style with this five-speed mixer. The plastic chassis is durable, wipe-clean and available in numerous sexy colours.
26. Emperor 1510 Gaming Environment
Luxe gaming chair resembles something from an implausible Hollywood film about hackers and includes a Bose 2.1 sound system, adjustable seat and huge array of connections. Just add your own PC or console and monitors.
Price: £7,500 | Firebox
27. Gnarboard Trail Rider
This “gnarly” – their word, not ours – electric skateboard packs four-wheel drive, all-terrain tyres and a terrifying 28mph top speed. One for older kids or, more realistically, you.
Price: $4,000 | Gnarboards
28. Lakeland electric yoghurt maker
As the inexplicable rise of Pinkberry attests, frozen yoghurt is big business, but, as The Daily Mail’s front page screamed recently, is it A CON? Your mum can confirm one way or another with this, one litre at a time.
29. Lomo Diana Baby 110
Pint-sized version of Lomo’s celebrated retrocam, which celebrated its fifth birthday this year. It takes good ol’ 110 film and fits a tweenie’s grip.
30. Uniform Wares 100 Series
Features a precision quartz movement, chunky 37mm case made of anodised aluminium and mineral crystal and is water- and gravyresistant. The battery lasts for four Christmases.
Price: £120 | Uniform Wares
31. JL built-in wine cooler
Mum’s stuck with a small kitchen? Her Chardonnay can still be chilled, courtesy of this single-temperature, no-frost, quiet (36dB), seven-bottle cabinet.
Price: £180 | John Lewis
32. Timex Weekender
Avoid flashy watches unless you want to appear as if you have something to apologise for. This simple, understated piece with stainless steel face and cotton strap is a better option.
33. Cobra Amp Cell driver
MyFly tech allows your putting pa to select six different trajectory settings from one club. Your colour choice, sir: “directoire blue”, “Barbados red”, “vibrant orange” or, er, silver.
34. Bobble Bottle
Keeping your sister healthy is important. This bottle, which fi lters tap water as she drinks for better taste and fewer additives, fits the bill.
35. Eva Solo standing bird feeder
Put it in the ground or flip it 180º and hang from something, then fill it with bird seed and wait. Alternatively, pretend it’s a big cutlass and stab nosy neighbours with it whilst bellowing, “Avast!”
36. U-Boat U-51 Chimera Bronze
This chunky statement piece has a solid bronze case and dial. The strap is also made from bronze. No, that’s a lie: it’s leather.
Price: £5,900 | U-Boat Watch