5. Dr Dre Beats Studio
With the Beats range, hip-hop legend Dr Dre and his team have produced a look that appeals to multiple demographics, from sports stars to top musicians, from bankers to rudeboys. The chunky, iconic design of these range-toppers screams confidence, while the audio is tuned to make digital music as punchy and dynamic as possible.
6. Bang and Olufsen BeoSound 9000
Freestanding or wall-mounted, the 9000 holds six front-facing CDs, displaying their artwork through its glass frontage, giving listeners a captivating sound whilst simultaneously mesmerising them with the inner workings of a CD player. With this 1996 classic, B&O transformed the humble CD player into a hugely desirable lounge accessory.
7. Canon Power Shot N
Canon’s diminutive, 12-meg camera takes a fresh approach, letting you use it either way up, with zoom and shutter controlled by rings around the lens, and a tilting touchscreen. Showcasing a bracingly modern, symmetrical, metalbodied design, it’s also small enough to fit in a shirt pocket despite having an 8x optical zoom and Wi-Fi.
8. Fujifilm X-Pro1
A lot of recent cameras have updated classic designs rooted in photography’s golden past for the digital age; none have done it better than the X-Pro1. A compact, interchangeable lens system and 16-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor mean there’s plenty of brawn behind the rugged beauty.
9. HP Spectre XT Touchsmart 15-4000ea
Boasting a super-lightweight frame, this ultrabook combines exemplary, latterday laptop aesthetics with an intuitive, 15.6-inch, full-HD, touchscreen that fully unlocks the power of Windows 8. It also offers almost ten hours of battery life, a zippy, Intel i5 processor, 4GB of memory and smart, pop-up sockets to fit its slimline frame.
10. Lenovo IdeaCentre A720
Desktop Windows machines aren’t traditionally known for their aesthetics, but Lenovo assaults that preconception here. This all-in-one has a screwless construction, a super-slim, frameless display with ten-point multitouch and a 95-degree viewing angle. Inside there’s Nvidia graphics, up to an Intel i7 processor and a fast, 64GB SSD.
11. LG 84LM9600
Putting an image with four times the resolution of full-HD 1080p onto an 84-inch screen, LG’s 4K set is the future of television. With deep blacks and vibrant colours, the LM9600 is genuinely eye-popping, while the audio is also knock-out, thanks to the 50W sound system with dual subwoofers secreted inside the remarkably sleek body.