From wearables to audio, from smartphones to computing - here’s the hot tech Santa expects you to be putting on your wish list this Christmas.
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Google Nexus 6P
£290 for the 32GB model
The P is for ‘premium’ and Google has dialled up the ante with a smartphone that looks elegant but feels functional in your palm, with its 5.7-inch hi res screen and its front-facing stereo speakers.
Devialet Silver Phantom
Weighing in at 12kg, this must-have speaker pumps at 3000W and goes up to 105dB. You can literally feel the ultra-dense sound as its lateral domes thrust the beat out into the air.
Nixon Ranger Stormtrooper watch
Black and white Stormtrooper cladding inspired this wonderful retro sci-fi timepiece by Nixon. With a stainless steel wristband coated in Cerakote, it’s got a three-hand face and custom Star Wars artwork on the back.
Heston Sage Barista Express
Imagine if Heston Blumenthal were there to make you coffee on Xmas morning, wiping away the previous evening’s excesses? Well, his deluxe coffee machine is the next nearest thing.
Air Hogs Millennium Falcon Drone
Nuts about Star Wars? Make sure you beg for this drone in your letter to Saint Nick and on Christmas morning you’ll be able to re-enact the Battle for Endor. Cue: Chewbacca roar.
MSI GS40 6QE Phantom
This ultra thin 14-inch gaming laptop feels light but is built for thunderous performance via a sixth-gen Intel Core 7i processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M graphics chipset. The backlit red keyboard will light you up for Xmas.
Looking gorgeous in gold and black, these cones produce the kind of warm sound you need in mid-December. You won’t even need to fiddle with the EQ and calibration features – just unwrap and listen.
Sony PlayStation 4 (1TB)
The top games console on the market today comes with ready to play top titles like Metal Gear Solid V, Bloodborne, PES Soccer, Journey and more. Sleek and powerful, it has Blu-Ray, a great interface, and Sony's best controller yet, the DualShock 4.
Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II
Capture that Christmas moment in super high res with Sony’s new RX1R II camera. It’s got a tiny frame, captures mind-blowingly huge images, and has a fixed 35mm F2 Zeiss Sonnar T lens.
From £70, character packs from £15
Dive into an interactive, block-fi lled world with Lego Dimensions for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and Wii U. Pair the LEGO Toy Controller with your console and unlock new levels using character packs.
Ultra-light and made with an X-Cage that wraps around your midfoot for extra stability and agility, these awesome new football boots are available in a 'firm/artificial ground' version and a 'soft ground' version (£155).
Vintage Electric Bikes E-tracker
With perfectly crafted retro detail, this electric bike packs a 250W lithium battery that’ll keep you rolling for 30 miles at up to 36mph. There’s even a racing mode if you want to go off-road!
Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch
We’re not quite sure why you’d need an officially licensed typeface on your watchface, but with a modernist, mid-20th century design influence, the Helvetica 1 is one of the best looking fitness-tracking watches around.
Lyle & Scott bPay Contactless Jacket
Make winter bearable with a little bit of wearable. This Lyle & Scott jacket has a tab in the sleeve for a bPay contactless chip so you can quickly pay for stuff just by holding out your wrist.
Sony Bravia X93C
This 4K television is just the thing for kicking back and watching films this Christmas. There are 55-, 65- and 75-inch versions and they include hi res audio and Android TV.
Knomo Bude Backpack
From Santa’s sack, straight to your back, this lightweight bag is made from treated cotton and has a compartment to keep your laptop protected and scratch free. Well made, and stylish too.
Philips Shaver 7000
A new shaver from Philips, the 7000 has been designed specifically for men who suffer from redness and irritation when shaving. The three DynamicFlex heads offer a smooth shave, and the SmartClick accessories (Beard Styler, Cleansing Brush) help you cleanse your face and keep your beard and siddies looking neat.
This wearable tech is perfect for the fitness enthusiast on your list. Up to the second exercise data is displayed just under the right lens of these GPS, motion-sensing shades.
Here’s a stocking stuffer that’ll get runners excited this Christmas. These wireless ear buds have a built-in heart rate monitor and come with a running app, plus music tech by Dolby.
Smarter Coffee Machine
This machine’s smarter than most because you can control it using your mobile phone. Set it up to grind your beans and brew up a cup for everyone on Boxing Day morning.
Samsung SmartThings Starter kit
The automatic home just got one step closer. With the hub device and Samsung’s SmartThings app, you can control your heating, lighting, security and more – just make sure you don’t block that chimney.
SteelSeries Sensei Wireless
Picture the delight on the face of the gamer amongst your nearest and dearest as they unwrap this gaming mouse. They won’t be worried about lag with this bad rodent.
This soundbar will boost your TV’s audio performance with an integrated subwoofer to make your floors rumble. It doubles as a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth speaker and comes with a wool cover, available in different colours.
We reckon that most residents of the North Pole region are enjoying the full HD home cinema experience thanks to home cinema projectors like this. So put this 1080p one on your list and Santa may well oblige.
Astell & Kern AK Jr
Step into the rarefied world of high res audio with the AK Jr, from the hi-fi experts at Astell & Kern. It plays most audio files right up to 24-bit/192KHz and comes with hi res headphones.
Dr Martens Victor Boots
Dr Martens famous AirWair soles aren’t high tech, but they’re certainly comfortable and timelessly stylish. These no-fuss slip-on Chelsea boots are perfect for winter, and the perfect present.
Bosch IXO Lithim-Ion Cordless Screwdriver
A man hasn’t lived until he’s gripped a Bosch IXO cordless screwdrive, which will prove handy for any January DIY projects on the horizon. And, it’s got 30 per cent more torque than the previous model.
Marshall set the standard in amp construction in the 60s those rugged brand values have been applied to a new Android phone. Ass-kicking audio playback comes via Marshall headphones, or through the front-facing speakers.
Christmas indulgence could mean having to walk, run or ride off those calories, and you can track all of that with this activity, fitness and sleep tracker – now available with a choice of festive red or green strap.
Ted Baker Men's Soft Side 4 Wheel Trolley
Perfect for that Christmas getaway, this case is lightweight and tough, built to Ted’s own exacting standards. With leather trim and double-rolling wheels, it’s extremely manoeuvrable.
DHB Blok Macro Roubaix Long Sleeve Jersey
Cycling to burn off the turkey dinner will be warmer if your loved one is wearing one of these breathable-yet-warm fleeced jerseys. Colourful and robust, it features advanced fibre technology.
Vitamix S30 Blender
This 950W blender comes with two containers. One is 600ml and has double wall insulation to keep blended drinks cool on the go. The other’s 1.2l and ideal for mixing sauces and soups. Eggnog, anyone?
B&O Beolit15 Bluetooth speaker
This boxy little chap brings a beefy sound thanks to B&O’s True360 technology, and its special design means it’ll fit right into your environment. You can even store knickknacks in the tray on top of it.
This nifty backpack is designed for ease-of-use and consists of two parts - the straps and the compartment. It's designed so you can easily get to the stuff in your bag without taking the straps off your shoulders. The bag part is released via a strap and swings around so you can bring it in front of you.
From EUR399 (£293)
This clever smartwatch has a screen for its face, meaning you can change how it looks whenever you like – from classic to futuristic at a tap. It’s Android and iOS compatible, with fitness tracking as standard.
Yamaha MusicCast ISX-80
Wrap this up as a Christmas present and the recipient might think they’re getting a picture frame, but it’s really a wireless speaker that will sit artfully on a desk, or can be wall mounted. Dual tweeters and woofers inside.
Clear Audio Concept Wood vinyl player
The layered wood base looks great but what’ll really steam your sprouts is the sound quality this turntable produces with its frictionless magnetic head. It plays at 33.3, 45 and 78 RPM and is an audiophile’s dream.
Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari Integral Racing Wheel Alcantara Edition
Unveiled by Thrustmaster at the Monza Grand Prix earlier this year, this force feedback set is the perfect present for anyone who wants to replicate the Ferrari experience in their PC and PlayStation racing games.
For the adrenaline junkie wanting to capture their extreme sports moments without worrying their camera will get smashed, the Edge shoots at pro HD quality, and has WiFi recording and playback.
Elemnt is a GPS bike computer that’ll track your ride whether you’re in Lapland or London. It mounts on the handlebars and displays your speed and distance travelled, maps and more.
Proporta Bamboo Apple Watch and iPhone charging stand
Give your Apple Watch and iPhone the Zen treatment with this natural look bamboo charging stand. The watch rests easily over its charging lozenge, while your iPhone will stand to attention next to it.
Maxwell Scott The Luzzi iPad case
Made from Italian leather and available in tan, dark brown and black, The Luzzi will protect your iPad and even has a pocket on the front for a notebook. It’s a perfect treat for under the tree.
The Daimon Barber Classic Pomade no2
With white beeswax, avocado and coconut oil, The Daimon Barber’s no2 concoction offers uber control in men’s hair styling. There’s no way Santa or his elves would leave home without it.
Revell Control Quadcopter Backflip
While your dad drones on from his chair after Christmas dinner, if this is on your list maybe you’ll be able to drone on in a totally different sense. Revell’s Quadcopter is known for its in-flight stability and 180-degree flip function.
Hiplok V1.50 Wearable Chain Lock
Doubling as a tough-looking belt, this bike lock by Hiplok has an 8mm hardened steel chain inside its nylon casing, and a smooth, steel key-lock mechanism.
Haynes Millennium Falcon Manual
The ultimate spoof manual will help you get to grips with the inner workings of a Modified YT-1300 Corellian Freighter – also known as the Millennium Falcon. 1977 model, of course.
New Balance Vazee Coast trainers
Let’s face it, nobody wants to be caught wearing Christmas stockings, not even on the big day. Vazee Coast trainers, on the other hand, are the footwear to be sporting. Lovely, comfortable and ever-so street.
Edge of Belgravia Knife Set
These designer Japanese steel knives are fantastic for slicing and dicing with speed and precision. The set comprises a bread knife, a chef’s knife, a deba knife and a paring knife, and they fi t beautiifully in the Black Diamond Knife Block (sold separately).
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