OhMiBod sex toy
Wearable tech is not just for your wrist, oh no, it's for 'ahem' other places too. OhMiBod's range of sex toys now boast smart watch connectivity, amongst other new features. The new biofeedback function means the massager can be controlled by the beating of you or your partner's heart, OhMiBod has also added WiFi connectivity to its devices, meaning that users can connect and 'pleasure each other' anywhere in the world; a step up from having to be in the same room.
$129 | OhMiBod
The connected home is now turning into the connected garden, spearheaded by Parrot and its Pot. Along with taking accurate measurements of the soil, moisture level, temperature and brightness, which are all beamed back to the companion smartphone app, the ceramic Pot has a 2L water reservoir tucked into its base to ensure you plant never goes thirsty. Parrot's massive plant database can also determine how much water your plant needs and it'll alert you when it needs to be refilled.
£TBC | Parrot
Invoxia Smart Fridge magnet
A fridge magnet for the 21st century. Once attached to your favourite appliance, this radio-esque hub acts as not only a message board for family members to pin important notes, but also a powerful Bluetooth speaker for pumping out those jams at breakfast. There's Bluetooth and WiFi packed inside and a noise-cancelling loudspeaker for phone chats.
£TBC | Invoxia
Parrot Zik Sports
We've seen a couple of nifty heart-rate monitoring headphones recently, from the likes of Jabra and LG, but neither of them quite pack the design flair offered by this pair from Parrot. Designed, again, in conjunction with Phillipe Starck, these Bluetooth packing in-ear buds boast six noise cancelling mics, a heart rate sensor, pedometer and a battery that'll get you around five hours of use.
£TBC | Parrot
Lacie Mirror HDD
Lacie is known for creating wacky, off the wall HDDs that are more than just a hard drive stuck inside a plastic housing. The Mirror is along the same lines, taking a 1TB HDD and encasing it in a Gorilla Glass 3 shell. This not only makes it ridiculously strong and sturdy, but also reflective, so you can check yourself out while you're backing-up your files.
£229 | Lacie
Lenovo Vibe Xtension Selfie Flash
Now, this is a weird one. Front facing cameras on smartphones are now a serious part of the device and this attachment looks to make them produce even better snaps. Once attached to an Android device, the Vibe acts as a flash for the front facing camera, ensuring those shots taken in a trendily dark bar look bright when shared on Instagram.
$30 | Lenovo
Makerbot Replicator Mini
Alongside a new Replicator and super-sized Replicator Z18, Makerbot has lifted the lid on the Replicator Mini - potentially the first affordable consumer 3D printer for home users. WiFi allows for printing from mobile devices, as well as other interactions like monitoring progress remotely via the built-in camera. We've been waiting for the 3D printing revolution for a while, the Replicator Mini might be the beginning.
Price: $1,375 | Release date: Spring 2014 | Makerbot
Schwinn Cycle Nav
This handy little device is to your bike what the TomTom is to your car. Using flashing lights, the CycleNav directs you home and, if you take a wrong turn, it shouts at you. That should keep your attention.
Price: $59.99 (£36) | Release date: Spring 2014 | Schwinn
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Not quite, it's a very small, very fun drone. Controlled by an iOS app, the MiniDrone nips around and reaches heights of 160mph, whilst its large wheels stop it crashing into any unforgiving walls or branches. Get ready to get hooked.
Price: TBC | Release date: Late 2014 | Parrot
Dream One speaker
Not only do these speakers provide incredible surround sound, they're also wireless and enabled with every kind of connectivity you can imagine, turning any and every device into a DJ deck. With a sleek rocket-like shape, there's nothing these speakers can't do.
Price: TBC | Release date: Autumn 2014
Canary Home Security
They raised over $2m to develop their home security system, now Canary are back with an upgraded system and an iOS app to control it all with. Truly the ultimate in home security, the app shows live video feeds, alerts and can remotely adjust security settings.
Price: TBC | Release Date: Summer 2014 | Canary
Are you sleeping comfortably? If not, Sleepow could be a live-saver. The memory-foam pillow plays binaural beats through high-quality speakers to create calming low-frequency beats that reduce stress and ease you into a deep sleep. If you're not a fan of their pre-loaded sounds, you can add your own to the built-in mp3 player. Sweet dreams...
Price: $129 (£79) | Release Date: TBC | Sleepow
You don't go up against the Nike Fuelband without some serious confidence, so we can guess how much thought went into the Vivofit. The wristband uses a motion detector to sense when you've been inactive for over an hour and doesn't stop bleeping until you move about. If anything will keep your New Year fitness regime going, this is it.
Price: $129 (£80) | Release date: Spring 2014 | Garmin
Heapsylon Sensoria socks
Technology is one step closer to being etched onto your skin. Sensoria socks work with an anklet that transmits data from the electronic fibres woven into the socks to an app which collates your exercise data. Find out whether you're striding too hard or unevenly using your feet - without a personal trainer.
Bladepad for iPhone 5
Stylish Apple accessory designed for gamers who like to play on-the-go. Includes low-latency gaming controller that slides out when needed with illuminated joysticks and buttons. Additional charging power cable allows you to charge your iPhone/iPad whilst playing so you won't have to fear your battery's demise.
Price: £84 | Bladepad.com
Breffo Adventure Camera Kit
Introducing the 'Octopod' that essentially grips anything with its rubber-coated metal legs whilst attached to your camera via a screw-mount. A handy solution for taking group photos without having to require the help of strangers.
Price: £20 | Breffo.com
Philips Citiscape Downtown
Street-styled headphones with soft memory foam cushions and an in-line mic make these more than just a fabric-based audio-style statement. Their some of the most comfortable on-ear headphones in town with refined sound quality that should make those train journeys endurable.
Price: £60 | Philips.co.uk
Crafted from soft fleece, these comfy headbands incorporate integrated headphones that let you sleep soundly without pestering your partner or waking up strangled by a cable. Listen to lullabies or the sound of the ocean for that really relaxing underwater vibe with this pillow-friendly gadget.
Price: £35 | Firebox.com
Whistle Activity Monitor
This utility belt is in fact an on-collar device that measures your dog's activities including walks, play and rest, giving you an idea on your canine's day-to-day ventures. You can even check-in on your Smartphone to see what your dog is up to whilst your at work.
Price: £72 | Whistle.com
The already excellent Urbanears Plattan returns - but this isn't just a new paint job. The Re:Plattan is built from a patchwork of bits from previous Plattan colour collections, and best of all, when you buy a pair you are protecting five square metres of Costa Rican rainforest.
Price: £79.90 | Urbanears
Corsair Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming keyboard
The K70 does all of your usual keyboardy sort of things - it types, it has built-in music/video playback controls... it even has customisable LED lighting behind the keys. But this is no mere keyboard - Cherry MX mechanical key switches ensure there's no key ghosting, WASD keys are textured for easy location in the heat of battle, and there's even a USB pass-through to attach a mouse or headset. Perfect for dedicated PC gamers.
Price: £120 | Corsair
March 2013: Native Union Solo Leather
This designer VoIP phone from accessory don Bill Amberg comes in five colours and uses noise reduction technology to make sure your calls come out loud and clear.
Price: £80 |
March 2013: Princip Interactive LED Futuro Cube
Like Rubik's reinvented for Generation Y, the Futuro Cube uses 54 multi-colour LEDs and 4-channel audio for a puzzle-making experience that can involve touch, shaking or speech to create the pocket-sized fun.
Price: $99 | thinkgeek.com
February 2013: Urbanears Slussen
This lovely iOS appcessory from the Scandinavian geniuses at Urbanears makes your iPhone/iPod/iPad into the ultimate party jukebox. Plug in the splitter, and you can pre-listen to your next tune on your headphones - without disturbing your current track - as well as playing with equalisers and the like.
Price: £13 | Link: Urbanears
February 2013: Bladez Toyz Water Blaster
What's better than flying a helicopter drone around annoying people? Flying a drone that's equpped with a water pistol of course. Cool off your foes with pinpoint moisture strikes.
Price: £40 |
February 2013: Classic Match Foosball
This appcessory turns your iPad into a bonafide electronic, games room-essential foosball table. Perfect for settling sponaneous football arguments amongst 'lads'.
Price: £80 |
February 2013: Curve Creative Bugle Stand
Looking to get a bit of extra oomph out of your iPhone speaker? Whack a great big plastic ear trumpet on it, that should do the trick, as long as you don't mind your phone looking ridiculous.
Price: £16 | Link: shapeways.com
February 2013: Hugo Arcier Skull iPhone Case
Skulls are quite 'in' at the moment, so this skullish 3D case is sure to attract some attention. If the skull doesn't take your fancy, there is a whole range of 3D cases for the stylish goth on offer.
Price: £26 | Link: 3dpcase.sculpteo.com
February 2013: iBox the Twist
We realised last week - what technology is missing right now is a kinky Bluetooth speaker that looks like a wrung-out dishcloth. Thank god our prayers have been answered. Seriously though, the 38mm drivers have the iBox sounding better than most dishcloths.
Price: £70 |
February 2013: Minecraft Light-up Torch
Plug this unit into your TV, and relive a fine collection of mega drive classics. There are five Sonic the Hedgehog games, and five more classics too, making a total of 10 retro lovelies.
Price: £15 | Link: atgames.net
January 2013: Kakkoii Wow
The “Interesting” colourful Bluetooth speaker's name combines the Japanese for “cool” and the English for “wow”, but aside from that it will stream 360 degree sound from your Bluetooth-enabled device with a decent 75db to fill your bathroom/living room or kitchen with audio.
Price: £55 | Kakkoii-me.com
January 2013: Griffin Powerjolt SE
Behold ye! The first lightning-ready car charger for new iPhones, Touch's and iPads! As well as supporting Apple's slimmer port the coil cable stretches to over four feet in length and features a SmartFuse to make sure it's not overloading juice to your iOS device.
Price: £17 | Griffintechnology.com
January 2013: Edifier E1100 Plus Prowler
A sci-fi-inspired, 2.1 speaker system that boldly goes “oomph-oomphweoow!” this curvaceous setup is designed to give your PC or laptop sound a serious growl thanks to the subwoofer and a 21 watt amp which should help deliver the bass.
Price: £50 | Edifier-international.com
January 2013: Music Angel Friendz
These travel-friendly mini speakers daisy-chain together to become audio-based bffs with a rechargeable battery that can last up to 100 road-tripping hours. Connecting to devices via the 3.5mm jack, you can buy the Friendz in a host of mood-matching shades which include blue, lime and black.
Price: £25 | Musicangel.net
January 2013: Pac-Man ghost lamp
Celebrating the arcade classic via the power of colour-changing light with this remote-control lamp that can strobe, flash, dim or smooth fade. Set them around the room and you can begin to feel what's it like to be Pac-Man caught up in that maze.
Price: £35 | Firebox.com
January 2013: PDP Nerf armour for Wii U Gamepad
Saving your next gen Nintendo gear from the bumps and bruises it is most likely going to encounter, the textured grip for ninty's new tablet/gamepad/thing fits snug around the device and uses military-grade foam-dart tech to give it a layer of protection.
Price: £15 | PDP.com
January 2013: SolarPod
This briefcase-sized solar generator will see you through extinction events and trips to rural Scotland. An LED strip tells you how much power you have left and with the option to add additional solar panels you can soup up the sun charged energy to last even longer.
Price: £500 | Power-on-demand.co.uk
December 2012: Awall Aframe
Custom picture frame-cum-loudspeaker blends the worlds of art and music, expensively. Choose design style, the size and cover and with a Bluetooth receiver will let you play music from your compatible mobile device.
Price: $649 | Aframeaudio.com
December 2012: Combat Creatures Attacknids
Scuttling, disk-firing RC machines will delight kids, terrify arachnophobes. Take your pick from Snyper Dart, Destroyer Spheres and Dissector Discs and with the ability to control up to 40 Attacknids you can stage an all out robot war.
Price: £70 | Combatcreatures.com
December 2012: Duo Pinball
Show off your “supple wrist” with this controller for iPad and iPhone. Five virtual tables are included and are free to download and if you get your hands on the right VGA adapter you can take the action to bigger TV surroundings.
Price: £50 | Duo-games.com
December 2012: Bosch IXO gourmet set
Erect shelves, grind pepper and open wine bottles, all with the same tool, the cordless screwdriver will let you go heavy duty when someone asks for more salt at the dinner table.
Price: £60 | Bosch-ixo.com
December 2012: KNG Andrew
This 40w “Space Invader” Plays music via 3.5mm or SD card and looks not-quite-actionably similar to an Android logo. Expect four hours until you are charging it back up via USB.
Price: £30 | iamkng.com
December 2012: FM4 Buddha Machine #4
Loop-based music creator creates ambient electronica at press of button and comes in a wide range of neo colours which should make them great stocking filler fodder.
Price: £20 | fm3buddhamachine.com
November 2012: Aves Bluetooth Portable Speaker
You'll get approximately six hours playback from this 3W speaker - not bad considering it's only 10cm in diameter and just over 5cm high. It'll also double as a replacement hockey puck if you fancy getting out on the ice this christmas.
Price: £60 | Link: avesdigital.co.uk
November 2012: Ion Air Pro Speed
This action camera records up to 1080p, is waterproof to 30ft and has a wide-angle lense that records in a 170 degree arc. Just clip it onto yourself before you head out for your adrenaline-junkie thrills and spills.
Price: £290 | Link: iontheaction.co.uk
November 2012: Pico Genie P100
This CD case-sized LED projector turns your smartphone into a cinema via the magic of HDMI. The projector has a brightness of 85 lumens and projects at 480p for up to two