The wish list

Christmas gifts: best technology and house gadgets

Unique gizmos and products for your home

1

Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker 

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Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker 

The ultimate super-portable wireless bluetooth speaker, the BOOM 3 can be immersed in 1m-deep water for up to 30 minutes and its battery lasts for up to 15 hours. It provides 360° sound, and produces audio up to 90db; it is also dust-proof, shockproof and drop-proof.

2

Apple AirTag with Leather Key Ring 

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Apple AirTag with Leather Key Ring 

The AirTag is an easy way to keep track of your things. Attach one to your keys and you’ll be able to locate it on the radar in the Find My app on your iPhone. The leather keyring comes in eight colours and fits snugly over the AirTag. 

3

Alessi Plissé Kettle 1l 

Alessi Plissé Kettle 1l 

The Plissé kettle was designed by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi to have a high-fashion feel – its pleated finish inspired by plissé fabric. Made from thermoplastic resin, it is available in both black and red.

4

Smeg x Dolce & Gabbana ‘Sicily is my Love’ collection

Smeg x Dolce & Gabbana ‘Sicily is my Love’ collection

Smeg’s Dolce & Gabbana collection of small appliances adds a touch of luxury to the home this Christmas. Celebrating both brands’ rich Mediterranean heritage, the range is wrapped in Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicilian-inspired prints. Available across Smeg’s 1950s-style kettle, citrus juicer and toaster, loved ones’ kitchens will be transformed to an Italian masterpiece.

5

Polaroid Now Keith Haring Edition 

Polaroid Now Keith Haring Edition 

This special edition Polaroid camera is inspired by the original OneStep cameras from the 1970s, and features Haring’s artwork.

6

Roberts Revival

Roberts Revival RD70 DAB/DAB+/FM Bluetooth Digital Radio with Alarm

They may have vintage-styling, but Roberts radios have crystal clear modern audio. The RD70 has Bluetooth connectivity, mains or battery power, and an alarm function.

7

Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock

Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock

A stylish reinvention of the classic Teasmade, the Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock brews your coffee at the optimum temperature of 94°C. You can keep milk cool in the mini fridge, and store a week’s worth of ground coffee in the drawer. 

8

Rega Planar 3 Turntable incl. Elys 2 Cartridge

Rega Planar 3 Turntable incl. Elys 2 Cartridge

The reliable Planar 3 has been a top record player since the 1970s, but owing to a new tonearm and cartridge, its sound quality has been raised to a new level.

9

Apple Watch Series 7 

Apple Watch Series 7 

Apple’s flagship smartwatch has a great screen and a variety of features, including a heart monitor, sleep tracker, Siri voice assistant and more. Crack- and water-resistant, it is a decent compan­ion for when the “New Year, New Me” fitness regimes begin after the festive season. 

10

Gaggia Classic 

Gaggia Classic espresso machine

This Italian designed and made machine looks sleek and stylish. It is also robust, easy to set up and intuitive to operate, plus – crucially – the coffee it produces is exquisite.

11

Naim for Bentley Mu-So Special Edition speaker

Naim for Bentley Mu-So Special Edition speaker

Ideal for entertaining during the festive season, this home sound system from The Bentley Collection can play Christmas hits and party tunes streaming from your digital music collection, internet radio or any other music streaming service. It has playback from all devices with Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Deezer and Google Play Music. 

12

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge art speaker

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge art speaker

Resembling a contemporary art piece, the Beosound Edge is a limited-edition speaker created as part of a collaboration between Bang & Olufsen and Saint Laurent. Wireless, with a marble print and a matt black aluminium finish. 

13

Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500

A top choice for anyone looking to get into photography, the D3500 has a Guide Mode to explain the settings, and huge battery life.

14

Vaha X exercise class mirror 

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Vaha X exercise class mirror 

For those who have gained a taste for exercising at home, Vaha X is a mirror that has more than 100 on-demand classes pre-loaded into it, as well as a rolling timetable of live classes. Think of it as a digital boutique gym that hangs on your wall. 

15

Marshall Motif A.N.C earbuds

Marshall Motif A.N.C. earbuds

Marshall’s new earbuds promise “front-row sound” and come equipped with Bluetooth 5.2 for a solid connection to your devices. Designed for all-day listening, the Motif A.N.C. boasts 20 hours of wireless playtime with active noise cancellation and 26 without. If you’re ever low on juice, simply pop the buds in the portable charging case and after only 15 minutes you’ll get one hour of listening time.

16

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

While this is not the most powerful console out there, Nintendo’s focus is on fun, with exclusive games like Super Mario and Animal Crossing. You can use it as both a handheld tablet and a TV console. 

17

Symfonisk picture frame with Wi-Fi speaker

Symfonisk picture frame with Wi-Fi speaker

Ikea has joined forces with Sonos to create a speaker that you can hang up like a picture. With a subtle, abstract design on the front, the Symfonisk blends easily into a wall, and delivers a pin-sharp yet wonderfully smooth sound. 

18

Peloton

Peloton Bike

Peloton bikes give you access to live spinning classes, which are displayed on a screen attached to the handlebars. The monthly membership includes yoga, meditation and Pilates.

19

Dyson Lightcycle Morph daylight-tracking lamp

Dyson Lightcycle Morph daylight-tracking lamp

Dyson’s Wi-Fi powered, daylight-tracking Lightcycle uses data on natural light, your location, the task at hand, and even your age to provide the precise amount of light to suit your needs. It is, according to Forbes, “the future we were promised”. 

20

Tribit StormBox Pro stereo mode

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Tribit StormBox Pro

If you’re looking for a portable speaker to bring some atmosphere to a festive gathering, then the Bluetooth-enabled StormBox Pro from Tribit is the perfect party guest. With a 2.1 subwoofer system and exclusive XBass® technology, this speaker really can boom.

21

Sky Glass TV set

Sky Glass streaming TV

Rather than launching an internet-powered set-top box, Sky has unveiled Sky Glass, a “capable and powerful” television set with its “class-leading” entertainment interface built-in, and accessible via Wi-Fi. You can pay for it in instalments, as part of a Sky TV package, or outright: it comes in three sizes, the smallest of which, the 43in, costs £649, while the largest (65in) is £1,049.

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