Ding Smart Doorbell
Ever wanted to order a pizza and have it delivered to you in the bath? Clearly someone at Ding has because the London startup has invented a smart doorbell that lets you answer the door remotely. Admittedly, the system – which comes in three parts: a button that fixes to your door, a stylish looking speaker that sits inside, and an app – can’t let visitors in just yet. But it does turn the doorbell’s ring into a voice call that goes straight to your phone when you’re out. Available at Kickstarter, priced £92.
Apple Regent Street Flagship, London
Apple fans aren’t exactly known for their laid-back response to anything the tech giant does. That probably explains why the brand’s Regent Street geek mecca – sorry, ‘flagship’ – has been flooded with fanboys since reopening over the weekend. The incredible redesign of the grade II-listed building offers more than just a strong plant game. Along with a new double-height grand hall, there’s an enormous TV space which can seat 75 people and will be used for free workshops from artists, photographers, musicians, gamers, developers and entrepreneurs. Located at 235 Regent St, London W1B 2EL.
BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 Concept Bike
Yeah yeah, health and safety, yada yada. But let’s face it, wearing a helmet makes it really hard to brag about owning a badass motorbike when hair is sticking to your forehead post-ride. So enter BMW’s latest concept, which uses a unique self-balancing system that makes it impossible to topple over. Aside from making accidents (and protective gear) a thing of the past, the zero-emissions Motorrad Vision Next 100 looks like something straight out of a Batman film. Brag away.
Bruzzoni Electric Toothbrush
The Swedes have a knack for taking an everyday object and making it look like it belongs in a museum. This time round, Stockholm-based electronics startup Bruzzoni has come up with a more pleasing way of polishing your pearly whites. The pared-back device features a rubber-coated handle that tapers into a slender neck, metal accents and a single LED to indicate battery level, which can be juiced back up via the USB dock. Available to pre-order at Bruzzoni, priced £88.
David Bowie’s Brionvega Radiophonograph
The man who sold the world is himself going under the hammer – at least, his £10m art and furniture collections are. More than 350 pieces owned by late music legend David Bowie are to be auctioned at Sotheby’s next month. Among the space oddities up for sale is Bowie’s 1965 record player. The machine is a sleek, daring and unconventional (sound familiar?) piece of kit designed by Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni for Italian audio firm Brionvega. Available from 10-11 November at Sotheby’s, estimated £800-£1,200.
Native Union Black Marble Lightning Dock
What’s the point in upgrading your iPhone to the latest model and then continuing to charge it with the same frayed, once-white wire? Native Union is offering a much more handsome alternative with its latest product. Carved from solid marble, the nightstand-worthy lightning dock also features aircraft-grade aluminium and a four-foot braided cable. Available at Native Union, priced £109.99.
Loewe Bild 7 OLED TV
As we hurtle headlong into winter, chances are you’re going to be spending a lot more time in the gym (nope), pub (maybe), in front of the TV (definitely). So make sure you’ve got the right gear to aid hibernation. You could do worse than German electronics brand Loewe’s new flagship model. The Bild 7 (‘bild’ means ‘picture’ in German, if you didn’t know) comes packing a 4K Ultra HD OLED screen, integrated high-spec soundbar and a 1TB hard disk recorder. Available at Loewe, priced from £4,490.