Vizio SmartCast P-Series 65″ XLED Display
If you’re still not comfortable shouting at the TV to change channel, opt for Vizio’s latest release – the P-Series. The smart-optimised screen heads back to the good old days with the heaven-sent inclusion of a remote control, though that’s the only thing old-fashioned: 4K Ultra HD and advanced performance technology keeps the picture firmly in 2017 and beyond.
Available at Vizio, priced £1,999.
Audley Silver Domed Double Egg Cup
You clinched the third date, but your performance doesn’t end at the obvious – breakfast is your last window to score points. Which is why Soho House’s interior brand, Soho Home, has created this domed egg cup set. An essential part of your Sunday morning kit, it’s made from silver-plated brass and will ensure you receive full marks regardless of the previous evening’s escapades.
Available at Soho Home, priced £45.
Pool parties, tent-side at festivals, picnicking in the park – we all want a decent outdoor speaker. So praise be for B&O Play, which has released a tune-friendly solution. The new P2 replaces buttons with tap and gesture controls and also boasts up to 10-hours battery life, voice command activation and a splash-resistant finish should the party make waves (or the rain start pouring).
Available at Bang & Olufsen, priced £149.
Sega Mega Drive
You can keep the great outdoors – we’re happy staying in all summer thanks to Sega’s Mega Drive re-release. With over 80 in-built games, this retro classic has received a contemporary facelift with wireless controllers and full Mega Drive cartridge compatibility, should you extend your collection further. With the likes of gaming greats Phantasy Star and Streets Of Rage already on-board, you’re sure to be cooped up for hours on end.
Available at Argos, priced £49.99.
Griffin Technology Connected Toaster
No matter your opinion on smart appliances, the quest for a perfect slice of toast is universal. Luckily enough, Griffin Technology’s new Connected toaster features digitally-controlled heating elements alongside an app that stores your specific toasting preference. The best thing since sliced bread.
Available from June 1 at Griffin Technology, price TBC.
Skagen Hagen Connected
In terms of craftsmanship, a smartwatch doesn’t hold a flame to a Swiss-made counterpart. So, it shouldn’t cost you the same price. Skagen’s Hagen connected watch makes all the usual features affordable, housing sleep and activity trackers into a handsome analog case.
Available at Skagen, priced £185.
LSA International Whisky Set
True whisky experts are few and far between, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play pretend with LSA International’s whisky set. With six different glasses plus a classic decanter to house your desired dram, this bar-top trophy will fool even the most seasoned of noses as to your ability. Now you just have to buy the right stuff.
Available at John Lewis, priced £240.
David Hockney ‘A Bigger Splash’ Framed Print
If you missed David Hockney’s latest exhibition, bring the Tate Britain to you with a framed print of one the artist’s most iconic works, ‘A Bigger Splash’. Painted in 1967, the pop art depiction of an LA poolhouse inspired a film of the same name, and will be sure to give your lounge the Hollywood treatment.
Available at Tate Shop, priced £70.