New Balance RunIQ
Smartwatches are great way of motivating you to swap the couch for the cross trainer but they also have a habit of killing your phone battery. Lucky then that New Balance partnered with tech bods at Intel, Google, and Strava to create the RunIQ – a smartwatch that can work fine just by itself. Expect all the usual mod cons like a GPS tracker and heart monitor, plus Google Play music, marathon-distance battery life and downpour-proof water resistance. Available to pre-order at New Balance, priced £325.
Vitra O-Tidy Organiser
As dull as it might sound, carving a space to crush your to-do is the easiest way to start killing it in the workplace in 2017. Start with an eye-catching desk tidy from Swiss furniture company Vitra, which has just opened its first UK retail space in iconic London department store Selfridges. Available at Selfridges, priced £26.
Kitting out your living room can quickly result in a mess of tangled wires and dongles. Dongles everywhere. Cut down on clutter with Nvidia’s second generation media centre-stroke-games-console-stroke-home hub. Not only is the sequel to the original Shield box three times faster than the Roku Ultra, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV, it streams 4k HDR content straight to your screen. Available to pre-order at Nvidia, priced £279.99.
Framed Tech Disassembled PS3 Controller
It’s Art-ari, geddit? Pay homage to key milestones in digital history by turning to US-based startup Framed Tech. The firm takes old gadgets, from classic consoles such as the Playstation to early iPods, and pulls them apart before arranging the individual parts inside a custom frame. Available at Framed Tech, price on request.
LG Signature 77W7
A Wallpaper TV sound like something you’d find on an episode of MTV Cribs, but in fact it’s the name given to LG’s new 77inch monster that clocks in at less than 3mm thickness. The svelte screen is so light that it mounts to the wall via magnets but still manages to deliver a hefty pixel-packed punch. Available late 2017, price tbc.
Bentley Continental Supersports
If a bog standard Bentley is a pipedream for the majority, the firm’s Continental Supersports is the stuff of cosmic ordering. The new luxury model, officially the world’s fastest four-seat car with a top speed of 209mph, is also the most powerful Bentley yet thanks to an insane 700 bhp and a carbon-fibre performance-enhancing design. Available at Bentley, priced £233,800.
Small Transparent Speaker
Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has been a launch pad for many a wonderful gadget, but few do what they say on the tin as much as Small Transparent Speaker. It’s, well, a small transparent speaker. Cooked up by Swedish design agency People People, the glass-like design offers all the same hi-spec audio capacity, without the worry of whether the kit will go with your living room wallpaper. Available to pre-order at Kickstarter, priced £203.
Fujifilm X-T2: Graphite Silver Edition
If you’re going to buy a camera, you may as well find one crafted by the experts. The dons of DSLR design, what Fujifilm hasn’t learnt in its eight decades in business isn’t worth knowing. The Japanese firm’s latest model is an all-new gunmetal gray graphite edition of the the beloved X-Pro2 model. Available to pre-order at Fujifilm, priced £2,149.