Five reasons why we love …
Fitbit Surge fitness watch
1. It has multi-sport functionality, which means you can use it for running, cycling and cardio workouts. 2. It has a timer and stopwatch and you can set lap pace, distance travelled, number of laps and average heart rate at a glance. 3. Through the Fitbit app it can be set to alert the user based on distance or elapsed time. 4. It will compare performance over different parts of a run in real time and make adjustments to improve. 5. The battery life while using GPS is up to 10 hours (£199.99; fitbit.com).
Trainer by Gibson sports headphones
1. They’re the first headphones from Gibson musical instruments, which formed a partnership with Usain Bolt to develop them. 2. The headphones switch between “active” and “lifestyle” mode, which changes the fit at the push of a button. 3. They’re made with climate-regulating materials that absorb, store and release heat. 4. There’s an LED light for night-time visibility. 5. They’re wireless, but Bluetooth sound quality is good. And battery life is 10 hours (£199.95;johnlewis.com).
Sunagor image-stabilising zoom monocular
1. It has stabilising gyroscope technology that eliminates the problem of hand-shake …2. … which means you get high-power 10-20x zoom magnification without needing a tripod. 3. Optics are multi-coated and it has BAK-4 prisms. 4. It has a collapsible eye cup for use with or without glasses. 5. It weighs 350g, so is nice and portable (£370;sunagor.com).
Quad Artera Play DAC and Stereo amplifier
1. The Play DAC is also a CD player and pre-amplifier combined and bristles with technology to handle high-res music formats. 2. It has a new slot-loading mechanism that buffers data from the disc before feeding it to the DAC section. 3. Its pre-amp boasts a class A output stage and it has two co-axial and two optical inputs, plus a USB and RCA phono inputs. 4. The Stereo amplifier (sold separately) uses “current dumping” to offer class A amplification with the greater efficiency of class AB. 5. Its power output is rated at a substantial 140W per channel (£1,399.95 and £1,499.95 respectively; quad-hifi.co.uk).
One For All smart control
1. You can control up to eight devices, including TV, soundbar, media player, etc, from one controller. 2. The set-up is a claimed 30 seconds through a free app compatible with Android or iOS phones.3. The remote’s 13 icons are backlit in white, so it’s easy to use in a darkened room. 4. There is a built-in soundbar-specific function. 5.It is compatible with 7,000 brands and 335,000 models (£39.99;oneforall.co.uk).
FUGOO Tough speaker
1. It is waterproof, dustproof and drop-proof from 6ft … 2. … and its fibre-reinforced resin and aluminium casing can withstand a lorry being driven over it. 3. Six speakers provide 360-degree audio. 4. An omni-directional microphone makes it compatible with Siri and Google Talk. 5. The maker claims a 40-hour battery life (£193.80;amazon.co.uk).