SENNHEISER PXC HEADPHONES 450
The brilliance of these cans is not just the sound quality (though as you’d expect from Sennheiser, that’s excellent) but the button you flick to cut out exterior ambient noise to an uncanny degree.
KINECT FOR XBOX 360
The one thing that could give the iPad a serious run as the game-changing gadget of 2010, the Kinect is a big leap forward for gaming, removing the need for an actual controller. Instead it reads your actual motions and gestures – with the added bonus for onlookers that you look like a complete plonker while using it.
SONY NEX-5 CAMERA
It’s been the year of the hybrid camera – where SLR functionality and (almost) quality meets handy compact proportions – and Sony’s smart, light NEX is one of the best, with an interchangeable lens system and first-rate, 14.2 megapixel image quality. £550, www.sony.co.uk
AMAZON KINDLE 3 GRAPHITE
There are other e-book readers out there, but Amazon’s product remains top of the class at the moment. As well as a cool new look in age-of-austerity-friendly grey, the Kindle 3 has a superb electric ink display, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity and improved battery life.
TOSHIBA LIBRETTO W100
Is it a laptop? Is it a tablet? Well, it’s both, sort of. Running Windows 7, this ingenious little device has two 7-inch multi-touch screens and a very snappy design.
SONY VW90 3D PROJECTOR
Having a 3D TV is one thing, but any audiovisual expert will tell you that the best cinematic quallity comes from projectors, not telly. Enter this projector, which delivers three-dimensional images for both Hollywood blockbusters and TV 3D channels. £5,400, www.sony.co.uk