Amazon's "smart speaker" is now available at the insanely low price of £50. Call out "Alexa" and have it do your bidding: Listen to music, get the weather, ask for facts -- oh, and control a zillion smart home accessories, too.
JBL's third-generation Flip wireless speaker has a more streamlined, splash-proof design and better battery life (at 10 hours), while the price remains the same at £79. And as with all such speakers, the JBL plays any audio content from a Bluetooth-enabled source -- nearly any smartphone or tablet, and most recent computers -- so long as it's in the same room or relatively nearby. (Want more Bluetooth speaker options? Check out our list of best portable mini Bluetooth speakers.)
Nintendo's new Switch game console isn't coming until 2017. In the meantime, you can relive your 80s gaming nostalgia with the NES Classic, a mini old-school console with 30 games built-in. It's just £50 (an extra controller costs £8).
Amazon's Fire TV does have some cool advantages over Roku and competing devices, including excellent parental controls, great support and the ability to work with tricky hotel and dorm-room Wi-Fi systems.
The current Fire TV box also delivers next-generation 4K video for less than any other 4K-compatible streamer (although most 4K TVs have built-in apps that can do the same thing). Plus, its Alexa voice-assistant feature offers cool tricks like replying to your queries about the weather and adding stuff to a to-do list. The core Fire TV bundle is now £80.
Google has upgraded its video streamer for 2016 with (you guessed it) 4K and HDR compatibility. At £69 it's great if you prefer to control your video from your phone or tablet -- and if you don't need Amazon Prime video.
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite e-reader carries a list price of £109, but you can find it for less at times. It's not as slick as the step-up Kindle Voyage, but it now sports an HD screen and is a fine e-reader.
The Grind, one of our favorite budget headphones, now comes in a wireless Bluetooth version called the Grind Wireless for about £65. It's available in multiple colour options and sounds very good for its relatively modest price.
Moshi's IonBank battery chargers are on the expensive side, but they are very stylish, with faux "vegan" leather protective coverings and integrated Lightning cables. The IonBank 3K, the smallest of the line, more than doubles the battery life of your iPhone (120 percent). It costs around £55
When it comes to iPad styluses, the Apple Pencil has understandably gotten most of the press. But that digital pen only works with iPad Pros.
Adonit's new Pixel (£80), which the company calls its most accurate and responsive stylus to date, with an improved 1.9mm Pixelpoint tip, is compatible with several iPads -- nine to be exact -- not just the top-end ones.
Like Adonit's two earlier styluses, the Jot Script and the Touch, the Pixel is Bluetooth-enabled and turns on automatically when pressed to the screen when using certain note-taking and sketch apps that have built-in Pixel support. It also ships with a magnetic charger and dock that plugs into the USB port on your computer.
Have a recent Samsung Galaxy phone? Turn it into a virtual reality viewer with the latest Gear VR headset. Just pop the phone in the front, and it's a screen to a VR world right in front of your eyes. Literally.