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UE Boom 2

The UE Boom 2 has been one of highest rated Bluetooth speakers over the last couple of years. It features full waterproofing, up to 15 hours of battery life, and some great colour choices for around £170.

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BeoPlay A1

At £199, the BeoPlay A1 definitely qualifies as a high end mini wireless speaker. But it does offer some of the best sound you'll get from a speaker this size and it looks pretty swanky.

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Amazon Echo

The device that single-handedly started the "smart speaker" revolution, the voice-controlled Echo gets more skills with each passing week. It can already do more than 1,000 things.

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Bose SoundSport Wireless

These £140 Bluetooth sports headphones earned high marks in our review thanks to their ideal blend of comfort (their winged tips rest securely in your outer ear), build quality and very good sound.

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HP Stream 11

The HP Stream proves that full-fledged Windows 10 laptops no longer cost a fortune. The Stream offers 32GB of expandable storage, a year's worth of Office 365 and 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage, and a good keyboard, all for less than the price of an old iPad Mini: £179 for the 11-inch version, or just $20 more for the new 14-incher.

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Asus Chromebook Flip

If you want a multi-mode Chromebook on the cheap side, the Asus Chromebook Flip might be the one for you as it starts at just £189. It has a solid build thanks to an aluminium body, the latest software from Chrome OS, and long battery life.

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Moto G4

The £130 Moto G4 is waterproof, works on every US carrier, comes with no bloatware and has pretty good performance considering its rock-bottom price.


Apple TV (4th Gen)

The Apple TV is one of the pricier streaming devices on the shelf at £60, but it delivers a more refined interface, access to music and videos you've already purchased on iTunes and Siri voice control as well as a growing list of games.

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Bose SoundTrue Ultra

Bose's SoundTrue Ultra offers a very comfortable fit and excellent sound in a noise-isolating design. It's £150, but you should be able to find it for less.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 (£230) is a good alternative to more expensive wireless noise-canceling headphones from Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser. The headphone features an improved, trimmed design and better sound than the original BackBeat Pro.

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GoPro Hero4 Session

Whether it's for a road trip, campus sports or spring break, the simplest and most affordable GoPro is a great option to catch the action for mountain biking, scuba diving or snowboarding -- and everything else in between. Unlike your phone's camera, it's fully waterproof, too.

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Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE

Plantronics' BackBeat Sense is our favourite on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones for the money. It comes in two versions -- a standard edition and the special-edition (SE) model pictured here that's splash resistant. Both cost around £140.

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Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphone II

If you don't need the noise cancellation, this SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphone II costs just £240, but still sounds great.

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BeatsX earphones

Beats' £130 neckband-style Bluetooth headphone is the company's first product designed with the help of Apple's engineers and it shows. It can be used as a day-to-day headphone but it also has a sports slant and comes with wings to keep the buds in place while running.

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Fitbit Charge 2

The follow-up to our previous favourite (and no longer available), the Charge HR. The £130 Charge 2 is a slight redesign, with a few new features. We consider it Fitbit's best fitness tracker and gave it an Editors' Choice award.

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Sonos Play:1

If you're interested in starting a multiroom audio system, the £169 Sonos Play:1 is a good place to start.

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Bose SoundTouch 10

The entry-level model in Bose's line of multiroom wireless speakers, the £160 SoundTouch 10 connects to your device over WiFi or Bluetooth and comes with an app that enables you to save your favourite internet radio stations as presets and play streaming audio services such as Spotify.

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Bose SoundLink Mini II

Bose's sleekly designed SoundLink Mini II has been out for a while but remains one of the best mini Bluetooth speakers.

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JBL Pulse 2

A lot of these small Bluetooth speakers sound fairly similar, but the JBL Pulse 2 manages to distinguish itself with a built-in light show that's fairly mesmerising. It lists for £165, but can be had for less online.

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