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Tech it up with the best Christmas gadgets

Christmas gadgets. When style meets technology. Beats By Dre Solo2 Luxe Enjoy your tunes with studio-like clarity and look good whilst doing so. This sleek, glossy new colourway will see to that. Solid, comfortable and compact, this pair of headphones is music to our ears. £169.95, beatsbydre.com UE Boom 2 Create the perfect party atmosphere wherever you lay this down. The Bluetooth pillar speaker provides thumping 360-degree sound for up to 15 hours and is so durable it will continue to blast your playlist uninterrupted however riotous the party gets. Come rain, sun or snow, here’s one speaker you can rely on all year-round. £169, ultimateears.com Jawbone UP3 A style statement in its own right, this rather fetching activity tracker holds a wealth of vital statistics to help encourage better fitness habits. Use the app to monitor your heart rate at any given time as well as your daily calorie burn. It’s the perfect wellness kick-starter come the New Year. £129.99, jawbone.com De’Longhi Dedica Whether an espresso, cappuccino or latte, this super-sleek coffee machine lets …

Work it out

Power through your workout with these clever fitness essentials JABRA SPORT ROX wireless earbuds After you’ve loaded up the power playlist, make sure you pair it up with specially-designed workout earphones to ensure a session free of distractions. These snug, lock-in earbuds provide super-clear Dolby sound to help you meet every beat and will survive the most gruelling workout and even rain-soaked conditions. When not in use, built-in magnets hold the earbuds together neatly and conserve battery power upon contact – brilliant. And they look pretty darn good too. (£119.99, jabra.co.uk) TRUBE app Don’t underestimate the power a taskmaster…ahem, personal trainer can have on helping you train safely and more efficiently. If you’re at a loss of where to find one, this app will help connect you with a qualified and TruBe-vetted personal trainer who matches your desired intensity levels and workout preferences (from high intensity interval training to ballet barre). State when and where you’d like to work out and your trainer will meet you there, props and all. You can even rope in …

10 Most Wanted

10 covetable products you need to have in your life right now WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED Clear out your umbrella collection to make way for this stunner. Yes, we know it’s summer but you know how the weather likes to rain on the parade. But there’s no need to be glum when it does. This brolly features a paradisiacal beach scene right around the inner canopy, so no matter which way you turn, you’ve always got a magnificent view that transports you to more tropical climes instantly. (Where I’d Rather Be umbrella. £29.99, whereidratherbe.co.uk) PLEASE REMAIN SEATED It doesn’t matter that you’ve never cared much about where you end up perching but we challenge you to prise yourself away from this armchair once you’ve curled up onto it. Be prepared to give daggers at the slightest suggestion that anyone else take the seat. (Kolton armchair. £449, made.com) SKETCH ON DEMAND If you’ve ever wanted to be immortalised in a piece of art, this app is a pretty good place to start. Simply snap a full-length …

Magnificent Seven: super anti-agers

Turning back the years is a tricky task but pick the right tools and you’ll be set for life. To give you a helping hand, we present a stash of super anti-agers we’d rush to have in our box.   Aromatherapy Associates Rose Infinity Serum £114, aromatherapyassociates.com A powerful botanical serum that uses soy, yeast proteins and gardenia stem cells to kickstart lagging collagen production and re-densify the skin so it is firmer and smoother. Results are more dramatic after three weeks but you’ll notice a marked improvement in texture and radiance after just a few days’ use. Gazelli Ultimate Firming Serum £75, gazelliskincare.com Contains White Oil, a natural healing ingredient exclusive to the brand that helps the skin to regenerate at a cellular level so it acts, feels and looks like younger skin would. It’s also wonderfully hydrating so ideal for protecting the skin when temperatures plunge. Time Bomb Collagen Bomb £39, timebombco.com A highly effective cream that is deceiving in its lightness as it comes fully-loaded with antioxidant, regenerative and hydrating ingredients to …

The best Christmas gifts for techies

Clever gadgets for clever people   Stelle Audio Go-Go Speaker £99, stelleaudio.com A brilliant speaker for enjoying music on the go, plus, it firmly ticks the style box. A removable strap allows you to hang it wherever you like (up to 50 feet from a connected Bluetooth device) and you can even mount it onto the handlebars of a bike so you can groove as you move. – – – – – X-mini KAI 2 Capsule Speaker £39.95, x-mini-com This portable speaker, with ceramic drivers that deliver loud and clear sound, doubles up as an excellent mobile conferencing tool. A clever, built-in noise-cancelling microphone helps to filter out background disturbances so you can hold quality conversations wherever you are. – – – – – Huawei TalkBand B1 £99, amazon.co.uk This sleek wearable tech packs a whole lot of function into a single band. There’s a fitness monitor to keep track of your activity levels, an alerts function so you can screen incoming calls and emails, a nifty screen that pops out doubling up as a …

HoMedics Tanda Zap

If the build-up of dirt, smoke and heat causes the skin to break out, don’t fear. This nifty little gadget uses sonic vibration and gentle warning to open pores, along with bacteria-killing blue LED light to help clear blemishes and reduce redness in just 24 hours. £60, Boots