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New tech we want

Somnox Sleep Robot

The idea of sleeping with a robot might raise a few eyebrows. But hopping into bed and hugging this cushiony bean-shaped bot means gentle pulses designed to imitate deep breathing could have you nodding off in no time. £499, meetsomnox.com

Anker Nebula Capsule II

Cramming a pico projector and Bluetooth speaker into a device the size of a Fanta can is no mean feat but the boffins behind this Kickstarter-funded Capsule promise HD quality, fast charging and Google Assistant courtesy of Android TV. From £312 (pre-order), anker.com

Zapp i300 Electric Scooter

A British start-up has just launched this uniquely designed ride that also happens to be the world’s first electric scooter powered by a conveniently compact removable battery. It promises ‘superbike-level componentry’ and 0-30mph in 2.35 seconds. £5,250 (pre-order), zappscooter.com

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones — Mickey Mouse Anniversary Edition

Everyone’s favourite rodent icon turns 90 this year, so to celebrate nine decades of love, laughter and non-stop entertainment, Beats by Dre has teamed up with Disney to create these special-edition cans. £279.95 (avail Nov 11), disney.co.uk

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Microsoft’s versatile poster child for Windows 10 and full power PC is back, bringing with it a gorgeous matte-black paint job, a boost in performance courtesy of Intel’s latest eighth-gen Core i5/i7 chips and better battery life. From £879, microsoft.com

Sonos Play: 5 Beastie Boys Edition

The conspicuous stylings of this superb speaker come from a collaboration with one of the most groundbreaking groups in music history — and it’s urging you, in the words of the Beastie Boys, to ‘pump up the beat and make it real loud’. £499 (avail Dec), sonos.com

Razer Phone 2

Geared for gamers, this unashamedly industrial smartphone laughs in the face of graphics-heavy games and promises a powerful portable gaming experience that’s so good you may miss your stop on the train. You have been warned. £779.99, razer.com

IQOS Mesh Vape Kit

That the Public Health England e-cigarette evidence review says that vaping is around 95 per cent safer than cigarettes makes no-nonsense pod mod vaping devices like these even more appealing for those keen to quit tobacco. This one’s available in metallic grey, teal and bronze. £19.99, uk.iqos.com

Jabra Elite 65T

If being tethered ticks you off, these water-resistant wire-free buds cram a lot in: there’s Alexa and Google Assistant communication, equaliser settings via an app to tailor sound, and a carry case that doubles as a charging station. £149.99, jabra.co.uk

Misfit Vapor 2

Misfit’s fashionable fitness tracker and second-gen touchscreen smartwatch puts NFC and GPS on your wrist alongside a rotating power button for easy navigation and a swim-proof overcoat. From £215, misfit.com