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New tech we want

Nikon Coolpix W150

Don’t want to submerge your precious rectangle in H2O? This HD-shooting, beach-ready aquatic camera with 3x optical zoom (pictured above) can handle your intrepid adventures and has an underwater face-framing mode that’ll capture up to four snaps of friends under water. £149, nikon.co.uk

Polar Ignite

Polar’s pushing the importance of recovery when it comes to workouts. The Ignite is a GPS- and heart-rate-monitor-equipped sports watch that factors in everything from sleep quality to getting you to train smarter by recommending when to maximise performance levels. £174.50, polar.com/uk

E-Pad

Take your scribbles into the 21st century with a device that’s part Android tablet, part E-ink screen and part regular notepad. It’s been designed to mimic the experience of writing on real paper when you’re armed with the included stylus. £424.56 (pre-order), novodealshop.com

Simba Hybrid pillow and duvet

Finding the right pillow and duvet in pursuit of the perfect night’s sleep isn’t easy. Simba says its spacesuit-inspired Stratos technology actively responds to changes in body temperature to keep you cooler than a cucumber doused in liquid nitrogen. £95, simbasleep.com

AirGo

Now the sun’s been cranked up a few notches, an app-controlled smart fan is the perfect lazy companion if you can’t summon up the energy to move. £109.99, geosmartpro.com

Pocket Talk

If you’re after seamless cross-language communication to break down language barriers on your travels, this pocket-sized interpreter translates in seconds. Just speak into it and watch the multilingual magic happen. Fluent in 74 languages. £299.99, firebox.com

Zagg T-Rex Headphones

Keep your little monsters quiet by wrapping a pair of these kiddie-friendly Bluetooth-equipped headphones around their craniums, safe in the knowledge that volume is limited to 85dB. £29.99, zagg.com/uk

QiStone2

This portable charger isn’t like other power providers. That’s because it’s the world’s first truly wireless portable charger, injecting juice into any qi-equipped smartphone and charging three simultaneously once you plug in a couple of cables. £24.99, amazon.co.uk

Xtend Smart Carry-On Suitcase

If you’ve ever experienced the case conundrum of attempting to fit an inordinate amount of stuff into a tiny space, a shape-shifting suitcase that goes from carry-on to hold luggage in seconds, with a fingerprint lock and removable charger, sounds ideal. £550, selfridges.com

J’Adore Adorn

If bog-standard Bluetooth buds don’t do it for you and you’d prefer to crank up the extravagance, it doesn’t get more glam than these super-stylish, Swarovski-covered buds that double up as a necklace when not in use. £189, fifthandblue.com