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Lust list: New tech we want

Lofree Four Seasons Mechanical Keyboard

The round and colourful clickety-click keycaps and mechanical elements of this typewriter-inspired keyboard are distinctly retro but with wireless tech, the ability to connect to multiple devices and backlit keys, the Lofree is far from ancient. $149 (£110),

Lenovo Mirage camera

If you’d like to create VR content as well as consume it, the twin 13-megapixel sensors inside this compact camera capture 180-degree photos and 4K video, and live-stream content that can be easily shared on YouTube or Google photos. £279.99,

Kobo Clara HD

Still intent on taking down physical tomes, Kobo’s latest reader comes with a 6in screen that’s pretty sharp by e-reader standards, ComfortLight Pro tech that reduces blue-light exposure at night and enough storage for around 6,000 books. £109.99,

Polk Command Bar

Part soundbar, part smart speaker, this audio oblong features far-field microphones so Alexa can be summoned for sound control, weather updates and smart-home needs, and recessed space to power Amazon’s (separately sold) Fire TV stick. £349 (pre-order),

Honor 10

Huawei has ditched the expensive aspects of its flagship P20 to create a 5.84in glass-covered mid-ranger, which rocks AI-assisted 16MP/24MP cameras and an iPhone X-style notch to deliver a premium phone that punches above its price. £395 (sim-free),

Rocketbook Wave smart notebook

A notebook that digitises your doodles via an app and then wipes its contents from existence after going for a spin in the microwave sounds like scribble-based sorcery. From £25.99,


It’s not quite Rosie from The Jetsons but this motion-sensing, voice-enabled bot still projects movies on to your wall, streams music, watches your stuff when you’re not in and maps your home so it can be summoned to any room. £2,500,


Hitting delete doesn’t always get rid of your data, so if you don’t want someone sifting through your personal life when ditching your old computer, use this key to erase everything. £69,

Nest Hello

If you like the sound of receiving the mugshot of anyone who approaches your door, being able to chat to doorstep callers through your mobile and night-vision smarts, this face-recognition video doorbell is just what you’re looking for. From £329,

Mophie Juice Pack

If you’re after extra oomph and protection for your Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, this purveyor of portable power’s got you covered with a hard-shell case that promises to keep your phone alive till you get home. £89.95,