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Tech Lust List: New tech we want

Lego Mario Starter Course

Ever dreamt up what Mario’s world would look like in Lego form? If your vision involved interactive pieces, Mario with an LCD screen for a face, sensors that enable him to collect virtual coins and classic sound effects, you were spot on (main picture). £49.99, lego.com

AirGo Smart Fan

This smart air pusher gives you cooling control from anywhere in the house, a preset option that turns it on according to your location temperature, as well as Alexa and Google Assistant integration. £109.99, geosmartpro.com

Huawei P40 Pro

Living without the convenience of Google is the P40’s Achilles heel but if you want Huawei’s latest communicator, there are web-based alternatives and third-party app stores to play with, not to mention the phone’s exceptional ability to take photos. £899.99, carphonewarehouse.com

Tetris Tetrimino light

With its unmistakable design, you can customise your lighting arrangement and play Tetris with the help of 53 colourful bricks, making it a wonderful throwback that’ll make a colourful addition to any retro-gaming lover’s bedside table. £19.99, firebox.com

Microsoft Surface Go 2

Say hello to Microsoft’s smallest (10.5in) and cheapest Windows 10 tablet. An extra £100 fetches you the Type Cover keyboard, placing it at the lower end of the price scale, while proving that cheap Windows PCs can be attractive. £399, microsoft.com

Sonos Five

It looks almost identical to the Play:5 but make no mistake, the Five has been rebooted to include beefed-up memory and processing power, a wireless radio for connecting to the rest of your system and Alexa. £499 (available June 10), sonos.com

Ring Video Doorbell 3

When it comes to socially distanced deliveries, being able to see who’s at your front door from your desk/bed/sofa is a lockdown luxury. Not sure? Perhaps a free indoor cam (available until June 7) will change your mind. £179, en-uk.ring.com

Nike Adapt Auto Max

2020’s answer to the 1989 Nike Mag and Marty McFly’s iconic kicks is a pair of futuristic self-lacing sneakers that allows you to set and save the perfect fit — and voice control takes care of the foot-based light show. £339.95, nike.com

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD F21HR

Casio’s sports-flavoured watch crams useful smarts into military-standard levels of toughness. It features heart-rate tracking, a display that switches to monochrome mode when the battery is low, and apps to find trails and download maps when offline. £399, casioonline.co.uk