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The Lust List: New tech we want

Ubtech Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Robot

Darn, this thing is cute but this little trooper also packs augmented reality capabilities, voice command, facial recognition and sentry patrolling capabilities. No longer will pesky Jedis invade your bedroom. £299.95, starwars.ubtrobot.com

Oculus Go

It might not have a solid release date yet but Oculus Go is arguably the first high-end portable all-in-one VR headset and it could completely revolutionise virtual reality gaming. Expect it to drop early 2018. £200 (est), oculus.com/go/

Q Acoustics M2

A lack of space need not mean poor sound from your goggle-box, as this brilliantly compact soundbase features 180-degree sound and a tempting price tag. £299, qacoustics.co.uk

Pedibal Navigata

Props to this fast-folding portable e-bike for featuring some retro-tastic mag wheels but it packs more than just nostalgic styling. There’s a 250-watt integrated rear hub motor, seven-speed Shimano gears and disc brakes — all for less than a grand. £999, pedibal.com

Smeg HBF02 hand blender

It’s very difficult to get excited about a hand blender but Smeg has managed to work its magic on the kitchen must-have. It also features a Flow Blender system to ensure a smooth and even consistency in your cooking. £119.95, smeguk.com

Wattbike Atom

Forget what you know about indoor training, as the Atom goes way beyond your usual turbo trainer fare. A super-realistic ride, unrivalled connectivity and pro-spec analysis make this the must-have winter training tool. £1,499, wattbike.com

Riva Arena

Get the party started with high-resolution, multi-room audio thanks to Riva’s diminutive but powerful speakers. Each has patented Trillium audio tech for true stereophonic sound. £225, rivaaudio.co.uk

Avanca Minim True Wireless Earbuds

Winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in 2017, these stylish wireless buds feature carefully designed in-ear silicon tips and passive noise cancellation for uninterrupted sounds. £89, amazon.co.uk

Marloe Lomond Chronoscope

In an age of futuristic smart watches and ever more complicated movements, the Oxfordshire-based Marloe Watch Company has unleashed this beautifully simple, hand-wound offering. Superb detail without breaking the bank. £449, marloewatchcompany.com

Kindle Oasis

No, this isn’t the latest e-reader inspired by the 1990s Britpop band, but Amazon’s first waterproof Kindle. It features a new 7-inch 300ppi display and can be immersed in up to two metres of fresh water for 60 minutes. From £229.99, amazon.co.uk