Even though 2020 has had its twists and turns, there is still no shortage of innovations coming from of some of our favourite tech companies.
From cutting-edge robotic pets and quirky kitchen gizmos to smart upgrades on retro classics, there are plenty of ways to stay ahead of the crowd with these must-have releases.
Here are some of the very best new tech launches to keep you up to date…
Dyson Airwrap Style
New attachments £30 each, styler from £399.99, dyson.co.uk
You’ve probably seen Dyson’s hair-styling contraption before, but it’s now adding new barrel and brush attachments to its arsenal of tools, for impressive results without the help of your hairdresser, whether you’re curling, brushing or drying.
Yamaha Vinyl 500 Turntable
Fusing the traditional turntable with wireless streaming, Yamaha has created a cable-free audio experience that works with compatible multi-room MusicCast speakers and soundbars, for wireless, record listening heaven.
From £23.99, easiyonline.co.uk
If you love yoghurt but not the single use plastic pots, how about making your own. It’s as easy as chucking in a sachet, pouring in water and leaving for 8-12 hours in the fridge.
From £172 (available Dec), petoi.com
If those dystopian robot dogs from Black Mirror haven’t freaked you out, this cool bit of kit creates a DIY dog with spring loaded legs that’ll walk around on your desk, walk up slopes and even do a flip.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
£1,799 [it launches on Friday], samsung.com/uk
Samsung’s premium bendy blower is the latest contortionist member to join the Galaxy gang. Crack it open like a book and your eyeballs will be treated to a gorgeous full-sized tablet-sized display, with a pinhole camera cutout.
Unlike other portable printers that rely on Zero-Ink technology, this pocket-sized printer uses dye-sublimation technology and heat to seal in the final image in under a minute for water-resistant, creed card-sized sticker-backed prints.
LG XBoom Go PL7
When a speaker has the word ‘Boom’ in its name expect it to bring the noise, with plenty of bass, up to 18 hours battery life, plus a multi-coloured light show to get the portable party started wherever you are.
Electric WT-1 Harrier Hairdryer
With a design inspired by the power of the RAF‘s Harrier Jump Jet, this eccentrically designed hair dryer puts an emphasis on power and is ideal for anyone wanted to attempt at-home blow dries.