by Olivia Michel
Want to buy the latest tech gadgets on the market? We review 2020’s best gadgets and most innovative technology on offer now, from phones and drones to hotspots and iPads.
You may have seen our review of the Theragun in our roundup of the best gym equipment, but we’re adding it to our list of the best gadgets as it’s a nifty device for any keen water-sports person. Use it to warm up and cool down muscles after deep-sea diving, surfing and waterskiing and you’ll notice aches and pains susbside substantially.
Coravin Model Six
The must-have device for any wine enthusiast, Coravin is the wine preservation system that allows you to enjoy any cork or screw-top wine by the glass, without spoiling it. This set, complete with gas canisters and screw cap accessories (which allow you to Coravin a screw-top bottle, as well as cork bottles) is available in three colours: Piano Black, Candy Apple Red and Silver.
Montblanc Smart Headphones
The headphones you want to be seen in this year, Montblanc’s first smart headphones deliver bang for your buck. The ergonomic design ensures they are lightweight and balanced while the audio quality is rich and faultless. Equipped with bluetooth and over 20 hours of battery life, the fine leather detail completes the luxurious look and feel.
For something a little different this transparent speaker is minimalist and compact without any compromise on sound. In fact, the sound quality is fantastic and the device can be looped up via Bluetooth and True Wireless.
Skyroam Solis X WiFi Smartspot
This new portable WIFI hotspot from Skyroam is a cut above the rest, offering a range of other amenities in addition to providing 4G connection wherever in the world your superyacht takes you. This small but mighty device boasts a wide angle camera lens, a smart assistant, a powerbank for charging your other electronics and the ability to connect with up to 10 different devices simultaneously. Ideal for keeping you safe, entertained and up-to-date while cruising the high seas.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
The latest tech offering from Samsung once again places the brand on an even playing field with its competitors. The Galaxy Note 10+ boasts an expansive, high-quality screen, professional-standard cameras and laptop-level storage packed into mobile size. Available with either a 6.3 or 6.8 inch screen, the Note 10+ offers super fast charging and extra long battery as well as speedy processors that make gaming, downloading and streaming quality even better than before.
What also sets this phone apart is the ‘note function’. Complete with an S Pen, users can jot down notes or create doodles by hand on the phone’s screen and then instantly save, upload or share their work. the pen can also be used to control applications and functions on the phone, such as moving the camera angle or lowering the volume. The Galaxy Note 10+ comes in two colours: black, or aura glow (pictured).
Amazon Echo Show 5
The echo Show 5 from Amazon offers an advanced step up from the previous handsfree amazon echo speaker. The updated version has all the features of the classic echo such as the abilities to research information, make calls and play music but now has a 5.5 inch screen for added effect. This new technology means that users can now ask Alexa anything and be shown answers; follow step-by-step recipes, watch shows and tv or connect with family and friends via video calling. Added features include the ability to connect with and playback your home security camera footage, control lights and thermostats or simply display your favourite photos on the interface. Alexa is back and better than ever.
Bose Audio Sunglasses
The new audio sunglasses from Bose signal that the future really is here. While providing UV protection, these wearable devices can be used to play music, make and answer calls and connect to bluetooth. They can be pared with your other devices and are capable of accessing apps including Spotify, Skype or Google Maps. Eventually Bose hopes to offer sunglasses that can be connected to fitness and gaming apps too. There are currently two frame shapes to chose from; Alto (pictured) and Rondo.
Pocketalk Voice Translator
For the well-travelled, the pocketalk voice translator is a must-have gadget. Wherever your next trip takes you, this pocket-sized tech translator will be able to make communication smoother between foreigners and locals. Simply speak into the device in your mother tongue and the conversation will be instantly translated on the device’s screen. Up to 74 different languages have been programmed on the device and its built-in data and advanced microphones will ensure that nothing is ever lost in translation.
12.9in iPad Pro
Apple’s top-of-the-range tablet has been given a serious makeover with a tiny bezel that increases the size of the Liquid Retina screen without upping the overall dimensions; in fact, Apple has managed to shrink the casing down to a paltry 5.9mm thick. Gone is the home button, replaced by Face ID and a series of intuitive gesture controls, while the much-maligned Lightning cable has been replaced by USB-C, and the Apple Pencil has been redesigned and now charges wirelessly from the iPad. If you like the ease of tablets and you’re looking to replace your laptop you’ll not find better, especially if you opt for 1TB memory and both Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity.
Steamery Cirrus No.2
If you’re on the go and living out a suitcase for long periods of time, a portable steamer is a fantastic alternative to an iron. It’s particularly great if your garments are particularly delicate, like silks and satins, ensure you avoid washing nightmares by steaming them yourself and watching the creases fall away.
Anden Apple Watch Valet
Born out of a desire to create beautiful and tactile tech accessories using traditional carpentry techniques and the finest materials, the Valet is the first design from new luxury brand Anden. It provides an elegant stand for charging your Apple Watch as well as four perfectly proportioned slots for any spare watch straps. Available in sustainably sourced walnut, maple and cherry wood or in limited-edition heavyweight pure white Corian, each is handmade to order in London and finished with natural oils.
Ember Travel Mug2
Designed for those who need their caffeine-fix on the go (or those who have a tendency to forget about their hot drink after making it), this travel mug keeps coffee or tea at the perfect temperature for up to three hours. When placed on the charging coaster, it can stay warm all day. dishwasher and leak proof, this mug brings a high-tech element to the eco-friendly, reusable cup.