44 cool gadgets: Our pick of the best new tech for 2024 (2024)

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We live in a time of incredible innovation, major advances in technology, and, of course, some very cool gadgets. From AI smart devices to genius tools that can be carried on you at all times, all manner of once unthinkable tech is now available to the masses.

You can pick up anything from incredible wireless speakers to hydration biosensors and everything in between. We are living in a golden age of gadgets and tech but it can be difficult to know what is the best of the best.

To make your life easier, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Here are our picks for the best gadgets and new tech money can buy in 2024.

XGIMI MoGo 2 Pro

Buy now from Amazon (£529), Peter Tyson (£529), AV.com (£529)

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XGIMI MoGo 2 Pro really is an incredible gadget. Boasting amazing sound quality, great visuals and all the capabilities of your typical high-quality smart TV, this projector is great for levelling up your movie nights, or even functioning in the place of a TV if you don't want a traditional setup.

As this projector is designed to be portable, you can move it anywhere you please without worrying that it's not robust enough. Its easy-to-use keystone functions mean you can program the screen up to fit your new space in a matter of seconds, and it also focuses on its own, so you always get a crisp picture. Put simply, we love it.

Beats Studio Buds

Buy now from Amazon (£169), Very (£159.99), AO (£169)

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Promising crystal clear sound and up to 36 hours of battery life (nine hours from the earbuds themselves and 27 hours from the included charging case), the Beats Studio Buds wireless earphones are a cool gadget.

Microphones in the Studio Buds ensure that you can not only listen to clear and bassy music without dangling cables but also take calls. With one-touch pairing to Apple devices and Android you can easily set up a Find My account for the earbuds to help find them if they’ve gone missing.

Best yet, the Beats Studio Buds are available in three colours, including transparent (which is super cool) and come with four sizes of ear tip options so you can personalise your fit to match your ears.

Canon Powershot V10

Buy now from Canon (£429.99), Amazon (£439.99)

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If you’re looking to grow your YouTube channel and upgrade to 4K, the Canon Powershot V10 could be the camera for you.

This pocket-sized powerhouse is light, weighing just 211g, and is capable of filming in a wide-angle 19mm format in 4K UHD CMOS (55 minutes of shooting time). It has stereo microphones built-in with electronic wind shielding (and comes with cute miniature physical windshields), a retractable screen and stand, and more.

Due to its small build, you can take it just about anywhere with you for whenever inspiration strikes.

Phillips Signe Gradient Floor Lamp

Buy now from AO (£279), Amazon (£279), Phillips (£279.99), Argos (£279.99)

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If you’re on the lookout for a new light fixture, the Philips Signe floor lamp could just be the one you’ve been searching for. Owing to its minimal design and use of fully controllable gradient lighting, the Signe gradient floor lamp is a cool bit of kit.

By using the Hue app, voice commands, or smart accessories. you can control the gradient lamp and tell it which colours to use along its line of lights. You can blend colours for natural looks, go for something moody and dramatic, and even set dynamic scenes that move slowly through a light cycle to create whatever effect you’d like.

Ooni Volt 12

Buy now from Cuckooland (£719), Lakeland (£799)

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The Ooni Volt 12 is a great overall pizza oven. It's lightweight and has a weather-resistant powder-coated outer shell so you should be able to store it outside just fine.

The Ooni Volt 12 is all-electric, meaning you won’t need to deal with stocking up on wood pellets or dealing with the charcoal ash they leave behind.

You’ll be able to set precise temperatures, timers, and a top/bottom balance with ease, allowing you to cook homemade pizzas in around 90 seconds. Don’t worry if you can’t be bothered with the timers or temperature controls – the Volt 12 also has automatic heat settings and lights up inside so you can keep an eye on your cheesy treat.

Nix Hydration Biosensor

Buy now from Nix (£103)

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The Nix Hydration Biosensor is a must for those who take running, cycling, or any other form of exercise seriously and want to get the most out of their training or workout.

This biosensor will analyse sweat levels and deliver real-time hydration data in the form of personalised notifications to your smartphone or watch. You’ll be told exactly when you should drink, what you should drink, and how much you should drink to help ensure peak hydration.

If you’re looking to break your 5km run personal best or 10k cycle time, it’s definitely best to stay as hydrated as possible. Even mild dehydration can affect performance, after all.

Beeline Velo 2

Buy now from Amazon (£99.99), eBay (£85)

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Trying to get around a city on a bike is a stress like no other, attempting to navigate cars, people and lanes while also tracking your destination on your phone with a confused navigation system. The Velo 2 cycling computer is, unfortunately, unable to remove the cars and people in your way, but it can make navigation easier.

This tiny circular device attaches to your bike, giving you easy minimal navigation instructions that are built from tracking real-life journeys. You can also track your speed, arrival time, and distance and check the time. It’s even weatherproof!

DJI Avata Pro-View Combo

Buy now from DJI (£499 ), Argos (£1,249) and Amazon (£1,294)

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First-person view drones (FPV) have really taken off recently. Allowing you to put on a headset and fly a drone from a first-person view, these unique devices are the closest you can feel to flying like a bird.

DJI has released its latest version of this technology known as the DJI Avata. It is made to be more durable, and ready for any unfortunate crashes. You can pilot it via a controller or a joystick which mimics the movements of your hand. It also comes with plenty of clever features like the ability to use custom routes, follow a person or vehicle, and return to the starting point if it goes too far away.

Apple Watch Ultra

Buy now from eBay (£649.99), Amazon (£699) and John Lewis & Partners (£699)

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Apple has now been making its Watch series for a good few years, most of which have followed roughly the same formula. The Apple Watch Ultra takes all of the good bits of previous designs, and piles as much as possible on top.

While the result is a smartwatch that is by no means cheap, it has also resulted in the perfect device for athletes of all practices. Apple has kept divers, climbers, tennis players, martial artists and everyone in-between in mind.

It is durable, water-resistant up to 100 metres, can deal with extremely low and high temperatures, has an impressive 36-hour battery life, and has detailed apps to track your fitness and health.

Anker Soundcore Motion X600

Buy now from Amazon (£199.99), Soundcore (£199.99)

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This cool and relatively inexpensive portable speaker promises stereo spatial audio at an impressive 50W output. A modern-day boombox for Spotify users among us, the Anker Soundcore Motion X600 is a quality choice for audiophiles everywhere.

The Motion X600 boasts five drivers and five amplifiers placed in the gadget to deliver sound all around you. It should make whatever you’re listening to fill the space you find yourself in, inside or out and about. Remember to use the Soundcore app to alter your EQ for the best listening experience!

With a purported up to 12-hour playtime, the battery should last long enough for just about any function you’re heading to or organising, and, better yet, it features IPX7 waterproof protection for those rainy days.

Garmin Instinct Crossover

Buy now from Jura Watches (£349), Garmin (£399.99)

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Garmin’s new Instinct Crossover Solar fits a niche group of people who seem to be exercising every second of the day. It doesn’t matter what your chosen sport is, the never-ending menus on this watch will have a mode for you. It tracks everything from running power to heart rate, effective recovery time, and even how smoothly you descend a mountain bike trail.

When you eventually stop running, it can track your sleep and stress, and to fit even more exercise into your life, it uses solar power to stay on for an estimated 70 days without a charge.

Prinker S Digital Tattoo Printer

Buy now from Amazon (£439)

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This clever, digital printing gadget allows you to print temporary tattoos onto your body in an instant. The ink inside the gadget is cosmetic grade and cruelty-free, plus, the tattoos are water resistant but soap washable, and last between one and three days when printed onto the skin.

This gadget is amazing for corporate events and parties, but it's also a great gift for those who like the idea of tattoos but don't want the commitment of a lifelong design.

To use, you simply sync the printer to your smart device, choose from 12,000 existing designs or create your own, before sending your chosen tattoo to the printer. You then roll the Prinker device onto your body- it's as simple as that.

iRobot Roomba J7

Buy now from iRobot (£699), Amazon (£799)

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iRobot, not to be confused with the 2004 Will Smith classic, is the leading creator of robot vacuums with the Roomba range. Getting smarter each year, the new Roomba J7 combines both vacuum and mop in one machine. This itself isn’t new, but the company has introduced a new self-retracting mop feature.

The mop lifts out of the way when it approaches the carpet, only using the mop in the places you want it. In theory, this means a robot vacuum that can be fully independent and doesn’t need to be assisted… so this is how the robot uprising starts?

Meta Quest 3

Buy now from Amazon (£479), Argos (£479), John Lewis & Partners (£479)

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Ah yes, the metaverse - the supposed future of our digital world. While this new virtual land hasn't exactly begun successfully, many tech leaders are still very much of the view that we'll soon be plugged in, enjoying our own digital house, job and life.

If you want to get in now and enjoy the metaverse and virtual reality, the Meta Quest 3 will likely be the best way to do this. Meta, previously known as Facebook, has poured money into this to offer the latest and most impressive specs available in the world of VR.

Despite an array of impressive features, the Meta Quest 3 only costs £479 - a drop in the bucket compared to Apple's new Vision Pro headset.

Apple Airpods Gen 2

Buy now from Amazon (£229), Argos (£229), Currys (£229), AO (£229), Very (£229)

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For Apple fans, Airpods are likely the obvious choice for a new pair of in-ear headphones. If you are looking for the latest and best option, it will be the new Apple Airpods Pro 2nd generation.

While they don't come cheap, they offer Apple's best active noise cancellation outside of the incredibly pricey AirPods Max, as well as upping the battery life to get you 6 hours on a single charge.

The most important upgrade here is the new H2 chip. This aids the noise cancellation and allows the headphones to adapt songs to offer rich bass and clean high notes in real-time.

DJI Osmo Mobile 6 Handheld Gimbal

Buy now from Currys (£134), eBay (134.50), Argos (£135)

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When it comes to camera equipment, DJI has spread itself across the whole industry making a load of action cameras, drones and accessories. One of their latest devices is the DJI Osmo Mobile 6, a gimbal that you can use with your smartphone.

This will balance out your movement when you are filming, allowing you to take smooth videos even when you are running, driving or otherwise throwing yourself about.

Through the use of DJI's ActiveTrack 5.0 software, you can track a subject smoothly, keeping them in frame, even when they are moving about.

The gimbal also includes a host of buttons for zooming, cinematic blurs and other similar effects.

Amazon Kindle Scribe

Buy now from Very (£329), Currys (£329), Amazon (£329.99)

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Amazon has come a long way since its first Kindle device, but a feature that they have been slow to take up is the stylus. Now, with the Kindle Scribe, you can scribble notes on the book you are reading, make handwritten notes, and generally get more out of your Kindle.

The device also features one of Kindle's best displays, meaning you can continue to read in bright lighting. There is also a warm light setting for when you want to wind down and get ready for bed.

Nothing Phone 1

Buy now from Very (£449), Currys (£449) and Argos (£449.99)

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The brand Nothing (best known for headphones so far) has had the world of tech enthusiasts patiently waiting for the reveal of their new smartphone. They promised something a little bit different, and they delivered on that.

The back of the device is transparent, allowing you to see the inner workings of the device. On top of that, it features a number of LED lights that the company has called 'Glyphs'.

These lights flash in different ways to inform you of incoming calls, texts, social media notifications and plenty of other alerts on your device.

Elsewhere, the team at Nothing have fit in a sold battery, strong camera performance and a good display.

Read our full review of the Nothing Phone 1

HyperX Cloud Alpha

Buy now from Amazon (£69), Argos (£169.99)

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The HyperX Cloud Alpha are a pair of gaming headphones that offer one thing above all: a fantastic battery life. HyperX claims that these headphones offer 300 hours of battery life. That means you can use these headphones for just over 12 days straight without a charge, although we would really recommend a break in there somewhere!

Other than how long they'll last, these headphones also feature a powerful crisp sound and a truly excellent microphone quality.

Sony WH-1000XM5

Buy now from Amazon (£264), Currys (£279) and John Lewis & Partners (£319)

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Back in 2018, Sony released what would become one of the best pairs of headphones available - the WH-1000XM3. Since then we've seen the XM4, and now, Sony has followed up with the WH-1000XM5. If you ignore the somewhat painfully dull naming conventions, these, like their predecessors, are some of the best headphones around.

Scoring 5 star reviews all around, the Sony WH-1000XM5 are very much designed for those who would rather not splurge on a pair ofApple AirPod Maxheadphones.

In terms of specs and audio, these are extremely similar to Sony's renditions from before. They offer market-leading audio across the lows, mids and highs, excellent noise cancellation, and you get an array of smart ambient features.

The biggest difference with these headphones is the design, offering a completely new look to their predecessor. More minimalist and lighter too.

MacBook Pro with M3 Chip

Buy now from Apple (£1,699), AO (£1,949)

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Does Apple's new MacBook Pro reinvent the wheel? No. Does it feature ground-breaking new features and a revolutionary design…? Also no. What Apple's new MacBook Pro does is ramp up specs and improve on an already popular design.

It features a backlit magic keyboard with touch ID, plus three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port, SDXC card slot, a headphone jack and a MagSafe 3 port. Additionally, it has 36GB unified memory and 1TB SSD storage, but the biggest change here is the processor, now featuring Apple's M3 processor chip. This makes the 2023 MacBook Pro an incredibly powerful computer. Finally, we have an Apple laptop that can keep up with gaming alongside the demands of professional editing and creative software.

DJI Mini 3 Pro

Buy now from Amazon (£573), DJI (£709) and Currys (£588/£728)

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Every year, DJI’s Mini series gets smaller and yet more powerful, cramming high-end specs into a lightweight drone that you can chuck in your bag.

But with all those improvements, comes an eye-watering price, and an increasing fear for your financial status if you crash it. It offers advanced obstacle avoidance features, a rotating lens so you can film portrait or landscape, 4K video, smart flying features like automatic tracking and the ability to follow a subject.

Despite its higher price, this feels like the perfect drone for beginners, those who like to travel, or really anyone in the market for a light-weight, high tech drone.

VAHA S Fitness Mirror

Buy now from VAHA (£1,750)

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Sure, you could go the gym... or, the gym could come to you. That's the idea of the Vaha S Fitness Mirror, giving you a full size mirror that can play over 850 workout classes, and connect you with personal trainers in real time.

The mirror itself is a 32-inch Full HD touchscreen, complete with 30W speakers and a brushed metal finish.

While this is without a doubt one of the the more impressive home workout options, it is also pretty pricey. The mirror alone will cost you £1195 and then there is a £39 a month payment to access classes.

For more cool gadgets, see our round-up of the best smart mirrors to buy for your home.

Therabody Wave Roller

Buy now from Healf (£125), Therabody (£125), Amazon (£148.99)

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The Therabody Wave Roller takes the traditional model of a foam roller and throws a bunch of tech into it. Through the use of vibration therapy and a wave-style texture, this roller helps to work out all of your aches and pains.

It comes with an app that can guide you through a rolling routine, five customisable vibration frequencies and can be used anywhere on the body that needs working out.

Generation Zerøgrand II

Buy for women from Amazon (£103.55), M&S (£130)

Buy for men from Amazon (£100.79)

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The sustainable shoe market is blowing up right now, with major companies trying to create the shoe that leaves the smallest carbon footprint. One of the more unique attempts at this is the recent Generation Zerøgrand II.

These shoes from Cole Haan are made using almost entirely recycled materials. The upper design is made with vegan microfibre made of 21 per cent recycled content and a felt fabric made of 85 per cent plastic bottles. The laces are completely recycled, and the most unique part, the soles have a minimum of 25 per cent natural dandelion rubber!

Sony Linkbuds

Buy now from Currys (£139), Amazon (£149) and Argos (£150)

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Sony has always been at the forefront of headphone technology and with its latest pair, it is doing something rather unique.

These headphones feature a hole in them (by design – don’t worry, no parts are missing). This means you can be more aware of your surroundings and people desperately trying to get your attention while enjoying your music.

It features other clever features like touch control by tapping the skin by your ear and volume that adjusts to match your environment.

LEGO App-controlled Transformation Vehicle

Buy now from Amazon

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When it comes to LEGO, there is a lot of choice. However, this new LEGO Technic set has a unique feature to help it stand out - the ability to control it via an app.

With the app, you can drive the vehicle around, and when you flip the car over (or hit a wall), it will reveal a completely different car below. Because the LEGO car features suspension, you can even drive it over uneven surfaces.

For more LEGO Technic picks check out our list of the best LEGO Technic kits.

Skydio 2

Buy now from Skydio

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There are a lot of drones on the market right now, all offering something slightly different. However, Skydio’s 2 has a unique feature we haven’t seen elsewhere that really helps it to stand out.

Through a technology known as Keyframe, you can plan out routes that the Skydio 2 will follow. You can define complex camera movements and then choose what speed the drone will approach these routes.

Skydio’s aim with this feature was to be able to give anyone the ability to get clean drone shots, no matter their level of skill. Equally, you can use this feature to film yourself doing something if you don’t have someone to pilot it for you.

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

Buy now from Rocketbook (£17.99 ), Amazon (£33.99)

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For the eco-conscious note-taker, this smart notebook has 32 pages that are easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth when paired withPilot Frixion pens. The first reusable notepad of its kind, they claim it feels just like writing on a traditional pad thanks to its special space-aged paper.

Available in a variety of sizes, it’s also compatible with the Rocketbook app. This allows you to scan your notes which will then be saved into a cloud of your choice, so you’ll never lose your work and can easily revisit any sketches, notes and lists in the long run.

KODAK Luma 150 Pocket Projector

Buy now from Amazon (£211.40), Argos (£269.99)

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Portable enough to fit in a briefcase if you need to produce a presentation for work, or yourbackpackif you’d like to watch a film or enlarge your gaming experience on the go, the KODAK Luma 150 portable projector promises to expand the screen to up to 150 inches while delivering bright, vivid images.

It has built-in, surround-sound speakers and a headphone jack for private viewing, with a battery run time of up to 2.5 hours, which is rechargeable via mini USB.

Biolite FirePit

Buy now from Amazon (£189.99), Go Outdoors (£199)

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We love bonfires (and barbecues!) but it does get tiresome having to dance around the fire all evening to dodge the eye-watering smoke. The FirePit eliminates smoke by making your fire hotter. Battery-powered fans at the bottom of the fire basket stoke the flames from beneath, while the mesh sides let plenty of air in.

The improved airflow means the flame burns hotter and more efficiently, therefore producing less smoke. Plus, you can put some charcoal in and rest a grill on the top. The fans last between 7 and 30 hours depending on how high they’re turned up, and the battery can be recharged via USB.

Simba Hybrid® Luxe Mattress - SupportCore™

Buy now from Amazon (£947.40), Mattress Online (£1,579)

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A good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health and wellbeing.

Memory foam mattresses are fashionable, but their spongy embrace isn’t for everyone. Simba’s patented hybrid solution pairs springs with open-cell foam, a memory foam-like material with internal pockets that allow the mattress to disperse heat. This creates a mattress that’s firm, ensures two people sleeping in a bed won’t feel each other move around, and is cooler than memory foam.

The company’s latest upgrade, the Hybrid Luxe, adds a second set of springs to provide extra support and remove any chance of sore joints for side sleepers. Plus, Simba has added a breathable bamboo wool layer just beneath the top layer, to help regulate your temperature and fend off a sweaty night’s sleep.

Transparent Speaker

Buy now from My Theresa (£900), Transparent (£900), Mr Porter (£1,222.37)

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Apart from public toilets, few things in life aren’t made better by being see-through. Case in point, this speaker replaces its housing with tempered glass.

Its creator, the Swedish design studio Transparent, says that its speakers use durable, recyclable materials. Each of the devices can be used alone as a Bluetooth speaker, paired together as a stereo sound system, or plugged into existing audio equipment.

It’s upgradeable too, with a compartment at the rear that can hold and power various modules – a voice assistant, for example, or new wireless tech.

The North Face Dryzzle FutureLight Insulated Jacket

Buy for women from House of Fraser (£149), The North Face (£330)

Buy for men from Alpine Trek (£319.95), The North Face (£330)

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A three-layer coat, the oddly named Dryzzle Futurelight provides a combined high durability and waterproofing to keep you safe out in the heavy rain. North Face applies a material that allows for great breathability so along with not getting wet, you also won't feel like you're getting overly stuffy.

Sonos Arc soundbar

Buy now from Amazon (£798), Currys (£899) and Sonos (£899)

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Offering a hard-to-beat balance of features, design, ease of use and performance, the Sonos Arc, the company’s first Atmos soundbar, is an easy product to love. There are very few soundbars out there that do so much so well. In fact, it's our pick for thebest soundbar.

No matter what you’re watching, it sounds superb. There’s a stunning clarity to dialogue, a fullness to bass and stacks of detail across the frequency range. But when you listen to an Atmos soundtrack, you really hear the added breadth and depth you’d expect from a more immersive 3D soundstage, with sound effects that are placed precisely around and above you, delivered by the Arc’s carefully angled drivers.

Of course, it’ll fit into a wider Sonos multi-room system if you have other Sonos speakers, or act as a superb sound system on its own for crisp, expressive music playback. Its size means you’ll probably want a 55-inch TV or larger though, as it’ll dwarf anything smaller.

Flare Calmer

Buy now from Amazon (£19.95), Gear 4 Music (£20.99)

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What are the most annoying sounds you can think of? Nails scratching down a chalkboard? Car alarms? It could be that our ears, through thousands of years of evolution, are sort of designed to find these sounds particularly unpleasant to act as a warning that danger is imminent.

That’s great for our ancient ancestors, listening out for prowling sabre-tooth tigers, but for us modern humans it’s just plain annoying. In fact, according to audio specialists Flare, the shape of the eardrum itself acts as a bell, adding 20db of distortion-causing resonance.

This irritating distortion could impact on our mental and physical wellbeing, so the idea behind the Flare Calmer earplugs is that they change the shape of the eardrum to cut out the particularly annoying distorted frequencies between 2,000-8,000 Hz. By doing this, they claim to reduce ear fatigue, noise-induced headaches and overall stress levels.

So does it work? Well, it’s hard to tell how much earplugs can reduce your overall stress in the midst of a global pandemic, protests in the streets and the ever-present threat of a toddler walking into your Zoom meetings, but what is certain is that after using them almost constantly for a few weeks now, there are definitely benefits to having them in.

For a start, it is noticeable that the very worst day-to-day frequencies are reduced, and this has the knock-on effect that they are ultimately less annoying. The same can be said when you have them underneath headphones, and although they change the sounds slightly, it makes music a little warmer and notches down the intensity.

Another side effect that has been noted by other users, not that I can verify and wasentirely unexpected by Flare, is that it reduces the constant ringing experienced by those suffering from tinnitus.- AM

Google Pixel 8

Buy now from Amazon (£599), Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone (£26 per month)

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The Google Pixel 8 doesn't just look sleek - it seamlessly blends cutting-edge technology with a vibrant display experience. Its full-screen 6.2-inch OLED display boasts a cinematic 20:9 aspect ratio, delivering crisp visuals with a stunning 1,080 x 2,400 resolution at 428 PPI. Put simply, this means that this phone has a large, vibrant screen that's well-suited for watching movies or enjoying any content with detailed, crisp visuals.

The Pixel 8's display is not only a feast for the eyes but also a marvel of innovation. With Smooth Display technology, it dynamically adjusts its refresh rate from 60 to 120 Hz, ensuring smooth transitions and optimal performance. The Corning Gorilla Glass Victus cover adds durability and resilience to the device, plus, its remarkable 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, coupled with HDR support and a full 24-bit depth for 16 million colours, brings content to life with stunning clarity.

iPhone 15

Buy now from Currys (£749), Amazon (£799), Carphone Warehouse

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There are so many things to love about the iPhone 15 - not only does the main camera shoot in super-high resolution, letting you take amazingly detailed pictures, but this model is splash, water, and dust resistant.

Its body is made from aerospace-grade aluminium, meaning that it's super strong and light, plus, the screen is made with a Ceramic Shield - tougher than any smartphone glass.

Nothing Ear Stick

Buy now from Nothing Tech (£99), Amazon (£99), John Lewis & Partners (£99)

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Weighing in at a feather-light 4.4 grams, these earbuds prioritise comfort without compromising on performance.

Their ergonomic shape ensures a snug fit, while the custom 12.6 mm dynamic driver delivers a rich audio experience. They also feature Clear Voice Technology, so your calls come through crystal clear.

The best thing about Nothing Earbuds? In our opinion, it's the fact that they offer up to 29 hours of listening time, so whether you're listening, gaming, or streaming, these earbuds are crafted to be your reliable companion all day long, uninterrupted.

Marshall Speaker

Buy now from Currys (£259.99), Marshall (£349.99)

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Meet the Marshall Stanmore III, where iconic design meets powerful sound. This speaker isn't just an audio device; it's a statement piece. With its classic Marshall aesthetics, it adds a touch of rock 'n' roll to any space.

Weighing in at just the right balance between substantial and portable, the Stanmore III is a heavyweight in the audio department. Boasting custom-tuned drivers, it delivers a sound that's not just heard but felt—a true sonic experience.

Connectivity is a breeze with Bluetooth 5.0 technology, giving you the freedom to stream your favorite tunes from any device. Crank up the volume, and let the Stanmore III fill your room with music that's as bold as its presence.

Don't be fooled by its vintage exterior; this speaker is equipped with modern features. Fine-tune your audio with the analogue controls for bass, treble, and volume, putting you in command of your sound.

Whether you're hosting a gathering or enjoying a solo jam session, the Stanmore III is your go-to audio companion. It's not just a speaker; it's a piece of audio art that brings your music to life with style and substance.

Arlo Doorbell

Buy now from Amazon (wired - £94.38), Amazon (wireless - £179.99), John Lewis (wireless - £179.99)

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We love the Arlo Essential Smart Video Doorbell because it's not just a doorbell; it's a clever, wire-free device that keeps you connected to your doorstep wherever you are.

Wire-free installation means no fuss, no mess—just a straightforward setup that puts you in control. It also boasts a pretty sleek design that'll blends seamlessly with the aesthetic of most homes, adding both style and security.

In terms of specs, this doorbell is equipped with crystal-clear HD video and a 180-degree viewing angle, ensuring you see every detail you need to see. Motion detection alerts keep you informed, while the two-way audio lets you communicate with your visitors from the convenience of your smartphone. As if that wasn't enough, it's weather-resistant with built-in night vision, so rain or shine, night or day, it'll capture every moment, providing you peace of mind around the clock.

Instax Pal

Buy now from Maplin (£89.99), John Lewis & Partners (£89.99), BH Photo Video ($199.95)

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Meet the Instax Pal, your new pocket-sized partner on holidays, day trips, or any other memorable occasions. Compact and effortlessly portable, this tiny marvel is ready to accompany you wherever life takes you... and with the option to print your memories using the Instax Link printer (sold separately) or share them digitally through the Instax Pal app, reliving your experiences has never been more convenient.

Despite its size, the Instax Pal packs a wide-angle lens, ensuring that all your friends can squeeze into the frame. The detachable multi-use keyring not only doubles as a viewfinder but also transforms into a handy tripod, guaranteeing perfectly lined-up shots every time.

And, if you usually fall victim to missing out on being part of your own photos, you're in luck – you can use your phone to shoot remotely or set a timer. All this, and it has a battery life that lasts for up to 850 shots - what's more to love!

HP Spectre Fold

Buy now from HP, Currys (£4,999)

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Introducing the HP Spectre Fold OLED 17" 2-in-1 Laptop, a transformative device that seamlessly transitions between laptop, tablet, and desktop modes. How, you ask? It's simple - its innovative 2.5K OLED screen folds in half, so it can totally adapt to your needs. Just unfold for a cinematic 17" tablet with a kickstand and wireless keyboard, slightly fold for a powerful laptop, or utilise the full desktop setup (pictured above).

Other than it's flexible form, there's much to love about this HP model. Powered by a 12th gen Intel Core i7 processor, the Spectre Fold ensures seamless performance across applications, complemented by Intel Iris Xe graphics for efficient video editing and casual gaming. Its included stylus is also great for completing creative tasks, while a spacious 1 TB SSD and 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM caters to storage needs and efficient multitasking.

GoPro Hero 12

Buy now from Amazon (£399), Currys (£339.99), GoPro (£399.99)

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Most of us aren't strangers to a GoPro, so what's different about this one? The words 'game-changer' and 'powerhouse' have been used to describe this GoPro Hero 12, but if you need a bit more convincing, let's delve further into its specs.

With ultra-sharp 5.3K resolution video at a super smooth 60 fps and epic 27-megapixel photos, the content you shoot on this model will be infused with fine details, realistic textures, and impressive contrast. The Hero 12 supports wide, tall, or square uploads, meaning you can share these creations on your socials easily, too.

The GoPro Hero 12 has award-winning HyperSmooth 6.0 stabilisation technology, which put simply, ensures that even the wildest adventures result in silky-smooth footage. This means that you can dive into every scene with HDR, capturing more light and shadow detail, while the Enduro battery allows you to shoot for longer, even in cold temperatures. It also boasts features like Horizon Lock for steady horizons, allows quick edits on the GoPro Quik app, and creative options like Night Effects.

K1 Max AI Fast 3D Printer

Buy now from Creality Store (£859), Amazon (£889)

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If you're looking to invest in a 3D printer, the K1 Max AI Fast Printer is a pretty impressive option. Boasting a 600mm/s Printing Speed and an impressive 300x300x300mm Large Build Volume, its technology is cutting edge.

Powered by AI-assisted printing, this model incorporates AI LiDAR and AI camera technology to monitor and prevent potential failures, ensuring your creations come to life seamlessly. It works effortlessly in high temperatures, with a rapid heating time of 200℃ in just 40 seconds and a robust extrusion force delivering up to 32mm³/s flow. You can also take control of your printing remotely by connecting to LAN or the Internet, as well as enjoying a fresh and healthy work environment with the built-in integrated air purifier.

For those aiming for volume production, multiple machines can be clustered into groups, providing an efficient solution for large-scale projects. Fully assembled and user-friendly, this 3D printer goes the extra mile with self-checks that automatically initiate on the first startup, ensuring all components are functioning seamlessly.

Ekster Parliament Wallet

Buy now from Ekster (£65), Amazon (£95)

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The Ekster Wallet blends style and functionality to simplify your daily transactions. With the capacity to hold 1-12 cards and bills, this wallet provides quick access at the click of a button, all while championing sustainability through environmentally certified leather. Its RFID-blocking technology ensures security, thwarting wireless theft and safeguarding your essentials.

If you choose to get an optional tracker card (compatible with iOS 11/Android 5 and above), your wallet will arrive complete with a solar-powered tracker that covers a worldwide Lost & Found Platform with a range of up to 200 ft (60 m). Beyond its primary function of locating your wallet or phone, this versatile tracker is voice-activated, compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri, and even features a selfie-mode for remote group selfies.

Petcube Bites 2 Lite

Buy now from Amazon (£149), John Lewis (£149.99), Argos (£150)

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Many of us want to stay connected to our pets wherever we are, and the PetCube Bites 2 Lite allows us to do just that. Designed to prevent anxious behaviour in cats and dogs, the PetCube lets you see, talk to, and give treats to your pet while out of the house. It also doubles as a smart speaker, with over 80,000 Alexa skills enabled with one click. To activate your voice assistant, you just have to press a button in the app.

In terms of monitoring, this device offers a wide-angle view and sharp 1080p HD video, complete with night vision and 8x digital zoom for up-close details. The Bites 2 Lite ensures full room coverage with a 160-degree view, creating a comprehensive pet surveillance solution. It also has a manufacturer's 2-year frame guarantee, making it the perfect addition to your pet-loving household.

Electric Shiatsu Massage Chair Zero Gravity SL Track Recliner Full Body Massage

Buy now from Mano Mano (£939.99)

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If you're looking for a gadget to improve your sense of relaxation, you might want to check out this Electric Shiatsu Massage Chair. This chair boasts 8 auto modes, 6 massage techniques, and 3 intensity adjustments, so you can programme your massage experience for optimal relaxation. It also has a built-in SL track which follows the body's natural curve, delivering a full-body massage from neck to hip. The chair's body scanning function automatically adjusts the massage roller to accommodate different users.

Beyond its massage capabilities, this chair offers versatility with a 3-level zero gravity position and a reclining feature that allows for a 180° lie-down position. The reversible footrest, equipped with calf airbags, serves multiple purposes—acting as a footstand for leg rest or providing a soothing calf massage. There's also a waist heater for blood circulation and to relieve fatigue, plus it has an easy-to-adjust remote control, breathable head cushion, and a convenient side pocket for storage.

HyperX Clutch Gladiate RGB Gaming Controller for Xbox

Buy now from Amazon (£47.28)

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This controller doesn't just look cool - it's equipped with a number of functions that'll improve your gaming experience. Designed for discerning players seeking precision and customisable controls, this officially licensed wired controller is tailored for Xbox, offering dual trigger locks and rear buttons that empower you to tailor your gameplay to match your unique style.

The controller's dual rumble motors and impulse triggers bring an immersive force feedback experience, taking your gaming sessions to new heights.

As well as this, the controller has three different effects and a palette of seven customisable colours — all of which operate without the need for additional software. There's also a 3.5mm stereo jack for easy connection to your preferred wired headset, plus, the included USB-C to USB-A connector ensures direct compatibility with Xbox Series X|S consoles, making setup a breeze.

Bluetooth Cassette Player

Buy now from Selfridges (£149.99), Amazon (blue - £181.73), Amazon (orange - £181.73)

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These modernised Bluetooth cassette players are all about nostalgia. Inspired by classic cassette players, they feature traditional controls like fast forward/rewind buttons and a headphone output, alongside modern touches such as a rechargeable lithium battery providing 12 hours of playback and a Bluetooth 5.1 connection for seamless wireless use with headphones or speakers.

These cassette players not only deliver an authentic analogue sound experience with top-tier audio quality, but they also showcase a sleek design reminiscent of iconic devices like the Sony Walkman TPS-l2. Replacing plastic with an aluminium case, they're perfect for adding a retro charm to your home, plus, they're the available in orange (SERGE), Blue (KURT), and Grey (KEITH).

Snore Circle Muscle Stimulation Anti-Snoring Device

Buy now from Amazon (£119), Selfridges (£135)

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This anti-snoring device is specially designed for a quieter night's sleep. Crafted from PET, ABS, and Medical-Grade conductive strips, this discreet little gadget employs micro impulses to address snoring issues effectively.

Compact and weighing just 10g (23g with the charge base), this gadget is comfortable to use, and also comes with a user-friendly app which allows you to collect and view sleep data at your fingertips. It also boasts a 50-hour standby time, easy accessibility through the App Store or Google Play, plus, it comes with a 12-month warranty for added peace of mind.

ZENS The Liberty Glass Dual Wireless Charger

Buy now from Selfridges (£180), Amazon (£175.84)

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This ZENS Liberty Glass Dual Wireless Charger is just what you need if you've been looking to up your wireless charging game. Featuring a sleek black casing, tempered glass surface and a visible aluminium base, this super-stylish charger can be placed anywhere in your home and look aesthetically pleasing, while still offering top-tier functionality.

With 16 coils providing freedom of charge placement, ZENS' product charges two devices simultaneously and also supports an additional device through its USB-A output port. It operates at 60W with a USB-C PD input, ensuring efficient and fast charging for all Qi-enabled phones and compatible devices. This product also has a 3-year extended warranty for your peace of mind.

MEATER Plus Smart Meat Thermometer

Buy now from Dukes Hill (£81), Amazon (£99), Lakeland (£99)

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Whether you're a keen chef, cooking novice or BBQ fanatic, MEATER's handy Smart Meat Thermometer is the perfect gadget for any kitchen. This thermometer uses Bluetooth and dual temperature sensors to determine both the internal meat temperature and the ambient/external temperature of your oven simultaneously, meaning you can achieve the perfect results with your cooking, while also ensuring that your grill or oven is operating at the right temperature.

Crafted with durable stainless steel and ceramic construction, this thermometer is not only water-resistant but dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. It has a rechargeable battery that delivers over 24 hours of continuous cooking.

Ninja Creami

Buy now from Amazon (£199), Very (£199) and Argos (£200)

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If you're looking to up your kitchen gadget game, you might want to take a look at the Ninja CREAMi. This sleek gadget may look simple, but it allows you to make seven different types of frozen desserts, including ice cream, gelato, sorbet, smoothie bowls, milkshakes and more.

How does it work, you ask? It's easy - all you have to do is fill a tub, pop it in the freezer for 24 hours, and in 2 minutes, the machine will turn it into a dessert of your choice. To make life even more simple, the Ninja CREAMi also has removable, dishwasher-safe parts to make cleaning quick and easy.

Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station

Buy now from B&Q (£681), Amazon (£1,099)

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The Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station is a compact powerhouse for all your outdoor endeavours. Charging fully in just under 2 hours from a wall outlet or with solar panels, this gadget offers dual 100W PD ports for quick and steady power to phones, iPads, drones, cameras, and much more.

With multiple output ports, including 21000W AC ports, 1*USB A, and a DC car port, the Explorer 1000 Pro supports simultaneous charging of up to 7 devices, boasting a robust 1002Wh capacity.

Engineered for durability, this cool gadget supports 1000 charge cycles and maintains an ultra-low self-discharge rate, making it an ideal companion for off-grid living and power outages. The pure sine wave inverter ensures stable and noise-free power (46dB), while the built-in Battery Management System (BMS) enhances battery longevity. The Explorer 1000 Pro also features an adjustable LED light to cater to outdoor lighting needs.

McLEAR Contactless Payment Smart Ring

Buy now from Amazon (£89.99)

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The McLEAR Contactless Payment Smart Ring is all about offering effortless transactions. Crafted from durable zirconia ceramic, this gadget lets you make contactless payments with a simple wave of your hand, eliminating the need for your phone or bulky wallet.

With global acceptance at Visa payWave terminals, this gadget can provide you with reliable and secure payments, plus, it has built-in NFC tech to ensure speed and peace of mind. Unlike your typical smart devices, RingPay never needs charging, so you'll never be stuck without access to your cash - and, the handy accompanying app also offers spending insights, cashback management, and more.

Ray-Ban Meta Wayfarer (Standard) Smart Glasses

Buy now from Sunglass Hut (£299), Very (£299), Vision Express (£299)

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Everyone loves Ray-Bans, but these Meta versions just took sunglasses to another level. These cool gadget glasses seamlessly blend iconic Ray-Ban style with Meta technology, resulting in a sophisticated, understated accessory that actually enhances your daily experiences.

They boast high-performance lenses that deliver advanced clarity, comfort, and 100% UVA & UVB protection, and are available in sun, polarised, or 'Transitions' options. This means that whether you're soaking up the sun or navigating changing light conditions, these lenses have you covered... They're even prescription lens-compatible for those of us who wear glasses or contacts.

The standout feature of these smart glasses is the fact that they have an ultra-wide 12 MP camera and a five-mic system integrated within them, which means you to effortlessly capture high-quality photos and videos by using them. The hands-free function, driven by voice commands, enables you to make calls, send messages, and manage media settings without lifting a finger, and there are even discreet open-ear speakers so you can play music or make calls while staying connected to your surroundings.

As if this wasn't enough, these glasses link up to messaging apps like WhatsApp and Messenger and can be used for hands-free communication. Additionally, they can livestream special moments directly to Instagram and Facebook whenever you want to share your perspective. The even have an impressive battery life and storage capacity.

The Smart Garden 9

Buy now from Amazon (£195.95), eBay (£195.95)

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If you've always dreamed of growing your own fresh produce but never had the space, time, or expertise, this Smart Garden is a game-changer. Designed for the busy homeowner, it allows you to cultivate fresh and flavourful herbs, fruits, and vegetables from the comfort of inside your home using biodegradable plant pods containing seeds and nutrients - just like the pods you'd put in a coffee machine.

After you've planted your pods, the automated system takes care of watering, light, and nutrient distribution, ensuring optimal growth conditions for your plants. It makes a perfect gift for eco-conscious friends or those who simply love homegrown food.

Smart Segmental Body Composition Scale

Buy now from Harrods (£459), Amazon (£464.99)

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This cutting-edge fitness gadget is designed to provide comprehensive insights into your fitness journey. Although it looks like your average scale, it goes way beyond conventional metrics, measuring 11 different factors crucial for a holistic understanding of your body composition.

As well as weight and BMI, it can measure muscle quality and total body water (TBW), employing advanced biometric impedance analysis to deliver precise and accurate measurements. In other words, this means that it sends a low-level electrical signal through the body to analyse factors like fat, muscle, and water content, all to give you an accurate depiction of where your body is at in that moment.

What sets this scale apart is the fact that it integrates with your smartphone, thanks to its wireless Bluetooth connection. This feature not only lets you access your results easily, but also enables you to track your fitness progress over time, thus allowing for a more nuanced and personalised approach to achieving your health and fitness goals.

Medium RecoveryAir JetBoots

Buy now from American Golf (£649), Harrods (£699) and Currys (£799)

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If you're a fitness enthusiast seeking effective post-workout recovery, you'll love Therabody's Jet Boots. Designed to alleviate muscle fatigue, swelling, and stiffness, these compression boots have integrated motors that apply targeted pressure for 60 seconds. This dynamic compression not only feels soothing but also enhances blood flow, promoting quicker recovery by aiding in the repair of damaged muscle fibres.

These comfortable boots have a portable design that makes them convenient for on-the-go use, plus, a 240-minute total battery life. The package includes two RecoveryAir compression boots with integrated pumps, a 36W charger with a jack port, and a handy boots pouch to make your life as easy as possible. They're a must-have for anyone looking to enhance their recovery routine and keep pushing their fitness goals without the hindrance of muscle soreness.

AllBirds Tree Dasher 2

Buy for women from AllBirds (£125), Amazon (£135.23)

Buy for men from AllBirds (£125), Amazon (£136.50)

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The AllBirds Tree Dasher 2 are a pair of shoes that will especially appeal to the eco-friendly runner. Made from a eucalyptus tree fibre knit, with shoelaces from recycled plastic bottles, this is a shoe with a small carbon footprint.

Despite this, these shoes still offer a comfortable performance and a lightweight design - perfect for both long-distance runners and rapid sprinters.

Ember Mug2and Travel Mug²

Buy mug from Amazon (£146.18), Currys (£149.95), Ember (£149.95)

Buy travel mug from Healf (£194.95), Amazon (£199.95), Ember (£199.95)

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Nothing stirs the soul of a Brit more than the thought of a piping hot cup of tea. However, a cold and forgotten cuppa is practically an insult to British traditions. The Ember Mug2is a very elegant (if expensive), solution to this distinctly British problem.

By connecting the Ember mug to your smartphone via the accompanying app, you get a notification when your brew has reached your perfect temperature, and a heating element in the bottom of the mug keeps it toasty warm until you have finished every last drop.

Weirdly, when we tested it out we found you had to use two teabags to get a good strong brew and were a little disappointed that it can’t be charged via USB (something to do with it drawing a lot of power means it needs its own plug socket), but that is a small price to pay for a sizable 414ml mug of perfectly temperate tea. Milk, no sugar (and two bags) please.

You can also now pick up the Ember Travel Mug², which is great for warm drinks on the go.-AM

Theragun Prime massage gun

Buy from Currys (£175), Boots (£175) and Currentbody (£233)

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Recently you might have noticed that social media is filled with deeply satisfying slow-mo videos of people pummelling their legs with massage guns, but what exactly is going on? Well rather than having to fork out on physiotherapy, massage guns are like having a private masseur on hand for a quick post-workout session – the Theragun is one such gadget.

It looks like a cross between a weapon and a power tool (and actually when you switch it on you could be forgiven for thinking it's both) but in reality, the Theragun Prime is a percussive therapy device, designed to massage your muscles by rapidly applying pressure to your body up to 40 times per second.

It claims to get 60 per cent deeper into your muscles than other massagers, increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation, muscle tension, and working out any knots that have developed.

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