We’re always on the lookout for fun new tech, but this week we’ve found some proper winners.
Get snapping with retro cameras like Nikon’s vintage-inspired Nikon Z fc or try Dubblefilm’s 35mm film camera in an eye-popping 80s colourway for real vintage vibes.
For homeware there’s a snazzy Kenwood mixer with tonnes of hidden capabilities and Ikea speaker sneakily disguised as a picture frame (artwork included).
And if you’re looking to bump up your home cinema experience, try Polk’s new soundbar or the ever-so-affordable Roku Express streaming service.
Nikon Z fc
Nikon’s gorgeous retro throwback performs as well as it looks thanks to a hi-res adjustable screen, speedy autofocus, 11fps burst shooting and USB-C support.
The premium magnesium-alloy build and a gorgeous optical viewfinder aren’t too shabby, either.
£899 (body only), nikon.co.uk
Kenwood Titanium Chef Baker XL
Kenwood’s mixer is rammed with all sorts of useful features, from built-in scales for on-device weighing to different attachments that bless it with different
These include blenders and lasagne rollers.
Amazon Echo Dot Kids (4th generation)
What do you get when you take an Amazon Echo Dot, give it playful tiger and panda paint jobs, load it with parental controls and aim it at the little people in your life? A wonderfully sprog-friendly smart speaker.
Polk React soundbar
Polk’s soundbar has built-in Alexa smarts, including the ability to call other Alexa users, and multi-room audio support.
Packed with plenty of audio tech to make your ears happy, it supports Dolby Digital and 5.1 virtual surround sound too.
Dubblefilm Show 35mm film camera
In an attempt to make film photography more accessible for anyone wanting to learn the basics of analogue photography, this pocket-friendly camera takes on the guise of a disposable snapper. You can reuse it with 35mm film.
From £45, analoguewonderland.co.uk
Do you crave seriously affordable HD streaming?
This miniature device may not be the most powerful player but with an included remote and access to app favourites like Netflix and BBC iPlayer, it offers undeniable bang for your buck.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ
These sleek earbuds feature active noise cancelling and passive sealing to mercifully block out the distracting noises of the outside world.
Six monitoring microphones, finely tuned sound and up to 20 hours of total playtime round the specs off rather nicely.
Ikea SYMFONISK picture frame speaker
Ikea’s latest camouflaged speaker features a sleek, minimal design and a replaceable front panel for mixing up the look as you see fit.
Hung on a wall, its Sonos-powered innards make for a formidable (yet invisible) listening experience.
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