Top 10 gadgets of 2017 (so far)

With so many devices already making our heads buzz this year, we couldn't keep them under our hats. From wearable technology to smart home helpers, we've picked our 10 favourite gadgets of the year… so far.

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Withings Steel HR

It’s not just Apple that are designing smart watches. Nokia have taken a stab at it too, and it’s resulted in the stylish Withings Steel HR. Not only does this piece of wearable technology fit seamlessly around your wrist and turns incredibly smoothly, it will track your heart rate and act as your personal assistant. More details here.

Amazon Kindle Oasis

If you call yourself a bookworm, the new Kindle is a must-have. It’s the thinnest, lightest and has the highest resolution of any e-reader Amazon has created. This means it’s easier than ever to browse, buy, download, and read your favourite e-books. More details here.

Sony PS4

Perhaps you’re a gamer, too? Then you’ll want to check out the latest PS4. Sony have designed the console with a more modern and slimmer look. One of its standout features is the HDR-enabled gaming, which brings games to life on HD TV screens. More details here.

iPad 9.7-inch

It it’s possible, the new iPad lets you have even more fun than the previous model. Whether you’re learning new skills, playing games or surfing the web, you’ll experience a better display and performance with the new 9.7-inch retina display and 64-bit A9 chip. More details here.

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It’s being called the world’s most advanced TV, and it’s easy to see why. The specs say it all… 4K, HDR and a 49 inch screen measurement. Unlike your bog-standard telly, it can handle millions of colours, giving you a punchier, more thrilling HDR picture. And it looks great too, with a sleek and streamlined design. More details here.

Apple Watch

The second smartwatch on our list comes from tech experts, Apple. Its mission is to make you healthier. The watch is bursting with health and wellbeing features to help you stay active and connected. It is also water resistant and has a built in dual-core processor, so you can trust it’s always on top of its game. More details here.

Nest Learning Thermostat

This smart thermostat can control your home’s hot water by talking wirelessly to your boiler and radiators. Using an app on your smartphone, you can make it adjust to your routine, so you save energy and your heating doesn’t eat into your bank balance all day long. More details here.

Philips Hue Lightbulbs

Just three clever bulbs can illuminate your home like never before. Using HomeKit, Google Home or Amazon Echo, you can set the bulbs to different colours and dim or brighten them at different times. Now that’s a bright idea! More details here.

Smarter Coffee Machine

You may be surprised to find a coffee machine on our top 10 list, but this is no ordinary coffee machine. Using the Smarter App, you can wirelessly connect to the device and control your coffee cravings… choose how many cups you’re making, adjust the coffee strength and keep your cuppa warm until you’re ready to take a sip. More details here.

AKG K92 Headphones

AKG are setting the standard for affordable on-ear headphones. Though you’ll find them at the less expensive end of the market, this gadget is far from cheap and nasty. In fact, it’s gold finishing that makes them look stylish, and with their springy band they’re comfy too. The quality of sound is up to scratch as well… smooth, clear and makes for easy listening. More details here.