The TechRadar Christmas wishlist

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Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate

If you're a music lover who travels around a lot, there's no better gadget to have in your arsenal than a Bluetooth speaker. And not only is the Jabra Solemate compact, it sounds brilliant and the battery lasts for about 63 years without a recharge (moderate exaggeration alert). The Solemate even TALKS you through the Bluetooth pairing process and verbally updates you on the state of its battery! If only it was a bit cheaper I'd give one to everyone I know.

Atomic Floyd SuperDarts


These were on my list last year and they're on my list again this Christmas for the sole reason that they are just the brilliantest earphones I've ever used. They set the benchmark for portable sound quality and nothing beats them in this price bracket. The SuperDarts are also great for making and taking phone calls, and even work with Android if you can live without the volume controls on the remote working. If we were genetically compatible I'd have the SuperDarts' babies.

Philips Fidelio L1


Every music lover needs multiple pairs of headphones in their box of tricks, and the Fidelio L1 is a gorgeous pair if ever there was one. Like the SuperDarts, build quality is first rate: a lot of love and care went into putting these things together and luckily they sound as good as they look, too. Forget Beats by Dre, if you want to hear "music as the artist intended" look no further.

Asus VivoBook S200

Asus Vivobook

I seem to be getting more expensive as I go here, but I'd love to get an Asus VivoBook S200 for Christmas. It's a gorgeous touchscreen Windows 8 laptop that offers a supreme holy trinity of P's – a blend of performance, price and portability.

At £449.99 it's not as cheap as some laptops out there but the build quality, the responsive touchscreen and general loveliness made it an office favourite as soon as it came out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

I had to include a mobile device in here somewhere, and in my opinion there's nothing out there that comes close to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I simply don't buy into the notion that it's too big or that you look stupid when using it to make calls. I don't buy tech to make me look good (I'll leave that to all those celebrity-endorsed headphone purchasers), I buy it to enhance my life and the Note 2 does that more than any phone I've ever used.