The best gadgets gear in 2021

The headphones: Sony WH-1000XM4

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Weight: 255g | Battery life: 30 hours | Noise cancelling: Yes

The Sony WH-1000XM4 (£258) maintains Sony’s outstanding gadgets gear run at the top of the over-ear headphones pack, sitting atop our rankings for best headphones overall and best-in-class for noise cancellation. The new WH-1000XM4 doesn’t rewrite the wheel in comparison to its predecessors, but it does make a few minor modifications to keep them on the cutting edge. You’ll receive outstanding noise cancellation, long battery life, innovative sound, and a comfortable fit — a winning combination.

Price: £258

The laptop: Dell XPS 13 (2020)


Weight: 1.2kg | Battery life: 12 hours | Screen: 13.4-inch 1080p/4K

The Dell XPS 13 (from £999) is currently the finest laptop available. This small and light 13-inch laptop is powerful enough to handle a hard job. Non-glare displays, Full HD or UHD resolutions, and touchscreen versions are among the configuration choices. It has a relatively compact footprint due to the thin screen bezel, making it simple to pack in any bag. Basic gaming is now possible with to the inclusion of Tiger Lake CPUs and Xe graphics to the newest models, enabling for Rocket League and other mobile games.

Price: From £999

The fitness tracker: Fitbit Charge 4


Weight: 49g | Battery life: 7 days | Sensors: Optical HR, SpO2, GPS

The Fitbit Charge 4 (£119) is an excellent place to start if you don’t already own a fitness tracker. It’s a fitness all-rounder that delivers a heck of a lot of smarts in a tidy, comfortable band for everyday use, with GPS built-in, superb activity and sleep monitoring, and new heart rate capabilities gadgets gear.

Price: £119

The Bluetooth speaker: UE Megaboom 3

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Weight: 925g | Battery life: 20 hours | Waterproof: IP67

From all of the Bluetooth speakers we’ve tested, the UE Megaboom 3 (£169) is the clear winner. It outperforms its competitors in terms of functionality, sound quality, and value, with a 20-hour battery life and the ability to stereo pair and daisy chain with other UE speakers gadgets gear.

Price: £169

The running shoes: Saucony Endorphin Speed 2


Heel drop 8mm | Weight 224g (mens), 198g (womens)

The Endorphin Speed 2 (£160) from Saucony is a full running shoe kit. Despite stiff competition, this running shoe triumphs because to its speed, reactivity, and adaptability – all at an affordable price. The Endorphin Speed 2’s springy PWRRUN PD foam, nylon plate, and SPEEDROLL midsole technology work together to provide the ideal heel-to-toe transition shoe gadgets gear.

Mens&Womens Price:£160

The 4K TV: LG OLED65G1

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Display: 65inch 4K OLED | Smarts: webOS | Connections: HDMI 2.1 x4, USB, Wi-Fi

The greatest TV you can purchase right now is this 65-inch OLED. The LG OLED65G1 (£2,999) delivers excellent image quality thanks to revolutionary ‘evo’ OLED technology, a best-in-class webOS interface, a slew of HDMI 2.1 connections for next-gen gaming, and it all comes in a sleek 20mm chassis gadgets gear.

Price: £2,999

The BBQ: Char-Broil Gas2Coal 2.0 330

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Fuel: Gas, charcoal | Grill size: 61 x 44.5cm

As summer approaches and outdoor parties become all the rage, a show-stopping BBQ is exactly what the doctor ordered. The Char-Broil Gas2Coal 2.0 330 (from £470) is a high-quality grill that can be used with both gas and charcoal. This BBQ produces incredible barbecue flavour, especially when cooked with gas. Then it’s only a matter of removing the bars and adding a tray to cover the gas burners to convert to charcoal.

Price: From £470

The smartphone: Apple iPhone 12

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Screen: 6.1-inch OLED | Processor: A14 Bionic | Cameras: 12MP wide, ultra-wide

In 2021, the iPhone 12 (£699) is our top selection for the finest smartphone you can buy. The iPhone 12 combines Apple’s signature swift software experience, a new and exciting design, superb photography, and some neat new features with a decent sub-£800 price. Its Pro-equivalents and Android rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra may have more horsepower, but the iPhone 12 combines Apple’s signature swift software experience, a new and exciting design, superb photography, and some neat new features with a decent sub-£800 price.

Price: £699

The video doorbell: Nest Hello Video Doorbell

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Video: 1600 x 1200, IR Night Vision | Field of view 160 degree

The Google Nest Video Doorbell (£205) has all of the features you’d expect from a video doorbell, plus a few extras. The Google offshoot’s interface is generally sleek, letting you to easily configure alarms and set pre-recorded messages. If you want to go all-in on the smarts, there’s (optional) facial recognition, as well as continuous recording, excellent video quality, and detailed zoom.

Price: £205

The tablet: Apple iPad Air


Screen: 10.9-inch | Battery life: Unspecified/10 hours | Weight: 458g

The iPad Pro is fantastic, but for most people, the refreshed iPad Air (from £529) is the better option. The most recent model even takes its contemporary design cues from the much more costly iPad Pro. You receive a high-resolution screen, easy-to-use software, and a large app library. When it comes to apps built particularly for tablets, no platform can compete. Apple’s newest tablet attachments, such as the Magic Keyboard (£271) and Apple Pencil (£117), are also compatible with the new model.

Price: From £529

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