The Lust List: new tech we want this week

Squeezing into this week’s Lust List are gadgets to get you fit, improve your smile and also brew the perfect cuppa.

Now, we’re not going to lie: some of the gadgets in this list are a bit on the pricey side. But, it’s not like we’re off on holidays or spending money on seeing our mates, is it?

On the more budgetable side, there’s an excellent new phone from Nokia – yes, Nokia – that gives you all the features you need from an Android device at a decent price.

Read on, for the the top bits of tech that caught our eye this week.

Vaonis Vespera

Aspiring stargazers will love this smart telescope. It’s been designed to make astronomy easy by hooking up to your smartphone or tablet to guide you to the most fascinating parts of the night sky and subsequently capture them.

£1,335 (available for pre-order), vaonis.com

Acer Chromebook Spin 514

Acer’s latest Google-based laptop raises the bar quite significantly when it comes to performance. For starters, AMD innards means it’s more powerful than your average Chromebook, while it also promises up to ten hours’ battery life and boasts a robust design.

From £499 (available March), acer.com

Peloton Tread

If the guilt of eating copious amounts of Quality Street is still weighing heavily on your mind and gut, Peloton has a new connected cardio plaything: a treadmill combining top-quality fullbody training with live and on-demand cardio workouts.

From £2,295, onepeloton.co.uk

Tula Mic

Part portable USB mic, part adorably retrostyled recorder, this striking device has its sights set on content creators and podcast enthusiasts looking to record quality audio on the fly with a decent level of playback control.

£145.55, tulamics.com

Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition

To commemorate the 35th birthday of the original Super Mario Bros, Nintendo has given its modular console a red-and-blue paint job in a nod to the iconic colour scheme of the company’s most famous mascot.

£279.99 (available February 12), currys.co.uk

Nokia 5.4

This surprisingly feature-rich Android smartphone comes with a 48-megapixel quad camera, image stabilisation and video capture at 60 frames per second, alongside a 6.39in punch-hole display, a two-day battery and a wonderfully low price tag.

£159.99, amazon.co.uk

Q Acoustics Q Active 200

From voice control support and the ability to play music from sources like Spotify Connect and Apple AirPlay 2, to their War Of The Worlds-inspired stands and 280W sound output, these high-resolution active loudspeakers will certainly impress.

£1,499, qacoustics.co.uk

Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige

The latest artificially intelligent teeth cleaner promises to adapt your brushing style by automatically selecting the appropriate mode and adjusting the intensity of the vibrations, alongside real-time app guidance for customised coaching.

Price tba (available April), philips.co.uk

Panasonic SoundSlayer SC-HTB01 Final Fantasy edition

The Japanese AV giant partners with gaming studio Square Enix for a Final Fantasy-inspired version of its SoundSlayer soundbar.

Expect three game enhancing modes including the Dolby Atmos-supporting SoundSlayer mode and FPS mode for more accurate directional sound.

£249.99 (available spring), panasonic.com

Smarter iKettle

Ask Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri to pop the kettle on with this WiFi-equipped, app-controlled kettle that’s also smart enough to sync to your morning alarm or start boiling as soon as you step through the door.

From £99, smarter.am

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