Nike Plus Kinect Training
Sure, tis the season to be jolly but you don't always have to be rotund to feel properly festive, no matter how Santa might look. I've been trying out the range of Nike+ products recently and while the Nike+ Training and Fuel Band gubbins have been fun to use, this is the one that takes the crown. It was the first time I properly used Kinect and I was amazed at how well it kept me in check while I was ballsing up most of the exercises.
LG Tone+ HBS-730 Bluetooth headphones
I picked these up a few months ago and they've rarely left my neck since. I know we're supposed to put things we want in our wishlists, but I really think I'm going to need another pair due to the fact I'm wearing them out a rate of knots. The apt-X technology provides crystal clear sound, the battery lasts for yonks thanks to the headband and the controls are easy to use – plus they can connect to a phone and tablet at once. That's Geek Christmas right there.
Motorola Razr i
As phones and tablets editor, I try to contain myself to one slot each Christmas for these devices given that I write about them all day, every day. It was a tough one this year, as there are so many decent handsets out there – in fact, the Razr i is only at number 11 in our Top 20 best mobile phones list. However, there's something hugely impressive about the edge-to-edge display and the compact size… I spent a few days with its US cousin, the Razr M, earlier this year and it's definitely my back up phone of choice.
PSB M4U 2 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Two pairs of headphones? I know, madness. But we need different things for different activities and these are tops for long journeys or extended movie marathons on your phone or tablet. These headphones not only feel premium (and they should, for the price) but the noise cancelling is second to none. There are also two modes available to amplify sound as well, so you won't drain your phone battery to get the best audio. Plus they come in a carry case, which is always fun and posh.
Parrot A.R. Drone 2.0
I asked for this two years ago and nobody bought it for me. Perhaps they don't love me; or perhaps they knew that it was rather expensive and I'd break it in about three hours. I still desperately want one. That's the key point really, because as the years advance I get more and more 'practical' presents… what I really want is something to unpack, charge, wait to play with all day and then annoy my Nan with. This ticks all those boxes, plus I can fight John McCann when he gets one too.