Toshiba Camileo S20
Price £120
www.toshiba.com

There are plenty of pocket-sized camcorders available these days, but Toshiba’s Camileo S20 is one of our favourites. The S20 measures just 17mm thick so it’s easy to stick it into your pocket when you’re out and about, but it’s solidly built and provides full 1080p high-def resolution for video and 5 megapixel for still photos. It’s also got a 3in preview screen, built-in flash, and a neat self-timer option so that you can snap yourself with your friends.

iHome iP49
Price £149.95
www.ihomeaudio.com

It’s a little more expensive than some of the other portable speaker systems we’ve seen, but the iP49 is certainly one of the best. The compact design is very attractive, as it folds flat when you need to slide it into a case or backpack, and it has a built-in alarm clock and rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 15 hours. However, it’s the sound quality that really stands out, thanks to the Bongiovi technology – designed by a cousin of Jon Bon Jovi himself – which produces a really rich, full sound.