Nifty Gadgets That Would Impress Even 007

These gorgeous gadgets will make you feel like you're in a Bond movie. They also make excellent Christmas gifts...

Not sure what to get the person who has everything? We’ve found some of the coolest gadgets and gizmos.

OPEN INVITE

As any host knows, air-kissing and canapé art leave little time for wrestling with wine bottles mid-Christmas drinks party. Luckily, Cuisinart’s automatic wine opener will have you uncorking in mere seconds, all at the push of a button.

Cordless wine opener, £45, cuisinart.co.uk

LIGHT MY FIRE

As the temperature drops and the nights draw in, it’s time to think about lighting the fire and snuggling up.  Set the mood this season with a sleek and slender fire lighter to light up those candles and get that fireplace roaring. Available in six colours (our favourite is this brushed gold), The Wand from S.T. Dupont has a powerful blue torch flame  – and comes with a refill. The perfect decorative object for lighting any candle in an instant, both indoors and out, The Wand makes a seriously stylish Christmas gift (or keep it for yourself – we won’t judge).

BANG ON

It would be impossible to list just one cool credential of Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Edge, but let’s start with the minimal coin-like frame, devised in partnership with lighting-whizz Michael Anastassiades. Then there’s our favourite feature: volume adjustment that requires just a gentle roll backwards or forwards. Sublime!

£2,900, bang-olufsen.com

HEATING WARS

Nest’s Learning thermostat, from £219 or £279 with installation, programmes itself to save energy. It can be controlled from your phone, tablet or computer.

Learning thermostat, £219 from Nest

BEAUTY SLEEP

Drift away to music, monitor and manage snoring, or set a smart alarm to wake you up gently with this Bluetooth-connected Soundasleep pillow, £70.

Soundasleep pillow, £70

SERIES BINGER

With the Apple TV 4K, you can use your iOS device to control your TV, access the App Store and stream your favourite films and shows. From £179 for 32GB, AO.com.

Apple TV 4K, £179 for 32GB, AO.com

EYE SPY

Watch what’s happening at home via your smartphone with Hive’s View indoor smart camera, £189. It will livestream or record when it detects motion or sound.

Hive’s View indoor smart camera, £189

IN DISGUISE

TV when it’s on, art when it’s off, the Samsung The Frame Art Mode TV has 4K picture quality and online entertainment, £1,499, John Lewis & Partners.

Samsung The Frame Art Mode TV, £1,499, John Lewis & Partners

TURN IT UP

This Citation One smart speaker features Google Assistant so its voice control can stream music, as well as create calendar reminders, £179.99, Harman Kardon.

Citation One smart speaker, £179.99, Harman Kardon.

FEET UP

Meet the app-controlled Botvac D6 robot vacuum, £649, Neato. Great for dealing with pet hair, it links to both Amazon Echo and Google Home to control its route.

Botvac D6 robot vacuum, £649, Neato

MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Keep an eye on your pup, talk to them and toss them a treat while you are out of the house, using this clever dog camera and app, £249, Furbo.

£249, Furbo.

FRIDGE RAIDER

Eliminate waste with the FridgeCam, £149.99, Smarter. As well as its best-before tracker, it photographs the fridge’s contents every time you close the door.

FridgeCam, £149.99, Smarter

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