Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The Evobike Bomber is our Tech Toy of the Year

This 50mph off-roader may be completely impractical, but that's why it's the perfect toy
Evobike Bomber

Evobike Bomber

Turn your living room into the set of Tomorrow's World this Christmas with the most high-tech toys on the market right now.

But don't you dare bring that muddy, mega-powered mountain bike through this house, ya hear?

Winner: Evobike Bomber

Electric bikes are no longer the lazy option. The Bomber is a rufty-tufty off-roader that will take you further and get you there faster, wherever "there" may be. Full suspension, disc brakes and a nine-speed sequential gearbox make the Bomber as good up hill as down dale.

Evobike Bomber

Runner-up: Sphero 2.0

A ball that you can drive around with your phone, Sphero 2.0 links up with a growing range of augmented reality games including golf, light painting and a zombie shoot 'em up. Alternatively you can just use it to freak out your pets.

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Runner-up: Spy-C Tank

Spy-C Tank

Spy-C Tank

This little Wi-Fi controlled tank can be operated via your iOS or Android device while its built in camera serves up a live video feed for first-person view navigation. Remote video recording and photo snapping, a tiltable camera and a built-in mic and speaker make it the ultimate lazy gadgeteer's plaything.

Spy-C Tank

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Runner-up: Lego Mindstorms EV3

Lego Mindstorms EV3

Lego Mindstorms EV3

Lego takes a teetering step towards sentience with the latest "EV3" brain brick. It's the first that can be programmed without a computer and hooks up to Android and iOS devices for devious automaton action.

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Runner-up: Lehmann LA100 GoPro Drone

Lehmann LA100 GoPro Drone

Lehmann LA100 GoPro Drone

Toys are getting way too clever. Attach it to a GoPro video camera, launch it and the LA100 will fly around completely autonomously for five minutes as it gathers intelligence from the skies. Yes, really.

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Runner-up: Coaster Dynamics New Scorpion

This 70cm-tall big dipper comes in kit form and building it is 90% of the fun. Well, we say "fun" but that depends to a degree on how good you are at building things. Designed for nimble-fingered bright sparks of 14 years and above, its construction requires only a workspace, patience and a screwdriver.

Coaster Dynamics