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Home is where the heart is – keep it pumping with these domestic gadgets

Sagemcom Sixty

£80, amazon.co.uk

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This rather beautiful specimen borrows the aesthetic of your old rotary-dial home phone, but packs its slimline shell with tech. It’s a cordless DECT phone with 10 hours of talk time, a 50m range, and modern flourishes including voicemail, contacts and a speakerphone.

Sony SMP-N200

£100, sony.co.uk

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This nifty little media streamer adds Smart-TV features to your ageing telly – and its tasty curves mean you won't want to keep it tucked out of sight. HD iPlayer, Video Unlimited and LOVEFiLM along with Wi-Fi video and music streaming from your PC should stop arguments over what to watch on Christmas day. And if you're still arguing over the remote, you can download the smartphone remote app and take control yourself.

Pure Evoke Mio Orla Kiely Abacus Edition

£150, johnlewis.com

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This DAB radio may look retro, but it's rocking some modern tech under its floral exterior. Plug in and it'll automatically scan for stations, making setup a breeze. You also get an FM tuner, aux-in, and Pure's textScan and Intellitext features.

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iRobot Roomba 780

£500, irobot.com

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Save yourself the bother of sweeping up all those pine needles after Christmas with the latest version of iRobot's Roomba robot vacuum cleaner. The Roomba 780 adds a larger collecting bin and HEPA filters to its cleaning arsenal – so it'll have your house spick and span in no time.

Bulb by Minimalux

£190, minimalux.com

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The old incandescent lightbulb might be on the way out, but if you're feeling nostalgic, this rather snazzy lamp will let you show your affection for the bulbous bulbs – in a big way.

H2O Shower Power Radio

£40, firebox.com

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From the brains behind the wind-up radio, this gadget will have you blasting your tunes in the shower without blasting your way through boxes of batteries. Just fit it in line with the shower hose and it'll draw power from the very water itself through a micro turbine. Rock out and save the planet at the same time.

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