The Weekend Spend – 5 ace objects you can pick up for £50 or less

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (£35 each)

The latest incarnation of the long-running RPG series doesn't deviate too much from the familiar template – travel a region cataloguing its Pokémon, pit them against rival trainers to win their badges and, well, catch 'em all. Why mess with a winning formula? Though this time around, it's rendered in full 3D – a first for the handheld series – and comes with added social features (connect to Wi-Fi and you'll be able to link to online friends using the Player Search System).

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Soundmagic ES-20 (£25)

The baby brother of Soundmagic's E10 headphones, these in-ears ditch the E10's metal build in favour of plastic and take a small hit in terms of detail and bass – but they retain the E10's skill with timing and cohesion. Chuck the feeble headphones packaged with your smartphone and pony up £25 for these – you won't regret it.

Braun ET66 reissue (£26)

You might wonder why you'd ever want a pocket calculator, since you have one on your smartphone already – but the ET66 is a bona fide design classic, created by Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs. The inspiration for Jony Ive's original iPhone Calculator app, it's also the only opportunity you'll get to caress those round buttons again, now that iOS 7 has shaken things up.

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