The Weekend Spend: Sherlock, Elysium and some great get fit kit

Whether you want to loaf about in front of the TV or work off that Christmas cake, we've got the kit you need

It's the new year! Don't sound so disappointed.

You can always make yourself feel better with a little well-executed, value-for-money retail therapy. And with the following recommendations, you could make a dent in your Christmas paunch, too.

Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion (£72 from £80 at Selfridges)

Join the smart home revolution with this bit of connected kit – it'll give you wireless control of whatever's plugged in to your WeMo switches through a smartphone app. You also get a motion sensor that'll turn connected devices on or off when you enter the room.

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Panasonic DMP-BDT130EB (£50 from £80 at Currys)

Ah, January, season of electronics sales. Currys has lopped thirty quid off this budget Blu-ray player. It's 3D compatible and connects over Ethernet or Wi-Fi (with an optional accessory) for access to BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter and Skype; you can also download apps from Panasonic's Viera App Store.

FitBit Zip (£40 at Amazon)

Get your behind off the couch and get motivated to shed the Christmas pounds with this activity tracker. It syncs up to your iPhone or Android device over Bluetooth 4.0, and tracks steps, distance and calories burned, awarding you with badges when you meet your daily goals.

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