That was the year, that was.
And what a year. Such marvels have passed this way as would give a unicorn self-esteem issues. We've touched Touch Bars and reeled in virtual realities and actually, not figuratively, taken our hands off the steering wheel.
But not far from the big ticket items there's been a steady stream of amazing Hot Stuff: curious cameras, wild hi-fi and unlikely Kickstarter campaigns. What follows here is our pick of those stories.
Sitting comfortably? Then let's begin…
Like electric moths, drones just cannot stop throwing themselves into the limelight. But of all the big, small, clever and cool 'copters we've seen, the PowerEgg managed a delightful combination of futuristic and ridiculous.
Anything that floats with magnets takes us happily back to the Innovations catalogues that used to fall out of the Sunday paper. But this is no executive paperweight, it's a full-bore turntable that just happens to have a eye-catching floaty platter.
Microsoft Surface Studio
Anomalous in this list, in that this is a product from a pretty well-known company. But, the Surface Studio is notably niche for being a desktop PC you can fold flat and write on, with a futuristic Minority Report-esque Dial peripheral. Want.
We are entirely unapologetic about our love of cables. This one, however, piggybacks a secondary function (data backup) onto its everyday function of phone charging, creating the tertiary function of melting our geeky hearts.