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The WantList: amazing things to buy this week and beyond

Gadgets, booze and more - this is what we recommend.

The WantList: amazing things to buy this week and beyond
Marc Chacksfield
11 November 2022

Welcome to The WantList, our regular list of the things we have see recently that we simply have to recommend.

It could be anything: a fantastic dram of whisky, the latest gadget or something that has simply changed our life for the better.

We'll be updating this one regularly, so make sure you give it a bookmark. Once we've given a product a try and like what we see, it'll go in here.

This week, we've a whole load of earphones, a Christmas whiskey and one of the best retro audio gadgets we have ever seen...


Avi-8 x Royal British Legion watch


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As the clever name suggests, AVI-8 is a watch specialist that make timepieces that commemorate the aircraft, people and history of military aviation. Its latest launch centres on The Falklands War and is a beautiful watch made in collaboration with The Royal British Legion, with money from each sale going to the charity.

A number of colours are available - though some are already sold out - and each watch is made from stainless steel, with a leather strap. Two poppies can be found on the device, one on the crown and one on the third hand, adding to the tribute of those who lost their lives during the conflict some 40 years ago.

Sky Stream

From £26/month

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Image Credit: Sky

Sky has been very busy when it comes to innovations this year. First there was Sky Glass, for those who want that all-in-one Sky experience mounted on their wall. Now comes Sky Stream, a titchy little streaming box that does pretty much everything you need for the full-fat Sky experience, without the need of a bigger box or a dish - that’s because it all works through Wi-Fi.

Sky Stream offers Sky and Netflix in one place, smart search functionality, voice control and a handy restart feature - so you won’t miss the beginning of a show again.

Courvoisier Rouge Luxe


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Image Credit: Courvoisier

Given that we are coming up to the festive season, many of you will be stocking up on those spirits that will make the celebrations all that more special. We will be making sure that there’s a bottle of Courvoisier Rouge in our drinks cabinet. There’s a beautiful red colour to both the bottle and the spirit and the cognac has great notes of vanilla and dried fruits, mixed with a slight woody-nes.

Haig Club x David Beckham Christmas Bottle


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Image Credit: Haig Club

Ah, now the festivities can start with the Haig Club x David Beckham special edition bottle which has a fantastic Christmas design. Inside is the same Haig whiskey but it’s the bottle we are lusting after here, with a Christmas tree design that’s accompanied by football-like baubles that's been designed by none other than Golden Balls himself.

Perfect Draft Pro


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Image Credit: Perfect Draft

The Perfect Draft Pro arrived at ShortList Towers just in time for a little celebration we were having, so it was a great opportunity to test this brand-new home keg machine. We were already big fans of the original Perfect Draft but the Pro version really does make you feel like you are pulling pints in your local.

It’s all about precision here, with all-new features which include variable temperature control, app connectivity, faster cooling and the boast of a perfect pour. In our tests, we had no complaints with the beer we were serving and there was far less ‘foam’ waste than the original Perfect Draft created.

Right now, there is a fantastic offer on Perfect Draft Pro, in that you can buy it with the knowledge that if England or Wales with the upcoming World Cup, then Beer Hawk will pay you the price back, with a credit into your Beer Hawk account.

There's also a limited-time chance to get a machine by trading in an old coffee machine. Simply visit the Beer Hawk website and fill in your details. In total, Beer Hawk has 50 PerfectDraft Pro Beer Machines with a free Hawkstone Lager Keg to swap for any 50 working coffee machines.

According to Beer Hawk, entries need to be in by 16/11/2022 and the lucky deal recipients will be selected at random and contacted within 10 working days.

When it comes to the kegs you can use with it, there are over 70 to choose from - including Vocation, Mikkeller, Goose Island and more.

OPPO Reno8 Pro


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Image Credit: Oppo

We have been trying out the OPPO Reno8 Pro for a while now and are impressed with the handset. It’s got a 6.7-inch Ultra-Clear AMOLED Screen, super-fast charging - going to 50% in just 11 minutes - and a ton of imaging features. Top of these are the 4K Ultra HDR Video mode, as well as AutoFocus Smart Selfie functionality.

We used the phone to capture images of a recent Champions League game and were impressed with the clarity of the 50MP images - it definitely feels like a phone punching above its mid-range price of £599.

NuraTrue Pro


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Once you try a pair of Nura headphones, then it is hard to go back to ‘normal’ earphones. That’s because the ear-mapping technology used by the Australian audio company is so good. Its latest earphones, the NuraTrue Pro have been in our ears for a good while now and we are really impressed with the sound, the noise cancelling and the ease of use of the things.

There’s multipoint pairing on board and they have a really smart design - while they look chunky at first, once in the ear they sit nice and flush with the rest of your face. Battery is decent - we clocked 8 hours from the buds, and another 24 hours charge in the case. While they took a little getting used to, the touch controls are responsive, with the ability to shift between noise cancelling and social mode in seconds.

God Of War Ragnarok


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Image Credit: Sony

2022 may be nearing its end but God Of War Ragnarok has made a late - and ultimately successful bid - for game of the year. Ragnarok is a masterclass of storytelling, by way of brutal fight scenes and some of the best graphics we have ever seen on the PS5.

While it would be good to know the previous story beforehand, there is a small intro for the uninitiated and from there the game will take over your life, with its world exploration, variety of enemies and myth building. Stunning stuff.

Nothing Ear (Stick)


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Image Credit: Nothing

Nothing is fast becoming one of our favourite tech brands, with its thoughtful approach to making products that stand out in a very crowded gadget market. The Nothing Ear (Stick) is the second audio goodie it has released, one that forgoes noise cancelling for comfort.

Coming in an innovative and stylish case, these ear buds have been made to rest on the ears for all-day use, with audio clarity that is decent for both music listening and those important calls you need to make.

Kind on the eye and the pocket, the Nothing Ear (Stick) are decent buds that are well worth considering.

Audio-Technica Sound Burger


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Image Credit: Audio-Technica

Audio-Technica may have won 2022 with its new audio release: it’s bringing back its fantastic Sound Burger portable turntable. 40 years ago, the Sound Burger was the must-have gadget for vinyl enthusiasts and now the series is back with an updated model which is blessed with retro looks and some modern-day smarts - including Bluetooth connectivity and a built-in lithium-ion battery with USB-C charging. This will offer about 12 hours of continuous playback - more importantly, 48 flips of a record.

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Apple Watch Ultra

From £849 /$799

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Apple's push into extreme sports territory will have given Garmin sleepless nights, and for good reason: the Apple Watch Ultra goes big in pretty much all areas. Its screen is bigger, its chassis bulkier thanks to a rugged design and battery life is, yep you've guessed it, the biggest yet from an Apple Watch.

Couple this with a fantastic customisable action button, a new compass and back-tracking feature options and what you have is one of the most exciting Apple products in years.

LAVAIR EXO Reflective trainers


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We are big fans of luxury trainer brand LAVAIR. Its AW22 collection recently dropped and we can't help but be enamoured by the EXO Reflective range. This is a special edition of the London-based brand's best-selling EXO range and from our tests we can confirm it's a fantastic-looking and feeling trainer. There is a fair amount of chunk to the sole of the thing, which make something of a statement, but it's the reflective side paneling that makes these trainers truly stand out.

Smeg x Veuve Clicquot fridge

From £2,499

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Now, this is the kind of opulence we can get behind. Smeg has teamed up with Veuve Clicquot for its latest collaboration - creating a fridge range that is perfect to store your bottles of bubbly in. The special editions of Smeg's FAB fridge come in two sizes: a mini style and a full-size FAB28 statement fridge. Oh, and we know you want to know so we'll put you out of your misery. The big fridge can house up to 52 bottles of champers!

The FAB10 will be priced at £2,499.99 and the FAB28 at £3,499.99 and will be available to pre-order from Smeg in November.

Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro

£429 / $449

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We've been testing this one for a few weeks now, so look out for a full review soon. But for now, just take our word for it: the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro is one of the best smartwatches we have ever tested. If you are an Android user, then there isn't a better wearable out there for you.

It has a fantastic Super AMOLED display, well over two day's battery use, a really nice D-Buckle band and oodles of fitness options for you to choose to help monitor your fitness.

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless headphones

£299 / $349.99

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Sennheiser has completely revamped its over-ear Momentum range. While we kind of miss the industrial-looking cans of the past, the new look is utter class and the Momentum 4 Wireless headphones have a fantastic dollop of audio prowess.

The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless are some of the most comfortable headphones we have used and one of the longest-lasting, too, at 60 hours between battery charge. The noise cancelling is fantastic, as is the actual sound you can hear. Oh, and it took seconds to set these headphones up - which definitely isn't the case with other wireless headphones on the market!

Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey

From £49

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We have been taste testing the Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey of late and are really impressed. It's a rye whiskey from Baltimore, which is sweeter than from other areas of the US and a perfect base for a Manhattan and Old Fashioned. We found it superb on its own or as part of a whiskey cocktail.

Cocktail-wise, we tried a Sagamore Rye-Garita (45ml Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey, 15ml Orange liqueur, 30ml Lime Juice, 15ml Agave Nectar) and haven't stopped thinking about it since.

Huawei Watch D


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The Huawei Watch D was revealed a while back but now we have had confirmation that it is coming to the UK. The Watch D is pretty special as it has the power to measure blood pressure - it's so precise that it's been given regulatory approval for the UK and Europe. It's a USP (no other mainstream smartwatch has this feature) that will catch the eye of many who need to keep their blood pressure in check. The watch does this thanks to its strap which inflates. Impressive stuff. The Huawei Watch D will be available to buy come October.

Focal Utopia headphones (2022)

£4.699 / $5,000

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Okay, get ready for your jaw to drop. The Focal Utopia headphones are arguably the best headphones you can get, anywhere. The are open back, so pity whoever is in the room with you when you wear them. But this technology offers the ultimate in sound clarity.

Focal has given its Utopia range a major upgrade for 2022, with M-shaped drivers and M-shaped grilles enabling even clearer and more accurate musical reproduction. They have also been given a lighter, honeycomb design which aids in sound clarity (and looks fantastic, too).

Yes, the Focal Utopia headphones come at a hefty price, but sonically they absolutely won't let you down.

NBA 2K23

From £54

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If you are harking for a game that brings back the old-school love of basketball then NBA 2K23. While the graphics have been improved and the gameplay retooled, the standout for us playing the new NBO video game was the Jordan Challenge - something that we haven't seen in an NBA game for over a decade.

This stunning feature is a playable historical timeline of the greatest basketball player who ever lived - 15 legendary games are available - and we loved it. Couple this with other retro delights available throughout and this one is a nostalgia fest that we have had on repeat since launch.

Ruark R2 MK4

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Ruark always make fantastic-looking devices and the Ruark R2 MK4 is of no exception. The R2 is equipped with DAB+, FM, and Internet radio tuners and supports the likes of Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer. Its retro-modern design is as sleek as they come and the smaller footprint of the thing means you can use it pretty much everywhere in your home.

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Courvoisier reveals stunning new look for its bottles

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Courvoisier recently revealed a sumptuous bottle redesign that calls back to the rich history of the cognac brand. According to Courvoisier, the striking new look "rediscovers distinctive codes from centuries past that made Courvoisier iconic during the Belle Époque era, the opening of the Eiffel Tower and while gracing the royal courts of Europe during the 20th century."

We got a bottle in to test recently and can confirm that the new look is a great one and the spirit inside is as good as it's ever been.

Alongside the bottle redesign, Courvoisier has also announced the retirement of its sixth Chief Blender, Patrice Pinet. Thibaut Hontanx has been revealed as the brand's seventh Chief Blender.

Adidas' RPT-02 SOL headphones are powered by any light

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Adidas' latest headphones, the RPT-02 SOL, are powered by light... any light! The self-charging headphones have been built using recycled plastics and have been, according to Adidas, designed to champion sustainability and drive an active lifestyle.

They have been designed in partnership with the Swedish solar technology innovators Exeger. It's the RPT-02 SOL headband that's key to the solar charging. It incorporates the latest light cell material – PowerFoyle which gathers energy from both natural and artificial light. With this tech on board, you can count on up to 80 hours of battery life.

Salcombe Brewery’s Atlas IPA is a lip-smacking limited edition

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Salcombe Brewery has a brand-new IPA that we have been lucky enough to taste test. Atlas is part of the brewery's Small Batch series which means it's strictly limited edition.

Atlas session IPA showcases a combination of hops (British, US and Australian varieties) and the mix tastes fantastic, with hints of peach, blueberry and papaya. It's tropical and hoppy and very sessionable.

Audio Pro A10 MkII: upgraded multi-room speaker revealed

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Audio Pro's super-smart speaker range have been made even smarter thanks to a brand-new multi-room update – the A10 MkII. Packed with multi-room options, the speaker works with AirPlay 2, Google Cast, and the dedicated Audio Pro platform.

The new Audio Pro speaker might be small but its packs some serious sound, thanks to a dedicated woofer and something called Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) tech.

Burts Ridges new flavours revealed - offer spice and surf

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Burts Snacks have launched two new bold flavours of its Ridges Crisps range: Reaper Chilli & Lime and Steak Surf & Turf. The crisps are hand-cooked in small batches in Devon, with local ingredients.

We've taste tested and were impressed with the lime-soaked chilli heat from the Reaper range, but it's the sea-faring Surf & Turf that really tickled our taste buds.

The Ridges range will be available in independent shops and online with, costing £1.30 per 50g pack.

Grado's new Statement headphones woo with wood

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Grado’s latest Statement GS1000x and GS3000x wooden headphones look fantastic. They feature new fourth generation X drivers, while combining cocobolo, maple, ipê wood and metal, encasing what is the biggest driver found in a Grado headphone.

The GS3000x and GS1000x also comes with an improved 12-conductor braided cable and new headband design. As with all Grado headphones, they have been hand assembled in Brooklyn, New York.

Wolf Blass celebrates House of the Dragon in style

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As House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel, nears its launch date Wolf Blass and Warner Bros. have teamed up to launch a limited-edition wine.

The Fire & Blood Cabernet Shiraz, according to Wolf Blass is "a deliciously fiery, classic Australian red blend to be enjoyed through every exciting moment of the new series".

According to Chris Hatcher, Wolf Blass Chief Winemaker, the wine "is crimson red in colour with aromas of dark fruits, blackberry and ripe plums, with a lift of varietal cabernet on the nose and a hint of savoury spice."

The wine will launch in three distinct, fire breathing, limited-edition labels, the Wolf Blass Fire & Blood Cabernet Shiraz features the franchise’s most feared protagonists – The Dragons and is set to cost £13-£15.

HYPERBOOM is made of the white stuff

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We were bowled over by the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM when it first launched at the end of 2020 and now it is back with a brand-new white colourway. The HYPERBOOM is the bassiest speaker we have ever tested. It comes with a battery that lasts some 24 hours, is Bluetooth compatible so you can play music straight from your phone. And, given this is both an indoors and outdoor speaker, the adaptive EQ makes sure that the sound automatically adjusts fill any space.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is the latest iteration of Samsung's foldable odyssey. The handset is as cutting edge as you can get. It's Samsung's most powerful smartphone, offering a 6.2-inch Cover Screen which folds out into a 7.6-inch Main Screen. You can also go hands-free with the thing, as it literally stands alone.

Couple this with five cameras, speedy charging and a PC-like experience (thanks to an Android OS that's optimised for large screens), and what you have is another fantastic foldable from Samsung.

Epic Spider-Man Edition Gaming Chair

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Noble Chairs has teamed up with Disney to celebrate 60 years of Spider-Man, with this brand-new Epic Series gaming chair. Upholstered in a durable PU leather, this Spider-Man Edition gaming chair features specially commissioned artwork and design which has iconic Spider-Man lettering on the back and the spider emblem stitched in red.

The chair is one of the comfiest around, thanks to award-winning ergonomics, and it has been designed for use on both hard and soft flooring.

TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 - Porsche Edition

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Another week another TAG release but this one is something quite special. The new TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 - Porsche Edition is, according to TAG, "a luxury connected timepiece inspired by the design of the iconic all-electric Porsche Taycan collection, with exclusive Wear OS features for Porsche owners where information from their car is displayed directly on the watch face."

Not just a pretty (watch) face, the TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 - Porsche Edition has a range of fitness features, including guided workouts built into the TAG Heuer Sport app on the watch. Compared to the previous iteration, it has a brighter screen, better contrast, and a battery life that lasts 30% longer.

Lacoste Run Spin Eco Trainers

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The Run Spin Eco is Lacoste's latest trainer drop and its most sustainable shoe to date. The reason: the environmentally-friendly (and cool-looking) design has been created with recycled textile and synthetic uppers, complete with a sustainable textile tongue, water-based ink branding and the all-important embroidered crocodile on the quarter. The trainers have been given the breathability factor so they are ideal for all-day wear. Colour-wise, they come in white and off-white / black and off-white.

AM Clean Sound x Keith Haring

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Premium record-cleaning maestros AM Clean Sound have announced another collaboration - after their ace Ghostly International, Fools Gold and Ninja Tune collections - this time it features the art of celebrated New York artist Keith Haring. In the capsule collection, there's AM's original vinyl brush, a vinyl cleaning kit, a record tote bag, a record weight, and anti-static record mat - all with Haring's signature designs.

LEGO Galaxy Explorer

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LEGO is currently celebrating 90 years on this planet - check out the ace 90 Years Of Play site for more details - and to celebrate this fact, it's re-releasing one of the most classic LEGO sets of all time, the LEGO Galaxy set.

This Galaxy Explorer re-imagining of the iconic 70s LEGO set comprises 1,254-pieces and includes four astronauts and their robot helper, plus a surface rover and accessories.

OnePlus 10T

OnePlus is in charge with its latest smartphone

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OnePlus unveiled its latest smartphone at a swanky New York launch recently. It comes mere months after the launch of the OnePlus 10 Pro and offers more power and battery prowess. The handset can be charged in under 20 minutes to full, which is impressive. Couple this with a gorgeous 4K screen, a premium glass back and some gaming grunt and what you have is a decent Android contender.

HMV 100th Anniversary Turntable

Pro-Ject’s limited-edition turntable has us in a spin

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HMV is celebrating some 100 years of being on this earth, with a limited-edition turntable that features its mascot Nipper. The music retailer has teamed up with Henley Audio, who are behind the fantastic Pro-Ject turntable range. HMV’s limited edition record player is a new take on Pro-Ject’s T1 Phono SB Model and looks nice and sleek. The 100th Anniversary Turntable is limited to just 300 units and goes on sale 27th August.

Timex T80 Neon

Timex embraces neon for its latest, iconic watch release

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The original Timex T80, released in 1975, was iconic as it was the first time Timex had embraced an LCD screen. Timex’s latest launch pays homage to the T80, with a new neon colourway. The Timex T80 Neon is available in neon pink, orange, green and black, and keeps the rest of the cool stylistic flourishes from the T80, as well as the same date display, stopwatch and alarm functionality.

Meta Quest 2

It's VRs time to shine...

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Meta recently revealed that the Meta Quest 2 is getting a price increase, which means now is a perfect time to get the device before the RRP goes up.

ShortList has been playing with one for the last week or so and we have to say that we are hooked on the VR goodness. Games such as Resident Evil 4 and Vader Immortal are an absolute joy to play in virtual reality, while the Horizon Worlds online VR community is expanding all the time - the latest feature being an interactive showcase of Jordan Peele’s latest movie, Nope.

Setup was simple and being able to set up boundaries for your play area means that it’s safe to play once you have donned the goggles.

Google Pixel 6a

The joy of 6....

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Google’s latest phone, the Google Pixel 6a, is available to buy now and it is a lot of phone for the price. Battery wise, you can get up to 72 hours' use out of the thing, thanks to its adaptive battery technology and Extreme Battery Saver mode.

There’s a whole bunch of smart photography features available on the handset. These include: Face Unblur, Magic Eraser and the fantastic Night Sight.

If you are worrying that it’s not as powerful as its bedfellow the Google Pixel 6, then don’t: inside is the same Google Tensor sensor.

Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader Force FX Elite Lightsaber

Impressive. Most impressive...

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The Black Series by Hasbro has been a goldmine for Star Wars fans, offering up a boatload of collectable goodies that are realistic replicas of all things Star Wars from the movies and the shows. The latest is this fantastic Darth Vader Force FX Elite Lightsaber.

The lightsaber features design and deco based on Darth Vader ‘s iconic red Lightsaber featured in the Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi series, comes complete with a stand and removable blade and is packed with LEDs and sounds from the show. You can pre-order the thing now and it will ship this November.

Glenfiddich The Orchard Experiment

How do you like them apples?

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Glenfiddich’s latest whisky is something of a first: it’s the first whisky ever to be finished in Somerset Pomona casks. The result, and we have taste tested, is an explosion of fruit flavours which is swiftly followed by a caramel soft finish.

This is the fifth in Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series and we are hoping that there are plenty more to come. We may be biased here - given that the writer of this article is a Scotsman who grew up in Somerset - but the mix of flavours really does work, creating a drink that’s perfect for the sunny days we’ve been having.

KEF LSX II Wireless HiFi System

Speakers you'll want to look at while listening to them...

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If you are looking to give your speakers a colourful upgrade, then the KEF LSX II range is a stunning, compact wireless speaker system that’s been designed by British designer Michael Young.

They offer lossless sound, multiroom connectivity and are versatile - looking good on a colour-matched S1 floor stand, on your desk or on the wall (thanks to the P1 desk pad and B1 wall bracket).

Colour-wise, you can get them in Mineral White and Lava Red models finished with matte satin and high-gloss spray; or Carbon Black and Cobalt Blue which are clad in fabric from Danish contemporary textile designer, Kvadrat.

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Back to the Future vs Knight Rider Race Scalextric Set

It was acceptable in the 80s...

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It’s back to the 80s for this fantastic Scalextric set, which pitches two of the most iconic cars of all time against each other: the DeLorean and K.I.T.T.

According to Scalextric, “K.I.T.T comes to life with an iconic pulsing red strobe light on the front of the car” and “The Time Machine has working front and rear lights including a working flux capacitor.”

This set contains everything you need to race Scalextric, including two cars, power, over 5.3 metres of track including a crossover, side swipe and 2 easy speed limiting hand controllers.

Marloe Astro Watch - Eagle

The Eagle has landed, thanks to Marloe...

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British watch company Marloe has revealed the Astro watch - a timepiece which celebrates the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969.

It's Marloe’s first ever square-faced watch, which is presented in a stainless steel and sapphire crystal case.

There are different variations of the Astro Watch. Out pick is Eagle, named after the spacecraft that served as the lunar lander of Apollo 11. It has a brilliant jet black face and cosmic orange chapter ring.

Infinity Table Game

To Infinity and beyond with this gaming table...

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Arcade1Up’s Infinity gaming table has been given an upgrade and it looks fantastic. It features a 32-inch touchscreen with dynamic zoom viewings to help players tailor their board game perspective and has tactile feedback built-in.

The table has launched in the UK with over 40 free games from Hasbro, including the Game of Life, Monopoly, Operation and Trivial Pursuit. Premium titles are also available for the table - including Ticket to Ride and Pandemic.

Nextbase 622GW Sienna Limited Edition dash cam

A dash-ing dash cam that's giving its bit to charity...

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Dash cam brand Nextbase has announced this new colourway of its top-selling 622GW 4K Dash Cam, in support of the MS Society UK. Sales of the new Sienna Limited Edition dash cam will support treatment advancement for the over 130,000 people in the UK living with multiple sclerosis, with 5% of profits donated to the MS Society UK.

The 622GW Sienna has a 4K display which captures footage at 30fps, with users able to activate playback in Super Slow Motion at 120fps. To make sure you get the best footage in all scenarios, the device includes Extreme Weather, Image Stabilisation and Enhanced Night Vision capabilities.

It comes compatible with a 256GB SD Card and full range of Nextbase Cabin View and Rear Camera modules, the device also supports Alexa and has myriad safety features built-in.

The 622GW 4K Dash Cam is available in a bundle with the Nextbase Rear Window Camera, case and 256GB memory card for £399.

Sky Glass x Premier League

Class in a Glass...

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With the Premier League kicking off on Friday 5th August, now is the time to invest in Sky Glass. This TV with built-in Sky offers 4K Ultra HD Quantum Dot screen tech, Playlist functionality - so you can schedule games to watch when ready - and live Restart, so you won’t miss the start of a game.

Other features include: Sky Sports Recap, so you can easily catch up on all the key highlights. This also means that you will be able to keep track of the some 128 live games that will be aired on Sky Sports this upcoming Premier League season.

Sky Glass is from £13 per month, starting from £26 for Sky Ultimate TV with HD included as well as Netflix. Sky Sports is an extra £25 per month. The Sky Glass TV is available in three sizes: 43, 55 and 65 inches.

Benromach 40 Year Old special re-release

God dram, this is a stunning Speyside...

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The Benromach Distillery in Speyside has launched its second annual release of Benromach 40 Year Old. There are 1,000 bottles of this rare, single malt available right now.

Bottled at a cask strength of 57.6% and natural colour, Benromach 40 Year Old, 2022 release, spent over four decades maturing in sherry casks. The result is the distillery’s oldest annual release.

Tasting wise, there are hints of roasted hazelnuts, baked apple, dark chocolate and mature oak, which complement the rich ginger and stewed fruit aromas displayed in its first annual batch release.

The single malt comes in a black stained solid oak wooden box with copper-coloured detailing and printed metal plaques. The whisky also comes in a bespoke Benromach bottle which features a heavily embossed and gold foiled label to complete the quality feel.


This game is the cat's whiskers...

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Stray is a third-person cat adventure game - yep, that’s a thing - that’s set amidst the detailed neon-lit alleys of a cyberpunk world

You play the stray cat and get to interact with the environment in some really inventive ways. But while it is all cute and lovely at the beginning there are some nasty creatures out to get you. Called Zurks they are vicious and change the whole dynamic of the game when they arrive.

We played on PlayStation - as it is one of the free games from the PlayStation Plus Extra range - and fell in love with this feline adventure. From the sci-fi concept to the purring that comes out of the DualSense Controller, you’ll be hooked.

LEGO Atari 21600

Retro brick-based fun...

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LEGO has released some fantastic things over the last year or so - the Home Alone house! - and it’s impressed us again with this faithful brick-based copy of the Atari 2600. Atari as a company is 50 years old this year, and this LEGO version of one of its most famous consoles is a joy. You even get to make cartridges of the games to go alongside the console, and there’s some really nice Easter eggs peppered throughout the set.

Arena Flowers Summer bunch

Summer lovin', with Arena's latest range...

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Arena Flowers in the UK has released its summer collection and it’s packed with bunches of flowers to brighten up anyone’s day. We sampled the Pure Sunshine bunch and it was exactly that: a brilliant bouquet of British sunflowers.

Nothing (1) Phone

The new Nothing is quite something...

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It takes a lot nowadays to turn heads away from the might of iPhone but finally there is a handset that is doing something different in the market right now. That handset is the Nothing Phone (1).

Developed by ex-OnePlus alumni Carl Pei, the Nothing Phone (1) uses an innovative LED lighting system to notify you of messages, has 2x 50MP cameras on its rear and its beautiful transparent design leaves Nothing to the imagination.

You better believe the hype with this one.

Hip-Hop Stamp Album

This stamp collection is a rapper's delight...

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This stunning stamp collection, by Dorothy, reimagines some of the greatest hip-hop album covers of all time.

The print celebrates the most influential hip-hop albums of the last 40 years, charting 42 albums starting with 1982’s The Message by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. It looks stunning with each album cover inspired stamp given the number of the year it was released.

It's been created using a six-colour litho print with silver foil and measures H80 x W60cm.

All-new Marvel Avengers Campus

Disneyland Paris' super-heroic new campus is revealed...

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We had to put the all-new Marvel Avengers Campus on the WantList. Recently opened by Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson, the campus is situated in DisneyLand Paris and features a whole range of interactive experiences, including dance-offs with The Guardians of the Galaxy, a 3D Spider-Man ride, a high-speed Iron Man inspired rollercoaster and Avengers-themed restaurants.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek said about the Campus: “Our Imagineers, Marvel Studios teams, and everyone involved have truly outdone themselves to bring you this action-packed world. I think our guests will be astounded by the detail and creativity at Avengers Campus as they explore and become part of a bigger universe.”

  • The new themed area is opened to Guests on July 20, 2022.

Ghostbusters Slimer Glow-in-the-Dark TUBBZ Cosplaying Duck Collectible

The only time we don't mind being ghosted...

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Available to pre-order now, this superb TUBBZ duck cosplaying as Slimer is a must-have for any Ghostbusters fan. It glows in the dark and is strictly a limited edition - only 3,000 have been made and it comes with its own display box.

TUBZZ - made by JustGeek - has a sizable collection of Ghostbusters ducks available (eight in total) to buy but this one has just jumped to the top of our WantList.

Stan Smi