Stuff for your (Christmas) stocking

As it’s that special time of year when minds can go blank instead of producing brilliant gift ideas, we thought we’d flag up our latest selection of gadgets and products…

Those among you who read CR in its papery magazine form will be aware of our regular selections of great new gadgets and products aimed at creative types. The above image was created especially for our January edition by photographer Stephen Seal, using our latest pick of products. As it’s that special time of year when minds can go blank instead of producing brilliant gift ideas, we thought we’d flag up the products here on the blog – along with a bit more info about each of them..


Scandyna speakers have long been a favourite with the design conscious. Shown here is the recently launched Micropod Dock Pack (£299) featuring Scandyna’s iPod dock and a pair of the new Micropod SE Active speakers. Full specs at scandyna-speakers.com


If you can’t afford a Giclée printer, Canon’s new PIXMA ix7000 inkjet printer is the next best thing. It’s perfect for printing photographs and small posters and outputs at up to A3 size. £399 from canon.co.uk

The oval form of Pure’s Sensia Radio houses a 640 x 480 pixel screen on which users can browse internet radio stations, keep up with Twitter and a range of other apps, or simply upload a photo to display in the space instead. £250 from pure.com


Mulberry has just released a new range of products inspired by Apple products. For our selection of products we picked out the Oak Brynmoore tan laptop bag (£550) from the mens selection (shown above) and a ladies iPhone bag (£150, shown below with the rest of the ladies range. More details at mulberry.com 

The watch casements of the new Jelly Watch range by Toy Watch all pop out of their straps – the idea being you can choose a strap / watch face colour combo to suit your mood / outfit. £130 per watch. £20 for additional straps. stockists: 0207 278 0648. Design one at toywatchusa.com

Digital radio specialist Revo’s new Heritage Radio takes its design cues from 50s and 60s table top radios but is packed full of modern features. DAB and DAB+ digital radio, internet radio with wi-fi and LAN connectivity so you can stream music from your computer, and – of course, iPod docking with full control and charging. And we can’t help but love the combo of real walnut veneer, brushed aluminium and tactile rubber. £229.95 from revo.co.uk

Sony Eriscsson’s new Xperia X2 phone looks to occupy territory somewhere between the Blackberry and Apple’s iPhone. It runs on Windows 6.5, has an 8.1 Megapixel camera and a rather nice flip-out QWERTY keyboard. Initially available only on Vodafone in the UK – full specs at sonyericsson.com

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