Top GEEK ACCESSORIES

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

The Paperwhite’s 6in touchscreen has 62% more pixels than its predecessor, giving it pin-sharp text, but all you’ll care about is the built-in backlight. It’s a godsend for night-time reading, and even in sunshine the always-on light makes text sharper and ‘pages’ whiter than ever. With a solid build, grippy rubber finish and plenty of fonts, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Plus Amazon’s ecosystem still rules supreme. Feeling skint? The non-touch Kindle is just £70.

A light that could change reading habits — Kindle’s still on top

£110 ★★★★★

Pebble

The age of the smartwatch begins with the Kickstarter-funded Pebble. It works well as a timepiece thanks to a crisp mono LCD and customisable faces, but the fun really starts when you sync with your iThing or Android device for notifications and apps.

£100

★★★★★

Best for FUTURISTIC TIMEKEEPING

Apple iPod Touch

An iPhone without the phone, the 5th-gen Touch is lighter and thinner than ever — and it’s got a 4in Retina screen, too. With iOS 6. the 5MP iSight camera. Siri, iTunes and App Store joys, this is a media device that’s no longer just about playing the odd tune.

£220

★★★★★

Best for APPS WITHOUT THE IPHONE

Nike Lunar TR1+

Can’t afford a personal trainer? The Lunar TR1+ running shoes are cheaper, and far more intelligent. Sensors at the ball, heel and toe. plus 3-axis accelerometers record how you’re moving, and an iOS app gives you feedback and workouts from top athletes.

£125

★★★★★

Best for TECHED-UP WORKOUTS

Korg MS-20 Mini

If you’re looking at this and thinking of a Bletchley Park switchboard — “Churchill on the line, Sir» — this might not be for you. If you’re thinking «Why. that looks like a reboot of the original MS-20 synth, but with handy 3.5mm jack mixing”, you’re in.

£500

★★★★★

Best for RETRO RAVERS

KTM Macina Race 29

Teutonic motorbike specialist KTM serves up an MTB with a four-speed 250W Bosch motor that provides torque pedalling assistance for up to 75 miles — albeit with an initial weight penalty. Bigger 29in wheels and quality Shimano bits keep things rolling.

£2400

★★★★★

Best for CYCLING WITH POWER

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