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Go Go Gadget—Electronics Guide

It’s that time of year, when electronics move from wish lists to must-haves.

A Moveable Beat

There are hundreds of wireless speakers out there, so we’ll make it easy. Nothing beats the Jawbone Mini Jambox ($179) for its blend of performance, design and price, and the new mini packs major sound. jawbone.com


Bond Worthy

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So if you’ve already maxed out the kids’ RESPs and given at least an equal amount to charity, then may we present the coolest TV we’ve ever seen. The Samsung S9000 ($40,000) is voice-controlled, hand-controlled and at seven feet across, suitable for the lair of any James Bond villain. samsung.com


Fire Away

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In Nest’s first year they overhauled the thermostat, and now it’s the smoke detector’s turn. The Nest Protect ($129) means no false alarms, silence with a wave of a hand and built-in CO alarm. nest.com


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The Sony SmartWatch ($130) is smart enough to let you wirelessly check your email, listen to music and tweet and it doesn’t look half-bad to boot. sony.ca


Sound Advice

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Unless your home is a bare-studs reno, built-in speakers are a hassle. Leave it to the Danish geniuses at Bang and Olufsen to solve that problem with their Beolab 16, 17 or 18 (from $3,390) high-performance wireless speakers, so beautiful you won’t want to hide them away. bang-olufsen.com


Bright Idea

electronics_go-go-gadget_2If you’re still feeling sheepish about your $40,000 TV, we have just the solution: theNokero solar light bulb ($6), a solar-powered bulb that actually works, looks smart and is easy on the wallet. nokero.com

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