IT has been a packed and exciting year for new technology. Here are some of my favourite gadget reviews from 2020.

PlayStation 5

Proving almost as difficult to get your hands on as a Brexit deal, the next generation games console provides spectacular visuals and immersive gameplay from the latest hardware technology. Backwards compatibility means those beloved PS4 games won't need to be left to gather dust.

Zyxel Multy X

A complete home WiFi system with multiple powerful antennas that give comprehensive and stable coverage to many devices simultaneously throughout the home. Unlike some other track and trace apps, the Zyxel dashboard gives real-time monitoring of activities on your network for greater peace of mind.

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Oura Ring

Health tracking gadgets aim for minimal intrusiveness with ever increased operational abilities, but few come close to the Oura ring. Capturing data direct from the arteries through the finger makes the device more accurate for the plethora of sensors it packs in. If the heart rate monitor can survive the palpitations of a Scotland qualification penalty shootout for the Euros, then what more can you ask?

Audiolab M-DAC Nano

A true portable digital to analogue audio (DAC) converter which combines convenience for Spotify commuting with powerful audio features such as up sampling, auto-sensing power usage circuit and class H amplification for audiophiles. Now there is no excuse for mishearing Joe Rogan's podcasts on social justice causes.

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Ezviz C3X

With dual lenses, infrared lights and a deep-learning AI algorithm, the C3X security camera feels like it should belong in a sci-fi movie. The device thwarts malicious intent with an array of clever features, including true colour night vision, intuitive alert notifications and proactive deterrence.