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Treat the gizmo-lovers in your life with these great gadgets - from fun and funky to game-changing

1. VEHO USB negative scanner

£49.99, firebox.com

You know those old photograph negatives? Well, resurrect them. Just run the negatives through this scanner and it turns them into a digital file to store on your computer.

2. MonkeyLectric M210 LED bike light

£39.99, firebox.com

Light up the wheels on your steed of steel with these high-performance LED attachments. They put on quite a show, with a range of themes.

3. Bowers and Wilkins P3

£169.99, bowers-wilkins.co.uk

Get your loved one a pair of super-fine headphones to go with their iPod. The foldable P3s have a high-tech drive unit and damping system. It's like your own personal concert.

4. GEAR4 PocketLoops portable music creation studio

£49.99, amazon.co.uk

Download this, pop your iPhone in the dock and you are halfway to producing your own hit. Make loops using the 13-instrument keyboard.

5. Lexon Tykho radio

£44, heals.com

This brightly coloured device designed by Marc Berthier is water-resistant, so it can be handled with wet hands, although it's best to avoid chucking it in the tub.

6. Motorola MLC800

£50, debenhams.com

Digital photo frames have come a long way. This has a programmable timer and calendar – so it goes on and off when suits – and a profile nearly as sleek as traditional frames.

7. iLP turntable

£99.99 firebox.com

To digitise vinyl, dock your iPad, iPhone or iPod and let the iLP do the rest. It even automatically separates tracks! Of course, you can still connect it to a laptop by USB.

8. Olloclip 3in1 lens system for iPhone

£69.95, apple.com

Increase the potential of your iPhone camera with this clever attachment. It gives you a fish-eye, wide angle and macro lens.

9. MEEP! tablet

£129.99, oregonscientific.co.uk

It's designed for four-to-nine-year-olds and has all the things a normal tablet has – a built-in camera, wi-fi connection – but gives parents control over their child's web access.

10. Nerf 38056 camcorder

£34.95, johnlewis.com

If filming is your thing, pick up one of these, as you get a lot for your money. This pocket-size camcorder uses an SD card, comes with editing software and has a 32GB memory.

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