(€270) There are gazillions of Bluetooth wireless speakers but not many ‘Wi-Fi speakers’. Riva’s Arena is both in one, benefitting both from the convenience of Bluetooth and the (slightly) higher quality of Wi-Fi connections. Compatible with Chromecast, it also has the advantage of an extra battery if you want to bring it on the road with you. In terms of quality, this is up there with premium speakers from the likes of Bose and Sonos.
Moto G5 (€199 or from free on operator contract) When it comes to budget smartphones, Motorola is arguably the king. Its newest G5 (like all previous ‘G’ models) gives you a hell of a lot for your money, including a fingerprint scanner, a decent 13-megapixel rear camera and a pretty nice five-inch 1080p screen. Where it cuts corners is on the sameness of the design and just 16GB of storage. However, there’s MicroSD expansion built in. Battery life is fine and it uses the older MicroUSB rather than USB-C to recharge.