THE BEST TECH FOR… hav­ing fun

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1 Ex­pres­sive E Touché Synth Con­troller

If your idea of a good time in­volves lis­ten­ing to mu­sic or cre­at­ing your own, then you’re go­ing to love the E Touché. It’s an ex­pres­sive in­stru­ment that lets you con­trol elec­tronic sounds us­ing touch. Soft and hard ges­tures will in­flu­ence the in­ten­sity of the sound you hear and even the slight­est pres­sure will have an ef­fect, which means there’s lots of scope to be cre­ative. The E Touché is USB-pow­ered and also has built-in MIDI and CV ports for di­rect con­nec­tion to your favourite synth. $445, ex­pres­sivee.com

2 Z Scooter

The first self-balanc­ing scooter, this shiny ve­hi­cle may have been de­signed with vin­tage styling, but with zero emis­sions, its own app and a Tesla Model S long-last­ing bat­tery, it’s a mod­ern take on the clas­sic mode of trans­port. It’s made of solid, high-qual­ity ma­te­ri­als and comes in a range of dif­fer­ent colours. Ev­ery­thing about the scooter is in­tu­itive, with a touch-ac­ti­vated light and a driv­ing style that fol­lows your body’s move­ments, mak­ing it easy to learn to use in a mat­ter of min­utes. $9635, z-scooter.com

3 Nin­tendo Clas­sic Mini: Su­per Nin­tendo En­ter­tain­ment Sys­tem

Retro gaming is hav­ing a real mo­ment right now and what bet­ter way to re­live your youth than with a SNES Clas­sic? This ver­sion of the iconic con­sole has the orig­i­nal look and feel of the ’90s con­sole, but it’s smaller and more por­ta­ble. It also bakes in a new fea­ture, which enables you to rewind up to five min­utes of game­play. It comes fully loaded with 21 games, many of which are mul­ti­player (it comes with two con­trollers in the box), in­clud­ing Su­perMario

Kart and Don­keyKongCoun­try. $120, nin­tendo.com.au

4 Lego Star Wars Y-Wing Starfighter Ul­ti­mate Col­lec­tors Se­ries

Part of Lego’s elite-level Star Wars sets, this Y-Wing Starfighter kit fea­tures an in­cred­i­ble level of de­tail, in­clud­ing wheel-ac­ti­vated ion can­nons, space for the R2 as­tromech droid, and it even has an open­ing cock­pit with a Gold Leader minifig­ure perched in­side. It’s a great toy to own, but it’s def­i­nitely been de­signed with StarWars fans and col­lec­tors in mind, as it comes with both a dis­play stand and a fact plaque. It’s more than two feet long and 11 inches wide, so make some space. $299, shop.lego.com

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