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Best of 2014 – Our favourite speakers, headphones & more

It has been another stellar year for Apple fans with the launch of the iPhone 6 & 6Plus, and the new iPad models amongst other. As always, when Apple improves and innovates, there are hundreds of other companies that start developing interesting products to go with the latest Apple gadgets, ranging from audio products such as wireless speakers, headphones, docking stations, and much more.

Best of 2014 gadgets

To perhaps make it slightly easier for you all to navigate the thousands of products that are available, we have pulled together some of our favourites from 2013/14. Enjoy!

 

Best overall value gadget

Google Chromecast
When Google finally announced that the Chromecast is available in the UK I couldn't help myself, my curiosity took over and I ordered one. Having finally plugged it…
Price guide: £30 / $32

Other gadget value nominations

 

Best wireless speaker 2014

New Libratone Loop wireless speaker
Despite its minor flaws, I can't help but love the Libratone Loop. For me it delivers in heaps where it matters the most; design and audio performance. The…
Price guide: £359 / $499

Other wireless speaker nominations

 

Best wireless headphones 2014

hom-liberate-xlbt
At just under £165 you will struggle to find better looking and performing wireless headphones than the House of Marley Liberate XL. Good and powerful sound combined with…
Price guide: £165 / $120

Other wireless headphone nominations

 

Can’t wait to test product 2014

Libratone Diva soundbar
The Danish audio manufacturer Libratone, known for their woolly wireless AirPlay speakers, have announced the October arrival of their latest product, the Libratone Diva; a soundbar that we…
Price guide: £649 /

Other love to test nominations

 

Best Premium headphones 2014

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 headphones
The Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 over-ear headphones goes straight into my top 3 list of best headphones I've had the pleasure of listening to. From their light…
Price guide: £329 / $399

Other high-end headphone nominations

 

Best Value headphones 2014

Nocs NS500 in-ear headphones
I've been impressed with Nordic audio companies for a while now when it comes to their product development, combining great product design with premium quality audio. Nocs is…
Price guide: £55 / $86

Other value headphone nominations

 

Premium product we would like 2014

Libratone Diva soundbar
The Danish audio manufacturer Libratone, known for their woolly wireless AirPlay speakers, have announced the October arrival of their latest product, the Libratone Diva; a soundbar that we…
Price guide: £649 /

Other nominated luxury accessories

 

iPad accessory we got addicted to 2014

Belkin QODE Ultimate iPad Air keyboard case
While I'm yet to test some of the biggest rivals for the Belkin QODE Ultimate, I'm very happy with this one. As someone that does a lot of…
Price guide: £79 / $115

 

A look back…

While it has been a stellar year with many new products launched, don’t forget to also look back to last year’s winner, as these still set an impressive standard of products to consider for 2015.

 

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