Smart lamps and coffee machines join our Lust List this week

These gadgets will help see you through the longer nights and shorter days (Connect)

We hate to break it to you, but the summer is over.

The equinox has passed, we’ve had the Harvest Moon and now we’re fully into the start of autumn.

Which means the nights are drawing in, it’s getting colder, darker and wetter and pretty soon we’ll all have to change the clocks again.

Still, you can use the array of gadgetry we’ve collected this week to fight back against freezing mornings and dark afternoons.

We’ve got a smart lamp for evening cosyness and a coffee machine for the morning wake-up call.

And there’s even two totally separate gadgets both called the Charge 5. Who says originality is dead?

Govee Lyra smart lamp

Govee Lyra smart lamp (Govee)

The Lyra is a sleek Alexa/Google-compatible smart lamp (pictured above) with colourful lighting and patterns.

It doesn’t need a hub to work its mesmerising magic.


Fitbit Charge 5

The Fitbit Charge 5 (Fitbit)

Fitbit’s most advanced fitness tracker ever has a punchy colour screen, an ECG tracker for heart health and an EDA sensor to measure stress levels, as well as the usual fitness smarts.

£169.99 (end of the month),

JBL Charge 5

The JBL Charge 5 (JBL)

If you like your sound loud, powerful and punchy, and to ooze from a speaker that can survive a dunk in the wet, you’re in luck.

£179.99, uk.jblcom

Smeg Bean to Cup coffee machine

The Smeg Bean to Cup coffee machine (Smeg)

Smeg’s launched its first bean-to-cup coffee machine.

The result is a gorgeous appliance that spits out quality coffee using its adjustable grinder and milk-frothing function.


Bosch FreshUp

The Bosch FreshUp (Bosch)

Hate when your clothes smell like an ashtray or reek of barbecue smoke? This portable pill-shaped device banishes odours using plasma particles, forgoing the need to send them to the washing machine.


Ooni Karu 16

The Ooni Karu 16 (Ooni)

Ooni’s versatile outdoor oven offers the convenience of gas or wood-fired cooking for alfresco eating.

The only thing it doesn’t guarantee is whether you wreck your pizza or master it.

£699 (pre-order),

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