It’s exciting to see the impact AI has had on consumer tech this year, from the further integration of Google’s Assistant to Apple’s Siri, and I’ve particularly loved my Nest Hub. Here’s the gadgets I’ve most enjoyed using in 2019.
Bando retractable charging cord
Bando makes really fun tech accessories and this “Stay Positive” charging cable is no different. A keychain that doubles up as a charger? Practical and adorable.
A game console mixed with a board game that teaches kids how to create and code their very own games. A multiplayer experience for friends and family — hopefully this will improve family time.
Ooni pizza oven
This ingeniously designed outdoor Pizza oven will surely become a staple for keen chefs. It is easy to use, small and portable as well as making great pies.
Native Union Drop wireless charging mat
Finally, a wireless charging mat that is elegant and easy to use for most leading mobiles. Most importantly, it fits seamlessly into your home.
Google Nest Hub
In many ways a glorified digital photo frame — but what a great job it does to surface images from my preferred smart photo albums of my whole family. Oh, and it has Google Assistant built in.
iPhone 11 Pro
The most important thing for me as a parent is a good camera on my smartphone. Low light shots of my little ones create a whole new world of delightful memories.
From £1,049, apple.com
Wellness classes that can be done on the go, at home, anywhere and for any time too. From meditation, to yoga and Pilates, this is invaluable for a busy lifestyle.
£21.49 monthly subscription, glo.com
Bethany's hit list
Watch it: His Dark Materials
Brilliantly acted and scripted TV version of Phillip Pullman’s trilogy, bbc.co.uk/iplayer
Read it: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
Big questions and big thoughts about now, £7.99, waterstones.com
Follow it: Love and Lemons
Vegan and vegetarian cooking heaven. An Instagram account that inspires my family’s meals, @loveandlemons
Listen to it: Reboot
Hear the ups and downs of start-up life from CEOs and entrepreneurs, reboot.io/podcast
Bethany Koby is co-founder and CEO of Tech Will Save Us