Whether you’ve got big kids or little’uns to buy for this Christmas, you can’t go wrong with a bit of tech
I’ll never forget the Christmas when I discovered a dune-buggy-style radio-controlled car under the tree. Out I went into the street to zip it around, making it do stunts at high speed, terrorising pets and inadvertently “pruning” next door’s bushes. Now many, many years on and only a tiny bit more grown up, I’m equally excited by the selection of whizzy gadgets that surround my desk. And, boy, have tech toys advanced. Nowadays you can take them on water and in the air like this hydrocopter, zoom round corners controlling them with your smartphone – cue this gullwing Mercedes – or film your nocturnal exploring, thanks to the Buzz jumping night drone. Perfect for some high-octane high jinks.
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