Nokia N1 tablet

The lead up to Christmas continues and we've got a range of great new products this month including a comeback from Nokia, new Amazon kit and Microsoft's long awaited wearable device. Read: Best tech gifts for Christmas 2014.

Best new technology products of November 2014

Nokia N1

Tablet

Although Microsoft bought its handset business, Nokia is back with an Android Lollipop tablet in the N1. At 7.9in, it's an iPad mini rival and looks pretty similar too with the aluminium design. It features a 64-bit Intel Atom processor and the firm's own Z Launcher. Also see: Best Android tablets 2014 and Best tablets 2014.

$249 inc VAT (UK price TBC)

Microsoft Band

Fitness tracker

With a not very inventive name, the Microsoft Band is the software giant's highly anticipated foray into wearable tech. It can help with productivity by displaying email, calendar and message notifications but is primarily a fitness tracker including heart rate, UV and skin temperature sensors. Microsoft has included support for iOS and Android on top of Windows.

$199 inc VAT (UK price TBC)

Microsoft Band

HP Omen

Laptop

This sleek gaming laptop has a custom chrome hinge and blue-coated tips to echo the racing look of titanium exhaust pipes. Under the hood is an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16 GB of RAM, dual-SSD drives and an nVidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics card.

£1,299 inc VAT

HP Omen

Microsoft Lumia 535

Smartphone

The Lumia 535 is Microsoft's first Windows Phone handset since dropping the Nokia branding. The budget smartphone now has the firm's own name on it and the usual selection of bright colours. A 5in qHD screen and 5 Mp front and rear cameras headline the spec sheet.

Around £100

Microsoft Lumia 535

Arcam Solo Bar

Soundbar

The Arcam Solo Bar is an all singing, all dancing soundbar with 100W of power through six drivers. It comes with four HDMI inputs and supports 4K pass-through via the single HDMI output. The firm touts it as the best Bluetooth speaker on the market with AptX support and private listening feature.

£800 inc VAT

Arcam Solo

Acer Switch 12

Laptop/tablet hybrid

The hybrid market pushes on and Acer is back with another Switch product. The Switch 12 has a larger screen than previous models at 12.5in and offers a magnetic and latch-less detachable keyboard. It has an Intel Core M processor and a touted battery life of 8 hours.

£529 inc VAT

Acer Switch 12

Samsung Galaxy A3

Smartphone

There's a growing trend of selfie smartphones and Samsung's effort is the Galaxy A3 which forms part of a new line-up of devices along with the larger A5. Design and specs are pretty standard but the 5 Mp front facing and 13 Mp rear facing cameras are the key selling points.

Price TBC

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 release date, price and specs

Pure Voca

Bluetooth speaker

Pure is well-known for its radios but has decided to branch out into the busy Bluetooth speaker market with the Voca which features dual-passive radiators. The device is rechargeable and able to offer up to 10 hours battery life and hands-free calling when connected to a smartphone.

£99 inc VAT

Pure Voca

Jawbone Up3

Fitness tracker

Jawbone's latest tracker aims to be the most powerful tracker in the smallest possible design. The Up3 has a raft of new sensors including ambient temperature and a tri-axis accelerometer. Along with a heart rate monitor, it can automatically track your sleep and activity to a greater level.

£150 inc VAT

Jawbone Up3

Amazon Fire TV Stick

HDMI dongle

Amazon is taking on the Chromecast and Roku Streaming Stick with its inexpensive Fire TV Stick – an HDMI dongle version of its media streamer. It comes with a remote control and services such as Amazon Prime Instant Video (of course), Netflix and Spotify. Specs include 8 GB of storage and a dual-core processor.

$39 inc VAT (UK price TBC)

Amazon Fire TV Stick