Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs

It's the time of the month again where we round up the best new technology products which you'll be adding to your wish list. For August we've got everything from the metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha, to a pure gaming tablet to a projector made of cardboard.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Smartphone

Samsung has finally introduced some cold, hard metal into a smartphone design in the form of the Galaxy Alpha. It's like the Galaxy S5 with a fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor but the handset has a smaller 4.7in 720p screen, a 12Mp camera and no microSD card slot.

£500 inc VAT

Nocs NS2 bookshelf speakers

Nocs NS2

Bookshelf speakers

Providing a splash of colour to your Hi-Fi setup are these NS2 bookshelf speakers from Nocs. You can stream music from almost any device with support for Bluetooth, AirPlay and Spotify Connect. The speaker have an 80W power output at 3in Kevlar woofers.

£349 inc VAT

nVidia Project Shield tablet

nVidia Shield Tablet

Tablet

If you're looking for a tablet to game on then check out the nVidia Shield Tablet. It's been created specifically for gamers and as such has an optional dedicated wireless controller. Inside is a Tegra K1 processor and up front is an 8in Full HD display.

£239 inc VAT

B&O BeoPlay H6

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6

Headphones

Bang & Olufsen has launched three new limited edition models of its BeoPlay H6 headphones in Blue Stone, Bronzed Hazel and Graphite Blush designed by Jakob Wagner. They all come with a daisy chain functionality for sharing your tunes and an in-line control with a microphone.

£329 inc VAT

Xbox One Call of Duty Advanced Warefare bundle

Microsoft Xbox One Call of Duty bundle

Games console

The Xbox One is not a new product but this bundle may tempt a few gamers out there. The special edition Call of Duty Advanced Warfare console comes with a customised exterior with a 1TB hard drive and a new controller design. It also includes the Day 0 edition of the game.

£429 inc VAT

Cardboard smartphone projector

Cardboard smartphone projector

Projector

We like simple, cheap and nifty gadgets and this one ticks all those boxes. The cardboard smartphone projects does what it says on the tin, allowing you to project what's on your phone via the cardboard housing (complete with retro styling) and an 8x glass lens.

£15 inc VAT

Asus ZenFone UK relesae date, price and specs

Asus ZenFone

Smartphone

Announced back in January at CES, Asus has decided to bring its budget ZenFone range to the UK. There are three different sizes available ranging from 4in to 6in. All come with Intel Atom processors (apart from the 4G model) and removable rear covers in various colours.

From £99

Acer Chromebook 13 Tegra K1

Acer Chromebook 13

Laptop

Acer's new Chromebook 13 is the first to waltz in town packing an nVidia Tegra K1 quad-core processor which is clocked at 2.1 GHz. The firm claims it's one of the thinnest Chrome OS laptops around at 18 mm and will provide an impressive battery life of up to 13 hours.

$279 inc VAT (£167)

Nokia Lumia 530 UK budget smartphone

Nokia Lumia 530

Smartphone

Microsoft's latest entry to the budget smartphone market is the Nokia branded Lumia 530 which will come with Windows Phone 8.1. It has a 4in LCD screen, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and 512MB of RAM. There's no front camera or 4G support, though.

€85 exc VAT (£68)

Cogito Classic

Cogito Classic

Smartwatch

Not all smartwatches have a huge touchscreen and the Cogito Classic is one of them. Instead, it looks like a regular wrist watch while providing notifications in the background when connected to an iOS or Android device. It's available in different colours and is waterproof up to 100m.

£129 inc VAT