Apple iPad Air 2

It's October so the busy period of launching new products in the lead up to Christmas is in full swing. Here are the best new products of the last month which you might want on your list to Santa.

Best new products: iPad Air 2

Tablet

Apple has refreshed its full-size tablet with a thinner and lighter design and a new gold colour. Furthermore, it has a new A8X processor, 8Mp iSight camera, barometer, Touch ID fingerprint scanner and anti-reflective coating.

£399 inc VAT

Best new products: iMac with Retina 5K display

All-in-one PC

As the name suggests, Apple's latest all-in-one features an impressive 27in 5K resolution screen – that's 5120 x 2880 resulting in 14.7 million pixels. Elsewhere it has an Intel Core i5 processor, AMD Radeon M9 GPU, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB Fusion Drive but can be upgraded.

£1,999 inc VAT

iMac with Retina 5K display

Best new products: Mac mini (2014)

PC

The most compact Mac around has received a long awaited update. It looks the same but is up to 50 percent faster than its predecessor. As standard it's equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Connectivity includes faster Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 2.

£399 inc VAT

Mac mini 2014

Best new products: Nexus 9

Tablet

Switching partner from Asus, Google's Nexus 9 is built by HTC and introduces Android 5.0 Lollipop. It comes with an nVidia Tegra K1 64-bit processor, 8.9in IPS screen and an 8Mp rear camera. A new colour option is 'sand'.

£319 inc VAT

Google Nexus 9 by HTC

Best new products: Nexus 6

Smartphone

Although Google is in the process of selling the firm, the Nexus 6 is made by Motorola and resembles the Moto X. The Android Lollipop device has a phablet sized 5.9in screen with a Quad HD resolution. It also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and a 13Mp camera with optical image stabilisation.

Around £500 inc VAT

Google Nexus 6

Best new products: Nexus Player

Set-top box

Google has kept Asus as a partner for the Nexus Player, a set-top box. The puck-like device runs on Android TV and lets you watch movies, music and videos from your Android, iOS or Chrome device. It can also play Android games via the accompanying controller.

$99 (UK price TBC)

Google Nexus Player by Asus

Best new products: Flexson VinylPlay

Record player

Flexson solely makes accessories for the Sonos wireless Hi-Fi system and its latest it the most interesting yet. Moving on from stands and skins, the VinylPlay is a turntable which plugs simply into a Sonos network. Not only can you stream your records, but archive them too.

£329 inc VAT

Flexson VinylPlay

Best new products: Tesco Hudl 2

Tablet

Following the success of its first own-brand tablet, Tesco is back with the Hudl 2 which is only £10 more and can be bought with ClubCard Boost. The new generation model comes with Android 4.4 KitKat, an 8.3in Full HD screen and an Intel Atom processor.

£129 inc VAT

Tesco Hudl 2

Best new products: HTC Re

Camera

Branching out into accessories, HTC has created the Re handheld camera which aims to help you capture moments better in photos and video. It has a 16Mp CMOS sensor, wide-angle lens and 8GB of storage. It's switches on automatically when you pick it up and content is automatically backed up.

£169 inc VAT

HTC RE camera release date, price and specs UK

Best new products: Basis Peak

Activity tracker

The wearable market is still booming and the Peak is from Intel-owned Basis. It aims to provide precise exercise, heart rate and sleep monitoring around the clock. It has a touchscreen and it compatible with iOS and Android. The firm touts a water resistant design and four day battery life.

$199 (UK price TBC)

Basis Peak

Best new products: EE TV

Set-top box

Mobile network EE has decided to take on the likes of Sky, Virgin Media and BT with its own Freeview box. The EE TV box similar to YouView but only comes with BBC iPlayer, Wuaki.tv and Demand 5 at launch. Its special weapon is the ability to stream content to up to four devices around the house simultaneously.

£300 inc VAT (Free to broadband customers)

EE TV box

Best new products: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

Tablet

Supposedly developed by Ashton Kutcher, this year's Yoga Tablet 2 line-up also comes in Windows models but the Android-powered Pro model is the most interesting. In this case, Pro stands for projector as it has one built-in. It's designed for home use so has a 13.3in screen and a touted 15 hour battery life.

£449 inc VAT

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro projector

Best new products: Kazam Tornado 348

Smartphone

UK-based smartphone maker is claiming the world's thinnest at just 5.15mm beating rivals including Samsung, Apple, Sony and Huawei. The Tornado 348 has a 4.8in 720p screen, octa-core MediaTek processor, 16GB of storage and an 8Mp camera.

£249 inc VAT

Kazam Tornado 348 world's thinnest smartphone