Sponsored: If you want to know what the future of TV looks like, we strongly suggest you view the video above. The good news is that the remote control is ancient history. No more finding it; you won't actually need it - thanks to Samsung's motion-sensitive, voice-activated, mind-reading televisions. The bad news is, fights over the remote control will now go on infinitely because anyone in the room with a voice or at least one working arm can change the damn channel.
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What man wouldn't want to step into Don Draper's shoes? Girls, whisky, cigarettes... and that's before breakfast. The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook contains classic recipes from the show: Steak Tartar, Waldorf Salad, Nut Bread, Cherry Cheesecake and more. Much like the show, it also contains a lot booze. Or to be precise, cocktail recipes - broken down by episode. For instance, when Peggy Olsen celebrates her first major copywriting success in P.J. Clarke's, the book not only provides a brief history of Clarke's infamous New York establishment but the recipe for his equally infamous Vesper Martini, too.
£10 | www.amazon.co.uk
Much like smartphones, high-definition TVs have been reduced to a parade of black rectangles defined only by their apps and the thickness of their bezel. Loewe, a company with a reassuringly Germanic obsession with finesse, has struck away from the pack and produced a TV for individuals, eccentrics and (judging by the photograph above) people who live in Bond villain pads painted entirely white. Loewe's Connect ID is available in three sizes and five colours including this strangely-alluring 'asparagus' green (last seen on the mid-1970s Porsche 911, one of the coolest cars of all time). Naturally the Connect ID has a PhD in HD, an M.A. in 3D and speaks fluent iPad. It's also LED, OCD, hyper-real, hyper-active and... well, you get the picture.
From £1,300 | www.loewe.tv
Orbitsound's T12v3 home cinema soundbar with iPod dock redefines the way you hear films and music. The soundbar sits discreetly below your TV, whilst the powerful subwooder can be hidden away behind a sofa. Its patented Spacial Stereo technology reproduces superb sound from a single device, ensuring you get a velvety-smooth audio experience from any position in the room. TV streaming is possible through the dock (iPod and iPhone) so the user can watch or listen to any library song, TV programme or film.
£299 | www.johnlewis.com