One of the most annoying things in tech is when you spend your hard earned cash on a new toy – say, a phone or a tablet – only for a couple of weeks later have the company announce a new model. In an instant you no longer have the shiniest, newest thing – but last year’s news burning a £500 hole in your pocket.
So what about this Christmas? Is that present under the tree going to stay cool and trendy for long? Probably not – as in literally the first week of January the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Vegas, where a new raft of gadgets are announced – yes, that soon after Christmas.
But exactly how long does your new toy have before it is no longer relevant? Read on to find out.