We've already made our wide-ranging predictions for 2014, ending in what can only be described as a calamatous pre-Christmas call for harmony, union and less invasive gadgets. Also rabbits.
But it's 2014 now. We're here. And it's time to get serious. We want devices, shiny new toys to hold in our hands and sparkle in our pockets, and we want them now. Or soonish. You know, whenever.
Here are the top 9 devices we want to see in 2014. Missed any out? Let us know below.
The iPhone 6 is coming. It will be better than the iPhone 5S - and though tradition holds that it won't be that much better, with a thinner profile and improved camera, but that's about it, we're still hoping for something a bit more along the lines of this radical wraparound concept.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/22/oculus-rift-gamescom_n_3795227.html" target="_blank">The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is already brilliant</a> - this is the year that we want one we can actually buy, play games on and lose entire weekends to exploring in socially damaging and mind-altering ways.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/05/panasonic-wt600-preview_n_3873866.html" target="_blank">So 4K TV is amazing</a>. But so far it's too expensive and there's nothing to watch on it. So come on, TV makers of the world: give us a 4K set for an affordable price, and then a version of Gravity we can watch at that resolution at home. Please.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Everyone is looking to the Galaxy S5 for Samsung's next big device. But we're hoping for something literally bigger, and even better, from the new Note. Last year's massive pen-enabled device was our favourite large phone of the year, and the prospect of a thinner, edge-to-edge and potentially curved replacement is just delicious.
We can't wait for the HTC 'Two', or 'M8', or whatever it will be called -- the name doesn't matter, we just an update to arguably the most beautiful Android phone of 2013 with a better camera, redesigned OS skin and possibly some of the cool rounded 'teardrop' corners seen in this concept.
Google - if you do nothing else in 2014, take your wearable Glass computer, make it slightly less creepy, make it cost about £300 rather than £900 and make it cool. Oh, and <em>release it in the UK.</em>
We'd really love a new iPad in 2014, but we'd really, <em>really</em> love to not have to actually pay for any new hardware. Instead a new version of iOS, which hones the raw ambition but flawed execution of iOS 7 into something that really works for tablets, would be just the ticket.
<a href="http://www.thetileapp.com/">Tile</a> is a cheap, crowd-funded little doodad that you can affix to virtually anything, and locate with GPS in case that anything gets lost. It's coming summer 2014 in the US - here's hoping for a wider global release by the end of the year.
Because we're virtually obligated to include this every year until Apple finally releases one. Still, jaded hopes and fears aside, this Nike Fuelband-style iWatch would go down nicely, if it worked, which it almost certainly would not.