Here are Appliance Retailer’s picks for the best new and newish gadgets for February 2014:

iStyle Bluetooth Remote Camera Smart Button
iStyle Bluetooth Remote Camera Smart Button (RRP $34.95)
Available in black and white, this handheld device pairs with an iPhone and some Samsung Galaxy smartphones to provide remote control of the camera functions.
Nikon D3300
Nikon D3300 (Nikon does not release RRPs)
This entry level DX-format DSLR has a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and 5 frames-per-second high speed shooting — ideal for users making the step up from point-and-shoot.
LG SoundPlate
LG SoundPlate (RRP $599)
The 4.1-channel 120-watt SoundPlate creates powerful multidirectional sound despite being housed in a small and stylish form factor.
Toshiba Chromebook
Toshiba Chromebook (RRP $399)
Weighing just 1.5 kilograms, this lightweight PC running Google’s Chrome OS has a 13.3-inch HD screen, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB solid state drive.
Sony Xperia Z1
Sony Xperia Z1
Including the best features from Sony’s acclaimed Xperia range, this smartphone includes an outstanding camera and a 4.3-inch HD display in a waterproof body.
ActionTec ScreenBeam Pro
ActionTec ScreenBeam Pro (RRP $119)
Users can enjoy their favourite videos, photos and movies on the best high-definition display in the house. Miracast and WiDi compliant.
Canon Legria mini X
Canon Legria mini X (Canon does not release RRPs)
This compact and light Full HD camcorder packs a 170-degree wide angle lens, a large stereo microphone and a 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen into a portable creative unit.
Garmin Vivofit
Garmin Vivofit (RRP $149)
“The ability to monitor the quality of sleep, being challenged by personalised daily goals and not having to charge it every few days makes Vivofit a band that should be on everyone’s wrist,” said national sales manager Ian Edwards.
Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker
Logitech X100 Mobile Speaker (RRP $59)
This Bluetooth speaker can play back music from any smartphone or tablet. It has a 5-hour battery life and an in-built mic for handsfree calling.