The Gadget Guru: Velvetiser hot chocolate machine, Sony WH1000XM4, Alnpet+

A hot chocolate-maker, conversationally aware headphones and a smart water bowl for pets are all reviewed this week

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Chocs away as hot drink machine sets the bar high

Velvetiser hot chocolate machine

Price: €129.99 from Currys

Rating: *****

This device from Hotel Chocolat is an absolute dream, from set-up to cleaning, not to mention the small matter of enjoying some delightful hot chocolate. It comes with the core device, two ceramic cups and ten sachets of different types of chocolate flavourings to try.

Initial set-up involves plugging it in, pouring in some cold ...