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Amazon Unveils Two New Echo Show Devices in India

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Amazon announced the launch of two new Echo Show devices in India. The All-new Echo Show 10 is Amazon’s most advanced Echo that comes with a 10.1-inch HD display, 13-megapixel front facing camera, premium sound and intelligent motion that moves the display to face you as you interact with Alexa. You will not miss a moment of your favourite show, on-screen lyrics, the next step in a recipe, or a smile from a loved one on a video call as the display always stays in your view. 

The new Echo Show 5 is an upgrade of our most popular smart speaker with a screen and has the same compact, 5.5-inch display that customers love. It now comes with an HD camera for better video calling or monitoring home remotely and is available in three colours —Black, White, and the new Blue. 

“With the introduction of the new Echo Show devices we have redefined the customer experience. Echo Show 10’s intelligent motion capability makes any place in the room the perfect location to enjoy visuals on the HD display combined with an enhanced audio experience”, said Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices India. “Indian customers have shared positive feedback about Alexa interactions on their existing Echo Show devices that combine voice, display, and touch. We can’t wait to see how they make the most out of the large brilliant display of the new Echo Show 10 as well as the upgraded Echo Show 5 to enhance entertainment, home security, productivity and more.”

Echo Show 10—Designed to Move with You

The all-new Echo Show 10 is a complete reimagination of Alexa with a screen and has been upgraded in every way. It features a brilliant 10.1-inch, adaptive HD display that automatically stays in view when you interact with Alexa—no matter where you are in the room. 

Take entertainment and productivity a notch higher 

Echo Show 10 is a great companion to enjoy music and videos. As the display rotates, so does its dual, front-firing tweeters and powerful woofer, providing premium, directional sound that automatically adapts to your space. Stream millions of songs from Amazon Prime Music, Spotify, JioSaavn, Gaana, and Apple Music. 

The screen of Echo Show 10 will face you as you listen to music, watch the news briefs from NDTV or Aaj Tak, and TV shows from Prime Video and Netflix. Ask Alexa to search, browse, and stream your favourite shows/ movies, sing along with on-screen lyrics, move around the kitchen as you follow recipes by Sanjeev Kapoor, or practice yoga with Shilpa Shetty skill, using just your voice. 

Make your home more secure and smarter

Echo Show 10 uses advanced computer vision algorithms to help make your home smarter and more secure. You can securely access a live feed from Echo Show 10 through the Alexa app on your smartphone, or another Echo Show device with the ability to remotely pan the display and camera to see the entire room. You can set up and control thousands of Wi-Fi connected smart home appliances such as lights, plugs, AC, fans, TVs, geyser and more that work with Alexa. Echo Show 10 also has an inbuilt smart home hub that supports Zigbee smart home devices.  

Stay connected with friends and family 

Customers love using Echo Show to stay in touch. Globally, the number of video calls made with Echo smart speakers with screen has gone up three times in the last year. You can now enjoy video calling with Alexa on the new Echo Show 10 without worrying about being out of frame—as you move, the screen does too, and the new 13-megapixel, wide-angle camera pans and zooms to keep you at the center of the frame. Plus, with the new Alexa Group Calling feature, you can create a group of up to eight friends and family members, and simply say, “Alexa, call my family.”   

Customise your Echo Show home screen

Since we launched the first Echo Show, we’ve learned from customers that they want to see more information at a glance. We updated the home screen experience to provide more information, greater customization options, and more touch functionality. You’ll see content customized by the time of day, have the ability to “show more” categories or “hide” content like stocks or sports scores, and have easy touch control of smart home devices. You can also use photos from Facebook to turn the home screen of Echo Show into a digital photo frame that uses adaptive colour to make your favourite pictures look great in any light.

Echo Show 5 —Compact design, improved camera, even more colours

With its compact, 5.5-inch display, Echo Show 5 fits easily in any room of your house, and with three colours to choose from—Black, White, and the new Blue—it seamlessly blends into your décor. Echo Show 5 has an upgraded HD camera with double the pixels, making it perfect for a quick video call, or a Drop In conversation. The Drop In feature lets you open an instant conversation, like an intercom, between your devices or with your Alexa contacts. 

It can be your perfect bedside companion waking you up to new music from your favourite artist everyday, or your work-desk companion improving your productivity and helping you stay updated. You can also securely access the built-in camera on Echo Show through the Alexa app to check-in on things at home if you’re out, or just check on the sleeping baby in the crib from another room.

Built with Privacy in Mind 

Privacy is a foundational principle and core to how we design all of our devices and services. Echo Show devices are designed with multiple layers of privacy protection, including microphone and camera controls, and the ability to view and delete your voice recordings. All new generation devices come with built-in shutters to cover the camera.

The Echo Show 10 uses a fusion of audio-based localization and computer vision—all processed locally and securely on-device—to power the intelligent motion that keeps the screen facing you. Turn motion off at any time by sliding the built-in camera shutter closed, adjusting settings on-device or in the Alexa app, or just by saying, “Alexa, turn off motion.”

Pricing and Availability 

The all-new Echo Show 10 is priced at INR 24,999 and will be available in Black. While the Echo Show 5 is priced at INR 8,999 it will be available at a discounted price of INR 6,999 for all customers. It comes in three colour variants: Black, White, and Blue.

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Keep a Trak of Your Health & Wellness with Fitbit Luxe

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Fitbit announced India availability of Fitbit Luxe, a fashion-forward fitness and wellness tracker designed to help you take a more holistic approach to your health and wellness. From stress management tools to automatic activity and sleep tracking – you can keep track of all your health metrics in an effortlessly chic bracelet design. 

Luxe’s breakthrough design has a soft, gentle shape inspired by the human body that sits lightly on your wrist with a jewellery-like look and feel. Fitbit applied a modern take on traditional jewellery-making techniques using an innovative design process called metal injection molding to create Luxe’s stainless steel case, providing the warmth expected of handcrafted jewellery, all while delivering a level of precision needed to enable its advanced sensor technology. 

The result is one of Fitbit’s most fashionable and comfortable devices yet, designed for a diverse range of wrist sizes for 24/7 wear. To produce the high polish synonymous with jewellery, Fitbit used a metal vaporizing technique on the soft gold and platinum finishes to provide a truly premium look and feel. Fitbit has also partnered with Laguna Beach-based jewellery brand gorjana to further elevate Luxe’s style.

Fitbit Luxe gives you access to Fitbit’s wide range of health and wellness features to support a holistic approach to healthy living.

  • With a light, slim form factor, Luxe is designed for maximum comfort, making it easy to wear nightly to manage your sleep. Sleep Score helps you better understand your sleep quality, and bedtime reminders can help you establish a more consistent sleep routine.
  • Get insights into your wellbeing in the Fitbit app with the Health Metrics dashboard1, which tracks your breathing rate, heart rate variability (HRV), resting heart rate (RHR), skin temperature variation, and coming soon, oxygen saturation (SpO2).
  • Available with Luxe and all available heart-rate enabled devices, Fitbit’s Stress Management Scoreprovides a daily assessment of your body’s ability to handle stress based on your activity levels, sleep, and heart rate.
  • A personalized standard for tracking activity beyond steps, Active Zone Minutesmeasures your time spent in each heart rate zone, to gauge when to push harder or scale back, and it helps you reach the weekly recommended goal of 150 Active Zone Minutes to help improve your health.
  • With 24/7 heart rate tracking, you can track your daily heart rate in real-time to better measure your calorie burn. You can also choose from 20 different on-wrist exercise modes including golf, pilates, spinning, or tennis, and for those who prefer running, biking, or hiking outside, you can use connected GPS from your phone to see real-time pace and distance.

In addition to all the health and fitness features, Luxe offers features like alarms, a stopwatch, and timers to help you manage your day, all with up to five days of battery life. Stay connected and up-to-date with the customizable call, text, and smartphone notifications, and set bedtime reminders or use do not disturb when it’s time to focus. 

The most elevated fitness tracker, Fitbit Luxe is now available at Fitbit.com/in and on other major e-tailers Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, Nykaa, Tata Cliq and across Reliance Digital, Croma, Helios, Landmark and select retail stores.

Luxe retails for INR 10,999 and is available in Lunar White / Soft Gold Stainless Steel, Black / Graphite Stainless Steel, and Orchid / Platinum Stainless Steel. Available for INR 17,999, the Fitbit Luxe Special Edition comes with a gold stainless steel Parker Link Bracelet from the timeless jewellery brand gorjana, and includes a peony classic band. Classic and woven bands are available for INR 2,499 while gorjana Parker Link Bracelet in soft gold stainless steel is available for INR 5,499.

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Charge Your Gadgets with Maximum Power with RAEGR’s ‘RapidLink 1150’ GaN Charger

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RAEGR officially launches RapidLink 1150 GaN Charger in India. The new charger is a single solution for charging multiple gadgets with the power, speed and safety of the latest GaN technology. Compatible with most devices that require fast chargers, the RapidLink 1150 can charge your gadgets with a maximum power output of 65 watts.     

Ajesh George, MD for RAEGR, commented “Our dependency on gadgets is on the high rise, and the patience for charging their batteries is soon running out. Using the latest GaN technology, gadgets such as smartphones, laptops, tablets and game consoles that feature larger batteries can be speedily and safely charged. Our RapidLink 1150 is based on the latest GaN technology that not only fast-charges every compatible device, but is also compact as compared to any conventional charger by up to 40%, making it an ultra-portable fast-charging solution. Most smartphone brands ahead may not bundle fast chargers, and hence the RapidLink 1150 is an ultimate choice for all your charging needs.”

RAEGR presens RapidLink 1150 65W GaN Charger – a single charger with dual USB ports to fast-charge up to two devices simultaneously. It features a PD (Power Delivery) USB Type-C port and a USB Type- A QC3.0 port that is suitable for almost every gadget out there. So be it your smartphone, tablet, gaming console, or your ultrabook, charging those high-capacity batteries in a very short time is now a reality. 

The RapidLink 1150 is based on the GaN (Gallium Nitride) chip technology. Using GaN chips has a huge advantage – it reduces the overall size of a charger by almost 40%, runs cooler, saves more power and charges faster than conventional fast chargers. It is ultracompact and highly efficient too. This 65W charger can be easily carried around in your pocket or handbag, making it highly portable. 

The RAEGR RapidLink 1150 sports a PD USB Type-C port that can deliver a maximum of 65 watts, beneficial for fast charging some of the latest tablets, laptops or ltrabooks. Now charging a Macbook from 0% – 100% can be done in under 2-3 hours. The charger also sports a USB Type-A port featuring QC3.0 with a maximum power output of 18W. This port can speedily charge most compatible smartphones, tablets and consoles with great ease. Using both the outputs simultaneously, you can fast-charge up to two gadgets together. When using both ports, the USB Type-C PD port will output a maximum of 45W, while the USB-A port will supply a maximum of 18W. 

Along with GaN’s advanced technology comes reliability and efficiency too. The RAEGR RapidLink 1150 features a built-in chip that safeguards your connected devices against excessive heating, overcharging, overvoltage and overcurrent. Thanks to the GaN chip again, the charger runs cooler than conventional fast-chargers, dissipating low heat, thus consuming less power, and lowering your electricity bills too.

The RAEGR RapidLink 1150 65W GaN Dual USB charger is compatible with a range of devices which include iPad Pro, iPhone 12 Mini / iPhone 12 Pro / iPhone 12 Pro Max, Note 20 series, Galaxy S21 series, Nintendo Switch, and many more. It can support up to 18W QC3.0 Charging, PD 18W fast-charging for all iPhones, 27W PPS fast-charging for Galaxy Note 20 / Galaxy S20 / Galaxy S21 Series, PD 45W for the new MacBook Air, Dell XPS, Type-C Ultra Books, and PD 65W for new MacBook Pro and is compatible with other Ultrabooks / Type-C charging laptops. The RapidLink 1150 is also BIS certified, making it ideal for Indian power requirements and socket types.

The RAEGR RapidLink 1150 65W GaN Dual PD + USB Charger will be available for an exclusive price of Rs.3999 on Amazon.in, and includes a standard industrial warranty of 1 year. Customers can avail of an additional 6 months of warranty upon registering the product. 

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Get Rid of Slow Charging, Mi Brings New HyperSonic PowerBank

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Mi India announced the launch of Mi HyperSonic PowerBank, the most powerful and feature-rich powerbank from the house of Mi. Designed to meet the needs of the modern consumer, the device is equipped with hyper-fast 50W fast-charging capabilities and comes with triple ports, enabling users to charge multiple products at the same time.

Hyper-Fast 50W charging 

With a triple port design including the USB-C + Dual USB-A ports, Mi Hypersonic power bank can fast-charge compatible smartphones at 50W and is also capable of fast charging a laptop at 45W (PD 3.0). The 50W fast charging can power up a typical 4500mAh smartphone battery in just ~1 hour 5mins of time. With up to 45W charging, the USB-C not only reduces the time needed to charge devices, but it also allows users to fully recharge the power bank in just 3 hours 50 mins.

It features a premium matte black design that is made from high quality PC + ABS material making it lightweight yet strong and durable for all types of usage. The triple ports are designed in a way that it is comfortable to hold the device at all times, thereby completing the overall  exquisite and clear look of the power bank.

Quality and Safety

Mi Hypersonic power bank is designed to provide consumers not just faster charging but enhanced safety and protection as well. It comes with high density 20,000mAh Li-poly batteries that ensure fast and safe charging with every use. Equipped with 16-layers of advanced chip protection, the power bank safeguards itself and the devices from short circuit protection, temperature protection, input over-voltage protection, electrostatic protection, battery over-current protection, over discharge protection and much more, making it perfect for everyday usage. It is a must have accessory that is safe and powerful for the devices’ required charging needs.

Mi Hypersonic power bank also features a low power charging mode that can be activated by simply double tapping the power button, to allow safe charging of devices with low-power output such as Bluetooth headsets, fitness bands, smartwatches etc. 

Price and Availability Mi HyperSonic Power Bank 20000mAh is available at a crowdfunding price of INR 3,499 on Mi.com starting today (30 July’2021) 

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