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Fossil Launches New Limited-Edition Solar Watch

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As part of a continued commitment to sustainability, and in celebration of Earth Month, Fossil is proud to launch our latest pro-planet assortment. This collection includes brand new cactus leather tote bags made in partnership with Desserto®, and our second iteration of the limited-edition Solar Watch. The launches follow commitments that Fossil announced in 2019 as part of our ongoing Make Time For Good initiative, dedicated to making change in communities throughout the world through pro-planet materials, products and packaging, as well as reducing our footprint in water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The cactus leather totes and Solar Watch are an example of new materials and sustainable partners that Fossil has cultivated in an increased push towards leaving a lighter footprint for a more sustainable future.

Fossil is proud to be one of the first retailers to introduce vegan cactus leather, an innovative material new to the industry, through the collection of Kier Cactus Leather Totes. Each bag is designed with material made from organically grown cactus leaves developed by Desserto®, a Mexico-based company with a focus on sustainable materials. The leaves come from cactus plants that require only rain water and Earth minerals for growth. Once harvested, the leaves are dried in the sun for three to six days, which removes the need for any additional energy source for the drying process. Not only is this an energy-efficient processing technique, but no herbicides, pesticides or irrigation systems are used in the production of the cactus. As a result of this innovative process, each Kier tote saves 7.5 liters of water — the equivalent of fifteen 500 milliliter water bottles. Additionally, each cactus’ trunk is left intact to enable repeat harvesting, as the leaves regenerate every six to eight months. The collection will include four stunning colorways — moss, wine, black and brown — and will be available for Rs. 19,295 beginning April 22. 

“After witnessing first-hand the impact that tanneries have on the environment, we sought to create a vegan alternative that leaves a lighter footprint while meeting our rigorous quality standards,” says Desserto cofounder Marte Cázarez. “Almost immediately, we decided to leave our jobs and dedicate the next two years to designing and creating a solution.”

“Since first introducing Desserto cactus leather to the world in 2019, we have continued to develop and educate others on our materials and sustainable processes. Today, we are proud to partner with brands, like Fossil, who share a vision of reducing their environmental impact through the use of eco-friendly materials,” adds Desserto cofounder Adrián López Velarde. 

Fossil is also proud to announce the second iteration of its limited-edition Solar Watch — the World-Timer — launching on Earth Day. The watch houses a solar-powered movement with rechargeable battery, which can reach a full charge after eight hours in the sun and will retain charge for up to three months. Also, the 42mm watch case is made with castor oil while the rPet strap is made from post-consumer plastic bottles. In addition to its pro-planet designs, the World-Timer is packed with features, including a compass, stopwatch, alarm, timer, and world time function. In the world time function, the user can select from forty-nine cities around the world to easily check the local time in that area, connecting users across the globe. The limited-edition watch will be available for Rs. 11,995 beginning April 22.

“Over the course of the last two years, our teams have worked diligently to identify areas of our business that make the largest environmental impact and to chart the course towards meaningful charge. The result is an index of commitments that we’ve established to leave a smaller footprint and better world for future generations. Some of these changes include: introducing more pro-planet materials like recycled stainless steel and litehide leather into our assortment, removing foam material from packaging, and moving to ensure all paper goods are made from a minimum of 80% recycled material,” says Steve Evans, EVP Chief Brand Officer. “Fossil believes that when we combine our time and passion, we can make lasting change for people and the planet.”

Johnson Verghese, Managing Director at Fossil India said, “We are delighted to provide our consumers in India with a retail experience that is fueled with our passion to embark on a sustainable journey. One that will reduce carbon footprints and help in optimizing resources to the fullest. In doing so, we aim to contribute towards better environmental and people health. As our planet continues to be in a constant climate crisis, sustainability is certainly the need of the hour. With our pro-planet initiative, we look forward to creating products that will inspire and celebrate sustainability as well as continue to be at the forefront of fashion.”

In addition to the Kier Cactus Leather Totes and World Timer launches, Fossil is excited to grow our assortment of pro-planet styles in our seasonal collections as well. This summer, mainline solar watches in the bestselling Minimalist and Jacqueline styles will become available in a variety of colorways. As with the limited-edition Solar Watch, the sun-powered battery plus pro-planet case and straps reduce water and battery waste. Additionally, Fossil’s assortment of pro-planet bags continues to grow as classic styles are re-released in eco-leather this summer. Since being introduced to Fossil’s product assortment last fall, more than 90% of our leather material for bags and small leather goods is now sourced from Leather Working Group certified tanneries. To date, about 1.8 million gallons of water have been saved through the use of 1.5 million square feet of eco-leather, sourced in partnership with our pro-planet leather providers.

Fossil Group’s ongoing commitments towards pro-planet progress include:

  • Design and produce 100% of our product to meet our pro-planet criteria by 2025.
  • Make 100% of our primary packaging recyclable and/or reusable by 2025.
  • Lead in circular business model approaches — where our materials can be used, reused and reduced — by 2025.
  • Reduce water consumption for leather tanning by 45% by 2025.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.
  • Eliminate virgin plastics in our supply chain by 2030.

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ViewSonic Unveils PX748-4K and PX728-4K Home Cinema Projectors

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ViewSonic Corp. launched the new-generation PX748-4K and PX728-4K home cinema 4K projector. The successor of PX747-4K and PX748-4K are an upgraded version featuring bigger, pixel-perfect visuals in true 4K clarity and richer colors delivering unbelievable home cinema experience. Complementing to this, the projectors also offers ultimate gaming experience with 4.2ms Ultra-Fast Input & 240Hz high refresh rate, the microsecond-level response time, you can game with low delay and seamless viewing of fast-moving objects.

“ViewSonic is driven towards developing new products as well as upgrading the existing line of our products. After becoming No.1 brand in Digital Light Processing (DLP) projectors globally, we are introducing our first DLP projectors which are upgraded and improvised version of PX748-4K and PX728-4K projectors. Observing an overwhelmed feedback for our PX series earlier, we have developed the newly launched product with innovative and cutting-edge 4K technologies,” said Mr. Muneer Ahmad, AV Head, ViewSonic India.

ViewSonic PX748-4K Home Projector

The PX748-4K is a 4,000 ANSI Lumens 4K home projector best known for its 4K Ultra HD features and striking brightness. This HDR-compatible projector is the world’s first high brightness DLP home theatre projector that can consistently offer clear and vibrant images under any setting. The immersive features and realistic images will drown you into deep endearment, be it a cinema, video streaming, console gaming, or big screen broadcasting. Effortless image adjustment with comprehensive H/V keystone and 4 corner adjustment capabilities, equipped with a 1.3x optical zoom lens, perfect projection even on curved surfaces, LAN control capability that is compatible with a variety of home automation systems, the latest SuperEco+ mode technology makes it a perfect addition to your smart home.

ViewSonic PX728-4K Home Cinema Projector

Available with 2,000 ANSI Lumens, the newly launched PX728-4K home cinema projector offers excellent value for upgrading to 4K home entertainment. Enjoy bigger, better visuals in true 4K clarity with HDR/HLG support and richer colors through Cinema SuperColor™ Technology that covers 100% Rec.709. Gaming also gets an upgrade with 4.2ms Ultra-Fast Input, a 240Hz refresh rate, and a USB Type-C connectivity for direct streaming from Nintendo® Switch. Powerful warping, auto V keystone, H/V keystone, and 1.3x optical zoom make setting up a big screen of up to 300” on any surface easier than ever. Additionally, it offers the LAN control capability compatible with home automation systems and 12V trigger output gives a satisfying performance right out of the box.

“Being a leader in the 4K ultra-high-definition home cinema market, we are expecting that the industry will be observing a huge growth in the coming four to five years. The current pandemic has shifted the consumer preferences towards home entertainment products. Understanding the needs of our end-consumers we are introducing new features which are embedded with high-end technologies giving cinema-like experiences at home at affordable prices”

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Get Rewards and Enjoy New Game Mode This Weekend on Free Fire

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The Free Fire collaboration with McLaren hits its peak this weekend, with login rewards, exclusive collection items, as well as a new game mode release.

Log in this weekend to receive rewards & enjoy the new time-limited game mode: Convoy Crunch

There’s no better time to log in to Free Fire than this weekend! From 31 July to 1 August, players who log in to the game will be entitled to receive Free Fire and McLaren rewards, which includes the collection backpack.

That’s not all! Players who complete the playtime mission over the weekend will also receive the McLaren Racing Overalls Bundle.

Players will also be able to enjoy the new time-limited game mode: Convoy Crunch. There will be two rounds per game in this new mode. Players will either be tasked to be Invaders or Defenders at the start of each round. The Invaders have to escort the vehicle to a specific destination while the Defenders need to prevent this from happening. 

Teams will take turns to play the roles of Invaders and Defenders. The vehicle only moves forward when the Invaders are around, within a set radius, and will move backwards when the Defenders are within proximity. The vehicle stops moving when both the Invaders and Defenders are within range. The team that (1) uses the least amount of time to get the vehicle to the destination or (2) advances the vehicle the furthest distance wins. Enjoy this all-new Convoy Crunch game mode until 3 August 2021!

Gear up in Free Fire and McLaren exclusives

Keep a lookout for  Free Fire and McLaren items that will both dress your character up and give your McLaren P1™ – the world’s first hybrid hypercar – a new look with boosted stats.

Available now are the Free Fire and McLaren Male Costume – Winning Spirit and Surfboard – Turbo Ace.

From 31 Jul to 13 Aug, 2 brand new McLaren P1™ skins will be released for players looking to change up the look of their cars and give them a boost. The McLaren P1™ – Kyanos and McLaren P1™ – Gold Spark will be introduced to the game. Both looks will only be available for a limited time period, so be sure to log in from next week to check the collections out.

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Stuffcool Unveils New 15W Wireless Charger

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Stuffcool has launched its new Qi certified wireless charger called WC630. It supports up to 15W fast charging and includes several protective features like temperature protection, short circuit protection, power protection and over-voltage protection. The WC630 comes equipped with an 18W fast wall charger to ensure appropriate power is delivered to the wireless charger.

It has an input of DC 5V/2A, 9V/1.67A, 12V/1.5A and a wireless output of 5W/7.5W/10W & 15W MAX. The wireless charger measures 100 x 100 x 6.5 mm and is compatible with cases with up to 6mm thickness.

The Stuffcool WC630 features a LED ring which allows users to check charging status. It delivers output of 7.5W for models like iPhone 12 to iPhone 8 models and 15W to Flagship Samsung Devices such as Samsung Galaxy S21, Note 20, Note 10, S20.

It is an universal charger for all Qi standard-based wireless devices. It has built-in Type C USB port and also includes a fast charging Type C Cable as well as an 18W Adapter to ensure correct power is delivered to the wireless charger.

The Stuffcool WC630 is designed like a charging pad, allowing flexibility to place the phone to wirelessly charge.

The WC630 wireless charger retails at Rs.2399 and will be available at leading retail outlets, amazon.in and stuffcool.com.

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