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Sony Launches Two New Microphones

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Sony India announced two new microphones with the launch of the ECM-W2BT Multi Interface Shoe compatible wireless microphone and ECM-LV1 compact stereo lavalier microphone. Wireless high-quality audio recording with lower noise and stable connection is possible with the ECM-W2BT wireless microphone, especially when paired with the ECM-LV1 stereo lavalier microphone and one of Sony’s cameras with digital audio compatibility. This combination offers the perfect solution to meet the needs of today’s vloggers, YouTubers and video creators who want to capture clear, reliable audio for a wide range of environments including street performance, product reviews, food reviews travel vlogs and more.


Bluetooth Range of up to 200 meters/ 600 ft with high-quality audio recording

The ECM-W2BT wireless microphone enables low-noise digital sound recording, by connecting the receiver to a camera1 equipped with a digital audio interface compatible Multi Interface Shoe. The digital audio signal output from the receiver can be recorded directly on the camera body without needing an external audio cable. Additionally, the ECM-W2BT has been completely redesigned for high sound quality using an advanced omni-directional mic capsule to capture clear sound recording from any direction. The ECM-W2BT also allows audio recording flexibility by increasing the stability of the Bluetooth connection between microphone and receiver, even with obstacles or in crowded environments with additional wireless activity. In locations with good visibility, communication is possible at up to 200m, significantly increasing the flexibility of audio recording. And the newly adopted Qualcomm® aptX™ Low Latency codec provides both high-quality audio recording and low latency.

3 Modes (Mic, Receiver & Mix Mode) to record sound based on the desired preference

The ECM-W2BT wireless microphone also offers ultimate creative freedom thanks to its sound recording functions. Three sound pick up modes – MIC mode, MIX mode and a new RCVR mode – allows the user to record sound and ambient sound based on their desired preference. MIC mode will only pickup audio from the microphone transmitter, so only the subject’s audio is captured. RCVR mode only picks up sound from the internal microphone at the receiver, so the user can record audio of themselves. MIX mode picks up both transmitter and receiver audio which is useful when audio from both the subject and the user is desired. The ECM-W2BT mic supports stereo audio input with an external 3.5mm stereo mini-jack to allow for stereo sound pickup, so it can be used in combination with the stereo-capable lavalier microphone such as the ECM-LV1 compact stereo lavalier microphone, as an unobtrusive microphone that can easily attach to the subject’s clothing and record sound with increased realism. Since the receiver is equipped with 3.5mm audio output, the ECM-W2BT can also be used with camera models that are not equipped with a Multi Interface Shoe.


Long battery life up to 9 hrs for uninterrupted recording

For longer operations and recordings, the battery assist function via the power supply from the camera’s Multi Interface Shoe enables the user to operate the receiver for up to 9 hours. For easy reference, the ECM-W2BT includes a LINK lamp to notify the user of the status of the communication between the microphone and the receiver and a POWER lamp to easily check the remaining battery charge. 

Price and Availability

The new ECM-W2BT and ECM-LV1 microphones will be available across all Sony Centers, Alpha Flagship stores, and major electronic stores across India from 26th May 2021 onwards. 

ModelMRP (in INR)Availability
ECM-W2BTRs.  16,990/-26th May 2021 onwards
ECM-LV1Rs.  2,090/-26th May 2021 onwards

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Increase Your Productivity with Canon’s New Ink Tank Printers

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Canon India launched the MAXIFY GX7070 and MAXIFY GX6070 ink tank printers to meet high volume demands for color printing across small and mid-size offices. With water-resistant, fast printing and flexible paper handling, the two new printers are designed to combine productivity and laser printer-like efficiency and enable users to increase business productivity.

Sharing his thoughts on the announcement, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President and CEO, Canon India said, “India has been one of the most important markets for Canon’s printing business, having received a huge acceptance for our ink tank printers amongst all customers. It has been our constant endeavour to bring forth the latest technological innovations, catering to diverse and evolving demands of our customers. Continuing the momentum in 2021, we have introduced 13 models of ink tank printers so far, bringing our customers the most innovative, cost effective and productive solutions. As we continue to grow stronger, we are proud to extend the ink tank technology to our flagship MAXIFY series, reinforcing our commitment to the growth of small businesses in the country. We are optimistic that the new MAXIFY range of printers will boost efficiency for small and mid-sized businesses, along with reinventing their printing experience at utmost utility value.”

Designed to enhance ease of use, convenience, and productivity for end-users, the new MAXIFY printers offer a brilliant amalgamation of next-level modern technology and cost optimization. It further contributes to a low total of ownership with increased efficiency thus making it an essential part of office functioning.

Speaking about the new products, Mr. C Sukumaran, Director, Consumer System Products & Imaging Communication Business highlighted, “As the entrepreneurship culture continues to grow in the country, SMEs and SOHOs are looking at strengthening their workflow to scale their business further. At Canon, we want to play an important role in their growth journey by providing them with innovative products in line with their requirements. We are seeing a greater adoption of mobile and cloud printing amongst small businesses, along with the increasing demand for high volume color printing. Addressing such demands, our new range of MAXIFY printers utilizes a high-volume continuous ink supply system which significantly reduces ink costs for color printing. These printers will help small set-ups streamline their printing infrastructure and increase employee productivity by leveraging the high volume efficient color printing feature.”

High Yield Ink Bottles with Low Colour Printing Costs

Large ink tanks and high-volume ink bottles significantly reduce ink costs for both monochrome and colour printing. A full set of ink delivers approximately 6,000 grayscale pages and 14,000 pages in colour.

For businesses that need to print even more without compromising on quality and text legibility, an Economy mode setting pushes output to 9,000 and 21,000 pages of grayscale and colour respectively. Businesses can now print colour pages whenever the need arises without having to worry about the cost. 

The ability to print on a variety of textures and print surfaces also ensures businesses do not need to buy different printers when there is a need to switch between envelopes, labels, glossy paper, and banner paper. This versatility makes the MAXIFY GX7070 and MAXIFY GX6070 a remarkable flexible print workhorse suitable for all types of printing.

Water Resistant Documents Resist Smudging and Accidental Water Spills

The use of pigment inks delivers water-resistant document prints on plain paper, lending a laser print-like quality not found in conventional inkjet printers. Text, colour bars, and charts will resist smudging when in contact with highlighter pens, while rain splashes and accidental water spills can dry out without colour bleeding and destruction to printed content. 

Increasing Business Efficiency and Productivity

The MAXIFY GX7070 and MAXIFY GX6070 are packed with features that prioritize productivity and efficiency for busy offices and businesses. With duplex (automatic two-sided) printing, combined with large paper cassettes, less time is spent to replenish paper supplies.

Both printers come with an automatic document feeder (ADF). Together with the convenience of a front-USB port, users can load up to 50 sheets of document originals on the ADF to be duplicated or scanned into digital storage, on their computers, USB-removable storage, and even into mobile devices like smartphones and tablet PCs. On the MAXIFY GX7070, there is an additional bonus in single-pass duplex scanning, where both sides of a two-sided document can be scanned in a single paper pass. The MAXIFY GX7070 has a maximum paper loading capacity of 600 sheets while the MAXIFY GX6070 has a maximum paper loading capacity of 350 sheets. 

The MAXIFY GX7070 and MAXIFY GX6070 also feature a game-changing modular, user-replaceable maintenance cartridge that can be obtained over the counter in retail. The benefits of this design are twofold: minimizing device downtime when faced with the daunting prospect of a large number of prints yet to be completed, and the removal of the need to schedule a service visit or to carry the printer to the nearest service centre. 

Stay Connected All the Time

The MAXIFY GX7070 and MAXIFY GX6070 are built with modern businesses and home offices in mind, flexible enough to be placed anywhere in the office as they come with not just wired network interfaces, but also wireless1 connectivity. Users can setup and operate the printers using the free Canon PRINT Inkjet/ SELPHY mobile app, as well as print from the cloud. 

Pricing and availability

MAXIFY GX6070- INR 47,348.00

MAXIFY GX7070- INR 58,621.00

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1More Surprizes its Customers with New Stylish Neckband & Earbuds

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1MORE announced its entry into the Indian market through its sub-brand, omthing, which derives from ‘one more thing’. Committed to making premium and affordable smart digital products, omthing is launching Airfree pods, AirFree TWS and AirFree Lace Neckband as a part of the first launch in Indian audio market. These premium lifestyle audio products, starting at Rs. 1,499 only, will be available exclusively on Flipkart from the 03rd of August. 

 
omthing is a smart digital brand committed to research and development of smart digital products to deliver premium merchandise and services to its customers. Living up to its parent brand, 1MORE, it promises quality and a customer friendly layout at affordable prices. 

“We have always believed in making innovations that combine creativity, practicality and comfort. Through omthing’s entry into the Indian market, we hope to satisfy our Indian customers and give them the premium experience that 1MORE promises. We seek to maximise customer satisfaction by making customer concerns, needs and demands our first priority. Our new range of premium affordable headphones and trendsetting designs will appeal to the younger demographic without sacrificing practicality and usability.” – said Shen Hui, Vice President of Overseas Business, 1More

1MORE is the leading brand in affordable luxury audio merchandise, specializing in acoustic design and development, smart software and wearable audio products. It has shipped 38 million headphones globally in over 25 countries in just the past 4 years, and has won multiple industry and design awards like the prestigious CES Innovation awards, RedDot, iF Design awards, VGP awards and other major industry accolades. omthing hopes to carry on 1MORE’s legacy through its rich and dynamic audio profile. 

Products launched in India

AirFree Pods

These ergonomically designed earbuds align naturally with your ear canals for a snug and secure fit. Equipped with touch control and a battery life of up to 25 hours, it allows users an easy and comfortable audio experience. Its 13 mm composite titanium dynamic driver brings clean highs, solid mids, and booming bass with excellent sound separation for both android and ioS users. Its optimised Qualcomm chip, and authentic aptX and AAC Bluetooth allows faster transmission and a more stable connection. The advanced Qualcomm cVc 8.0 noise cancelling technology and 4 built-in ENC (Environmental Noise Cancellation), filter unwanted noise and allow perfect seamless phone calls and recordings.

AirFree TWS

These in-ear headphones are lightweight (4g) oblique-angled nozzles crafted specially to fit in the ear canal comfortably. It allows up to 20 hours of playtime and uses the Bluetooth 5.0 connection for lossless and latency-free wireless audio. Featuring 4 ENC microphones, these earphones cancel out loud environments. It uses a 7 mm dynamic driver to enhance your musical experience, and its touch and voice control allows you to control calls and music without touching your device.

Airfree Lace Neckband

These lightweight headphones with ergonomically designed earbuds combined with smooth Silicon housing provides a stable wearing experience. They use the Bluetooth 5.0 connection to ensure fast and stable connection. They come with a 10mm dynamic driver for a premium sound stage. International standard IPX4 rated water protection ensures long-lasting resilience under outdoor conditions even in the toughest environments. It has a 12 hours battery life. It integrates your daily life with headphones through Siri and Google voice assistant support.

Price and availability

AirFree Lace Neckband: INR 1499/-

AirFree TWS: INR 2499/-

AirFree Pods: INR 3999/-

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Looking for A Smartwatch with Best Features, ‘DIZO Watch’ is For You

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DIZO unveiled its first smartwatch – DIZO Watch. With the aim to provide ‘Smart Tech Life for Every Different You’, the DIZO Watch comes equipped with 3.5cm (1.4”) High-res Touchscreen, 90 Sport Modes, 12 days of Battery Life, health and fitness monitoring, Live Watch Faces, IP68 Water Resistant, Smart AIoT Control, etc. With its trendy design, the latest smartwatch offers an extension to the users’ lifestyle and their sports needs, complement their individuality and empower them to do more.

An ideal smartwatch for your everyday use, the DIZO Watch helps you to keep a check on your fitness and daily activities on a real-time basis. Besides complimenting your style statement, it also acts as a constant companion for your sports activities just like a personal trainer and enables you to track your vitals at ease. 

The dynamic heart rate sensor keeps a check on the status of your heartbeat and provides health guidance. The SpO2 feature allows you to track blood oxygen levels. You can also monitor water intake, sleep and steps using the smartwatch. Further, more than just a smartwatch, it also adds convenience to your daily activities with the help of Smart AIoT control.

Speaking on the launch, Abhilash Panda, CEO, DIZO India, commented, “We received an overwhelming response on our products that we have launched in the India market. Riding that momentum and keeping consumer necessities in mind, we are now offering them more choices by entering into new categories across the consumer tech ecosystem. The DIZO Watch, featuring a high-res display, 90 sport modes, health monitoring and 12 days of battery life, and importantly the Smart AIoT Control, is key to expanding our portfolio and outreach – offering consumers a great smartwatch at an incredible price.” 

“Our endeavour is to continue launching new products keeping in mind the evolving needs of young India,” he added.

High Resolution 3.5cm (1.4”) Touchscreen

The DIZO Watch features a 3.5cm (1.4″) Touchscreen at a high-resolution of 320×320 pixel and a peak brightness of 600 nits at 30FPS. As a result, the smartwatch screen is visible easily even when outdoors on a sunny day. The full-screen touch smartwatch offers HD resolution at 323 ppi for a great display with vivid colours, which is pleasing to the eyes, and the interface interaction is simple and user-friendly.

Live Watch Faces

The DIZO Watch features Live Watch Faces that display dynamic dial backgrounds and can be customized as per the needs of the users. It also supports over 60 watch dials that fulfil the need to change and meet the fashion aesthetics, including colour preferences of men or women. Users can simply select one with just a few taps on the screen to match it with their mood or the occasion they are headed to, whether a gym or a date.

Additionally, there is an option to personalize the dial with their favourite memories. Users can add pictures in the watch to create the watch face and later, can be used as per their liking. 

90 Sport Modes

The DIZO Watch comes preloaded with 90 Sport Modes that includes running, walking and cycling both indoors and outdoors, spinning, hiking, basketball, yoga, rowing, elliptical, cricket, strength training and free workout for the users to choose from for their daily health routine. It also supports recording daily and weekly exercise durations and calorie consumption in any specific exercising mode. It is a great choice for multi-sports enthusiasts, who can track any of their sport activities that they choose to pursue. 

Long Lasting Battery

With a highly efficient 315mAh battery powered by a low-power consumption chip and Bluetooth 5.0 technology, the DIZO Watch holds enough charge for 12 days on a single charge for standard usage. The magnetic charging base makes it easy to charge the watch – one just needs to lay it down gently and it starts charging. 

Health Monitoring with Precision

The advanced PPG sensor lets the smartwatch monitor health stats with precision more than ever. It monitors real-time heart rate intelligently to give you more insights into your health and fitness levels. It also supports monitoring blood oxygen levels and tells you about oxygen deficiency before it starts to impact your health. Additionally, the DIZO Watch also helps to keep a track of sleep, steps, calories, sedentary and water intake reminders. 

Smart AIoT Control Via realme Link App

The DIZO Watch has a Smart AIoT Control feature via realme Link App, which means it can control various realme TechLife IoT enabled devices such as Bluetooth speakers, light bulbs, sockets, etc. Additionally, it controls smartphones to play music and take photos, unlock the smartphone kept in the near distance and can also help search for the smartphone. Other aspects important for users such as stopwatch, weather forecast, call notification, low battery reminder, brightness and do-not disturb mode are also present in the smartwatch.

IP68 Water Resistant 

The smartwatch boasts an IP68 water resistant rating which allows it to remain water resistant up to a maximum depth of 1.5 meters. This allows one to keep it on while carrying out daily chores such as swimming, being in the shower, washing hands or doing the dishes. 

Quality Assurance by realme

In terms of quality assurance, DIZO and realme have tested the DIZO Watch in their labs, which include 1,00,000+ button tests, tension resistance test of up to 7kg, 3,000+ clasping tests and 3,000+ bent tests. 

PRICE, AVAILABILITY AND OFFERS

Priced at INR 3,499, the DIZO Watch, in Carbon Grey colour, will be sold on Flipkart at a special price of INR 2,999 starting August 06, 2021, 12 noon onwards and soon in select retail stores.

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