Over the years, technology in India and globally has made immense strides. Giving way, to a host of gadgets and products that have simplified our lives in ways that we couldn’t previously have fathomed. While our dependence on them has increased in more ways than one, they are integral to the way we now function and operate.
This National Technology Day, as we mark the advancements made in the field of technology – here’s a guide to some of the best gadgets in watches, gaming and storage in the industry right now. Be it at work or in our personal lives, we list some of the accessories and products that should be a must on your tech wish list.
FOSSIL’S SOLAR WATCH
The second iteration of the limited-edition Solar Watch (the World Timer) was launched as a celebration of Earth Month, following commitments that Fossil announced in 2019 as part of their ongoing Make Time For Good initiative, dedicated to making change in communities throughout the world through pro-planet material.
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. Its 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 Solar watch is available for INR 11,995 at Fossil.com and Fossil retail stores.
SEAGATE STORAGE EXPANSION CARD FOR XBOX SERIES X|S FOR GAMING
Seagate Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S has been designed in collaboration with Microsoft, and is the only external storage device that enables users to achieve the same plays at the same peak performance as the console’s internal SSD when playing games, optimised for next-generation of Xbox consoles. It delivers an additional 1 TB of external storage for a streamlined gaming experience, providing high speed and performance of the consoles’ internal SSDs.
The custom storage card seamlessly mirrors the functionality of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S internal SSDs and adds 1 TB of capacity, letting gamers collect new and legacy games across four generations of Xbox, including Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox games. It is optimised to play Xbox games from the internal SSD or the Storage Expansion Card without sacrificing graphics, speed, load times or framerates.
Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S is priced at INR 32,899 and is available at Amazon.in.
FOSSIL’S GEN 5E SMARTWATCH
With an aim to offer Gen 5 smartwatch’s features at an even more affordable price, the Gen 5E is available in two new sizes – 44mm and 42mm.Featuring an array of fashion forward styles for men and women alike, the smartwatch offers an always-on 1.19-inch AMOLED display and limitless options for personalization including various interchangeable straps and watch faces. Equipped with the new wellness enhancements that allow users to track sleep history, monitor restfulness, set activity goals and much more, its advanced sensors provide promising data to power all the health and fitness apps. Additionally, various smart battery modes inclusive of daily mode, extended mode, time only mode and custom mode, users can always stay connected with notifications for calls, texts and apps among others.
Priced at INR 18,495, the Fossil Gen 5E is available at Fossil.com, Fossil retail stores and leading partner platforms (both offline and online)
SEAGATE BARRACUDA Q5 SSD FOR STORAGE
Seagate BarraCuda Q5 SSD provides performance PCIe NVME speeds that goes up to 50× faster than traditional HDDs and 2.5x faster than SATA. Designed with the latest 3D QLC NAND technology, BarraCuda Q5’s slim form factor provides optimal compatibility and easy plug-and-play installation. It harnesses high sequential read/write speeds (up to 2,400/1,800 MB/s) for more responsive downloads, installs and multitasking.
It helps in extending the battery life of PCs with low active power requirements of up to 3.2W. BarraCuda Q5 SSD is equipped with a 3-year limited warranty, and 1-year Seagate’s Rescue Data Recovery Services that monitors the SSD’s performance, health, and firmware updates with free Seagate SeaTools™ SSD software tool.
Seagate BarraCuda Q5 SSD for Storage is priced at INR 8,999 and is available at Amazon.in
Relive The Old Memories This Fathers’ Day with Saregama Carvaan
Have you heard your dad singing “Kya Khoob lagti ho badi sundar dikhti ho…” for your mother or slowly humming “Rim Jhim Gire Saawan…” in rains or ‘Jahan Chaar yaar mil jaaye…” after meeting his childhood friends? Memories are precious and reliving them is always nostalgic. So this father’ day, don’t miss a chance to bring that nostalgic smile back on your dad’s face, gift him a Saregama Carvaan. With the pandemic taking over and restricting socialising, music has shown its healing powers yet again. So let your dad stay at home, relax and enjoy his favourite songs on Carvaan.
With its seamless, uninterrupted music listening experience on a push of a button, Carvaan, makes for an ideal present for your father, and takes one down a trip of nostalgia in a turn of a jog-dial.
Preloaded with 5000 retro songs, the device brings together evergreen melodies from renowned artists like Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi to Kishore Kumar. One can switch to songs based on moods like happy, romantic, sad, etc., or categories like spiritual, Sufi, Film Instrumental, and more. Saregama Carvaan also offers an entire volume of iconic ‘Geetmala’ By Ameen Sayani while also allowing one to enjoy their personal collection of songs by plugging in a USB drive or phone via Bluetooth or simply listen to FM. That’s not all, Carvaan also boasts of an array of podcast offerings spread across a variety of genres like Meditation, Sleep Sounds, Sadguru, Ramayan, Bhagwad Geeta, and 280+ such podcasts.
pTron Launches New Smart Wearables, Starting at Rs. 899/-
pTron announced the launch of its newest edition of smart wearables – the Pulsefit P261 Smartwatch and Pulsefit F121 Smartband. An exciting step up in this category, pTron continues to broaden its diverse portfolio, offering 2021’s trendiest smart accessories at eye-popping prices. Known for offering warranty-backed, quality lifestyle gadgets affordable by every Indian pocket, the newest offering from pTron is designed to make on-the-go personal health management easy and accessible to all.
The fashion-forward wellness and fitness device coupled with the advantages of convenience, connectivity, and health monitoring, Pulsefit is everything that you need to track your well-being. Engineered on the inside for life outside, Pulsefit caters to people of all age groups seeking health-centric data daily to lead a healthier life.
Mr. Ameen Khwaja, Founder & CEO, pTron commented at the launch, “The smart wearables market has witnessed strong growth in the past year as holistic health management took the center stage amidst the COVID-19 scare. For years, pTron has created success by listening to its customers. We believe that good health belongs to all & realized that there was a demand for affordable options in the category that can cater to everyone’s health & wellness needs. With the mantra of #BeMoreDoMore, the Pulsefit series is made to allow everyone the access to devices and features that can help them improve their health without paying a premium. Our Pulsefit series delivers the same market-leading benefits of all of our pTron products at unbelievable price points. It is the result of pTron’s commitment to fostering consistent and cutting-edge innovation.”
pTron Pulsefit P261 Smartwatch is the perfect fashion magnet to express your style, featuring an elegant 1.54-inch curved display with a metal casing and a 240 x 240 HD resolution.
With a slim and light form factor, Pulsefit P261 is designed to provide maximum comfort for all-day wear. Packed with advanced features like touch enabled Wireless calling with Smart Notifications, 8 sport modes for precise workout metrics, and customizable watch faces, the smartwatch is expected to be India’s new affordable destination of fashion, connectivity, and health tracking
Available in 2 sporty colorways- Steel Blue & Inferno Black, the customizable silicone band combined with anodized aluminium finish look dial of the Pulsefit P261 offers sophisticated & modern aesthetics to complement any style or look.
pTron Pulsefit F121 Smart Fitness Band boasts a modern and trendy design, perfectly befitting the new-age Indian youth. The smart band ensures high performance and adherence to uncompromising requirements in terms of extended battery life of 5 days on a single charge, resolute connectivity with BT v4.0, step count, heart rate & sleep monitoring, and ease of maintenance – at an attractive price of only INR 899. The smart fitness band also features an IP65 rating for water and dust resistance allowing protection from sweat & water during intense sessions.
The band offers 5 active fitness modes, and a super convenient plug-to-charge USB charging feature. Available in 4 different colorwaysof the strap – Active Green, Tor Red, Racing Blue & Onyx Black, the Pulsefit is designed for all types of workouts or a sportier look.
The Pulsefit P261 & F121 comes with 1-yr standard brand warranty and will be available on sale on Flipkart.com from 13th June 2021.
RAEGR Launches ‘Vocalz 250’ Condenser Mic Kit
RAEGR has announced a high-fidelity audio accessory for media, youtube and music professionals – the Vocalz 250 Mic Kit. The audio kit consists of a high-fidelity condenser microphone and is equipped with an adjustable suspension scissor arm, a metal shock mount and a double-layer pop filter for studio recordings and broadcasting needs.
Ajesh George, MD for RAEGR, exclaimed, “The pandemic has forced many audio professionals to work from home, but most of them lack the required audio gear and environment that the studio provides. The RAEGR Vocalz 250 Mic Kit helps bring the studio home, almost. It comes in handy with studio-class audio processing performance with a condenser microphone, and is best suited for professionals who need a high-fidelity mic for talking, singing, podcasting , vlogging, youtube reviews, or broadcasting. ”
The RAEGR Vocalz 250 is not an ordinary microphone for the masses. It features a built-in high-fidelity audio processor that helps with studio-class audio performance and works with your laptop, tablet or smartphone too. The condenser mic has been designed to capture the details, nuances, and articulation with a high sampling rate, extended dynamic range, and a smooth frequency response. It offers richer and crystal-clear audios for live streams, podcast, YouTube videos, voice-over, meetings, gaming, singing and more.
The RAEGR Vocalz 250 exhibits studio-class recording features wherein background noise is greatly eliminated due to the cardioid pickup pattern that only focuses sound sources directly in front of the microphone. Additionally, a pop filter with double mesh layering and a foam mic windscreen help reduce subtle plosive and wind sound for flawless recordings. And lastly, the metal shock mount helps eliminate those unwanted vibrations and accidental table disturbances that could ruin your recordings.
Installing and setting up the RAEGR Vocalz 250 is child’s play. Simply unfold the tripod, secure the bottom knob to a table and attach the microphone to it. The 180-degree flexible design allows you the adjust the microphone to any angle as you want. The all-steel scissor arm stand is sufficient for holding the entire setup steady and is fully adjustable with tension knobs to keep it in place.
The RAEGR Vocalz 250 Condenser Mic Kit will be available on Amazon.in and Flipkart.com for a price of Rs 3,499 with a standard industrial warranty of 1 year and an additional 6-month extended warranty upon registration.
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