WORK MEETS PLAY

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ is the strongest case for an Android tab as a serious laptop alternative. It’s an incredible 5.7 mm thin and weighs just 575 gm, remarkable for a device with a large 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display (2800×1752 pixels). This display crams 287 pixels per inch, and gets a further boost with a 120Hz refresh rate. The AKG-tuned quad speakers add to the immersive appeal. At its heart is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor that teams up with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. Samsung has made visible improvements to the optional Book keyboard cover. It’s much easier to type, with multiple function keys. We also have the keyboard’s free stop hinge, allowing multiple viewing angles that can adapt to different apps or usage scenarios. Rs 79,999

WEAR OS POSTER BOY



OPPO Watch might well be the best Wear OS smartwatch you can buy in India right now. It’s also one of the bestlooking smartwatches out there. The 46mm version boasts of a vibrant display — 402 x 476 pixels, with great visibility in all conditions. It scores on the fitness front, with Google Fit and OPPO’s list of custom workouts that cover key basics like runs, cycling, and swimming routines. It also features OPPO’s proprietary VOOC fast charging — it can go from 0 to 46 per cent in just 15 minutes. Rs 19,990

FULL OF BEANS



Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live are a welcome change in the true wireless earphones segment, and it’s all about its unique form factor that ditches the conventional buds design playbook. They might remind you of jellybeans, and are designed to blend in almost seamlessly — no visible stems. They don’t fall off easy, and are also comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Sound quality is an area where the Buds Live take a big leap over their predecessors. They come with Active Noise cancellation, and offer up to 29 hours of battery life (including the case). Just like the previous generations of Galaxy Buds, the ring box style case offers wireless charging. Rs 14,990

MINIMALIST APPEAL

Nokia 5.3, the brand’s newest mid-market challenger, has the looks to stand out in a cluttered market. One of our favourite design elements is the placement of the four rear camera lenses in an elegant ring. It’s truly unique at this price point. The Quad Cam combines a 13MP (f/1.8 aperture) primary lens with a 5MP ultrawide lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. There’s also an 8MP selfie shooter that shoots decent images, including portrait shots. A teardrop notch and the Nokia logo on the chin of the device almost border on retro. The 6.55-inch display (720 x 1600 pixels) features a 20:9 aspect ratio, and offers good visibility even under direct sunlight. Rs 13,999 onwards

LIGHT AS AIR

The new iPad Air is probably the most interesting recent addition to the Apple product portfolio. The home key gets a boot, the display gets way better — it’s now a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with 3.8 million pixels. It’s the first device to be powered by Apple’s all-new A14 bionic chip that we’re most likely to see in the next iPhone. This iPad also makes the switch to USB Type-C offering for flexibility, faster transfer speeds, and connectivity. It is ready to pair with the Apple’s Magic Keyboard and a whole lot of accessories, including the latest Apple Pencil. It closes the gap between the Air and the top-of-the-line Pro, and comes in a choice of five colours, including a brilliant new sky blue. Rs 54,900 onwards

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

G-shock diehards will dig the new Casio G-Shock G-Squad (GBD H-1000). The design sticks to the G-Shock playbook with an oversized case and a muscular bumper warding off scratches. It’s rugged all the way, and finished with premium materials. It’s ready for a run in the rain or for a swim. Battery life is another major win for this device. A solar charging back-up option means that you don’t have to worry about battery life. That’s rare in the smartwatch category. The watch comes with an optical heart rate sensor, and also includes a thermo sensor. Rs 39,995

HP ENVY 15

HP has always been committed to technologically fuelling the creativity of artistes by offering a range of reliable and capable machines that help them translate their art into what they desire. The HP ENVY 15 is built to technologically support creativity, be it photo/video editing, graphic or architectural design, music production, virtual 3D space creation, and much more. The exterior styling is designed to invite and inspire you to unleash your creativity, while under the hood lies a beastly 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM and, all working together, to take on anything and handle any workload you throw at it without flinching, while also getting it done swiftly. The ENVY 15 is also equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics that let’s you do a bit of gaming on the side without worrying if your machine can handle it or not. Even storing heavy files is sorted, thanks to the 1TB SSD storage option, and Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 for rapid file transfers. There’s also HP QuickDrop, which allows users to transfer large files quickly and effortlessly to a PC, tablet or iOS/ Android smartphone. The HP ENVY 15 houses all the hardware and software to technologically uphold your concepts and help produce the best final product of it, making it the perfect partner for your artistry and creativity