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Canon EOS R6 is one of the most widely anticipated full-frame mirrorless cameras to debut this year. Some of the key highlights of the EOS R6 include 4K movie recording, and an advanced 20.1 megapixels full frame CMOS sensor. The EOS R6 is also equipped with advanced DIGIC X imaging processor and a new in-body image stabiliser. The DIGIC X image processor allows the EOS R6 to achieve blazing continuous shooting speed of up to 20fps at full resolution using the electronic shutter, and with full AF and AE tracking, making it one of the fastest full-frame mirrorless cameras in the market. Rs 2,15,995

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OnePlus Nord is a throwback to the OnePlus of old. A device that focuses on the bare essentials. For OnePlus die-hards, it also includes speed, and a fluidic display. The Nord is propelled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor that’s 5G ready. There’s a bunch of hardware variants and a quad rear cam. But it’s the 6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate that is our favourite feature. OnePlus sweetens the deal with its proprietary Warp charger that fires up the 4115 mAh battery from 0 to 100 per cent in 57 minutes flat. Rs 24,999 onwards

HEAD TURNER



OPPO Reno 4 Pro is remarkably light — a welcome change at a time when clunky smartphones seem to hold sway. It’s elegantly designed, weighs just 161 gm, and feels great in your hands. OPPO manages this lightweight form despite an immersive 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display (1080 x 2400 pixels / 402 PPI) with a 90Hz refresh rate and a screen to body ratio of above 92 per cent. The quad cam shines in lowlight scenarios, and also comes with a host of video options, including a clever monochrome video mode. Rs 34,990

PLAY EASY PLAYGO

T44 joins the growing band of Bluetooth earbuds launches, sparked by burgeoning phenomenon of online video meetings during the pandemic. They’re almost weightless — just 3.5gm/Pod and are designed for all-day comfort. Two 10mm EBEL drivers ensure that sound quality is more than acceptable, while the 20-hour battery life more than covers you for movie or meeting marathons. There’s also a handy auto-connect feature that helps these pods pair effortlessly. Rs 2,999

GAMERS UNITE

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is a part of the brand’s ROG (Republic of Gamers) laptops and smartphones line that have built a cult following among hardcore gamers. This one’s a good-looker too. It’s surprisingly slim — 17.9 mm, and light (just 1.6 kg) for a fully loaded gaming laptop. It’s not just the design that will make heads turn, but the standout Anime Matrix feature (available in select variants). It’s a clever personalisation element that combines 1,215 mini LEDs across the lid. You can customise the animation by adding GIFs or text. The Zephyrus G14 is a hardware beast, and is powered by the future-proof AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS processor, with up to 8 cores and 16 threads. Rs 80,990 onwards

FEATHER-LIGHT

Huawei FreeBuds 3i are the latest in the brand’s range of ultra-light true wireless buds. These buds tackle voice calls with ease — they come with Triple-Mic call noise reduction — two outward-facing mics and one inward-facing mic. Sound quality is a win too. The FreeBuds 3i are kitted with 10 mm large dynamic drivers that don’t just deliver powerful bass but also offer users a ‘True Noise Cancellation’ and ‘True Wireless Stereo’ listening experience. Pairing is a breeze, while the IPX4 water-resistant technology is a cool add on. Rs 9,990

 SWINGS BOTH WAYS

TicWatch Pro from Mobvoi is among the first major Google Wear OS-propelled smartwatches to debut in India in a while. Mobvoi has kitted this wearable with an innovative layered display. This clever solution layers an LCD screen on top of a vibrant AMOLED display, allowing you to push the battery life from two days to 30 days with a simple display switch. The TicWatch Pro is finished with a polyamide and glass fibre case with a stainless steel bezel. The other cool touch is a hybrid strap leather on the outside, and silicone on the inside. Handy if you need to head to a meeting after a workout. Rs 23,999

TAKE THE LEAP

Samsung Portable SSD T7 makes a strong case for you to jump from HDD drives to the ultra-portable SSD drive. It’s almost weightless (just 58 gm) and the size of an average business card. We dig the premium, brushed-metal finish. It will slip into your tightest jeans and is also drop-proof up to 2 metres. Aside from durability (with a three-year warranty) and shock resistance, it has a password protection option, and AES 256-bit hardware encryption for better security. But ultimately, it’s speed that makes the biggest case to switch to an SSD drive. That’s where the T7 stands out; it can reach maximum read-and-write speed of 1,050MB/s and 1,000MB/s, respectively. Rs 9,999 onwards