YOUR WEEKLY TECH GUIDE TO THE COOLEST GADGETS AND ACCESSORIES 

Pint-sized wonder: the Google Nest Mini, Google’s diminutive smart speaker went on sale in India this week and we were among the first to test its credentialsThe Nest Mini looks similar to its predecessor (the Google Home Mini) but takes a big leap with its improved sound performance. It’s a small start, but we’re pleased to learn that the entire fabric covering on the Nest Mini is crafted with 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, while the external enclosure is made with 35% post-consumer recycled plastic. This one’s a great option for first-time smart speaker buyers and for smart homes with multiple smart speakers. (Rs. 4,499). 

Wear it your way: if you’ve already bought a Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch or planning to take the plunge, you might want to add more cool straps to your collection. The Versa 2 allows you to swap straps effortlessly, so you can switch from silicon to the gym to a leather strap for the boardroom. But our favourite is probably the woven reflective bands (Rs. 3,499) that will help you stand out and make a style statement at your favourite nightspot. Check out our deep-dive review of the Fitbit Versa 2

Power ranger: the Vivo Y19 is the newest addition to Vivo’s Y series family  Battery life is one of the device’s talking points. The Y19 is driven by  a 5000 mAh battery, the 18W dual engine fast charger powers your phone in quick time. It might make some heads turn thanks to subtle curves of the 3D design that create a slim outline. The colours shift with light ripples as the device interacts with light. The 6.53-inch  FHD+ display pushes the screen: body ratio over 90%. Immersive binge watching guaranteed. (Rs. 13,999).

Bring on your gaming mode: Logitech G’s brand new gaming headsets should please hard-core gamers and weekend gamers who happily swap their formals for lounge wear to destress. The Logitech G PRO X and the G PRO combine comfort (thanks to lightweight construction) and durability boosted by high-performing sound and voice technology. You won’t miss the faintest sounds as you get into gaming mode. 

The PRO X marks the debut of Blue VO!CE software, a suite of real-time microphone effects that enables clean, professional voice communication. They’re designed to be worn for hours together thanks to lightweight construction. (Rs. 9,995 onwards).