Apple HomePod Mini: it might be just 3.3-inches tall but the newest addition to the HomePod family packs a serious punch. The Apple S5 chip in HomePod mini works with advanced software to analyse the unique characteristics of the music and apply complex tuning models. This chip optimises loudness, adjusts the dynamic range, and controls the movement of the driver and passive radiators in real time. You can create a stereo pair by placing two HomePod mini speakers in the same room for a wide soundstage. Thanks to Siri, you get deep iPhone integration to perform a whole host of tasks (Rs 9,900 on the Apple India online store)


Samsung Galaxy Tab A7: if you’re in the market for a tab under Rs 20,000, this slinky tablet is worth checking out.  It’s just 7mm thin and weighs just 476 gm. It’s also comforting to see a 3.5 mm headphone socket squeezed in; this should please you if you’re still holding on to your favourite pair of wired headphones. The Tab A7 is kitted with a 10.4-inch WUXGA+ ( widescreen ultra-extended graphics array) display (2000 x 1200 pixels). Colours are vibrant and the 80% screen: body ratio makes it quite immersive but it’s the Dolby Atmos surround sound on the quad speakers that makes it a fun device for gaming or playing catch up on your favourite show. (Rs 17,999 onwards on the Samsung India online store)



Vu Masterpiece TV: Vu’s massive 85-inch flagship TV boasts of cutting edge QLED technology, a bezel-less screen and premium build quality. The Armani Gold finish has hints of rose gold and champagne while the metal alloy grill at the base conceals a powerful and discreet 50W soundbar. The 4K HDR TV gets a brightness boost with Pixelium Glass technology. This Android enabled TV gives you access to all your streaming Apps while there’s also an option to upgrade this into ‘Meeting by Vu’ – a Windows 10-based video conferencing system, that supports a host of Apps including Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex (Rs 3,50,000)



The HONOR Watch GS Pro: designed to survive the toughest environments, this rugged smartwatch powered by the Kirin A1 chipset also delivers 25 days of battery life. The 1.39-inch AMOLED display (454×454 pixels / 326 PPI) offers great visibility even under direct sunlight. You can personalise your dial and choose from Watch Faces. It’s loaded on the fitness front and offers over 100 workout modes; an SpO2 monitor is one of the key highlights. (Rs 17,999 on Flipkart)