The A-List: Your Weekly Tech Guide To The Coolest Gadgets And Accessories
A list of gadgets that’ll help make your buying decision easier
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Note fans are likely to gravitate towards Samsung’s newest flagship device, the first S series smartphone with an in-built S-Pen. The Ultra boasts an immersive 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a peak brightness of 1750 nits; the brightest seen on any smartphone. It is a hardware powerhouse with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, comes in two internal storage variants (256GB and 512GB) and a robust 5000 mAh battery.
The S22 Ultra also one of the most versatile mobile shooters with great lowlight capabilities and a 10x optical zoom. Order it on the Samsung India website priced starting at Rs 109,999.
Sony WH-XB910N: If you’re looking for a pair of headphones to use on those frequent business trips or onn your next long flight, this over-the-ear pair from Sony won’t disappoint. Sony’s proprietary ‘Extra Bass’ gives these cans some serious thump. A dedicated bass duct on the headphone housing and increased air-tightness between the driver units and eardrums create precise, punchy rhythms that elevate your playlist.
This model is also suited for WFH mode thanks to Sony’s Precise Voice Pickup Technology that combines two built-in microphones with advanced audio signal processing for clear voice calls. Available on Amazon for Rs 14,990.
Garmin Instinct 2S: The 2S is the entry-level variant in Garmin’s all-new, second-generation Instinct series. It is great for smaller wrists with its 40mm screen and lightweight form. That doesn’t mean it can’t take on the rough and tumble; the Instinct 2 Series wearables are built to military standard 810 for thermal and shock resistance. They’re finished with a fibre-reinforced polymer case material.
They’re loaded with fitness features including our favourite ‘Body Battery’ feature that keeps a tab on your energy levels through the day. Serious fitness enthusiasts will also appreciate the ‘Recovery Time’ feature that lets you know when you’ll be ready for another hard workout. Order it on Tatacliq for Rs 33,990.
Bira91 x Boat Stone Spinx 2.0: We dig the funky colours and the playful vibe of this portable, limited-edition Bira91 x Boat Stone Spinx 2.0 speaker.It’s also your go-to for an impromptu pool party thanks to its 360-degree IPX6 water resistance.
You also have the option of putting two Stone SpinX 2.0 speakers together on the go with the True Wireless Feature. Two 40mm drivers ensure this speaker punches above its weight, while the 8-hour battery life promise means you are covered for that all-nighter. Available on the Bira Merch store for Rs 2,799.