Your weekly tech guide to the coolest gadgets and accessories


OPPO A74 5G:  OPPO A74 5G

One of the only 5G ready smartphones priced under Rs 20,000. OPPO finds the balance between a heavy duty 5,000 mAh battery and the perfect heft (just under 190 gm) despite sporting a large 6.5-inch FHD+ display (2400 x 1080 pixels / 405 PPI). This display also comes with a 90Hz refresh rate that adds fluidity to gaming and videos. The A74 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon A480 processor that combines with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. The triple rear cam is headlined by a 48MP primary lens Order it on Amazon for Rs 17,990. 


Lenovo Smart Clock Essential: lenovo-smart-clock-mini-subseries-hero

A digital clock with a speaker and smart capabilities – all you need to say is ‘Hey Google’. The Smart Clock Essential won’t take too much space on your bedside table. It’s finished in an elegant, grey fabric cover and boasts of a compact 4-inch display. The tiny 1.5-inch, 3 watt speaker produces decent sound clarity and bass.  In terms of physical buttons and controls, you get volume controls, play/pause button for your music and another hot key to set up an alarm. There’s a mute button for the microphone and a handy USB port that you could use to charge your smartphone overnight. (Check it out on the Lenovo India site for Rs 4,999).   


Barsys Coaster: Barsys

Unleash the mixologist in you with this fun gadget. All you need to do is download the Barsys Coaster App, pair your smartphone with the Coaster via Bluetooth and follow the instructions to fix your favourite cocktail. The device changes colour to indicate when to start and stop pouring each ingredient, allowing you to fix quality cocktails anywhere, anytime. Choose the cocktail you’d like to craft, follow the instructions on the app and watch as the Coaster vibrantly illuminates. (Snag it on the Barsys India website for Rs 5,500).


Fujifilm Instax Mini 40: Fujifilm instax mini40-Hero_86_retouch

Break the rules and turn back the clock with an instant cam that allows you to print your photos on the spot. The latest addition to Fujifilm’s iconic Instax line, the Mini 40 uses the ‘Contact Sheet’ mini-format Instax film (that was launched along with the cam) featuring text in orange that adds a classical touch to a black frame. The Mini 40 features the popular ‘Automatic Exposure’ function; the camera automatically optimises the shutter speed, flash output and other settings according to shooting scenarios, making it suitable for lowlight photography too. You can also activate ‘Selfie mode’ for taking selfies and close-up shots by pulling out the front edge of the camera’s lens after powering it on. (Check it out on the Fujifilm India website for Rs 8,499).