The A-List: Your Weekly Tech Guide To The Coolest Gadgets & Accessories
From Vivo X80 to Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED, here are this week’s coolest gadgets.
Noise i1: Homegrown brand Noise makes a foray into smart eyewear with the stylish i1 sunglasses that offer 99% UVA/B protection. The blue light filtering transparent lenses help reduce eye strain, perfect for those WFH days when you’re in front of your screen all day. These shades are packed with 16.2mm speaker drivers and offer Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. Noise promises 9 hours of battery life at 70% volume, a convenient fast charge option delivers two hours of playtime with a 15-minute charge. Multi-touch controls allow you to flip tracks, control the volume, answer calls and activate your voice assistant. (Check it out on the Noise website – Rs 5,999)
Vivo X80: part of Vivo’s latest flagship duo (along with the X80 Pro), the X80 is betting big on its rear camera system. You can’t miss the large rear camera module co-designed with Zeiss that blends a 50MP primary cam, a 12MP ultra-wide and a 12MP telephoto lens (2x zoom). The 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED display (2400 x 1080 pixels) features a 120Hz refresh rate and is binge proof. It’s powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 processor and comes with a 4500 mAh battery under the hood. Vivo’s 80W in-box, FlashCharge charger takes your device from 0 to 100% in just over 40 minutes. (Order it on Flipkart – Rs 54,999 onwards)
ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED: positioned as the world’s thinnest and lightest 13.3-inch 2.8K OLED touch screen laptop, this slinky workhorse is just 14.9 mm thin and weighs just above 1 kg. It’s the first notebook in India to be powered by Ryzen 6000 series CPUs. Crafted with a magnesium-aluminium alloy that keeps the laptop light and durable, the S13 comes in two refreshing pastel shades. The immersive screen features a tall 16:10 ratio and is backed by dual speakers with Dolby Atmos support. Battery life is solid thanks to a 67WHrs battery; there’s a 65W fast charger in the box. (Check it out on the ASUS India website – Rs 99,990 onwards)
HP Spectre 13.5 x360: laptops have been reimagined in a post-pandemic world, HP’s new convertible laptop with a 91% screen: body ratio is a case in point. This 13.5-inch laptop is powered by 12th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Evo platform. A 4K OLED 100% colour calibrated display offers a more natural viewing experience, the 120 Hz display adds to its entertainment creds. We dig the gem cut and dual chamfer angular design and the 16-hour battery life promise. The battery powers up in quick time – 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes. (Available on the HP India website – Rs 1,29,999 onwards)