The A-List: Your Weekly Tech Guide To The Coolest Gadgets And Accessories
Our weekly round-up of the coolest tech and gadgets that you can buy
These over-the-ear headphones from Yamaha look every inch premium. The unique forward-tilted headband ensure it sits right at the centre of your head. Yamaha opts for a squarish oval design for these cans that are finished with a blend of premium materials that include leather, an embossed aluminium logo and soft urethane. There are three physical buttons on the earcups that allow you to control the ANC (active noise cancellation) settings as well as access the seven audio pre-sets that set this audio experience apart. Check it out on the Yamaha India music store. Price: Rs 43,300.
Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G
The latest addition to Redmi’s Note series is feature-packed. At its heart is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor, and the device comes in three hardware variants: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. You can expand the storage up to 1TB with support for Micro SD cards. The Note 11 Pro+ stands out in its class with an elegant glass back and Redmi’s refreshed design language. Colours are vibrant on the 6.67-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate that peaks at 1200 nits. It’s kitted with dual stereo speakers, the traditional 3.5mm audio jack is a thoughtful inclusion. Order it on the Mi website with prices starting at Rs 20,999.
Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen)
Thsee are Amazon’s first TWS Bluetooth earbuds to be launched in India and come with a host of handy features. We dig the feather-light form factor, and these buds are designed for all-day use thanks to a short nozzle and in-built vents that reduce ear pressure. With four ear tip sizes and two wing tip sizes in the box, you should find the perfect fit. Each bud is built with a high-performance driver that ensure that the Echo Buds deliver crisp, balanced sound with extended dynamic range. But most of all, it’s the convenience of hands-free, voice-enabled commands powered by Amazon Alexa that makes it a compelling proposition. Buy it on Amazon for Rs 10,999.
Asus would like you to think of this device as a personal TV. That’s one reason to consider this slate with a 13.3-inch, 16:9 OLED HDR display (1920 x 1080 resolution / 550 nits of peak brightness). Colours are quite punchy and the Dolby Atmos Quad speakers add to its cred as a binge-watch screen. Asus calls it the world’s first 13.3-inch OLED Windows detachable laptop. Your personal movie screen quickly morphs into a Windows laptop with the bundled keyboard. Battery life was quite solid in our tests with about 8-9 hours of video playback; the in-box charger powers this device in quick time. Check it out on Asus’ website. Priced from