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Although owing to our immense leaps forward in the ďŹ eld of technology, we are now ultrastressed-out in the monsoon season as we constantly dread the damage that moisture can cause to our precious devices. Devices that we simply cannot live without. In order to help you enjoy a stress-free monsoon this year, we at Gizmobox have dedicated this issue to the Devices and Apps that love the rains as much as you do.
fter a long and enduring summer of scorching heat, the cooling drops of rainwater has been the most awaited change. The rainy season is loved and adored by all, ranging from kids dancing in muddy puddles to the elderly sipping warm tea watching their grandchildren from the open windows. Then there are those few, like me, that claim to hate this season the most. Regardless, even us monsoon-haters ultimately admit that we have not experienced anything more peaceful than standing beneath the open sky, getting drenched with the minuscule slaps of the rain-drops pouring from above.
These listings were found through intense research and ďŹ ltered through the strictest Gizmobox standards. We hope that they help you spend the rainy season exactly the way they do it in Bollywood.
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SUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced ROG Phone, a gamechanging 6-inch smartphone designed speciﬁcally for high-performance mobile gaming. With pure ROG gaming DNA at its core, and powered by the world’s fastest speed-binned 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform with gaming-optimized Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 GPU, ROG Phone breaks every rule to go where rivals fear to tread. ROG Phone is built to win: its unique GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system — with detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost — sustains blur-free high frame rates in the heat of battle, while its nocompromise AMOLED display blends a blazing 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time with gorgeous HDR visuals. The ultra-comfortable design of ROG Phone includes unique side-mounted ports, and the enhanced, ultra-responsive game controls — including two programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced force-feedback haptics — let gamers focus all their skills on the game, giving them the edge they need for total domination. A unique range of powerful expansion accessories further enhances the ROG Phone gaming experience: the optional TwinView Dock for dual-screen handheld mode; the Mobile Desktop Dock for desktop-style gaming; and the Gamevice controller with WiGig Dock using 60GHz Wi-Fi for big-screen gaming. Other ROG Phone innovations include ASUS Aura RGB lighting and Aura Sync support, plus ASUS HyperCharge direct-charge technology for faster, safer and cooler battery charging.
“Qualcomm Technologies and ASUS have enjoyed great successes over many years and we are thrilled to be at the core of their newest cutting-edge device, the ROG phone,” said Don McGuire, vice president of global product marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Our entirely re-architected Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with the gaming-optimized Adreno 630 GPU is designed for speed, minimizing thermal throttling and maximizing battery efﬁciency so users can play longer. Snapdragon 845 is engineered to deliver users an unparalleled gaming experience; supporting exceptional performance, fast and smooth graphics, and Gigabit speeds whether on LTE or 802.11ad Wi-Fi.” Epic performance Designed and built to uncompromising ROG standards, ROG Phone takes mobile gaming performance to the next level, with each and every component optimized for a lag-free, responsive experience. Each specially selected octa-core Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform is speed-binned for maximum performance — delivering the world’s fastest sustained clock speeds of up to an incredible 2.96GHz — and the gaming-optimized Adreno 630 GPU is a graphics powerhouse, with performance outstripping the previous generation by up to 30%. This awesome power is complemented by up to 8GB of RAM and a massive up to 512GB of onboard ROM storage. A high-end phone running graphics-intense, fast-paced AAA action games can generate a killer amount of heat. As well as being uncomfortable to hold, a hot phone is a slow phone: thermal throttling can bring even the fastest CPU to its knees. ROG Phone is built from the ground up to run smoothly even when
the action gets frenetic: its exclusive GameCool system features highly efﬁcient 3D vapor-chamber cooling inside that provides a 16X-larger surface area[i] for heat dissipation than a standard heat-pipe cooling system. This cooling system is enhanced with a copper heat spreader and carbon cooling pads on the circuit board for maximum cooling performance. The end result is a superb cooling system that enables sustained clock speeds up to 50% faster[ii] than a standard smartphone CPU, and which can achieve peak clock speeds for 5X longer than a conventional cooling system. There’s also a detachable external AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost when the going gets really tough. With GameCool, hot hands and spoiled games are a thing of the past. ROG Phone delivers consistent, smooth and stable frame rates with no lag, even during the toughest marathons. And since performance means nothing if the internet connection is slow, ROG Phone also packs ultrafast wireless connectivity in its inventory, including Cat 16 LTE and the latest gigabitclass 60GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi. It’s easy for users to get optimum gaming performance on ROG Phone with the special X Mode. Just a single tap frees up all background RAM and dedicates it to games, optimizes game-data processing performance, and maximizes the efﬁciency of the AeroActive Cooler. X Mode also prevents RAM-eating and battery-sapping app activity, based on a customizable list of apps. Unbeatable visuals The ultimate gaming phone deserves the ultimate display — something that the ROG gaming heritage is uniquely qualiﬁed to deliver. ROG Phone uses an ultrafast AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate 26
and a jaw-dropping 1ms pixel response time for blur-free visuals that are as smooth as silk. With a wide 108.6% DCI-P3 color gamut, colors are incredibly vivid too, so game worlds look as glorious as they were intended, and high-dynamic-range (HDR) visuals with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio help reveal every hidden detail in the shadows.
Cooler is deployed, it provides a sidemounted USB-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack for unhindered gameplay. The side connector’s also used for the exclusive expansion modules, including the Mobile Desktop Dock and TwinView Dock.
Engineered for battle
In any game, precise control is the key to victory, but the lack of physical buttons on phones all too often compromises gameplay. ROG Phone is designed to give gamers total control and a more consolelike experience, with three unique ultrasonic AirTrigger touch sensors.
Using a combination of tough, precisioncrafted 2.5D- and 3D-curved Corning® Gorilla® glass, diamond-cut highlights and copper detailing, the metal-framed, water-resistant ROG Phone combines battle-hardened construction with a supremely comfortable gaming grip for an unrivaled gaming experience. ROG Phone feels instantly good in the hand, ready and waiting for the call of duty.
Two of these ultra-responsive sensors are optimized as left/right triggers at the top of the display for landscape-mode gaming (the third is designed for use in portrait mode), and they’re fully programmable to activate any available on-screen action: aiming, ﬁring, inventory selection — in fact, anything that normally requires a screen tap. With ROG Phone, gamers free up two extra ﬁngers to control gameplay, giving them the edge over their thumb-bound rivals. AirTriggers use ultrasonic technology, so they only need a feather-light touch — just 20g compared to rival touch-sensitive controls that need up to 4X the force. An advanced haptic actuator provides a powerful force-feedback system for totally immersive gameplay. Charging a phone while playing can make gaming impossibly awkward. ROG Phone throws away the design book away and starts from scratch, optimizing the entire layout for landscape-mode gaming. There’s an additional side-mounted custom USBC™ connector that supports direct charging, HDMI output, gigabit LAN and headphones. And when the AeroActive ROG Phone stays cooler when it’s charging.
ROG Phone is the world’s ﬁrst phone with ASUS Aura RGB lighting, featuring an illuminated rear ROG logo that can display a whole rainbow of lighting schemes: static, breathing, strobing or color cycling. Lighting effects can be triggered with phone events such as incoming calls, notiﬁcations and more, to give ROG Phone a unique personality. The ultra-powerful front-facing stereo speakers on ROG Phone are driven by smart ampliﬁers to maximize volume and minimize distortion, with an audio engine that supports 24-bit/192Khz Hi-Res Audio playback. DTS Headphone:X™ provides theater-quality virtual surround-sound over headphones, and there’s support for highdeﬁnition audio via Bluetooth®.
World’s ﬁrst Smart Wallet
RISTA VAULT is set to revolutionize a new era for safe, secure & Power packed world. We all have sometimes at certain points experienced losing our wallet or mobile at public places and also we’ve experienced pain of dead battery in very important times as well. Now imagine if you could Track your wallet and mobile at the same time and they’ll notify you if you leave them or somebody snatches it from you. Imagine if you can charge your phone with your wallet, ring your wallet to ﬁnd it and what if you could take a selﬁe with your wallet, wouldn’t that be something amazing ? Introducing, Wallet-Bot, A smart wallet that connects to your Smartphone , so that you’ll never lose your wallet or phone again. It’s a next generation advanced wallet to secure your phones and keep your money safe while making your life easier. The Wallet – Bot integrates anti-lost, anti-theft, power bank, , Bluetooth connectivity, worldwide tracking with a global design. The brand Arista Vault is focused to combine power and peace : – 3000 mhz battery back up which is rechargeable to power up your phone – An inbuilt tracker as a response to the rising risks and difﬁculties of our high-end lifestyles. To give you peace Wallet-Bot is much more than an elegant, fashion wallet for men & women. Developed by a committed team of designers, technologists (scientists & engineers) and professionals who came together to build revolutionary high-tech intelligent product which will save you in the daily hustle. Moreover, not only these speciﬁcations but a very different feature that Wallet-Bot has you can also take ‘selﬁes’ with your wallet.Press the power button in wallet-bot and you are selﬁe ready. The Designer and CEO of Arista Vaulte Purvi Roy said, it is a luxury wallet that has a unique style and technology. We all have forgotten our wallets or phone at our homes, work places, coffee shops, or billing desks only to lose them eventually.
It helps you to never suffer a loss of your phone or wallet, how? Whenever your wallet or phone gets out of your reach, it will notify you if you leave it behind. Alarm in-built in the wallet will start ringing as soon as someone tries to snatch it from you or it gets distant from you. Wallet-Bot can also detect the last location of your wallet as well as phone. It has a power button which helps in everything. Purvi Said, People think a wallet can only last for 1 year or so and then the quality decreases but crafted from premium quality RFID protected leather of wallet is imported and specialized. With self-healing, technology i.e, scratch proof, splash proof quality which will always protect the wallet. Slim in design, the Wallet-Bot integrates high-tech intelligence in a timeless shape that one can never go wrong with. it is packaged in the best quality, beautifully designed wallet box. A Wallet-Bot, designed for everyone be young tech lovers, business-men or travelers, as It’s just not a Wallet it’s a Wallet-Bot And cool gadget to have. 29
Award winning LEGO® ’BOOST’ now in India LEGO fans can now bring a Cat, a Guitar, a Robot Factory or anything they can imagine to life, by combining simple coding and LEGO bricks LEGO® BOOST, the winner of 'Toy of The Year Award' at the 2018 Stuff Gadget Awards has been launched in Mumbai recently. This supercharged 5-in-1 building and coding set empowers children to bring their LEGO creations to life by adding movement, sound, agility and personality. LEGO® BOOST made its debut in Mumbai, at the LEGO Creative Carnival that will be on till 10th June 2018 at Inorbit Mall, Malad. Mumbai kids had a great time playing with Vernie the Robot while exploring LEGO World at the Creative Carnival. Designed for children aged 7 years and older, LEGO® BOOST brings the LEGO building experience to the next level – turning LEGO creations into programmable robots, which makes play extra fun in an amazing new way! At LEGO, we know that children dream of bringing their LEGO creations to life, and our chief ambition for LEGO® BOOST is to fulﬁll that wish. Elaborating about the product, Mr. Amit Kararia, Sr. Regional Sales Manager, South Asia said, "India is an important growth market for us and we are delighted to launch LEGO® BOOST, a product which is a unique convergence of technology and basic LEGO building. The product will open new dimensions for all LEGO lovers enabling them to personalize their creations across many of our themes like LEGO City, Ninjago etc." "At LEGO® we constantly innovate our products by merging digital programming and physical building. LEGO® BOOST is an extension of this vision. It takes an intuitive approach to deliver multiple opportunities for
imparting cognitive skills, boosting creativity and learning. The application includes more than 60 activities designed to inspire additional building, coding and play, thereby imparting advanced cognitive skills onto consumers through a fun-play model" added Mr. Rohan Mathur, Head of Marketing, Emerging Asia at LEGO Having 843 elements in the set, LEGO® BOOST can be used to create ﬁve diverse models which are Vernie the Robot, Frankie the Cat, the Guitar 4000, the Multi-Tool Rover 4 (M.T.R.4), and the Autobuilder, each uniquely designed to give children basic building and coding skills. The product enhances the traditional LEGO® set by bringing in endless variety of movement and sound capabilities. The features are made possible through an easy-to-use, app-based coding environment. LEGO® BOOST is powered by a Move Hub, a LEGO stud-covered brick with a built-in tilt sensor upon which users can add more LEGO elements. To personify the experience, LEGO® BOOST also allows consumers to add personalized voice recordings to their creations. To further inspire creative building and coding, the LEGO® BOOST app includes a "creative canvas" that includes basic building instructions for three simple base models that children can use to customize their own LEGO creations: 1. A walking base for making animals like a dragon or a pony. 2. A driving base for building vehicles like a dune buggy or rover. 3. An entrance base so that children can make their own castle, fort, or even a futuristic space station. Once children are comfortable with building and coding the various LEGO® BOOST models, they can use the kit to "boost" any LEGO creation – from LEGO® CITY and LEGO® FRIENDS to LEGO® NINJAGO and The LEGO® BATMAN Movie. 32
LEGO® BOOST Creative Toolbox includes: Hardware ·
3 BOOST bricks:
o Move Hub with built-in tilt sensors o Combination colour & distance sensor o Interactive motor ·
843 LEGO® elements
· Playmat, calibrated to the app, designed to facilitate mini challenges to practice simple coding trials
LEGO® BOOST APP · A tablet running iOS 10.3 and newer/Android 5.0 or above is required to build and play with LEGO® BOOST. Please visit LEGO.com/DeviceCheck to check if your tablet is compatible. · App is available for free at both Apple App Store and Google Play store. · LEGO® BOOST uses 6 AAA batteries. Alkaline batteries are recommended, but rechargeable batteries can be used, though may result in weaker power output.
The LEGO® BOOST Creative Toolbox is retailing at INR 19,999.00. A limited number of the set will be exclusively available at Hamleys until July 31st. before it is made available at all the LEGO partner stores across the country from 1st July, 2018 onwards, while stocks last.
E MAX PRO M1
ith the Zenfone Max pro M1, Asus is trying to make a comeback in the budget smart phone market. Right now, this phone is available in two variants - 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant is available at Rs. 10,999, while 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage at Rs. 12,999. It is really a good price for all the features that this phone has to offer. We have got the black one here, but if you look at it under bright light . It is actually deep blue and not black like most of the phones in this price range, max pro also comes in metal black with plastic on the top which goes along both the sides and all the way to the bottom of the back. This helps with better antenna reception. This metal back is rounded towards the edges, so you won’t feel too uncomfortable if you use it for long time, but this design style also makes it a little slippery. The back also catches lot of ﬁngerprints which are difﬁcult to wipe off. Display : Speaking of the display it’s a 5.99 inches IPS LCD panel, with resolution of 2160x1080 pixels. It is nice and beautiful for consuming media and the display calibration is pretty accurate as well. It gets bright enough to be visible outside and I think it is the brightest if you compare with other smart phones in this price range, so that’s good. Above the display we get an earpiece , which gets loud enough for audio calls. LED notiﬁcation light and 8 megapixel camera with a front facing ash, proximity and ambient light sensor. There are no capacitive navigation buttons or ﬁngerprint sensor on the lower bezel. The ﬁngerprint sensor is placed at the back. While the sensor is accurate. It is not the fastest by ay means. Let’s talk about call quality of this phone before we get into the specs. Cellular reception and the call quality on this phone is excellent. The earpiece speaker is pretty loud and clear. I took a few calls in very crowded area, but I had no issues with hearing what the other person 36
TECHNOLOGY was saying. Unlike any other phones in it’s price range, this one supports dual 4G or dual VOLTE. So, if you have two sim cards which supports 4G or VOLTE, you won’t have any problem, using both of them at the same. It takes two nano SIM cards, and the sim tray has a dedicated slot for a micro SD card, if the internal memory gets full. Since we are on the topic of storage, 3GB Ram variant with 32 GB of storage at 11,000 Rs. Sounds fantastic and you might even be tempted to get a 32 GB or 64 GB Micro SD card to expand the storage, which will cost you another 800-1500 Rs. depending on the storage capacity. Asus has also made sure, to include all the necessary sensors like accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and so on. You get 5 magnet single bottom ﬁring speaker inside this phone. The sound output is clearer and louder than some of the other phones in this price range. It comes with a MaxBox which is supposed to amplify and enhance the sound from this speaker. Performance : Overall day to day performance of this phone is really fantastic. I’m amazed to see how good these budget devices have got in terms of their general day to day performance. It is powered by Snapdragon 636 processor and Adreno 509 GPU. This new processor is very powerful and efﬁcient at the same time. Software : Part of the credit goes to Android 8.1 that Asus is running on this device. Now with skin or UI, you deﬁnitely get a few new features and more customization options but, I much appreciate the simplicity, speed and faster software update that this almost pure android operating system brings along.
Camera : The dual camera setup at the back, houses a 13 Mp primary camera with f/2.2 and a 5MP secondary camera with F2.4 aperture, for depth sensing at the front you get 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and LED ash. Asus is using Qualcomm’s snapdragon camera app. You get a lot of modes to choose from and these are beauty and portrait mode on both rear and front facing cameras.
Battery : Coming to the battery life, this phone manages to back in a massive 5000 mAh battery in a 8.5mm thin body you can easily get close to 7 to 7 and half hours of screen on time. It still uses a micro USB cable for charging and not new USB type C one. It takes about 2 and half hours to go from 5-100% , but considering that it has a mammoth 5000mAh battery, this seems like a good time. So to sum it up you get 5.99” full HD plus display with a modern looking 18:9 aspect ratio, metal back, snapdragon 636 processor, Dual VOLTE support, dedicated micro SD card slot, 5000mAh battery, best set of the cameras, almost stock like pure android experience and all of the other necessary sensors and you are getting all of the mentioned thing at a starting price of 10,000 Rs., I would have to say I am impressed with this phone. With the launch of Zenfone Max Pro at such a competitive price, I think Asus is going to create some buzz in smartphone industry. So what do you think about Asus Zenfone Max Pro ?
hrumm Rumble Bluetooth headphone are designed, developed and manufactured in China. This is an exclusive product which we at Gizmobox received from Thrumm India. Right out of the box, the ďŹ rst thing you will notice is how light these headphones are. They come in a fairly simple packaging with a color coded thick sturdy cable and the headphones in a rather impressive box packaging. The headphones have artiďŹ cial leather on the headband with foam mesh layered cushions on the inner sides offering great head support. The translucent ear cups are attached to the headband via a brushed metal extender which provides these headphones a premium feel. The left ear pad is where all the mechanisms connect. The 3.5mm headphone jack slides in here, a mic sits cozily unnoticed. Overall, the design is young and users can also choose from several color combinations.
Thrumm Rumble headphone is a premium built headphone that comes loaded with Bluetooth 3.0 and multi-device pairing capability. Rumble is a Bluetooth device with a range of up to 10 meters from the paired device. The headphone runs on a lithium-ion battery, it takes 1.5 hours to fully recharge and gives up to 6 hours of playback time. It can simultaneously connect to two paired devices. Rumble also has a Foldable design and it is easily portable.
Rumble come in black leather with black plastic. These headphones looks bold and stylish. They come with these 10mm drivers. They are comparatively smaller and lighter than many closed models in the same price range and weigh around 360 grams. It comes with a 3.5 mm jack and a data cable. You can easily slip them into your bag and be on the move.
GADGETS FOR MONSOON ADVENTURE
ithout the right gear, however, your monsoon adventure can take a turn for the worse before you know it.
We rounded up few gadgets that will come in handy this monsoon and make your life a
Record your adventure By now we've all probably heard of GoPro and at least have a rough idea of what they do. Essentially they are small cameras meant for those who spent plenty of time outdoors. Small and durable, they can go pretty much anywhere you do. This one in particular comes in a rugged and waterproof design that houses a 1080p video camera and 8 MP photo camera. If you have any outdoor adventures planned for the summer, this is a great way to make sure you remember it.
Read without fear of water Maybe you want to be near the water but not actually go in. Instead you'd rather read, but know water will ruin a book and is not really all that good for a tablet. The Kindle Oasis is for you. With a 7-inch high-resolution display, 8GB of storage, Wi-Fi capabilities, this waterproof tablet is perfect for someone who wants to get their reading done without any fear of water.
Keep your non-waterproof stuff dry No matter how hard you try, it would be really difďŹ cult to make sure everything you have to take with you is waterproof. If you have a lot of stuff and you need to make sure it doesn't get wet, you'll need a waterproof bag to put them in. Enter the DrySak Waterproof Dry Bag, which is made from heavy duty 500-denier PVC, which helps to seal out elements. It is watertight and will keep everything inside of it protected and dry. A big bag, it has a smaller splash-proof front pocket so you can have easy access to essentials while keeping them dry. You can get it in nine different colors and in either 10 Liter or 20 Liter sizes.
ult, a new-age smartphone brand, following the resounding success of Beyond, Gladiator & Ambition, today announced the launch of a new feature-rich and high-performance value-formoney smartphone, the Kult Impulse. It comes with an exclusive Reliance JIO offer of Rs.2,200/- cash back applicable on select recharge plans for new and existing JIO customers. Impulse is packed with advanced features and is designed to offer best in class mobility experience to its consumers. It aims to cater to millennials, who inspire effortlessly with its high performance at a budget-friendly cost. The device is now available across the country.
Created for the inspiring yet aspiring millennial, the one who gathers a following without being a leader. The one who inspires without even knowing it, because to them it is the experience that matters. Kult Impulse captures the spirit of the millennial in every aspect imaginable â€“ right from the unconventional brand language, wide-ranging speciďŹ cations, down to the user-centric colorful packaging.
Kult Impulse comes with a near bezel-less, screen size of 5.99-inch HD+ TruView display that offers the user an immersive full-screen viewing experience. The powerful 4000 mAh battery ensures up to 12 days of standby time on LTE and 60 hours of music playback. It is powered by an MTK 6739, Quad-core processor, backed with 3 GB RAM and a 32 GB internal storage with external memory expandable up to 64 GB via micro SD card. The Face Recognition ID feature is not only fast but also augments the phone’s security. The ergonomically placed rear-mounted ﬁngerprint sensor ensures a safer and smarter access to your Impulse. Complemented with a stunning 13 MP rear AF camera with Dual LED ash and 13 MP selﬁe camera with Selﬁe Flash, Kult Impulse, enables the user to enjoy pictures down to their last detail.
â€œWe aim to build on the positive market response to further consolidate our position and establish ourselves as one of the top smartphone brands in the country. We will continue to bring interesting and innovative products at value-for-money, something that millennials demand. Further, we aspire to provide best quality service to our customers through our widespread network of 750+ service centers across India. Our distinctive products, right pricing along with our service providing strength is working in our favour.â€? - Mr. Nitesh Gupta, Director, New Product Development, Kult
After a long and enduring summer of scorching heat, the cooling drops of rainwater has been the most awaited change. The rainy season is lov...
Published on Jun 7, 2018
After a long and enduring summer of scorching heat, the cooling drops of rainwater has been the most awaited change. The rainy season is lov...