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The Hypersport may have been built for safety, but it’s no stick in the mud. A feature called Switch enables you, at the push of a button, to instantly tuck in the bike’s windscreen, handlebars, seat, and so on, for more streamlined ergonomics

DA MON H Y PE R S PORT A motorbike stuffed with anti-crash technology was always going to rev our engines, which is why we’re keen as mustard for the Hypersport. Made by Canadian firm Damon, the Hypersport is a prototype electric motorbike; a 4G-connected machine with a main objective of keeping you safer on the road. The Hypersport’s clever CoPilot function uses sensors and cameras to intuitively monitor your surroundings, whether you’re riding through an urban landscape or somewhere a little more rugged. While doing so, the CoPilot tech calculates the speed and distance of up to 64 moving objects at a time. If it determines you’re at risk of a forward collision, it’ll notify you via haptic vibration in your handlebar grips. The Hypersport watches your back, too, alerting you to potential blind-spot hazards via LED lights on the windscreen. damonxlabs.com

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Editor’s letter Celebrating the best and looking forward to the future Our neverending gadget wishlist just got bigger

Executive Editor Kunal Gangar Consulting Editor Girish Mallya Correspondent Gautam Doshi Editor (UK) Matt Bolton Contributors (UK) Duncan Bell, Claire Davies, Alex Cox, Publisher Girish Mallya Head Design & Production Ravi Parmar Senior Designer Prakash Gavnang Photography Mahesh Reddy Production Supervisor Dinesh Bhajnik Product Manager Perseus Master

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That said, we also take a look back on last year’s launches and after an intense deliberation with the jury, award the best across various categories. New gadget launches remain unabated with devices from Samsung, Amazon, Audio-Technica, Sennheiser and more. 5G is still a year or two away but companies want its customers to be ready with two new launches from iQOO and Realme. As for the reviews, we take an in-depth look at the POCO X2 and Realme’s budget C3. Happy reading!

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BATTERY DOUBT While Motorola assures us that the 2,510mAh battery will last all day, we aren’t sure that will hold up to more strenuous GPS and media-watching activity. However, if the front screen leads users to preview more and open their phone less, that could lend weight to Motorola’s assertion

STORAGE LIMITATION The Razr doesn’t have a slot for expanding the storage or inserting a SIM card (the phone uses eSIM), and neither is there a 3.5mm headphone jack. Meanwhile, the right side of the phone features a volume rocker and a lock button, but they’re too slim and sharp to be terribly useful

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Starting 2020 with a bang, Samsung has unveiled their latest agship Galaxy S series. The new smartphone series consists of the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The phones run on a 64-bit Exynos 990 octa-core processor. More so, the Galaxy S20 series features AI-powered camera systems and we feel the need to elaborate a bit more on each of the camera systems. The Galaxy S20 has three rear cameras (64MP+12MP+12MP), whereas the S20+ and the S20 Ultra feature a quad-camera setup with 64MP+12MP+12MP+Depth Vision camera and a 108MP+48MP+12MP+DepthVision cameras respectively. The S20 and S20+ offer a 10MP front camera whereas the S20 Ultra offers a whopping 40MP front camera. Each camera system of the three smartphones offer the widest f/1.8 aperture and with wide, ultra-wide and telephoto views, one can take crisp photos in low-light situations effortlessly. AI-powered camera systems in the S20 and S20+ offer up to 30X zoom whereas the innovative folded lens in the S20 Ultra offer an impressive up to 100X zoom with a clear view. With anti-rolling stabilisation and AI motion analysis, the new Galaxy S20 phones are capable of shooting 8K videos The Galaxy S20, S20+ and the S20 Ultra come with 6.2-inch, 6.7-inch and 6.9-inch AMOLED 2X 120Hz displays respectively with up to 8GB RAM and storage capacities ranging from 128GB up to 512GB (with the latter on the S20+ and S20 Ultra). The Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S20 Ultra run the latest Android 10 and are equipped with 4000mAh, 4500mAh, and 5000mAh batteries respectively. With all three phones equipped with the Fast-Charging 2.0 tech, they are also capable of Wireless PowerShare where they can charge devices compatible with Qi Wireless Charging, like the Galaxy Buds+. T3 SAYS: The Galaxy S20 smartphones are already strong contenders for being some of the best smartphones of 2020.

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Samsung is wasting no time to capitalise on its second foldable phone and has announced it for the Indian market. The phone takes advantage of InďŹ nity Flex Display that uses innovative Ultra Thin Glass for its “hideaway hingeâ€? to reveal its 6.7-inch AMOLED display. More so, the new foldable tech ensures that every ip and fold is smooth and stable that allows the phone to stay open at a range of angles up to 180 degrees, like a laptop screen. An added beneďŹ t is that the display can also automatically split into two 4-inch screen windows for multi-tasking. There’s a 1.1-inch OLED on the exterior part of the phone for users to interact with incoming notiďŹ cations and calls. On the camera side, the phone features dual 12MP rear cameras and 10MP on the front. When it comes to performance, the Galaxy Z Flip is powered by Snapdragon 855 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. It also supports wireless charging and PowerShare that enables to reverse charge other devices. T3 SAYS: The Galaxy Z Flip comes with a 3300mAh battery.

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Amazon has expanded its Echo Show lineup with the new Echo Show 8. Just like other Amazon Echo Show siblings, you can do all things that you can from an Alexa-enabled device but also enjoy videos from Amazon Prime Video, Voot etc to enjoy the latest movies and TV shows. One can also choose to speak to Alexa in Hindi and for convenience, change the language settings of the device as well. It runs on a MediaTek MT 8163 processor and is compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices. It features two 2-inch (52mm) 10W speakers through which users can stream music from Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, JioSaavn, Gaana, Hungama, and more. Echo Show 8 allows hands-free control of compatible smart home devices like controlling smart lights, viewing security cameras, to switching on geysers or ACs through smart plugs. T3 SAYS: With a 1MP built-in camera, users can make video calls to those who have Skype, other Echo devices with a screen, or the Alexa app.

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From `36,990, iqoo.com/in iQOO 3 is all about giving users the best possible experience no matter what they choose to do. Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, the iQOO 3 features a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display with HDR 10+ support. The iQOO 3 comes in 8GB/12GB RAM variants with 128 or 256GB storage capacities, in addition to 5G support with the 12GB variant. The iQOO 3 leaves very little room for excuses for not taking a sharp image as it features a quad-camera setup. With a 48MP+13MP telephoto 20X zoom + 13MP super wide-angle camera+2MP bokeh camera, users can shoot in diverse lighting situations with ease. With two pressure-sensitive buttons on the side frame, a 180Hz Super Touch Response rate. ultragame mode and 4D gaming vibration, the iQOO 3 delivers a seamless, easy and power-packed gaming experience to users. The iQOO 3 is available in Tornado Black, Quantum Silver and Volcano Organe colours. T3 SAYS: The 4440mAh battery, equipped with a 55W Super Flash Charge tech, charges the battery to up to 50% in just 15 minutes.

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The in-ear ATH-CLR100BT headphones is an entry-level product, perfect for those who are looking for a premium product at an affordable price. With a 7-hour battery life on a single charge, these Bluetooth 5.0 powered earphones come with 8.7mm drivers that are designed to deliver punchy bass with crystal clear audio. Additionally, it features in-line microphone and controller to answer calls and control music playback. The multi-pairing feature allows the ATH-CLR100BT to be connected to two devices simultaneously. For those constantly on the move, the ATH-CLR100BT are IPX2 (drip-proof) rated making them water-resistant as well. The earbuds are designed to ďŹ t securely, thus, providing good sound isolation. T3 SAYS: The ear tips come in 3 different sizes – small, medium and large – ensuring that they ďŹ t comfortably on all ears.

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Building on its global success, D-Link’s Exo Series features powerful and intelligent home Wi-Fi routers with built-in McAfee Secure Home Platform. The Exo series routers feature D-Link’s proprietary Wi-Fi mesh technology that allows users to mix-andmatch suitable routers and extenders and expand wireless coverage. Enhancing the mesh tech are features like auto channeling, auto optimisation and auto healing features that helps to conďŹ gure least interference, ďŹ nd fastest network paths, and much more. Additionally, running on a powerful 880MHz dual-core processor, the Exo routers are integrated with Alexa and Google Assistant along with having a built-in Ookla’s Speedtest. The current D-Link Exo Series includes DIR-1360, DIR-1960, and the DIR-2660. T3 SAYS: The Exo routers come with 2-year subscription of McAfee LiveSafe and 5 years of Secure Home Protection on router to protect connected devices from malware and virus.

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Even though the Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless headset is engineered to provide an enriching audio experience, it’s feature-packed design enables users to have smooth, simple interactions and nothing but total control. Using a Bluetooth 5 connectivity, the PXC 550-II automatically turns on and connects when unfolded. Through the new Anti-Wind Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) tech, the PXC 550-II easily adapts to ambient noise levels and provide an adequate amount of suppression required. Additionally, one can adjust the volume, play, pause, skip tracks and accept calls through the touchpad on the headset’s right ear-cup. The headphones provide a battery life of up to 20 hours with the ANC on. Users can also access Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant through the headset’s built-in voice assistant. T3 SAYS: The headphones can be customised with Sennheiser’s free Smart Control app for a tailored sound experience.

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Combining the classic look of analog watches with tre endy features of new-age smartwatches, the Garmin Vivom move series stylishly caters to all-round health and wellness of users along with providing a wide variety of new featu ures. These hybrid watches have analog hands, along with an elegant dial with a hidden smart screen. The Vivomov ve watches come with over 20 built-in outdoor and indoor sports trackers, offering tracking capabilities for activ vity proďŹ les of yoga, swimming, cardio, strength, and more. Equipped with 24/7 health monitoring abilities, the Vivomove watches can track the quality of sleep with the Pulse Ox1 tech, menstrual cycles, abnormal heart-rate e alerts, stress levels, as well as breathing. The watches also offer smart notiďŹ cations when paired with compatible e smartphones and the watch bands are also interchangeable, allowing users to update their looks based on the occasion. The Vivomove series is a range of 3 watches– the 42 mm Luxe (pictured), 42mm Style and 3/3S watches which are available in 39mm and 44mm m variants. T3 SAYS: The “Body Batteryâ€? energy monitoring feature in all the Vivomove watches allows users to check their respective energy levels at any given time.

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Redmi 8A Dual lives up to Xiaomi’s ideals of providing quality specs in entry-level smartphones. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor, the Redmi 8A Dual features 2GB or 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage. The phone features a 6.2-inch Dot Notch HD+ IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and for the ďŹ rst time, we have dual cameras in the Redmi A-series phone. One is a 13MP primary camera, the other is a 2MP depth sensor that aids in taking portraits along with the assistance of the AI Portrait and AI Scene Detection modes. The Redmi 8A Dual also comprises of an 8MP front camera for selďŹ es and is equipped with a 5000mAh battery and 18W fast charging capacity. T3 SAYS: The Redmi 8A Dual boasts Aura Xgrip Design with a mesh pattern on the rear that enables better grip.

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Horizon Fitness

QUICK FIX

TAKE A HIIT ON THIS AI BIKE Time poor but health conscious? Mark Mayne takes a look into the future of exercise, where HIIT meets AI bikes to bring rapid results Gym work might be a vital building block in your fitness routine, but it’s also not the most exciting place to while away an hour. But now there is a way to do things quicker. The CAR.O.L HIIT bike pairs an AI-powered fitness coach (CAR.O.L) with a lightweight and stowable static bike to deliver perfectly optimised HIIT workouts. CAR.O.L claims you’ll get the same fitness benefit of a 45-minute jog in under nine minutes on this bike, with only 40 seconds of really hard work. Though, it doesn’t come cheap. Broadly, the idea is to exercise against

perfectly calibrated resistance in order to hit your body’s maximum intensity in a super-short space of time, and therefore burn as much glycogen as quickly as possible. Faced with this sudden spike in activity, your body responds by improving cardiovascular fitness in order to cope with similar sudden sprint-style demands. While this won’t improve your marathon times (or other long endurance-style abilities), it will improve peak fitness, which is definitely a win – especially in under nine minutes.

PERFECT SHOT

MAGIC ACTION MAKER An AI-powered, modular 360/4K rig with an invisible selfie stick, this is a serious step up from your old action cam Here’s a modular action camera that enables you to switch between 360 and 4K wide angle lenses like a pro photographer, but still weighs in at a tiny 130g. The Insta360 ONE R also packs in a laundry list of technical functions: a FlowState stabilisation, voice control, slow motion, hyperlapse and an invisible selfie stick. Yes, that’s right, an invisible selfie stick. The 360 camera auto-removes the stick, giving you drone-like shots and impossible angles without the drone (or BBC camera crew). Creating astonishing video just got much, much easier…

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Horizon Gadget Guru

T3’s always game boy plays with your tech queries for the win

PARAS GARG

What’s the best solution for portable PC gaming? You would likely expect Guru to suggest a hoofing great gaming laptop here, right? Wrong as usual, reader: that’s a dumb and incredibly expensive idea. A gaming laptop can be a great thing if you’re lugging it from place to place, and there are indeed some absolutely superb examples out there, but they’re best used on a desk. That fits one definition of portable, but not all of them. Perhaps you’ve seen Alienware’s Concept UFO prototype, waved around at CES to great excitement. Ignore comparisons to the Nintendo Switch (they’re about as relevant as comparing its

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horizontal layout to that of the Atari Lynx, really) and look at the meat of it, and it seems like a pretty decent little thing, a promising idea for the future of portable PC games. You can’t have one, though. You can’t even have the neat little GPD Win 2, which does actually exist, because stock seems to have run out – expect an

ABOVE To be fair, in the LAN party days, this wasn’t that weird a sight…

THERE’S NO GOOD ANSWER HERE. SO HERE’S GURU’S SLIGHTLY OUT THERE SUGGESTION: A CHEAP TABLET LIKE THE AMAZON FIRE HD 10

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announcement and a Kickstarter for the Win 3 and/or Win MAX some time very soon. Basically there’s no good answer here. So here’s Guru’s slightly out there suggestion: a cheap tablet like the Amazon Fire HD 10. Admittedly you’re not going to be playing PC games on the bus, but if you’re in network range of your existing gaming PC, you can hook up a Bluetooth controller, sideload the Steam Link app, and get playing in seconds. Maybe even grab a controller adapter and clamp it to your Android handset? Presto: you’re playing The Witcher III on the toilet. W W W.T 3 I N D I A . CO M


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NEW MEDIA

NOW PLAYING Guru finds the best media you need on your various screens

AMI SINGH

Why can’t I just use any lens on any camera?

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BOJACK HORSEMAN Simultaneously the cleverest and most miserable tragicomedic animation ever made, Bojack’s post-stardom tale comes to its sure-to-be harrowing conclusion on Netflix.

STAR TREK: PICARD He’s back! This mysterious show has turned out to be a kind of space noir, but with Patrick Stewart giving principled speeches at key moments – an irresistible combination.

ELEVATOR MUSIC FOR AN ELEVATED MOOD Cory Wong’s new album is a big syrupy delight, in parts funky, in others twee, with Wong’s signature guitar noodling slathered over every surface. W W W.T 3 I N D I A . CO M

Let it be clear, Guru is no photography expert. A man from Boots keeps trying to put one of those passiveaggressive oval ‘it wasn’t our fault’ stickers on your author’s phone screen just to cut out the middle man. Guru is, though, a master of mashing things onto other things, so he can offer a few general clues here. It may be tempting to suspect that manufacturer-specific lens types are just a way to tie you into an ecosystem and, over time, a way to ensure that the money firing out of your wallet towards your expensive DSLR habit lands directly in that manufacturer’s pocket. Not (entirely) so: a camera system is a delicate balance of sensor, connector, electronics and optics. For the body of your camera to work perfectly with its lens, the latter needs to be sitting at just the right flange focal length from the sensor in order to focus properly. Converting the threading and focal length of a foreign or vintage lens isn’t actually that tricky – there’s a vast variety of converters out there that can help you attach one thing to another. They’re not cheap, however, because they generally need to use complicated bridging lenses to tweak the focal distance; turning those sparkling junk shop optics into something you can use could end up costing a pretty penny. If you can’t convert the electronic side of things, you may lose automatic control of a number of lens features – and if the lens you’re trying to use doesn’t have a manual aperture ring you’ll be stuck at maximum aperture, which isn’t ideal. Thankfully some converters use what are called dandelion chips to convert the communication protocols between lens and camera.

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MELISH ANDRE

How do I chop onions without crying? would, were it not for A GaGu the restraining order, come round and cauterize your tear ducts for you. Presuming that’s not something you want (it rarely is) you may wish to instead don a pair of special onion-proof goggles: half gag gift, half useful way to make yourself into the dorkiest chef in the room. Really, you may as well grab KitchenCraft’s Dame Edna-style goggles to get the full effect. Rather than isolating your eyeballs, why not isolate the onion? Peel it, half it (with your eyes closed) then wallop it into Kenwood’s CH180A Mini Chopper to keep all those fumes safely contained. And let’s be realistic: that’s only a tenner away from the Kenwood Compact FP120 Food Processor, which is going to be a lot more useful in the long run. Alternatively, do as Guru does and buy bags of pre-chopped onions for the freezer, a slightly more expensive and wasteful exercise which eliminates all of this nonsense entirely.

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Horizon Living

KEEP IT CLEAN

HOW TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION INSIDE YOUR HOME The air inside our homes can be up to three times more polluted than outside. Claire Davies has advice on how to breathe more freely Breathing clean air is our right, but it’s getting harder. That’s especially true inside the home, where our activities can contribute to poorer air quality. These activities can involve cooking, cleaning, crafting (anything where you use glue and paint), burning candles and, of course, smoking. The British Lung Foundation describes indoor air pollution as “dust, dirt or gases in the air inside a building … that harms us if we breathe it in”. If you have a lung condition, such as asthma, you’re susceptible, as are children (their lungs are still developing). We can’t fully eliminate indoor pollution, but there’s a lot we can do to protect our health. That starts with cleaning… What you use to clean your home makes a difference to how unhealthy the air becomes. According to the American Lung Association, some cleaning products, like furniture polish and bleach, can release VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that could contribute to respiratory problems, allergies and headaches. Choosing more natural cleaning products – think Method or Ecover – is a good start.

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Also ensure you have an air purifier nearby when cleaning. The Blueair Classic 405 creates a purified space in rooms of up to 434 square feet, and its use of Hepa Silent tech means you’ll hardly hear it. Dyson’s cordless vacs, including the Cyclone V10, capture harmful particulate matter (PM) as they clean your carpets. If you’re unsure how much indoor air pollution you’re dealing with, plug in the Awair 2nd Edition and watch it track invisible fine dust and chemicals in your home’s air. Plants are nature’s weapon against pollution, so fill your home with ‘clean air’ plants. There’s lots of choice, from Dragon Tree to Aloe Vera (if you have pets, check to see if your preferred plant is harmful to animals). Sit smaller desk plants in a Lua smart planter (mu-design.lu) to help them flourish. We burn candles to fragrance our homes and create a cosy vibe, but, depending on what they’re made from, candles can produce carcinogens. Switch to an essential oil diffuser instead, as these scent without creating toxins. For fragrancing larger spaces, choose the VicTsing Essential Oil Diffuser.

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2020 Presents

INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY & IMAGING Powered by

2019 was an impressive year of tech but only a handful emerged as winners. Here’s our annual edition of Innovation, Technology & Imaging awards celebrating the best!

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2020

THE JUDGING JURY These are the judges who were in the room where it happened, along with some who joined us remotely to cast their votes

The awards this year: Premium TV of the Year Value TV of the Year Flagship Smartphone of the Year Premium Smartphone of the Year Value Smartphone of the Year Smartwatch of the Year Camera of the Year Laptop of the Year Gaming Laptop of the Year Game of the Year Gaming Keyboard of the Year Gaming Mouse of the Year Gaming Headphone of the Year Gaming Monitor of the Year Mini PC of the Year Girish Mallya, Publisher, T3 India & Smart Photography magazines

Kunal Gangar, Executive Editor, T3 India

Anshuman Ghosh Pravin Dhake, Audiophile & Founder, Athlos, contributor t3 India an activewear brand

Rajeev Rana, Founder & Editor, Gogi.in

Router of the Year Mesh Router of the Year Projector of the Year Portable Projector of the Year Premium Wireless Headphones of the Year Value Headphones of the Year Truly Wireless Earphones of the Year Value Truly Wireless Earphones of the Year Separates High Fidelity of the Year Home Theater Receiver of the Year Automobile of the Year Electric Vehicle of the Year Two-wheeler of the Year Peripheral Manufacturer of the Year Innovation of the Year

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2020

PREMIUM TV OF THE YEAR Sony remains the undisputed king when it comes to premium TV watching experience. The A9G’s excellent picture quality is a result of its X1 Ultimate picture processor, HDR10 and Dolby Vision support. It KDVDVSHFLDO1HWćL[FDOLEUDWHGPRGH and is complemented by Acoustic Audio Surface+ that makes the screen vibrate to produce sound.

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Sony A9G

ONEPLUS Q1 PRO

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SAMSUNG Q90R

LG C9

SAMSUNG Q900R

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2020

VALUE TV OF THE YEAR

Xiaomi continues to maintain its leadership in the affordable smartt TV segment. Complementing its PatchWall XVHULQWHUIDFHLVWKHRIĆFLDO$QGURLG G 79 OS along with 4K and HDR support.

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Xiaomi Mi TV 4X

VU ULTRAANDROID TV

KODAK 4K XPRO

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SAMSUNG NU6100

TCL P8

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2020

FLAGSHIP SMARTPHONE

Apple iPhone is back on top with its stellar performance and excellentt camera skills.

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Apple iP one 11 Pro

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE10+

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ONEPLUS 7T PRO

SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD

HUAWEI UAWEI P30 PRO

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2020

PREMIUM OF THE YEAR

The OnePlus 7T has got a price bump but delivers top-notch performance compared to the competition.

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OnePlus 7T

ASUS ROG PHONE II

XIAOMI REDMI K20 PRO

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REALME X2 PRO

OPPO RENO 2

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VALUE SMARTPHONE

Things that put in favour of Realme X2 is the powerful processor, AMOLED screen, improved d camera and battery life.

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Realme X2

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 8 PRO

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VIVO Z1 PRO

SAMSUNG GALAXY M30S

OPPO K3

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2020

SMARTWATCH OF THE YEAR

The second-generation Huawe ei Watch GT looks great and offers two wee eks of battery life, which is unheard of o in a smartwatch. The watch also tra acks 15 sport modes and continuous heart-rate tracking.

AND THE WINNER IS IS…

Huawei Watch GT2

FITBIT VERSA 2

SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH 4G

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APPLE WATCH SERIES 5

AMAZFIT GTR

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2020

CAMERA OF THE YEAR

The full-frame mirro orless camera is extremely versatile and reliable making it a perfect choice for landscape photographers looking for the minutest detail in their large prints. In spite of its massive megapixel rating, it can shoot up to 10 frames per second.

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Sony A7R IV

CANON EOS RP

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FUJIFILM X-T30

PANASONIC LUMIX S1H

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2020 It’s the most powerful XPS laptop with an OLED panel that boasts a contrast ratio of 100,000:1, up to 20 hours of battery life, Intel CPU and discrete Nvidia GPU.

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Dell XPS 15 (7590)

HP SPECTRE X360

APPLE MACBOOK PRO

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ACER SWIFT 5

ASUS ZENBOOK PRO DUO

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2020

GAMING LAPTOP

This heavyweight from MSI with the help of Intel’s latest processor and Nvidia’s RTX 20 2 series graphics can handle any game unde er the sun under the highest settings.

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MSI GT76 Titan

HP OMEN X2 S

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ALIENWARE AREA-51M

ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS S

LENOVO LEGION Y740

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2020

GAME OF THE YEAR

+LGHR.RMLPDèVĆUVWJDPHDVDQLQGHSHQGHQW developer and he delivers a masterpiece in terms of visuals, cast, story and unique gameplay.

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Death Stranding

SEKIRO SHADOWS DIE TWICE

RESIDENT EVIL 2

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STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER

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2020

GAMING KEYBOARD

It’s a compact gaming g keyboard that features custom HyperX mechanical switches tches designed for performance and reliability reliability. It has a full aluminium body, detachable USB Type-C cable support, macro key support and much more.

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HyperX Alloy Origins

ASUS TUF GAMING K7

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2020

GAMING MOUSE OF THE YEAR

This mouse comes with a smart tunable weight system, 18,000 DPI optical o sensor and durable Omrron switches for up to 50 millio on clicks. It also supports iCUE softw ware for macros and remaps.

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Corsairi Ni C Nightsword ht d RGB

HYPERX PULSEFIRE CORE RGB

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WIRELESS

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GAMING HEADPHONE

The feature that puts ROG De elta at the top is the ESS 9218 quad DAC D that helps elevate overall audio quality. It also comes with a detachable unidirectional boo om mic.

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Asus ROG Delta

CORSAIR VIRTUOSO RGB WIRELESS

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ALPHA S

LOGITECH G PRO X

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2020

GAMING MONITOR

This 27-inch monitor boasts quan ntum dot IPS panel with a wide DCI-P3 colour gamut g and 4K HDR playback support. It has a 144Hz refresh rate, G-SYNC compatible and has Asus Aura Sync.

AND THE WINNER IS IS…

Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ monitor

BENQ EW3270U

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VIEWSONIC VX3258-2KPC-MHD

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2020 Smaller than a 2-litre bottle, it comes with a desktop-grade processor, supports dual displays and VESA mount compatible.

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ECS Liva Oneplus CL

PORTABLE PROJECTOR An android-based portable projector that allows you to project full HD images instantly, integrated Harman Kardon speakers and up to 6 hours of battery life.

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2020

ROUTER OF THE YEAR

A router designed for today’s extreme speeds. It suppo orts Wi-Fi 6 standard with speeds reaching g up to 6000Mbps It also features Target Wait Time (TWT) that allows for transmissions smissions to be scheduled. scheduled

AND THE WINNER IS…

Asus RT-AX88U

LINKSYS MR8300

ASUS ROG RAPTURE GT-AC2900

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TP-LINK ARCHER AX6000

NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK AX8

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2020

MESH ROUTER OF THE YEAR A tri-band solution by TP-Link that makes it easy to extend wireless range and has the ability to provide lag-free Wi-Fi to over 100 devices. It also features a dynamic backhaul and TP-Link HomeCare that includes parental controls, QoS and built-in antivirus.

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TP-Link Deco M9 Plus

ASUS LYRA VOICE

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NETGEAR VELOP TRI-BAND

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2020

PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR

Optoma P1 offers the ultimate cinematic experience with laser picture projection, 4K support, integrated NuForce soundbar, 87% DCI-P3 and support for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT.

AND THE WINNER IS…

Optoma P1

BENQ W5700

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VIEWSONIC X10-4K

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2020

VALUE HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR

Affordable Bluetooth headset that supports the latest wireless standard and gives up to 70 hours of playback on a single charge.

AND THE WINNER IS…

Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BT

CLAW SM100

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AKG Y500

ANKER SOUNDCORE LIFE 2

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2020

PREMIUM WIRELESS HEADPHONES

The over-ear headphones provide an immersive soundstage and excellent noise cancellation alon ng with fast USB-C charging and battery life of up to o 30 hours. Proximity sensors built into both ear cups allows controlling the music.

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Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless

SKULLCANDY CRUSHER ANC

BOSE NOISE CANCELLING

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JABRA ELITE 85H

AKG N700NC M2

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TRULY WIRELESS EARPHONES

$QXSJUDGHRYHUWKHĆUVWJHQHUDWLLRQ AirPods with active noise cancellation, WUDQVSDUHQF\PRGHDQGDFRPIRUWWDEOH ĆW

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Apple pp AirPods Pro

HIFIMAN TWS600

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SAMSUNG GALAXY BUDS

JABRA ELITE 75T

RHA TRUECONNECT

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VALUE TRULY WIRELESS EARPHONES OF THE YEAR

Affordable true wireless earbu uds with up to 30 hours of battery life along with h a battery status display on the case. It also com mes with intuitive control and IPX5 rating.

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Fingers Go-Duet TWS Pods

STUFFCOOL STUFFBUDS

HIFUTURE OLYMBUDS

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REALME BUDS AIR

JBL C100TWS

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2020

SEPARATES HIGH FIDELITY SYSTEM OF THE YEAR The Marantz 60 watt network CD receiver offerss great sound while the built-in CD player producess great detail. The Q Acoustics speakers combine perfectly and deliver exceptional sound.

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Marantz M-CR 612 with Q Acoustics 3050i

HOME THEATER RECEIVER OF THE YEAR This 9 channel network AV receiver offers a host of features like built-in Chromecast, Dolby Atmos surround sound, 4K support on all HDMI terminals and multi-room connectivity feature at a value for money price.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLE OF THE YEAR 7KHĆUVWIXOO\HOHFWULFê689ëLQ,QGLDQRWRQO\JLYHV foresight into the future but also drives and gives all the creature comforts one would expect from Hyundai.

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Hyundai Kona

AUTOMOBILE OF THE YEAR .LDèVĆUVWSURGXFW,QGLDLVDUXQDZD\VXFFHVV in terms premium looks, engine & gearbox options packaged at a price point that makes it a no brainer.

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TWO-WHEELER OF THE YEAR BMW’s top production machine is lighter, powerful, HIĆFLHQWVH[\DQGHQJDJLQJLQHYHU\DQJOHSRVVLEOHWKHQ it’s predecessor. Putting everything together is engineering at its best. BMW has gone all guns out.

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BMW S 1000 RR

PERIPHERAL MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR DigiTek’s continues to show its versatility by providing peripherals for nearly all gadgets with its wide lineup.

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2020

INNOVATION

A powerful laptop that gets all the attention, thanks to its dual--screens, 4K support and power-packed hardware

AND THE WINNER IS…

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo

SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD

BOSE FRAMES

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HTC VIVE COSMOS

GOOGLE STADIA

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Special Feature Hyundai Road Safety

ROAD SAFETY is of Paramount Importance Words: Ruhi Singh | Photography: Arya Arora HE ROAD SAFETY WEEK IS A national event that strives to heighten public awareness about traffic rules with a view to reducing traffic related mishaps and causalities. Car India, in association with Hyundai Motor India, aims to create awareness among motor enthusiasts through print and digital activities. According to a report released by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in September 2019, India ranks at the top for road accidents with the highest number of fatalities; constituting almost 11 per cent globally. The data collected from all the states and Union Territories in respect of road accidents in 2018 stood at 1,51,417, which indicates an increase of 2.3 per cent over the figures for 2017. The government enforced the use of safety provisions, including seat belt reminder, speed alerts, reverse camera, and air bags. However, the most important initiative taken by the government this year with respect to road safety has been the enactment of the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act 2019 which makes a provision for steep hikes in the fines/ penalties for traffic violations. Hyundai launched the #BeTheBetterGuy campaign in 2016 and it has been receiving overwhelming response. The campaign highlights critical issues pertaining to road safety such as under age driving, driving while under the influence, use of mobile phone while driving, speeding, and violation of traffic signals. Some people are quite responsible on the road and Hyundai call them the better guys and salute them so that they can be role models for others. We had a chat with two such real life heroes to find out how the general populace can become responsible drivers.

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Aspi Bhathena, Editor, Car India Road safety is of utmost importance. A lot of positive changes can be brought about if you obey at least the basic dos and don’ts and adhere punctiliously to the principle of “the right of way”. Above all, be considerate to every other road-user. This includes pedestrians too. If there are people lined up at the pedestrian crossing, we must stop to let them pass. If followed properly, lane discipline can ease congestion and even allow emergency vehicles to reach their destinations quicker.

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Amanda Brown AVP-Brand Activation, Wizcraft International Entertainment A workaholic on week days and a biker on weekends, Amanda has covered 45,000 kilometres on her bike and feels that apart from the life that she lives presently, there is a life on the other side of the handlebar that she relishes thoroughly. ‘An open road is a symbol of freedom. A long open road calls to the heart and wheels; an invite to explore the unknown and return to the comfortable,’ says Amanda. She adds that the person can truly soak in the experience when they are free from any distraction, especially the ever-so-ready-at-hand smartphone. At the end of the day, the only important thing is to be able to drive again. So, the next time you start that engine, remember to drive safely and wear your seat-belt, knowing someone who loves you is waiting at home. Don’t drink and drive, but think and thrive.

Kabir Waraich, Co-founder, Gerrari Offroaders Kabir founded Gerrari Offroaders in 2008 with a vision to do extreme off-roading with like-minded people. He has been actively participating in many off-roading competitions and the company also helps out in national rally events, including Raid De Himalaya, Desert Storm, and Mughal Rally. Talking about his profession, Kabir shares that many think racing is about getting to victory lane, but that there’s so much more than that. There are championships to be won but there is also respect, memories, relationships, and, most importantly, safety. He adds, ‘The crowning moment of my racing career was never winning or my humble collection of race day trophies, it was telling my father that I followed all the safety rules.’ Today when Kabir is out in his car, he never violates traffic rules. ‘I also educate people about speeding, since it is not just about their own life but also about others’. Furthermore, the red light at a traffic signal is the most critical component of any road network. Violating that rule is equal to risking your own life.’ Kabir further says that it is understandable that teenagers want to feel the thrill associated with driving a car, but enjoins that parents must step in and ask the teenagers to follow traffic rules. Let us not wait for a devastating accident or a hefty fine. Be a responsible driver.

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Discover the coolest tech coming your way this year, from bezelfree 8K TVs to 5G laptops to an instant stain remover to an air purifying lamp. Your next great buy is here! Words: Alex Cox

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Why shouldn’t PC gaming be properly portable? And we’re not talking luggable laptops, here – we mean the sort of thing you can play on the bus. Taking more than a few design ideas from the Nintendo Switch (to the point that we imagine a few furrowed brows at Nintendo HQ), Dell’s concept device suggests the company could be set to PDNHWKDWDUHDOLW\,WèVQRWDĆQLVKHG product just yet but expect an eightinch display, detachable controllers, USB Type-C monitor connectivity and syrupy-smooth (if slightly dialled-back) PC games on the go. alienware.com

The PlayStation 5 is coming too, but we know a little more about the new topend Xbox model than Sony’s console (at the time of writing, at least). Next-gen processing and graphics tech promises mind-blowing visuals, including ray tracing support, which is a tech for realistically recreating the physics of light, so worlds look much more life-like. It will offer frame rates up to 120fps (great for racing or fast arcade games), and even promises 8K output, but we’ll believe support for actual 8K games when we see it. Expect it just before the end of the year. xbox.com

BELKIN SOUNDFORM ELITE HI-FI SMART SPEAKER + WIRELESS CHARGER A Google Assistant smart speaker with a little groove to place your phone. How neat. Oh, but there’s more: that groove houses a Qi charger, juicing up that device while you get on with something else. And that’s not all: Ludicrously, Belkin has teamed up with the high-end audio wizards at Devialet to create the YLEUDWLRQUHGXFLQJGXDOZRRIHUDXGLRbSDFNDJHLQD speaker far more affordable than Devialet’s usual IDUH7KLVSURPLVHVWREHWKHEHVWVRXQGLQJbVSHDNHU Belkin has ever made – and we wouldn’t bet against it UXIćLQJVRPHIHDWKHUVDURXQGWKHUHVWRIWKHZLUHOHVV speaker world. belkin.com

TCL X915 Expect to see a lot more of this company in 2020 as it breaks into the market, and this TV will be one way it makes waves. It’s an 8K TV with a QLED panel and local dimming for dramatic contrast – basically matching the tech in other 8K TVs, but it’ll likely arrive at an extremely aggressive price. Available in 65-inch or 75-inch sizes, it also includes Dolby Vision (and HDR10+) and IMAX Enhanced FHUWLĆFDWLRQVZLWKDXGLRIURPKLĆVSHFLDOLVWV2QN\RPDNLQJLWDQDOOURXQG premium set. And it has a built-in camera that rises and hides automatically if you use a video-chat app through the Android OS. tcl.com

AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-ANC300TW Smaller, faster, cheaper sound processor and microscopic surface-mounted microphones mean it’s no wonder that active noise cancelling is fast becoming a standard feature in headphones, but trust Audio-Technica to take the ball and run with it with this set of tiny and super-powerful true wireless buds. Its QuietPoint tech brings with it threelevel hybrid noise cancelling, tweakable depending on the environment you’re in. And the incorporation of Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Stereo Plus means a compatible device can stream to both of these earphones simultaneously, making for better battery and lower latency. Could this be a new true wireless benchmark? audio-technica.co.in ČŒČŠ T3 Tomorrow’s Technology Today Ë?ȇȅȇȅ

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CANON EOS 1D X MARK III

Though priced out of the enthusiast market – Canon’s newest flagship DSLR is more than its 2016 predecessor – this is a pro camera with some truly special features. There’s a touch-sensitive smart controller on the AF-ON button useful for quickly shifting your focus point, a lighter-weight body, full weather sealing, and a new Digic X processor. The latter means some seriously fast computation, allowing 20 frames per second burst shooting in a string of up to 1,000 raw images, and an autofocus that’s near-instant. Oh, and 4K 60fps shooting, including 10-bit 4:2:2 support. in.canon

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HP ELITE DRAGONFLY How do you improve the laptop that already has SUHWW\PXFKbHYHU\WKLQJ",I\RXèUH+3\RXWDNHWKH thin, light, delectable little executive form of the (OLWH'UDJRQć\DQGPDNHLWHYHQPRUHVXLWDEOHIRU OLIHRQWKHURDG,PSURYHPHQWbRQHLV7LOHWUDFNLQJRQ ERDUGVRWKH'UDJRQć\FDQFRQQHFWZLWKWKH7LOH network and report its location if it goes missing. Improvement two? 5G. In a laptop. That’s absolutely bananas. Upgrading the LTE radio of the previous edition, HP has made a 2-in-1 laptop that promises the pinnacle of connectivity – no doubt it’ll also share its predecessor’s ultra-fast Wi-Fi 6 capabilities. hp.com

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As we move towards ordering everything online, porch pirates are everywhere. But getting your packages more securely delivered with smart lock services like Amazon Key might worry you. With the Parcel Guard, your delivery gets dropped into an anti-theft top section, then makes its way into the larger locked bottom box – with smart features like an integrated camera, motion sensor, tamper alarm and a weight monitor to tell you when something’s been dropped off, it’s the next best thing to staying home all day peering through your peephole.

With gigantic 40mm drivers and an intensely tunable sound, Jabra’s latest looks set to be a banger – the company is aiming to deliver premium audio quality and maximum battery (perhaps reaching as far as 40 hours playback) at an affordable price. Seriously, how far has Jabra come in the past few years? This is an on-ear headset with style to rival the big names in portable audio, with twin microphones to ensure your Bluetooth calls are heard loud and clear, integration with most voice assistants (sorry, Bixby) and a IROGDEOHbFRQVWUXFWLRQIRUEDJVWDVKLQJ or neck wearing. jabra.com

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PHILIPS OLED 805 2020’s OLED TVs won’t necessarily be showcases of brand-new technology – they’ll be more about advanced processing. Philips is sticking to its guns in terms of design, with the company’s signature metal frame look still present and correct, but it certainly seems to have dialled things up in the brains department. The 4th-gen P5 processor of the OLED 805 adds AI processing to its superb image handling abilities, and it can give you feedback on what it thinks it’s seeing along with a split-screen comparison of the results. Nifty – and with Ambilight (natch) you’re sure of a ZDUPbFRORXUIXOH[SHULHQFH philips.co.in

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CELESTRON STARSENSE DX 130

Actually finding your way around the night sky with a telescope can be a real drag. The process of manually aligning a scope, or dialling in every little thing about your location? No more. Celestron’s DX 130, in conjunction with the StarSense Explorer app, will do it all for you. Point your phone at the sky and it’ll analyse the stars to work out where you are, then it’ll tell you what you might be able to see – even if you’re stuck in the inner city. Tap your target and it’ll help you guide this scope’s generous five-inch reflector to precisely the right angle. Smart. celestron.com

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Designed in conjunction with game publisher Square Enix for use with both a PC monitor and a TV, the SX-HTB01 clearly takes its visual cues from the standard soundbar layout. But it’s more than that: the virtual surround capabilities of the 2.1 channel system can be tuned to suit the game you’re playing. Hit up FPS mode, for example, and you’ll get accurate sound location so you know exactly where those footsteps and gunshots are coming from, and there are RPG and voice modes too. All this plus Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X support, so it’ll be just as at home when playing a film. panasonic.com

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RETURN OF THE POCO

POCO X2 The new phone marks the return of POCO as an independent brand From `15,999, poco.in WORDS KUNAL GANGAR

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he last we heard about POCO was in 2018 when Xiaomi launched the POCO F1 under its new sub-brand and while they continued to launch new devices under its Redmi sub-brand, POCO’s sole offering seemed like an experiment. Until now, that is. Xiaomi has now spun-off POCO as an independent brand that not only competes with Xiaomi but also takes on the e competition. The firstt phone after POCO turning into a separate brrand is the POCO X2 and as the name suggests, itt’s not exactly a POCO F2 successor but an altogeth her new series. POCO to ook a pragmatic approach while designing the t F1 but its decision of featuring a polycarbon nate shell received a mixed response by customers. However, there’s no such contentious design deciision with the X2. The POCO X2 boasts a 3D curved glass body that enhances the gradient design at th he back and at the same time, allows the large displa ay on the front get all the attention. A circle around the vertical quad-camera setup is a nice design n touch. When it comes to ports and physical buttons, the volume e keys and power button are on the right-hand d side with the power button doubling up as a fing gerprint sensor. On the left side is a hybrid SIM M tray while the bottom houses the Type-C porrt, 3.5mm headphone jack and a loudspeake er. IR blaster has been a mainstay in Xiaomi dev vices and the POCO X2 keeps its parent company’s tradition alive, which you will find at the top of the phone. However, it’s just not all shimmer. Adding A to POCO X2’s durability cred is the P2i that protects the phone from water splashes. Overall, we like what the POCO X2 has to offer on the design front and it’s a major step forward if you compa are it with the first POCO phone. The X2 sells s in three colours - Matrix Purple, Phoenix Re ed and Atlantis Blue and while the finish goes well with w these primary colours, we would love to see a black or a white option as well. The fron nt sports a 6.67-inch display that supports 24 400x1080 FHD+ resolution and an aspect ratio p o of 20:9. But the large screen size is not the talking point here. The screen dubbed as

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RealityFlow has a refresh rate of 120Hz, making it the second phone after Asus’ ROG Phone II to sport a higher refresh rate display. Compared to Asus’ offering, the POCO X2 is priced at virtually half the price, which is impressive. Higher refresh rate means smooth scrolling experience on supported apps and improved gaming performance. The gaming bit depends on the games actually supporting 120Hz but given the proliferation of such displays, the support will only grow. The display quality is good, supports HDR10 and comes with features like colour temperature adjustment, reading mode and dark mode. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. This helps to deliver super-smooth performance and handles most apps and games with ease. During our use, we didn’t experience any slowdown and the MIUI 11 felt fluid. If you’re a mobile gamer, the phone is not only capable of handling casual games but also graphic intensive games like PUBG and Call of Duty: Mobile. The phone is also equipped with LiquidCool technology to keep the thermal temperature in check and sustain performance for a longer period. One thing that thoroughly impressed us with the POCO X2 is the battery. The 4500mAh battery easily delivers a battery life of more than a day if used heavily or up to two days, ranging from moderate to conservative use. The icing on the cake is 27W charging support and the charger comes in the box. The POCO X2 has a quad-camera setup at the back with Sony’s IMX686 64MP sensor as the main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP cameras for depth and macro. Xiaomi has been hard at work to improve its camera algorithm in the last couple of years and POCO X2 has clearly got a helping W W W.T 3 I N D I A . CO M

hand from them. Photos from the primary camera have good colours, dynamic range and are detailed in good lighting conditions. Low-light photos are understandably, not as good as well-lit ones but still acceptable for a phone at this price. The ultra-wide enables to have a 120-degree field of view, giving users the freedom to capture more. The macro lens is good for close-up shots while the depth sensor helps with edge detection while taking portraits. Interestingly, the phone also supports RAW image capture, making it handy if you want to tweak the image later on. For videos, there’s 4K video recording support, EIS and 960fps slo-mo mode. Front-facing selfies are taken care by dual cameras - 20MP and 2MP depth. Now that we know all about the POCO X2, is the phone good enough for a brand that’s re-entering the crowded smartphone space? We think it is. It’s got looks, performance, good camera, battery life and most importantly, an aggressive price tag, making it one of the best phones you can buy right now in this price range.

VERDICT WE’RE IMPRESSED Design, performance WE’D IMPROVE Colour options THE LAST WORD Starting from Rs. 15,999, POCO X2 is an excellent value for money phone that has the looks and performance.

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Realme C3

Powerful performance at a pocket-friendly price `6,999, realme.com/in ealme has been expanding its product lineup at a breathtaking pace. The latest phone to join its portfolio is the entry-level C3. The Realme C3 takes over from last year’s C2 with improved design and hardware. Realme adopted a diamond-cut design with the Realme C2 but the Realme C3 features what is called as the Sunrise Design and to be honest, we like it better than the previous one. Resembling rays of sunshine originating from the camera module, the phone looks good and certainly more expensive than at the price it sells. The textured plastic surface at the back also helps with the grip and prevents unwanted scratches. Furthermore, the Realme C3 is also splash-resistant. In terms of ports and buttons, the volume keys are on the left-hand side along with the SIM and memory card tray; power button on the right-hand side; 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom with a microUSB port. The Realme C3 has a 6.5-inch HD+ display (1600x720) with a dot notch design that houses the front camera. The display is decent for the price with good viewing angles and contrast. The phone features an eye care mode and a simple slider to adjust the screen colour temperature. There’s dark mode as well. This is also the first phone to come with Realme UI out of the box and while you’ll find some traces of ColorOS, Realme UI feels cleaner, streamlined and improved features like dual mode music share, focus mode, personal information protection, etc. Realme C3 also bags the first place to use MediaTek’s Helio G70 processor and coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, the phone delivers a solid performance. The phone handles apps and casual games like a charm as well as demanding games. Admittedly, you have to play them at low or medium settings but still impressive considering the price range it is competing in. The 5000mAh battery ensures you don’t have to worry about charging it throughout the day (or two, depending on the use) and while it does not have fast charging, Realme bundles a 10W charger in the box. If Realme C3 shines on the performance and the battery side, it underwhelms on the camera front. The 12MP main and 2MP depth camera setup sounds promising but it takes mediocre photographs. However, there are features like expert mode, HDR, Chroma Boost to enhance the image. Selfies are handled by a 5MP sensor. As a complete package, Realme C3 is a really good phone with a starting price of `6,999. Sure, the camera performance could have been better but the phone delivers exceptional performance and battery life.

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ISSUE 56/ MARCH 2020

Retro

T3 India as a magazine/ezine rightly focuses on products that are new and under development. This, of course, does not suggest or imply that everything old is bad and outdated. The pace at which technology moves, demands that we cover all product developments for our readers. In few cases, this means going back to the

past. Look at the worldwide revival of turntables. Only 20 years ago, the turntable was consigned to the dustbin. Today, pressing plants are hard pressed to meet the demand. The area where retro is most in demand is music â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both Western and Indian, and T3 India seeks to address this gap. We hope you enjoy this section.

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AN EVENING IN PARIS

THE MUSIC OF

AN EVENING IN PARIS (1967) Words: H. S. Billimoria

Shammi Kapoor had a fantastic ear for music. Although early in his career he had big hits with Usha Khanna ( Dil Deke Dekho ) and O P Nayyar ( Kashmir ki Kali), Shammi had decided that if he featured in a musical film, it had to have Shankar Jaikishan’s music. It all started with BOY FRIEND and UJALA. By the time Shakti Samant started ‘AN EVENING IN PARIS’, Shankar Jaikishan were the firm favourites of Shammi Kapoor. ‘Teesri Manzil’ with R D Burman was an honourable exception. ‘ÁN EVENING IN PARIS’ starred Shammi opposite Sharmila Tagore. The film was a romantic thriller and was embellished with a musical score that sounds fresh even today. Shammi had a great tuning with Jaikishan who was also his drinking buddy. However, the entire score of the film ( 9 songs) bar one number was actually composed by Shankar. We have this information from Prof Sudheendra Kulkarni who was very close to the duo. SJ worked so seamlessly at that time that nobody knew ( or cared) about who in the duo composed which number. Jaikishan’s contribution was the haunting ‘ Akele Akele‘ number. SJ camp favourites Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri provided the lyrics. Rafi sang for Shammi and Asha Bhosle along with Sharda for Sharmila Tagore. When released in 1969, the movie became a hit courtesy Shankar Jaikishan’s brilliant music and Sharmila Tagore’s daring costumes. The music was, in fact, far ahead of its time which is why it is so popular even today. The movie had nine songs, all of them hits. ‘AN EVENING IN PARIS’ opens with the title track , ‘Aji aisa mauka phir kahan milega’ sung by Mohd Rafi. Beautifully picturised in Paris, the song proved to be a chart buster. SJ have made good use of the accordion and the violin in this number.

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AN EVENING IN PARIS

Shankar Raghuvanshi & Jaikishan Panchal

(TXDOO\SRZHUIXODQGSRSXODULVWKHVHFRQG5DÄ&#x2020;VRORâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Deewano ka naam to puchhoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. A tune that oozes melody and rhythm sees Shammi Kapoor at his best wooing the heroine to his own dance steps â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hoga tumse kal bhi samnaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a robust picnic song sung by 5DÄ&#x2020;DQGSLFWXULVHGRQ6KDPPL.DSRRU6KDUPLOD7DJRUH Rajendranath and others on a scooter holiday in France. Jaikishanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Akele akeleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; LVDJDLQD5DÄ&#x2020;VROR7KLVVRXOIXOQXPEHU has been beautifully picturised in the snow clad Alps. Shardaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Leja lejaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a cabaret number inspired from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Man of Mysteryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by The Shadows. Orchestration is brilliant and so is Sharmila Tagoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dancing. This ranks amongst Shardaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best numbers. Next comes a sensuous, romantic duet, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Raat ke humsafarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sung EHDXWLIXOO\E\ERWK5DÄ&#x2020;DQG$VKD2QHRIWKHEHVWURPDQWLF duets from the Shankar Jaikishan duo! 3HUKDSVWKHVHFRQGPRVWSRSXODUQXPEHULQWKHPRYLH (after the title song) is the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aasmaan se aaya farishtaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; QXPEHUUHQGHUHGE\5DÄ&#x2020;DQG6KDUPLOD7DJRUH6KDPPL.DSRRU sings this number from a helicopter. The song has been eye catchingly picturised in Beirut. Sharmila Tagore water skiing in a ELNLQLZDVDçÄ&#x2020;UVWèIRUWKDWWLPH â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mera dil hai teraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; LV\HWDQRWKHUIDVWSDFHG5DÄ&#x2020;VRORSLFWXULVHG on the streets of Paris. 7KHÄ&#x2020;QDOQXPEHULVDQ$VKD%KRVOHVRORâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Zuby zubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sees Asha at her best. A cabaret number, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Zuby zubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sees some spirited dancing by Sharmila Tagore.

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The album of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;AN EVENING IN PARISâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was rated numbers 9 in T3 Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compilation of the Top 20 Bollywood albums of all time. (August 2019 T3 India)

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The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; variant of the OnePlus 6 brings LQVFUHHQÄ&#x2020;QJHUSULQW sensor along with a fast Snapdragon 845 CPU, up to 10GB of RAM, high-resolution dual cameras, Optic AMOLED display and super fast Dash charging tech.

 Ë? Ë?Č&#x2020;Č&#x2026; From `47,900, samsung.com/in The modestly sized and pocket-friendly 5.8-inch screen on the S10e is a breath of fresh air. With Samsungâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impeccable levels of Ä&#x2020;WDQGÄ&#x2020;QLVKJUHDW software and top specs, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a deal.

Ë? Č&#x2021;Č&#x2026; From `37,999, hihonor.in Phoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claim to fame is the 48MP sensor and an allview display that brings the new hole-punch camera implementation. The phone packs Huaweiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7nm CPU, 8GB of RAM and a full day battery life.

  Ë? Ë?Ë?Č?Ë?Ë? From 13,999, mi.com/in Xiaomiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest Redmi Note packs a lot of features. It boasts a new glass design and is powered by the latest Snapdragon 675 chip along with up to 6GB RAM, and a whopping 48MP sensor and 4K video recording support.

Ë?Ë? Ë?Ë? Č&#x2021; From Rs. 9,999, asus.com/in The Zenfone Max Pro series is due for an upgrade this year but this is still a decent buy. It comes with a large 6.26-inch display, premium 3D design, Snapdragon 600 CPU, dual cameras and a 5000mAh battery.

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From `39,990, oppo.com/in Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition hides an DQJXODUVKDUNÄ&#x2020;QSRS up camera with an 11 degree inclination leading to maximum screen real estate. it is available in Ocean Green and Jet Black looking good on the rear glass panel.

From `13,999, realme.com/in/ Realme 3 Pro is a noticeable improvement over its predecessor with a better processor, camera and bigger 4045mAh battery paired with 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging.

OnePlus 7 Pro brings in a 90Hz AMOLED curved display encompassing the entire front area thanks to the pop-up VHOÄ&#x2020;HFDPHUD2QWKH rear is a triple camera setup consisting of a 48MP primary sensor.

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SMARTWATCHES      Č&#x2039; From `36,900, apple.com/in This truly straddles the line between tech and fashion; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just the bestlooking smartwatch, but its health and Ä&#x2020;WQHVV IHDWXUHV always-on screen and good apps PDNH LW HVVHQWLDO

     From `23,990, samsung.com/in

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From `3,29,900, sony.co.in Marrying a perfect OLED 4K screen with Sonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picture processing prowess makes for a jawdropping HDR TV at 55 or 65 inches. Motion handling and upscaling of content are both brilliant.

  Č&#x2039;Č&#x2039;Č&#x17D; From `2,24,990 LGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OLED technology produces beautiful 4K HDR images, and makes HD videos look ace too. LGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s webOS smart platform is one of the better systems around, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideal for gaming.

The best smartwatch for Android users brings a circular screen with great rotating bezel, and slick Tizen software thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to use. It looks good too, and the battery life of up to six days is ace.

  Č&#x17D; From `2,05,600, samsung.com/in Samsungâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s QLED LCD tech is not only able to stand up to the quality of OLED, but even surpasses it in areas such as brightness. It means you get the full effect of HDR even in brighter rooms.

Sleek and powerful, this is the best smartwatch for Android users. The screen and design are on par with the Apple Watch, while a collection of new watch faces give it DbPRGHUQHGJH

VALUE TVS Rs. 39,999, mi.com/in The TV has gone pro with the all-new Android OS giving users the goodness of Android interface and PatchWall. The 4.9mm thin TV comes with a 55inch 4K HDR display and Dolby Audio.

  Č&#x152;Č&#x2020;Č&#x2026;Č&#x2026;   From Rs. 41,990, samsung.com/in Samsungâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s answer to the intense competition. It comes in three different size options and brings UHD playback, Live Cast support, screen mirroring and support for video streaming apps.

           From Rs. 30,999, vutvs.com Vuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pixelight range brings 4K playback at an affordable price. It comes with its own version of Smart OS but supports access to widely watched video services like 1HWÄ&#x2021;L[<RX7XEHDQG even Prime Video.

 

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`14,396, fossil.com/in/en

`199,999, www.tcl.com/in/en The massive 85â&#x20AC;? monster looks stunning s in a sleek meta m frame and n narrow bezels surrounding s the vivid panel p that has HDR. It has h a wider brightness range and greater picture contrast.

`19,999, www.sanyoappliance.in/

Fossilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth generation of smartwatches serves up whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably the best Wear OS smartwatch available to buy today. Capable and wearable, with good app support.

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The IPS LED panel outputs a crisp Full HD picture and comes equipped with 16W box speakers that are decently loud. Additionally, the TV comes with a 3.5mm output jack.

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STREAMERS

GAMES CONSOLES

TRUE WIRELESS HEADPHONES

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`3,499, store.google.com/in

`44,990, microsoft.com

`14,999, headphonezone.in

The Chromecast is a receiver for phones and laptops and depends on them for control and content â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simple, versatile and compatible with iOS, Android, Windows and Mac.

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With 4K, Dolby Atmos, Ultra HD Blu-ray and a fairly FRPSDFWSURÄ&#x2020;OH this is the best Xbox ever. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even more powerful than the PS4 Pro and also a great home entertainment hub.

Ë?Č&#x160;Ë? `38,710, sony.co.in

4K HDR for under `6,000 isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t to be sniffed at. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best suited to Prime subscribers and Google apps are absent, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very capable and affordable streamer IRUb79DQGPRYLHV

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 Ë?  `12,900, apple.com/in

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still overkill if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a 4K TV, but with 2160p HDR gaming, the PS4 Pro delivers incredible visuals and is smoother and faster than its nonPro siblings.

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`15,900, apple.com/in

Even more comfy, though perhaps slightly less secure, than the Jabras, these also offer best-in-class audio. Aside from a slightly odd carry case, these are textbook true wireless buds.

`29,990, microsoft.com The S is smaller, whiter and much cheaper than its big brother, and while you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get its siblingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s super-powered specs you still get Ultra HD %OXUD\$Ä&#x2020;QHKRPH entertainment hub.

Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wireless â&#x20AC;&#x2122;phones may not sound as good as some of the newer rivals, but they still beat them all for battery life, ease of use and often comfort. They work best with iOS, of course.

 Ë? Ë? `9,990, samsung.com/in Samsungâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest truly wireless earbuds have been tuned by AKG to deliver improved audio, adaptive dual mic tech helps keep the background noise at bay and up to 6 hours of playback and wireless charging support.

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`3,999, www.amazon.in The cheaper Fire TV variant tops out at Full HD but should be perfect for TVs with the same resolution. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bundled with the new Alexa voice remote that accepts voice commands to navigate or browse through content.

`29,999, www.sony.co.in Boasting a great variety of exclusives, the PS4 silm is getting long in the tooth but still has enough power to play current gen titles without too many visual compromises even if it has been surpassed by the Pro.

`15,499, www.jabra.in Lasting upto 5 hours on a single charge, these IP55 rated earbuds get an additional 10 hours with the charging case. A companion app enables access to extra features to further customise the listening experience.

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LAPTOPS    Č&#x2021; `1,37,999, microsoft.com Available in 13- or 15-inch sizes, with a 3:2 screen that gives you more height than other laptops, and plenty of power, this is a light and fast machine thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DOVR UHDOO\ Ä&#x2021;H[LEOH Perfect.

GAMING LAPTOPS     From `2,39,990, asus.com/in The ROG Zephyrus S offers serious gaming performance in an ultra-slim form factor. The 16.15mm notebook features a 15.6-inch display, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, and a 144Hz display.

TABLETS     Č&#x2020;Č&#x2021;Č?Č? From `89,900, apple.com/in The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 is unbelievably owerful and slick, with w an excellent screen, thin and s compact design, c great battery life g and a support for the ew Apple Pencil. Pricey, but worth it.



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From `3,25,999, msi.com This gaming laptop manages to pack an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, Intel Core i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM into a very portable package. Its Full HD, wide-view 144Hz panel is top rate, too.

`57,900, samsung.com/in 7KHÄ&#x2020;QHVW$QGURLG tablet, this delivers DbV\VWHPZLWK a sharp OLED screen, S Pen stylus, excellent audio credentials, powerful internals, and a neat laptopaping DeX mode.

The Dell XPS 13 is thinner and more powerful than ever. Up to 1TB of SSD storage, 16GB of RAM, and powerful Intel Core i7 processors help make it a high quality all-rounder.

  Č&#x2C6;Č&#x152;Č&#x2026; From Rs. 1,29,990, hpshopping.in The Spectre x360 packs in the looks and performance. It features a gem cut, all-aluminium design and brings in Intelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, audio from Bang & Olufsen and more.

    Č&#x2020;   `From 1,97,000, lenovo.com/in The 15.6â&#x20AC;? Thinkpad is slim yet packs in some powerful hardware for productivity. While v variants start from Intel Core i7, they g up to the top end go i7 chipsets paired with upto 1TB SSD storage and 64GB RAM.

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     From `1,64,990, asus.com/in Built for FPS gamers, the 15.6inch ROG Strix Scar II has a refresh rate of 144Hz with 3ms response time. It has the latest GeForce RTX 2070 GPU, 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and more.

  ČĽČ&#x2039;Č&#x2020; `From 2,99,590, dell.co.in The Area-51m is not only one of the most powerful gaming laptops till date but also supports upgradeability with a removable processor and GPU. Although the Core i7/i9 and Geforce RTX GPU will not get outdated.

   From `37,999, microsoft.com While Windows 10 in tablet mode remains a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mixedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience, its versatility is impressive and the ergonomics of Microsoftâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new tablet computer are second WRbQRQH

  Č&#x2C6;Č&#x152;Č&#x2026; `From 60,990, hp.com/in Sleek and lightweight, the Envy is highly versatile and can adapt to a number of situations given its transforming form factor. The battery life might not be amazing but the HP Active Pen is.

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DSLR CAMERAS

MIRRORLESS CAMERAS

COMPACT CAMERAS

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`2,34,950, nikon.co.in

`2,08,950, nikon.co.in

`96,990, sony.co.in

With a highresolution 45.4 megapixel sensor, 4K video capture, a 153-point AF system, and a sturdy body, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never be disappointed with what the D850 can create for you.

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With a full-frame 24.5 megapixel sensor, 12fps continuous shooting, phenomenal low-light performance and fantastic handling, this creates incredible images for a reasonable price.

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`1,36,950, nikon.co.in

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From `1,58,490, sony.co.in The advanced 24.2 megapixel lightweight, full frame Sony A7 III mirrorless interchangeable lens camera boasts of a remarkable eyeautofocus feature that all users, especially wedding photographers, love.

This solidly built camera is the SHUIHFW FKRLFH IRU those who like to shoot a little bit of everything, thanks to a brilliant autofocus system and glorious image quality from its 20MP sensor.

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From `66,750, nikon.co.in Designed for beginners and midlevel photographers, Nikonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s light-weight (465 g body with battery) APS-C sensor 24.78 megapixel D-SLR is a good choice to carry along the whole day.

The ultimate in pocket-sized image quality. A large oneinch sensor is joined by an ace 24-200mm lens, retractable YLHZÄ&#x2020;QGHUWLOWLQJ touchscreen and absolutely glorious picture quality. ` IXMLÄ&#x2020;OPLQ 7KH)XMLÄ&#x2020;OP;) is as beautiful as it is capable. If the retro ORRNÄ&#x2021;RDWV\RXUERDW then the X100F is a thing to behold. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compact, but packs a large APS-C sensor and a lovely 35mm f/2.0 lens.

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From `2,99,990, sony.co.in Perfect for landscape photographers looking for the minutest detail in their large prints. In spite of its massive 61MP rating, it can shoot up to 10 frames per second with autofocus and auto exposure tracking in its Continuous Hi+ mode.

`40,395, canon.co.in Canonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compact cameras are a great alternative to your DSLR when travelling light. This is the sweet spot in the range, with a great balance between small size and a range of features.

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The 30.4 megapixel D-SLR from Canon is one of its most sought-after models. Using a full frame sensor and Dual-Pixel CMOS AF for video, the 5D IV is the bread-andbutter camera for most photographers today.

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plenty of things to like about the X-T3, including great autofocusing, fast frame rates, an impressive array of 4K video features and, this being )XMLÄ&#x2020;OP EHDXWLIXO retro looks.

This might be the ideal travel companion, with a versatile zoom lens up to 15x, and a fantastic one-inch sensor that captures bright, sharp images. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also stylish and pocket-friendly.

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ACTION CAMERAS  Č?   `35,000, gopro.com

DRONES   approx. `57,000, parrot.com

The waterproof Hero7 Black makes capturing pro-looking shots easier, thanks to HyperSmooth electronic stabilisation. 4K image quality is excellent, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slick 60fps recording.

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`57,000, dji.com Packing a one-inch sensor, with a Zeiss lens bolstering the image quality further, in and out of the water. Other ace features include super-slow video and 15MP stills capture.

 Č?   `19,000, gopro.com The wallet-friendly Hero7 White borrows premium features from the Hero7 Black. Ideal for part-time adrenaline junkies needing a simple HD camera WKDWVKRRWV<RX7XEH ready footage.

 Č&#x160;     `9,999, www.yitechnology.com The affordable action camera is capable of 4K recording featuring a 12MP Sony IMX377 CMOS sensor with Exmor R. It can record 720p videos at 240fps but goes down to 24fps for 4K videos.

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At just 320g, one of the lightest cameraequipped drones you can buy. Flight time is great, and the drone is near-silent in the air, which is appreciated. The camera and zoom are amazing.

    

`50,490, sony.co.in

FITNESS TRACKER

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no GPS and the capacitive â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;buttonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a bit pants but this is otherwise a textbook tracker. Sleep, steps, swims, and serious cardio workouts are all handled with aplomb.

   Č&#x2C6; `1,999, mi.com/in

The Mavic Air is a super-portable 4K camera drone. Video quality from the camera mounted on a three-axis gimbal is excellent, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so simple to control that beginners grasp it fast.

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Still trying to get a IHHORIZKDWDÄ&#x2020;WQHVV band does? Mi Band 3 is the answer with its simple design that tracks daily steps, sleep and even QRWLÄ&#x2020;HVWKHXVHURI an incoming call or a message.

    `16,990, garmin.co.in

`1,20,000, dji.com While this doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t offer the same size to power ratio as the Air, its 4K video and stills capture are sensational, thanks to an onboard Hasselblad camera and fantastic stabilisation.

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Garminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rival to the Charge 2 boasts GPS for a similar price, but it also has a dodgy interface and some pointless extra features. The core functionality is good, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s waterproof.

     Č&#x2021;  `13,990, samsung.com/in

`1,00,000, dji.com The alter ego of the Mavic 2 Pro, the cheaper Zoom comes with a different camera, with a 2x optical zoom lens. Along with the folding design and long battery life, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s UHDOO\Ä&#x2021;H[LEOH

$UDUHÄ&#x2020;WQHVVWUDFNHU with an AMOLED display that is big and bright enough to see all statistics at a glance. It can track Ä&#x2020;WQHVVDFWLYLWLHVOLNH swimming etc and accurately track your route via GPS.

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RUNNING WATCH

SMART SPEAKERS

SMART BULBS

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`14,999, amazon.in

From `2,900, meethue.com

This does everything: GPS for running and cycling, heart rate tracking, VO2 Max, intensity monitoring and even acting as an MP3 player. Expect four days of use between charges.

Thanks to its integrated Zigbeecompliant smart home hub, the Plus is a great smart home starter. Never pay the RRP, though: Amazon discounts Echos every time LW KDV D VDOH

Hue dominates the smart lighting sector for good reason: itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a superb system with the widest range of bulbs and a simple, useful app. Rivals may be cheaper but they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t compete with Hueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s variety.

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`39,000, bose.co.in

`1,999, tp-link.in

Add Garminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extra sensors to this and you get incredible detail for how you run, swim, bike and more, as well as your VO2 Max, lactate thresholdâ&#x20AC;Ś itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for the very, very serious.

This Bose speakers offer the widest soundstage available in a smart speaker with a wall-to-wall stereo sound. It supports Amazon Alexa, which means you can ask questions to Alexa or control the device via voice.

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`24,990, garmin.co.in

`9,999, store.google.com

7KHRIÄ&#x2020;FLDOSULFHLV similar but thanks to discounting this is often much cheaper than the 645. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no heart-rate or music but you do get GPS, reliable tracking and ace running metrics.

Google Home is a nice addition if you use Google Assistant. It gives access to the Google ecosystem with personalised schedule, news, and even control smart home gadgets.

Known for its routers but TP-Link offers decent smart bulb solutions and LB130 is their latest solution that does not require a hub to operate, It can be controlled over Wi-Fi and supports multi-colour, circadian mode, voice control.

Ë? Ë? Ë?  `1,299, mi.com/in The Mi LED Smart Bulb is the newest entrant in the smart bulb segment that works with both Alexa and Google Assistant without the need of a bridge and offers a colour space of up to 16 million colours.

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`17,995, www.fossil.com/in/en.html Fossil Sport runs on Snapdragon Wear 3100 giving an 2 days battery life and its 3 watch faces are fully integrated with Google Fit. in It comes in two case sizes of 41mm and 43mm with choices of six colourways.

`17,499, www.jbl.com The 360 degree lightshow produced by the JBL Pulse 3 adds a distinct party Ä&#x2021;DYRXUZKHQHYHU songs are played or a voice assistant like Siri or Google Assistant is summoned.

From `1,799, syska.com Syskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main USP is that it uses a normal B22 cap and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require a hub to operate. After connecting, the bulb can be connected DQGPRGLÄ&#x2020;HGIURP anywhere with the help of the app.

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