Skullcandy launches Method Wireless earbuds at Rs 5,299

Posted on November 8, 2016  in New Gadget

The Method Wireless sports Bluetooth technology and is priced at Rs 5,299.
Skullcandy announced the launch of Method Wireless earbuds which are powered by Bluetooth and gears towards sports activities. “Because music can fuel better performance and satisfaction, there’s a consumer need for stable, durable and comfortable wireless sport earbuds. Method Wireless delivers on these expectations,” the company said in a statement.
The Method Wireless comes with features such as FlexSport collar. The reduced parts on the earbuds make them ‘lightweight, stable and comfortable in the ear,’ claims the company. The DualLock technology is reported to provide additional stability, making it a more comfortable, noise-isolating fit for longer workouts.
The wireless earbuds also comes in a women’s model, and a reported batter…

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Intex launches two new multimedia speakers starting at Rs 5,700

Posted on November 8, 2016  in New Gadget

Intex IT 6020 SUFB is priced at Rs 5,700 and will be available through the company’s distribution networks
Intex has announced the launch of two new channel 5.1 and 2.1 speakers – the IT 6020 SUFB and IT 9500 SUFB respectively. Intex claims that both speakers come with features that ‘makes them stand out from other speakers currently available in the market’.

Features on the speakers include – a built in FM radio, USB/SD card reader and AUX support. In addition, the speakers come with a LED display and a fully functional remote control.
The output power on the IT-6020 SUFB series is reported to be- 40W+15Wx15, and 30W+30W on the IT-9500 SUFB. The FM receiver on both the speakers operate between ’88MHZ-108MHZ’, frequency range. The IT-9500 SUFB is slightly heavier at ‘13.6KG’ than the IT-6020 SUFB which weighs in at ‘12.5Kg’.
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OnePlus Bullets V2 headphones launched at Rs 1,199

Posted on November 8, 2016  in New Gadget

OnePlus Bullets V2 headphones are priced at Rs 1,199 and these are available on OnePlus India Store for purchase.
OnePlus Bullets V2 headphones have been officially launched in India by the company. The price for the Bullets V2 is Rs 1,199 and these are available on OnePlus India Store for purchase. OnePlus says these headphones are designed for optimising audio experience on the OnePlus 3 smartphone.
The in-ear Bullets V2 headphone come with an improved design, and OnePlus says they have a dusting of Zircon Sand sprayed on the earbuds for a more stylish look and feel.  The headphones also come with the three-button in-line remote control for those listening to music, taking calls on the smartphone. OnePlus claims that by removing the Mic signal from the channels, the quality of phone calls is also significantly improved.
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Portronics Sublime III with 2200 mAh battery launched at Rs 2,999

Posted on November 7, 2016  in New Gadget

Portronics Sublime III allows connectivity via Bluetooth, AUX-IN, SD Card and USB with OTG cabl
Portronics has launched a new Bluetooth stereo speaker, the Sublime III – which the company says is ‘much more than just a speaker’. The speaker comes with a built-in time display and an alarm clock. It features two 4.5W speakers and comes with a metallic grill body.
“The most awe-inspiring part of this rugged and stylish audio gem is its sheer versatility. You can play it with multiple sources of music, set wake-up alarm, and use it as a speaker phone for calls,” Portronics said in a press statement.

Portronics Sublime III allows connectivity via Bluetooth, AUX-IN, SD Card and USB with OTG cable. Users can change modes by the press of a button and the speaker will announce and display the current mode it is working on.
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Intel unveils ‘Shooting Star’: A drone designed for aerial light shows

Posted on November 7, 2016  in New Gadget

Intel Shooting Star features a light-weight structure and has ‘virtually limitless colour combinations’ according to the company
Intel has announced its new ‘Shooting Star’ aerial drone that isn’t meant for aerial photography or aerial-sensing, but tailor-made for light shows. Intel’s new quad-copter aims too redefine entertainment and new possibilities with light shows in the night sky.
“Recently, we put the fleet of Intel Shooting Star drones to the test in Germany and we were able to achieve what no one else has done before. We set a new Guinness World Record for having The Most UAVs Airborne Simultaneously with 500 Intel Shooting Star drones lighting up the night sky. We outdid our own previous record of 100 drones in-flight simultaneously in less than a year,” said Intel in a press release.

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Apple MacBook Pro 2016 series is pricey: Here is what you will pay additional for accessories

Posted on November 7, 2016  in New Gadget

Apple Macbook Pro 2016 finds the exit of the HDMI port, MagSafe 2, USB ports, Thunderbolt 2 and SD card slot
The new Apple MacBook Pro notebooks are out, and start at $1,499. Unlike the last generation of the MacBook Pro, the 2016 one has all new ports. The new series of the MacBook Pro sees the exit of the MagSafe 2 power adapter, HDMI port, SDXC card slot and Thunderbolt 2 ports. Instead, the new generation MacBook Pro now comes with four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports and one 3.5mm headphone jack.
What this means for the consumers who have been invested in the Apple ecosystem is they will have to buy a whole range of new accessories compatible with the new MacBook Pro generation. And obviously, these accessories are going to cost you a lot.

If you have been a MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air user in the past, you probably have a few MagSafe 2 power adap…

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Apple reduces pricing for new adapters of MacBook Pro 2016 after complaints

Posted on November 7, 2016  in New Gadget

Apple unveiled three variants in its new MacBook Pro lineup, two 13-inch versions and one 15-inch variant on October 27 (Source: Apple)
Apple has announced that it will be cutting the prices of its Thunderbolt 3 adapters, following a lot of complaint from users about the high pricing of the accessories. Considering that the new Apple notebooks start at $1,499, users need to spend a lot on peripherals considering the older generation MacBooks did not have any of the same ports.

Apple has completely redesigned its connecting ports with the new MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch series, with the company offering a variety of accessories to make it compatible to all devices that do not support Thunderbolt 3. Apple has reduced the prices of its peripherals across the board, according to a Verge report.
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Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth headset launched: Here are the features

Posted on November 7, 2016  in New Gadget

Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset has been launched in China.
Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset has been launched in China. The wireless in-ear Bluetooth headset is aimed at sports enthusiasts. It has an in-ear design and weighs 17.8 grams. The device will sell in China at 149 yuan (Rs 1,500 approx) starting November 11. Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth earphone bears an IPx4 rating which makes it splash as well as sweat proof.
It comes with five silicone earcups in different sizes that can be changed in different scenarios. For example, motion ear cup is suited for outdoors as it has a semi-enclosed design that cuts noise. The music ear cup has a closed design that lets users enjoy music details.

Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset is backed by 110 mAh battery, whih can to provide up to 7 hours of music. It offers a standby time of up to 11 d…

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Huawei Fit with heart rate monitor launched: Key specifications and features

Posted on November 6, 2016  in New Gadget

Huawei Fit is equipped with features such as daily activity tracking, always-on display and sleep monitoring.
Huawei Fit, new fitness tracker with heart-rate monitor, has been launched by the company. Huawei Fit is available in the US at $129.99 (Rs 8,682 approx) and in Europe for 149 euro (Rs 11,089 approx). The Huawei Fit comes in grey and silver colour options for watchcase as well as interchangable bands in 18mm and 20mm size. The bands are available in black, blue and orange colour variants. Huawei Fit weighs close to 35 grams and bears an IP68 rating, making it suitable for use in a swimming pool. It is 5 ATM water-resistant. The smartwatch features a round-shaped 1.04-inch LCD display with a resolution of  (208×208 pixels) and pixel density of 200 ppi. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection against s…

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Delhi air pollution: Top points to note when picking the right air purifier

Posted on November 6, 2016  in New Gadget

Delhi air pollution: The city has been reeling under severe smog since Diwali. (Image source: PTI)
You know you’re living in Delhi if your eyes burn, your throat is sore and your chest feels heavy. It’s been four days since Diwali night, however the cover of toxic air doesn’t seem to be lifting. The blame lies partly with the excessive fireworks display on Diwali night and partly with the farmers in Punjab who refuse to pay any heed to the environment and continue burning the crop stubble left behind after harvest.
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There’s also the failed attempt by the Delhi government in vacuuming the dust off our streets which continues to be a major source of fine particulate matter available freely in the air. Combine expert medical advice t…

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