Gadgets of the week: Digital smart locks, hair stylers to control frizz and more!

This week, we have Häfele's Digital Lock, Sony's WH 1000 XM5 earphones, Dyson Airwrap Styler Frizz and more on our list
Gadget Review: Dyson Airwrap Styler
Gadget Review: Dyson Airwrap Styler

This week, we have Häfele's Digital Lock, Sony's WH 1000 XM5 earphones, Dyson Airwrap Styler Frizz and more on the list of the latest gadgets in town. Check out the full list below:

Sony WH 1000 XM5

Sony’s WH1000XM range has been nothing short of spectacular with each new iteration adding to the headphone’s brilliant performance. The XM5s come with 2 processors and 8 mics along with a Noise Cancelling Optimiser and a specially designed driver unit. All this adds upto industry and category leading Noise Cancelling for distraction free music, audio and calls. The XM5 also has a new design with a modern form factor and superlative sound including Hi Res Audio wireless support. An added bonus is 30 hours of battery life and 360 Reality Audio. Pre-order now. Rs 31, 000.

Häfele Digital Lock

Häfele’s new RE-Push is a sleek and elegant lock with optimum functionality and easy operation. The digital smart lock provides mechanical keys and smart home connectivity as well as 4 additional modes of accessibility; keypad, RFID, Fingerprint and BT access using a mobile app. Price on request. 

Avita status Ultimus Laptop

This 14.1” completely Made in India Laptop from Avita comes in 6 colour options and all day battery life. It also sports a FHD IPS display, Windows 11 OS, HD cam, stereo speakers and an upgradeable SSD. Weighing only 1.3 kg, the laptop is ideal for travel and is easy to move around the house. Available at all leading electronic outlets. Rs 29, 990.

Gadget reviews of the week:

ControlZ iPhone X

ControlZ is a unique brand which specialises in ‘renewing’ smartphones. By various processes such as renewing outer shell, 200 point functional testing, providing a battery with 100% health and replacing components where necessary, controlZ provides a device ‘as good as new.’ I’ve been using one such iPhone X for the past three weeks and found it with 100% battery life out of the box, the phone is visibly spotless and devoid of any scratches, dents etc. A full charge lasted for almost a whole day (13 hrs) while the phone was able to work seamlessly over calls, texts and consuming video. No glitches were found while using apps and the hardware was good for audio calls and taking photos. An iPhone X is still a great device in terms of looks and general performance. I’m a positive believer in sustainability and recycling and if you can increase the lifecycle of every smartphone I’m all for it. ControlZ devices come with an 18 month warranty and good pricing. store.

Dyson Airwrap Styler Frizz

It is every woman’s nightmare and we men aren’t spared either. But those salon blowouts on family holidays, a time-sink you could call them, pinched. And that is where the Dyson Airwrap changed things around. It promised to dry, curl and style hair. Designed like a traditional curling iron with a detachable head, barrels for different hair lengths, smoothing brushes, a dryer and a posh storage case, it became an easy travel companion. During the pandemic, the missus swore by its at-home blowouts. The Airwrap tamed fine or coarse hair, frizz and bangs, all under 30 minutes. The Coanda effect follows tech similar to that in jet engines, creating a vortex to pull the hair towards the barrels. Incidentally, there is a new variant coming soon with a comb and attachments that are bigger multi-taskers. Like most Dyson products these attachments work with the old base as well. The only downside for the Airwrap? The price. `44,900 for the existing model, also available in a cheery red.

Crossbeats IGNITE LYT

The IGNITE LYT is an ultra light, ultra affordable smartwatch from Crossbeats. I enjoyed my time with the device as it’s easy to set up, sits very comfortably on the wrist and comes in some good colour combinations (Zenith Gold for me). Health tracking is on par with other smartwatches yielding acceptable results for heart rates and multi sport mode. The watch also has excellent IP 68 resistance for durability and a long 15+ days battery life on a single charge. Crossbeats is a brand whose products in my experience are made of high quality hardware tied in with good software and UI. Always a pleasure to use Crossbeats and IGNITE LYT has an incredible price point for everyone.

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