There are a plenty of gadgets out there that can keep you connected. It used to be a tedious choice when picking up a new notebook or branded T.V. That, however, is not the case anymore.
More and more users are pretty much aware about their particular choice and preferences. So if your notebook is running slow then you obviously need to buy a new laptop.
Certainly you might be swayed by advertisements, and it's not hard to ignore. But one should always be smart when shopping for gadgets and not being tempted by impressive adverts.
So what do you need? You need a proper guidance by an expert. That's where we come in. We've prepared a list of gadgets keeping in your set of preferences and mood, as a priority.
If you're planning to replace your old gadgets, it's time to check out the top 8 new gadgets and gear launched in the recent past. Dive in! Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
Samsung Gear Live
Samsung's third generation smart watch, the Gear Live, is one of the few Android Wear-powered wearable devices you can buy. Though not the greatest, it is still a decent smart watch by today's standards. The Gear Live has an attractive design, plus the 1.63-inch display seems bright and vibrant. In addition, the watch also has a heart rate sensor built-in. Moreover, users are free to swap exchangeable straps.
1.63-inch (320x320) Super AMOLED display; 1.2 GHz processor; 512MB of RAM; 4GB of ROM; 300mAh battery; Bluetooth v4.0; Heart Rate monitor ; Accelerometer; Android Wear
Asking price - Rs. 14,990
These days the Oculus Rift is breaking news for its innovative technology. Basically, it is a virtual reality gaming headset. The headset display 3D content and a 360-viewing experience that makes you feel like you are a part of the game or a movie. By moving your head from side to side, you can actually see a detailed overview depending on the games' premise. The device will go on sale soon at 350 dollars ( around Rs. 21,000, approximately)
Samsung Curved T.V
After a debacle of 3D technology, curved T.Vs suddenly exploded into the mainstream market. So what do mean by curved T.Vs? And how they are different from regular flat screens? Well to answer this simple question: you need to look around at the real world.
By curving the edges of the screen, the image appears more sharp and real in comparison to a flat display. Also, the curved screen focus their light towards your sitting position rather than scattering around the wider area, like flat screen. That's why they deliver better contrast ratio.
Samsung's HU9000 Curved UHD TV is available in a 65 for Rs. 4,49,900 and 55 for Rs. 3,29,900, the H8000 Curved Smart LED TV now goes on sale in a 65 model for Rs. 3,85,900, 55 model for Rs. 2,51,900 and 48 model for Rs. 1,62,900.
PS4, a legitimate successor to the PlayStation 3, is already available in India since January 2014. The next-gen hardware has been widely appreciated for being a complete console. The device offers awesome third party games as well as flagship titles from Sony Computer entertainment. Moreover, the PlayStation 4 can be synced with the PlayStation Vita via remote play. The PS4 supports 4K video for games, and an optical drive that can play Blue-Ray discs.
Asking price - Rs. 39,990
Apple MacBook Pro
Apple's MacBook Pro range is known for its solid performance and reliability. The company recently updated its MacBook Pro Retina range with beefy processor. Notably, it has also slashed prices of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display alongside the standard MacBook Pro. The refreshed laptops are now powered by faster Intel Haswell processors (2.26 Ghz Core i5, and 2.8Ghz Core i7).
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (128GB) - Rs. 94,000
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (256GB) - Rs. 109,000
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (512GB) - Rs. 129,000
Who'd have thought that a small time Chinese handset maker could disrupt Indian smart phone market scene? Believe it or not, Xiaomi Mi3 is officially a successful handset in respect of sales. The Xiaomi Mi3, without a doubt, is one of the best phones you can buy under Rs. 15,000 price mark. At Rs. 13,999, it gives users an unparallel experience that other big-ticket phones don't offer.
5-inch 1080p display; 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM 8974AB) processor; 2GB of RAM; MIUI; 13MP camera; 2MP front-facing shooter; 16GB of native storage; 3050mAh battery; Bluetooth v4.0; NFC
Asking price - Rs. 13,999
Nvidia Shield Tablet
The Shield tablet, which starts at $299 (Rs. 18,000) for a 16GB WiFi-only model, sports an 8-inch high resolution display. At first instance, the slate looks like a standard looking regular tablet, but its 32-bit Tegra K1 processor is hard to ignore. Users can also buy a separate wireless controller at $59 (Rs. 3600) and an optional kickstand for $39 (Rs. 2400).
One of the plus points to own the Shield tablet is that you can plug the device with big screen T.V; the slate automatically switches to console mode, which brings up an atmosphere for playing games in Full HD. Also, the Shield Tablet supports Nvidia's GameStream tech, which lets you stream games from your home PC to the tablet.
8-inch 1080p display; NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC with a Cortex-A15 CPU; 5-megapixel rear-facing camera; 5-megapixel front-facing shooter; NVIDIA GameStream technology; 4G; 3G; 16GB/Wi-Fi; Bluetooth
Asking price - Rs. 32,000 (unofficial)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The newly launched Surface Pro 3 is a mash-up of a tablet and a notebook. With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft is aiming to target regular laptop users, instead of tablet buyers. The company dubbed the Surface Pro 3 as "the tablet that can replace your laptop".
Specs-wise, Surface Pro 3 features a 12-inch FHD screen (2,160 x 1,440), 4GB of RAM, Intel Core i3 processor, Windows 8.1, a full-size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader and Mini DisplayPort allow for quick file transfers and easy connections to a range of peripherals.
Asking price - TBA