• UE Roll 2 launched in India with better wireless range at Rs 8495

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    UE Roll 2 is IPX7 rated and can be immersed in liquid up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes
    Ultimate Ears has announced the successor to its UE Roll wireless speaker. The aptly named UE Roll 2 wireless speaker continues on the legacy of first generation’s anywhere-you-go-proof wireless mobile speakers.
    UE Roll 2 weighs 330 grams and has a diameter of 135 grams. The speaker is IPX7 rated and can be immersed in liquid up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. UE Roll 2 rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for up to 9 hours and has a charging time of 5.5 hours.
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    UE Roll 2 can be paired with up to 8 Bluetooth enabled devices. The speaker can connect up to two source devices at the same time. There is also support for wirelessly streaming to 2 UE Roll 2s from one single source.
    “Thanks to its bungee cord loop, UE ROLL was our most port…

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  • Fujifilm launches Instax Mini 70 camera in collaboration with Michael Kors

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    Instax Mini 70 instant camera from Michael Kors and Fujifilm comes in a gold metallic colour (Image Source: Michael Kors)
    Fujifilm has announced a one-of-a-kind collaboration with fashion designer Michael Kors. The aim of the collaboration is to “capture the creativity of the fashion and photography worlds” with the introduction of Fujifilm’s new Instax Mini 70 instant film camera.
    The new Mini 70 instant camera from Michael Kors and Fujifilm comes in a gold metallic colour, which helps capture the aesthetics of Michael Kors designs. The camera has the Michael Kors brand logo on the front of the body, and also includes the designer’s signature in gold on the camera door – as a stamp of approval from Micahel Kors.
    The camera has an automatic exposure control and an interlocking range (ISO 800). It comes with an automatic electr…

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  • CoWatch, the first Alexa-enabled smartwatch is now available on Amazon

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    CoWatch runs Cronologics OS based on Android and integrates Amazon’s Alexa voice-assistant (Source: Amazon)
    CoWatch, the Indiegogo based smartwatch project is now available for sale. CoWatch, which runs Android Wear like many other smartwatches also has Alexa built-in. Alexa is the digital assistant developed by Amazon.
    CoWatch is the first smartwatch to feature Alexa virtual assistant. Alexa, which made its debut as an intelligent virtual assistant on Amazon’s Echo speaker, is now being made available to third party vendors. Amazon has been expanding the availability of Alexa to third party speaker makers like Sonos and Denon. But it is the first time we have Alexa speak from a smartwatch.

    CoWatch features a 42mm watch face which might seem big for many and it comes with a 12mm thick metal body. CoWatch uses stainless st…

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  • Xiaomi’s Mi Air Purifier 2 review: The cheaper, simpler option

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    Xiaomi Air Purifier 2 itself is pretty compact and won’t occupy much space in your house (240 x 240 x 520 mm is the size)
    Xiaomi’s Mi Air Purifier 2 has officially launched in India at a starting price of Rs 9,999. The WiFi-enabled Mi Air Purifier is part of Xiaomi’s range of IoT products, most of which are available in China. For India, this is the first IoT-based home product from Xiaomi; one that is strategically chosen given the deteriorating air quality in the country.
    Air pollution remains one of the most talked about topics for a city like Delhi. You don’t need to go to the live AQI index to know that Delhi still has air pollution problems. And pollution in upcoming Tier-II and Tier-III cities has hardly been addressed. So don’t be surprised if more players launch air purifiers and similar products.

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  • Garmin vivofit 3 with Move IQ automatic activity detection announced at Rs 6,990

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    Garmin vivofit 3 comes with Move IQ activity tracking that constantly tracks steps, sleep and distance (Source: Garmin)
    Garmin has announced its latest activity tracker, vivofit 3 in India. The newly announced vivofit 3 comes with Garmin Move IQ support and one-year battery life.
    Garmin’s vivofit 3 joins company’s vivofit range with few new features. Garmin vivofit 3 tracks activities like walking, running, biking, swimming and elliptical training automatically. The vivofit 3 also tracks these activities throughout the day. The fitness tracker is designed primarily for wearing all day and it is water resistant up to 50 meters.

    “Lifestyle changes in India an apparent, people of all ages and economic backgrounds are equally inclined towards fitness. vívofit 3 is an affordable offering from Garmin India, enabling peop…

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  • Crusaders PM 2.5 Air Quality Monitor launched in India, priced at Rs 4,999

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    Crusaders air quality meter is fitted with a PM2.5 Laser Meter, that can give real time readings on PM2.5 particles in the air
    Crusaders has announced the launch of its “Crusaders PM 2.5 Air Quality Monitor” that is designed to check the quality of air in the immediate environment of a user. The AQM can be used to check the air quality of rooms, public areas, cars, etc. The product parts on the device includes a main device having an Air inlet, Air outlet, display and charging jack.
    Crusaders air quality meter is fitted with a PM2.5 Laser Meter, that can give real time readings on PM2.5 particles in the air. It comes with an auto standby option when the device is left idle time of two minutes. The AQM comes with an in-built Li-ion rechargeable battery.
    To use the air quality monitor press and hold the ON/OFF button for three seconds. LED lig…

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  • Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs with company’s Magician software package launched

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    Sasmung 960 PRO and 960 EVO offer read and write transfer speeds of 3,500 MB/s and 2,100 MB/s, respectively.
    Samsung has unveiled two new solid state drives (SSDs) called 960 PRO and 960 EVO. The SSDs are V-NAND based and come in M.2 form factor. They pack a more robust Samsung Magician software package. Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO are designed for large file transfers to 4K video rendering, data analytics and more. Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO use the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen.3 x4 lane interface. The SSDs come with Samsung Dynamic Thermal Guard technology for performance management during extreme workloads.
    “For more than 30 years, Samsung has continued to push the boundaries of what is possible to deliver innovative consumer memory experiences,” said Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Branded…

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  • Now, light candles with a smartphone app!

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    Smart and safe candle company LuDela has introduced the first real-flame candles that don’t require matches.
    Smart and safe candle company LuDela has introduced the first real-flame candles that don’t require matches — but just the press of a button on your smartphone — to be lit. These candles offer the convenience and increased safety benefits of LED candles, but with the real-flame ambiance and scents of real-flame wax candles. “Featuring unprecedented Wi-Fire technology, the LuDela smart candle is the first to feature a real flame that can be lit, extinguished and controlled via a smartphone and eliminates the need for matches or other fire starters,” the US-based company said in a statement on Tuesday.
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    The new technology addresses safety and aesthetic concerns that candle burners hav…

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  • Panasonic Lumix GH5 DSLM camera announced

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    Panasonic created the world’s first Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera DMC-G1, which was introduced in 2008.
    Panasonic has announced the launch of its new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera – Lumix GH5, which is capable of recording 4K video at 60/50 full frames per second. The camera also features has the ability to take 6K photo making for 18MP still images from ultra high-quality video, and nine times the pixel count of Full-HD. Lumix GH5 will be introduced to the global market in early 2017.
    Panasonic created the world’s first Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera DMC-G1, which was introduced in 2008. The company’s subsequent camera, the DMC-GH1 was able to capture the world’s first Full HD video recording in 2009. Panasonic DMC-GH4, that was launched in 2014 was the first camera to capture 4K video at 30p/25…

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  • Sony India launches 256GB SD card supporting 4K

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    UX series memory card comes with fast data transfer speeds and 4K compatibility for cameras
    Sony India has announced a new range of memory cards today – UX series. The new SD card has a storage option of up to 256GB, making it the “Highest Capacity Card” ever produced by Sony. The SD card comes with fast data transfer speeds and 4K compatibility for cameras.
    Sony is pitching its new memory card series for professional or semi-professional photographers and videographers. This is through the enhanced speed and transfer time of the SD cards, according to Sony. The available storage capacity on the card is 256GB, and comes with data transfer speeds of 94MB per second (reading) and 70MB per second (writing). The card gives a usable capacity of 230GB.
    It also features an Ultra- High Speed (UHS Speed Class 3) rating. The memory card also s…

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