Best looking gadgets for style-conscious consumers
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Every now and then, we come across gadgets which draw admiration and awe for their sheer looks. What is interesting is that you don’t always need deep pockets to lay hands on one of them. Some of the best looking gadgets we have seen in the last few months are not just a treat for the eyes, but also deliver value for your money too. We take a look at some of the best looking gadgets that excel in other areas as well.
Apple iPhone 7
Rs 60,000 onwards
Apple made very subtle design changes in the new iPhones, but the addition of some interesting colour options (jet black and matte black) and the existing rose gold makes it one of the best looking smartphone. The circular home button which also doubles up as finger print sensor gels well with the phone’s rounded corners. it is also splash resistant which means you won’t have to run for cover every time its begins to rain. The entry level variant now offers 32GB of internal storage.
Huawei Honor 8 makes quite an impression with its aluminium body and glass back. It also comes in some really cool colour options such as sunrise gold, pearl white and sapphire blue. The nicely carved edges, the back facing finger print sensor and the 152g form factor also adds to the user-comfort. The phone offers a 5.2-inch display, runs a funky looking Emotion UI and has dual cameras for adding depth to your photos.
HP’s premium notebook Spectre is a treat to watch. It is one of the sleekest (10.4mm thick) full-fledged notebooks you can buy right now. While the keyboard and the lid are made of aluminium, the base is made of carbon fibre and is the reason it weighs just 1kg. The grey colour on the chassis combined with the copper finish on the hinge and the area around adds a dash of premiumness to it. Despite the slim form factor it runs on Intel’s powerful i5 processor with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD and offers a 13-inch display.
Apple MacBook Pro 13 with Touch Bar
Rs 1,55,900 onwards
Inspiration for premium notebook, MacBook Pro 13 is 23% thinner and about 200g lighter in comparison to its predecessor. It weighs just 1.37kg, has a premium aluminium body and comes in space grey and sliver colour options.
The trackpad is 46% larger this time and a new feature called the touchbar has been added. This touchbar is a touchscreen which provides quick access to unique tools and options which can help with select apps running on the Macbook’s Pro’s main 13-inch Retina display.
Lenovo Yoga Book
Lenovo’s new 2-in-1 notebook convertible Yoga Book marks a new high for Lenovo’s craftmanship. The ultra-leek profile, durable watchband hinge, compact footprint and light form factor (690g) makes it one of the most handy notebooks ever. Its other major design highlight is the touch based keyboard that lights up when the tablet is switched on. The keys are big but will require a lot of practice before one can type on it without feeling irritated. It offers a 10.1-inch display, runs Windows 10 and is powered by Intel Atom processor.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay S3
Inspired by geometric dodecahedron and tennis ball, BeoPlay S3 is rarity in the world dominated by flat panel-square shaped speakers. It is highly compact, weighs just 1.4kg and would look good on a small dressing table or a bench in the park. The front panel which houses the speaker grille is made of nylon fabric while the rest of the body is made of a good quality plastic. It is a Bluetooth speaker which means it will work wirelessly with any Android smartphone or iPhone.
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless
A wireless speaker meant for living rooms, Zepellin Wireless’ spaceship like appearance make sit one of the most uniquely designed speaker. It is 660mm wide and 188m tall. Though made of plastic, its reinforced design adds solidity and helps keep vibrations in check. The audio quality is brilliant regardless of the music genre. It supports Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay and is available in black and white colour options.
Apple Watch Series 2
Rs 32,900 onwards
Apple’s second generation smartwatch retains the look of the original but comes with more colour options in the watch frame as well as the straps. The rose gold colour variant adds zing while the availability of new strap designs such as Woven nylon, Leather loop, Classic buckle, Milanese lop allow users to personalise their Apple Watch in new ways. It is water-proof which, has a built-in GPS and offers battery backup than its predecessor.