From the latest mobile phone to must-have gizmos, we round up the devices you have to get.
As Ferris Bueller once said, tech moves pretty fast, making it imperative to pick up the latest and greatest gadgets before the cycle resets and the circus moves on to the next big thing. Be that as it may, we’re con‑dent that our roundup of these gizmos will satisfy the little child and tech enthusiast in you. Keep an eye out for them and get them while you can, for the way they make your life that bit more special or simple. Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to dabble with our latest plaything, a 50-megapixel camera that takes flight when it recognises our face, and doubles up as a flying vehicle when the mood possesses us. ese are incredible times we live in.
It’s that time of year again, when the leaves start to turn bright orange, the rains transform our urban cities into a desi Venice, and Apple unveils its well-laid plans for new devices galore. Of these, the iPhone is probably the most keenly awaited of the lot, and Apple didn’t disappoint with this iPhone 14 lineup this year.
The iPhone 14 will be available in a standard (6.1-inch) and supersized (6.7-inch) edition, with the notch intact on both. Not much has changed with the standard iPhones aside from size, but it’s a very different story with the Pro handsets. In a very Apple move, Apple is late to the party, but they turn up in style. Both Pro phones sport a new pill-shaped cutout that moves and animates. Called Dynamic Island (how cool a band name would that be?), it is a slick triumph of design that will grab headlines and eyeballs. Other reasons to want the Pro models include always-on screens, a faster A16 Bionic chip, and an improved 48-megapixel camera. Time to roll out the “sold my kidney” jokes.
SONY WH-1000 XMS
e name might be incredibly middle of the road and boring, but there’s nothing middling about the WH-1000XM5. It’s one of the best wireless headphones available, bar none, and offer a superlative audio experience that both the average Joe and audiophiles can enjoy.
A 5-star rendition of the classic headphone formula now seemingly perfected by Sony, the XM5’s are designed for the man (or indeed woman) who find the Apple AirPod Max headphones, or even the Bose Quietcomfort 45 and NC700 siblings to be too pricey, and want a more reasonably priced noise cancelling headphone for everyday use. Lighter and sleeker than its predecessor, these headphones oer market-leading audio across the low’s, mids and highs, an array of smart ambient features, and excellent noise cancellation. Getting questioned for spending so much on a set of Sony headphones never sounded this good.
MOLESKINE SMART WRITING SET 2.0
When asked to talk about the future back in the 80s, people spoke of flying cars and shoes that let us hover over ground. But no one foresaw the notes and doodled you scribbled on paper taking on a digital life.
Some things are just written in the stars, or on a classic Moleskine notebook. Ingenious and wicked cool, the Smart Writing Set 2.0 uses a pen and paper (with a fine mesh layer) to begin your smart note-taking process. It’s all smart, as all things are these days; there’s no need for a rubber-tipped stylus or slab-like screen. Just charge the smart pen, keep the Moleskine app handy, and you can reproduce your thoughts on your computer, tablet, or smartphone with ease.
It even transcribes your random thoughts into text for good measure, and saves it all to the cloud, so you can look back on it later and wonder what were you thinking when you scribbled some gobbledygook.