Our monthly roundup of new gadgets
Increasingly, we’re bringing our PCs into the living room. Whether you’re hooking up a home-made stream box for gaming, or just find it easier to use a PC to play back streaming video, you’re probably considering getting a keyboard. Logitech makes your choice a little easier.
It has built a wireless keyboard and touchpad for the living room, from the ground up. Don’t expect to be writing a novel on this board though; Logitech designed it to be simple to use, and it’s geared more towards searching for a movie than writing a screenplay. But that gives it some advantages.
For example, the keyboard is illuminated so that you can turn down the lights and still see what you’r e doing, a boon to movie buffs. The function keys and the touchpad are configurable so you can set them up to do what you want on your home theatre PC. It’s a light, thin keyboard that you can easily rest on your lap and use to find content. And if all that weren’t enough, it’s got a rechargeable battery built into it that allows you to use the board for ten days without needing to plug it back in. Or, for that matter, use it without burning through a lot of AA batteries.
If you’re looking for the best control option, this fits the bill. And it’s relatively cheap, as well; Logitech will only set you back by Rs 6,230.
In the mood for a hot drink but don’t want to wait for the kettle to boil? Now you don’t have to with the iKettle Gen3 – the world’s first Wi-Fi kettle, now in its third edition. A simple one-touch setup allows you to instantly control the kettle from anywhere in your home using your smartphone as the controller. The accompanying app for it features a Wake mode that’s a wakeup call that prompts you if you’d like to turn on the kettle as soon as you get up so that it’s ready in the kitchen when you want it. And once it’s boiled, the app will then ask if you want to keep it warm for a while longer. And with its four tailored and precise temperature settings, you’ll have your coffee and tea warmed to the exact degrees they should be warmed at (Green Tea at 80° and a Coffee at 95°). Not only is it a convenient way to enjoy warm beverages, but it also features a stylish design that will complement any modern decor. It has a stainless-steel design, LED backlit control panel, softtouch rubber handle so you don’t burn yourself and a functional filtered sprout. Rs 10,230.
While other fitness devices track your steps calories or sleep patterns, Moov goes further with its exact motion sensing technology, virtual coach powered by AI and its interactive gaming elements that will take your fitness and workout experience to a whole new level. It pairs with its app on your mobile device and tracks your movement, analyses your body’s position, provides instant feedback and details your progress over time. Feedback is provided in two ways: visually via your mobile device and orally via your earphones. Depending on the type of exercise you’re doing, all you must do is attach Moov to the body part that you would like to measure during your workout. Moov gives you real-time instructions on how to improve your form and movement efficiency. You can also use it as a daily activity monitor to track the frequency of your activity and non-activity like time spent sitting down, steps and calories. Moov will pick up on your inactivity and will then send you a reminder to get up and move. It does all this thanks to its 9-axis sensors that track your motion and evaluate your form. Currently, Moov comes in two colours: white and black and is available for Rs 3,780.