Our monthly roundup of new gadgets
If you’re among those who prefer a more cinematic experience for home watching, enter the LED Sony LSPX-P1. This portable projector is movable but not super tiny. It’s about the size of a home voice assistant like Google home and weighs around 2.5 kilos. You can perch it on a table, but you probably can’t carry it in your pocket. There is a battery, which allows you to freely move the device around, and it has enough juice to power a full-length movie. The LSPX-P1 only offers 720p resolution, but that’s okay. It’s designed for more up-close viewing anyway. The range is 22 to 80 inches, but you’ll probably be more comfortable with a closer viewing range that allows for greater clarity. The brightness goes up to 100 lumens and, interestingly enough, there are built-in speakers that can provider quite a bit of sound on their own. It’s no surprise, then that the unit can function as a Bluetooth speaker, an alarm clock, or just an art piece that projects friendly images on the wall. You can connect to the projector with a Wi-Fi connection, or use the HDMI ports for more complicated connections to computers. Price: 64,324.
More often than not one of the largest challenges with any home security camera of any type is the physical placement because of power source and WiFi constraints. The Arlo Go negates both these issues, allowing you to place it anywhere you see fit requiring no nwires to operate. What makes it different is that it requires no WiFi connection either and can push recordings instantly to the cloud via an on board SIM card that supplies the camera with its own data connection. The Arlo Go offers seven days of cloud storage for free, with no monthly fee. Of course you’ll need to periodically charge the camera via the included charger. The Arlo Go is weatherproof meaning it can survive in the wet and temperatures ranging from -20° F to 113° F. There is also night vision, a 130° degree field of view, a microphone to detect audio alerts and a speaker. Lastly, there is an “alarm”, which can be set to automatically go off or be manually activated. It’s about 60-65 dB, so nunlike a fire alarm, it’s doubtful that it will impair someone, though it could scare them enough to flee the scene. The battery lasts for seven days on its most power hungry settings. Price: Rs 26000.
We’ve all done it...spill a drink all over our desk at work or at home, ruining papers and even our devices like smartphones and computers. If you’re pretty accident prone, you definitely need the Mighty Mug, which will never tip over and spill its contents! Even if you try to knock it over, the Might Mug’s Smartgrip base provides a powerful airlock once it’s placed down so it can’t tip over. But that airlock will automatically release when you want a sip. And the best part is that there’s no button to push or levers to pull to get this cool mug to work – and there’s no suction cup or magnet needed to hold it down. The Mighty Mug will grip to any smooth, flat, solid surface like most tables and desks. It’s BPA free and comes in either a 12oz or 20oz bottle. Quit dropping stuff all over your desk with the Might Mug, which can be yours for Rs. 1290.