From a PC to a speaker to a wireless headphone, many of the gadgets these days pack a great number of features into a very small footprint. These are lightweight, extremely portable and result in a smaller and lighter bag. Sudhir Chowdhary attempts to lighten the load with a selection of small-sized gadgets that are vital for those who are always on the go, and don’t want to lug around a briefcase full of gizmos.
Yoky Tag (Rs 999)
How often have you struggled to find your keys? Or left your phone behind? Let Yoky Tag takes care of this for you. It is a small wireless tag, with a battery life of one year, that you can attach to your valuables like keys, wallet or anything you like up to 8 tags and track them with your smartphone. The Bluetooth tag weighs only 10g and is designed to fit snugly in your palm. It even alerts you before you lose your phone as it will beep loudly if you are about to leave it behind. The phone will alert you if you are leaving behind the item tagged with Yoky. It also works as a fitness tracker, measuring your steps and estimated distance and calories.
Sandisk Dual USB Pendrive (Rs 599)
SanDisk USB drive can store up to 32 GB of data. You can preserve photos, videos, songs, audiobooks, movies and other important documents in this device. It looks quite stylish and is lightweight. Reading and writing speed of the Sandisk Ultra Dual 2 Sddd2-O32G 32GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive is 130 Mbps. Its 3.0 version allows transfer of data at a high speed.
This flash drive is compatible with Mac computers and Windows 7, 8, and Vista. With a micro-USB connector on one end, and a USB 3.0 connector on the other, this sleek, handy flash drive lets you move content easily between all the devices.
Skullcandy Ink’d Wireless Headphones (Rs 999)
The Skullcandy Ink’d is a lightweight, affordable flexible collar-style Bluetooth headphone that offers decent sound and a comfortable fit. If you have a collared shirt on, you’ll barely feel it around your neck. Basically, this is the wireless version of the Ink’d, one of the company’s popular wired in-ear headphones, bringing a different design and Bluetooth connectivity. It features a comfortable low-profile flex collar and competitive 7-hour battery life. The buds are all plastic and lightweight, and the headphone ships with two sizes of silicon eartips. It performs fine as a headset for making cellphone calls and has reasonably good battery life.
Withings Home HD Camera (Rs 19,999)
The Withings Home is an elegant HD video camera with two-way audio that can be used as a baby video monitor or surveillance camera. Yes, you read it right: the aesthetically beautiful home and air quality monitor includes Baby Monitor Mode with continuous alerts and monitoring, interactive push-to-talk, and LED-connected Lulla Light and music programs. The camera lets you access your home from anywhere with the iOS Home Monitor app, available for free download. The Home is equipped with environmental sensors to measure indoor air quality and alert users to unhealthy changes in volatile organic compounds, unseen particles that could originate from cleaning products, baby diapers and wipes that can cause harmful health effects.
Spider Ice Cube Speaker (Rs 499)
This claims to be the world’s smallest portable mini Bluetooth speaker with mike hands free, MP3 player, selfie Bluetooth camera shutter and the first-of-its-kind anti-theft device. It’s not just about what’s technically possible, but also what is useful. The Ice Cube Speaker has a two-hour long play, giving you a delicate and clear sound; supporting various music formats such as MP3 WMA, WAV, PEFLAC. It can also be your camera controller, once streamlined through Bluetooth. One of the best features is its anti-theft alarm that is triggered once the speaker goes out of range. Available in white, yellow, blue, green and pink.