Weekly Gadgets: Optoma D2 4K Laser TV, Sony 4K TV and more
Tech companies such as Optoma, Sony, Samsung, Google Portronics, and Ambrane, among others, launched this week (May 9-15) a new range of smartphones, smart TVs, AI-powered washing machines, headphones, smart watches and more.
DH’s weekly Gadgets edition lists the latest top personal tech products to keep you up to date with everything happening in the world of consumer electronics.
Optoma 4K Laser Projector TV Series D2
It is equipped with a wide-angle lens which promises to deliver clear and bright images to enhance the viewing experience. The device is easy to set up and supports high-brightness 4K (3840 x 2160p) video, and screen sizes can be adjusted from 85 inches to 120 inches on the wall.
It promises enhanced gaming and a great home theater viewing experience. It features up to 3000lm brightness, dual 10W speakers and stable brightness output, 1,800,000:1 frame-to-frame dynamic contrast, HDR 10/HLG compatibility provides good viewing experience.
It promises efficiency to maintain constant brightness, superior color performance, instant on/off and long life of up to 30,000 hours (Eco mode). As part of the home entertainment range, these projectors sync with 3D display in all its forms.
Additionally, the new projectors are equipped with an enhanced Audio Return Channel to provide deeper audio detail that enhances the home theater experience. The D2 series is available in white and black and costs Rs 3.2 lakh.
Sony BRAVIA 32W830K
It comes with an HDR image processor, improving contrast, detail and color. The TV can reproduce more natural and engaging clarity in TV shows, movies and games in highly detailed HDR. It can handle a variety of HDR formats, including HDR10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma to create contrast not seen on any conventional TV in its class.
It also features X-Reality PRO to ensure the TV delivers good picture quality for most content played on the TV by sharpening images and reducing noise, ensuring improved picture detail.
It houses a 20 watt speaker tuned with Dolby Audio and the Clear Phase feature. Clear Phase technology ensures clearer and more natural sound to complement picture quality providing an immersive experience while enjoying content on the new BRAVIA 32W830K. This technology helps the TV analyze and compensate for inaccuracies in speaker response by “sampling” the speaker frequency with greater precision. This information is then used to produce pure, natural sound with smooth, even reproduction of all frequencies.
It comes with X-Protection PRO, which ensures the TV is protected against dust and moisture-induced component wear, but they also pass the highest standards of Sony’s lightning tests, which means that your TV is protected against lightning strikes and power surges. It costs Rs 28,990.
Samsung’s 2022 lineup of AI-enabled and connected EcoBubble washing machines
The new washing machines come with advanced features such as artificial intelligence (AI) washing, air wash technology and the Super Speed cycle.
The AI Wash uses sensors to detect the weight and soil level of laundry, and optimizes the amount of water, detergent and rinse time, using machine learning.
The unique Air Wash technology deodorizes and sanitizes clothes without washing them with water. It is able to remove 99.9% of bacteria and unpleasant odors using only heated air which makes your clothes look like they have been freshly dry cleaned.
Plus, the Super Speed cycle dramatically reduces laundry time by shortening the rinse time using Speed Spray and boosting the spin speed to spin clothes out quickly.
Samsung claims the new AI EcoBubble series is India’s first washing machine capable of learning user behavior and suggesting the most preferred wash cycle, providing ease of use by eliminating the need to juggle multiple options .
This range of Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled smart washing machines can be connected to Samsung smart devices such as Galaxy smartphones, Samsung smart TVs and Family Hub refrigerators, as well as voice devices such as Alexa and Google Home to provide users with a seamless connection. life experience.
With the Laundry Planner, users can schedule when their laundry should end while Laundry Recipe gives automatic recommendations for optimal wash cycles based on information such as color, fabric type and soil level provided by the user, eliminating the need to guess which cycle is better.
There is also an exit mode that helps delay the end time and prevents clothes from sitting in the washer too long. Additionally, HomeCare Wizard proactively alerts users to potential issues and provides quick troubleshooting.
The Samsung AI EcoBubble series is available in several variants – 7kg, 8kg and 9kg capacity and the company is offering up to 25% off to consumers between May 10 and June 10 with EMI plans starting at 990 per month.
Realme offers nine categorized under Single Door and Double Door. The models promise to deliver exceptional cooling efficiency and faster cooling with the copper capillaries taking freezing temperatures down to -23 degrees Celsius.
The Cooling Adjustment Knob ensures optimal cooling in any season by allowing external temperature-based monitoring and control, resulting in maximum energy savings.
The new range also offers stabilizerless operations which are designed and tested to operate under electrical voltage fluctuations in the 160 to 260 volt range.
Realme’s new one-door fridges are available in 195 liters and 215 liters with 2 and 3 star variants in floral designs, with prices starting at Rs 12,490.
And the double door fridges are available in capacities of 260 litres, 280 litres, 308 liters and 338 liters in premium Black Uniglass finish, with prices starting at Rs 23,490.
Porttronics Genesis Headset
It has a sturdy and adjustable metal and polycarbonate frame. For a comfortable fit for long hours for gamers, Porttronics has ensured head cushions and memory foam earpads for added comfort and stress-free gaming.
It features two large, professionally tuned 40mm drivers that deliver distortion-free audio with flawless positioning accuracy, which is extremely beneficial for FPS games.
The adjustable omnidirectional microphone can pick up the slightest whisper but intelligently suppress surrounding chaos. The 6ft braided nylon cable is built to last and withstand frequent pulling and stretching. The cable also features an in-line controller for volume and microphone switching. It is available in three colors – black, gray and red – for Rs 1,099.
Ambrane Wise Eon connected watch
It features a 1.69-inch LucidDisplay with a bright 450 nits screen with traditional cube design language and supports over 100 cloud-based watch faces. It features skin-friendly straps that are easily adjusted to fit any wrist. Also, it comes with an IP68 rating, which means it can survive underwater for nearly 1.5 meters (about five feet) for almost 30 minutes.
It also comes with sensors to track SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation), heart rate, blood pressure, sleep, monitor calories burned, and offer respiratory training and other health functions in addition to 60 sports modes.
Moreover, it comes with three built-in games along with multiple productivity features such as alarm, stopwatch, remote camera, music player and much more. It costs Rs 1,999.
Lite X Urban Base
It sports a 1.6-inch square display and is enclosed in a premium hybrid casing made of aluminum and polycarbonate.
The wearable is extremely light and thin and comes with skin-friendly, sweat-resistant silicone straps with five color options: Jet Black, Crimson Red, Silver Blue, Silver Green, and Silver Rose.
It is powered by Realtek chipset with Bluetooth V5.0 which provides superior connectivity over a longer range while providing efficient power management to ensure longer battery life. When paired with the smartphone, users can see notifications and calls, and can also be used to control the camera, volume, and more.
It also comes with health sensors to track SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) level, blood pressure, heart rate, steps, and sleep. It also offers sedentary alerts to ensure that the user is performing the required activity at work. A guided breathing mode also helps to reduce the user’s stress level. It costs Rs 2,299.
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Google Pixel 6a
After months of speculation, Google has launched the highly anticipated Pixel 6a, a mid-range smartphone.
It sports a 6.1-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080p) HDR OLED display and is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield, and comes with an IP67 rating.
It also has an in-screen fingerprint sensor and supports a dual-SIM hybrid feature – a physical nano-SIM and an e-SIM.
The new Pixel 6a features Google Tensor silicon, the 848 MHz Mali-G78 MP20 GPU, and the Titan M2 security chip. It’s backed by 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB (UFS 3.1) of storage and a 4,306mAh battery with an 18W charger.
The new Pixel 6a runs Android 12 software and it will be one of the first to receive Android 13 later this year. Google has promised to offer five years of security software support until 2027.
Google Pixel 6a has a feature-rich dual camera – 12.2 MP (with IMX363 sensor, f/1.7, OIS: Optical Image Stabilization) + 107-degree 12 MP ultra-wide angle (with IMX386 sensor, f/2.2, PDAF: Phase detection autofocus) with rear LED flash. On the front, it houses an 8MP 84-degree ultra-wide lens (with IMX355 sensor, f/2.0).
It costs $449 and will be available in select markets at the end of July and will be released in India later this year.
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