WRAPPED ON A BUD­GET

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY -

DATAWIND UBIS­LATE 7RI, 2,999 There is the iPad and there are the rest, but most of us can’t af­ford any of these. This is where the Datawind UbiS­late 7Ri comes in. Well, let’s not call it the Aakash or be both­ered by the bag­gage that name brings with it. This is an en­try-level tablet which brings the power of apps and ac­cess to the In­ter­net to many peo­ple who oth­er­wise wouldn’t have been able to af­ford it. Plus, this 7-inch multi-touch tablet is a great gift for cu­ri­ous kids. Fu­ji­film FinePix JZ100, 8,499 This colourful cam­era from Fu­ji­Film of­fers al­most ev­ery­thing you would want in a point-and-shot that is af­ford­able. So, you have 8x zoom, a 14 mega-pixel sen­sor and 6.9 cm LCD all packed into a su­per slim cam­era. Plus, there is Dual Im­age Sta­bil­i­sa­tion and SR Auto with scene recog­ni­tion. Toshiba 40PS20, 43,000 It is tough to find a large Ful­lHD LED TV un­der 50,000. But our quest fi­nally ended with this 40-incher which has a great screen, thin bezel and de­cent sound out­put. It can also play al­most all video for­mats di­rectly from a USB drive. HP Com­paq Pro 6300, 36,000 De­signed for con­sis­tent per­for­mance which is so cru­cial for small busi­nesses, the Com­paq Pro 6300 All-in-One comes with In­tel Core pro­ces­sors with op­tional dis­crete graph­ics. With a 21.5-inch di­ag­o­nal, full HD, LED back­lit dis­play, in­ter­nal stereo speak­ers and op­tional 2MP we­b­cam, it will also make for a good home PC op­tion. Sam­sung HT-E350K, 9,690 With most houses now sport­ing a large screen, it is only nat­u­ral that they go in for a home the­atre. This 5.1 sys­tem from Sam­sung is value for money as it lets you play con­tent from al­most all for­mats and give great sound qual­ity all the way. Mi­cro­max Su­per­fone Punk A45, 4,999 This af­ford­able smart­phone from An­droid runs on An­droid v2.3 and is pow­ered by a 650MHz pro­ces­sor and 256MB RAM. This dual SIM phone (GSM+GSM) has a 2MP cam­era and also fea­tures the com­pany’s lat­est voice recog­ni­tion soft­ware Aisha. GoGEAR SoundDot MP3 Player, 1,599 Re­fresh­ing its por­ta­ble mu­sic player lineup, Philips has in­tro­duced a good look­ing MP3 player called the SoundDot. This small, colourful fash­ion ac­ces­sory is com­fort­able to wear for ev­ery­day ac­tiv­ity like walk­ing, ex­er­cis­ing, or even clean­ing the house. It also has a built-in clip for con­ve­nient and hands-free use. Then the Fastcharge fea­ture gives it 60 min­utes of juice in just six min­utes. Sam­sung HM1100 , 770 The in-the-ear Blue­tooth head­set from Sam­sung isn’t hard on the pocket. Weigh­ing 11 gm, this Blue­tooth head­set has a clip-on de­sign and has sin­gle-mic noise re­duc­tion head­phone. A two-hour charg­ing can pro­vide close to 14 hours of talk­time. Canon Pixma - IP 2770, 1,795 Still think print­ers cost a bomb? Not any­more as you can get a ba­sic sin­gle func­tion printer for less than 2,000. The Canon Pixma IP2770 has a com­pact body with curvy edges and smooth fin­ish that re­quires less space and fits vir­tu­ally any­where. It sup­ports A4, Let­ter, Le­gal, A5, B5 and En­ve­lope me­dia sizes. Akai Smart­box 6,590 Smart TVs are be­yond the bud­gets of most peo­ple. But you can al­ways make your tele­vi­sion smart by get­ting it some ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence in the form of the Akai Smart­box. This An­droid-based de­vice lets you ac­cess the net, play all video files and even turns into a wire­less hotspot.

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