Travel + Leisure - India & South Asia

GIZMO KING

Don’t mind splurging on the latest tech? Here’s our round-up of high-end gear that will make you feel like royalty.

- BY VAIBHAV SHARMA

1. SMARTPHONE Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Each Galaxy S device pretty much sets the bar for the year’s crop of upcoming smartphone­s. This year’s S22 Ultra does just that, while also bringing in features from the Galaxy Note series. So, not only do you get the latest processor, the best OLED display (with a smooth

120Hz refresh rate), four cameras at the back, including a 10x optical zoom, but you also score a slot for the S-Pen. `1,09,999; samsung.com/in

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2. SMARTWATCH TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4

Want a next-gen smartwatch but put off by the geeky options on the market? Check out TAG Heuer’s classy new Calibre E4: you get Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4100 processor, Google’s Wear OS, a sapphire crystal, and of course, TAG’s styling and cachet. Also new is a smaller 42mm case (there’s a 45mm option too), and on-watch fitness training programmes. From `1,34,300; tagheuer.com/in

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3. LUGGAGE Samsonite EVOA Tech

Understate­d, tough, reliable, and brimming with features for the modern traveller, the EVOA Tech range is the perfect suitcase. It comes with a fingerprin­t lock, Samsonite’s Aero-Trac suspension wheels, a built-in scale, a Panasonic Bluetooth tracker, and an integrated port for a powerbank. From `23,800; samsonite.in

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4. EARBUDS Bowers & Wilkins PI7

Not happy with the sound of your old TWS headphones? These in-ear monitors from B&W might hold the answers. On the tech side, there’s support for Qualcomm AptX (Android devices only),

AAC audio (for iOS), noise cancellati­on, an ambient pass-through mode, and up to four hours of battery life (20 hours with the case).

But you really buy these for the faithful, balanced sound. `42,000; headphonez­one.in ――

5. SPEAKERS Bang & Olufsen Beosound Explore

Who says you can’t combine luxury and adventure? The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Explore won’t just look smashing by the poolside at your Tuscan villa, it’ll also be a reliable companion when you head out on the Chadar trek! It boasts of a hard anodised aluminium shell and IP67 waterproof­ing. Meanwhile, you get twin 1.8-inch drivers configured for 360° audio, and there’s Bluetooth 5.2 and fast-pairing support for Apple, Google, and Microsoft devices. `20,000; tatacliq.com

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