Travel + Leisure - India & South Asia
A BRIGHTER FUTURE
You’re right to be concerned about the carbon footprint of your gadget kit. These handpicked gizmos show it’s possible to be tech-savvy while also controlling your impact on the environment.
LAPTOP Acer Aspire Vero
Recycled plastic and VeroSense power management make the Acer Aspire Vero range pretty ‘green’ and reduce its carbon footprint by as much as 21 per cent. Other eco-friendly touches include easy repairability and upgrades, a paint-free chassis, and recycled packaging. You also get Intel’s 11th-gen processors, a 15.6” Full HD display, 8GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
From `57,999; store.acer.com
1. LAMP Dyson Lightcycle Morph
This floor lamp isn’t just gorgeous in a minimalist way, it’s also eco-friendly, thanks to a cooling mechanism that gives its LED bulbs a lifespan of 60 years! It’s also versatile—you can get focussed lighting or you can affix the head to the stem that provides diffused ambient lighting. `58,900; dyson.in
2. MOUSE Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse
Concerned about all the plastic waste that’s clogging up our oceans? This mouse will help you breathe easy. Made partly of plastic collected from oceans and waterways, this wireless mouse promises a year’s usage from a single AA battery, and it comes in packaging made from wood and sugarcane fibre. `2,999; amazon.in ――
3. TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS House of Marley Redemption ANC 2 TWS
With IPX5 water resistance, noise cancellation, appbased audio-tuning, and touch controls, House of Marley’s Redemption ANC 2 is a solid set of TWS headphones. The use of bamboo, wood fibre, and recycled plastic makes this sustainable too. $169.99 (`13,184); bhphotovideo.com
4. SMART HOME TECH Wipro 16A Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Bring your non-smart appliances like ACs and geysers into the 21st century with this 16A smart plug adapter. There’s Alexa and Google Assistant integration, power usage tracking, and pre-set schedules for set-it-forget-it convenience. `1,199; amazon.in