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Featuring The Google Pixel 4a, Skullcandy Indy And More

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Ashwin Rajagopalan brings you the weekly tech guide to gadgets, accessories, and some must-have purchases that should be on your tech radar.

Google Pixel 4a

The Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a 5G is unlikely to debut in India. the Pixel 4a is your best bet for that pureplay Android experience with the latest OS versions and security updates. (Read our in-depth review) We’re digging the form factor – at 143g, this device feels great in your hand and is designed for one-handed navigation. The 5.81-inch OLED display delivers crisp colors while the 3,140mAh won’t let you down. And then there’s that infamous Pixel camera – a 12.2MP rear lens (f / 1.7 aperture) that relies on brilliant Google software optimization to deliver great results.

(Buy it at Rs 29,999 on Flipkart)

Skullcandy Indyfuel

When it comes to branding stories, Skullcandy has an interesting story to tell. The genesis of this sports brand began on the ski slopes of Utah, United States. Skullcandy’s sporting origins are highlighted in the design language which includes rubber accents on the top of the headphones. (Read our review) A built-in holder for Tile allows you to find them again in case you lose them under a cushion or sofa. But it’s the wireless charging at this price that is the feature that kills.

(Buy it from Amazon at Rs 7,999)

Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air bridges the gap between the Air and the top-of-the-line Pro and comes in a choice of five colors, including a new brilliant sky blue. (Learn more about Apple’s new launches) The home key starts up, the screen improves nicely: it’s now a larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with 3.8 million pixels. It is powered by Apple’s brand new A14 bionic chip that is the core of new iPhone 12 devices. This iPad also makes the switch to USB Type-C offering flexibility, faster transfer speeds and connectivity. The new Air works well with the Apple Magic Keyboard and many accessories, including the latest Apple Pencil.

(Buy it from Rs 54,900 on the Apple India online store)

Amazfit Neo

If retro design is your thing, then this laptop could rock your boat. The design language of Amazfit Neo is straight out of a Casio-type digital watch reading book – a 1.2-inch black and white rectangular, STN (Super-twisted nematic) screen and plastic bezel (it’s available in red, green and black) with a polyurethane strap. It’s easy to forget that this is a smartwatch with a lot of features. (Read our Neo review here) You can pass it off as a retro fashion gadget. The Neo ticks some key boxes on the fitness front for its affordability. It tracks steps, heart rate, calories burned and your sleep. The 28-day battery life is a bonus.

(Buy it on Flipkart for Rs 2,299)

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