Gadgets – Feb 2018
You click those Instagram-worthy pictures on your phone, but what happens after sharing it on social media? What if you want a print to put up on your fridge, say, for a happy memory? Or to create an old-fashioned album? Try the pocket-sized HP Sprocket, which works with Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC (on Android). The device is available in three colors and uses printable, self-adhesive sheets from ZINK, which makes zero-ink printable papers that do not tear or smudge and are water-resistant. Sprocket can read most image formats and can also connect to Facebook, Instagram, and Google Photos if you wish to print photos from those profiles.
Echo smart speakers
These smart devices come equipped with Alexa, the voice assistant from Amazon, which is ready to tell you everything from the answers to your trivia queries to the cricket score and breaking news. In India, the device also gives you restaurant recommendations via Zomato and books Ola cabs. Connect your Google calendar to Echo, and get Alexa to tell you how packed your day is. The most attractive bit, of course, is the integration with music apps like Saavn and Amazon’s own Prime Music. All you need to do is tell Alexa what you are in the mood to listen to, and you will be swinging to your favorite beats in no time. With the Echo Dot, Echo and the Echo Plus to choose from, you can pick one that suits your needs and style.
Bose Soundsport® wireless headphones
Light and easy to carry around, the Bose Soundsport® scores over other wireless headphones when it comes to sound clarity. These beauties fit snugly in your ear and come in three vibrant shades, citron, aqua and black. The Bluetooth connectivity is reliable and seamless, and to top it, the weightless headphones have attracted a lot of attention for its nifty design as well. Available in India over the official Bose website, the gadget comes with three sports tips in order to ensure that the fit is perfect as it has been designed as a wearable that is suitable for exercise. Sweat and rain are a non-issue, with the earbuds as they come with an IPX4 waterproof rating. And what’s better, you get 5 hours of playback on one full charge.
Braving the Wilderness
Author: Brené Brown
Publisher: Random House
Braving the Wilderness is yet another inspiring work of non-fiction from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown. Through her book, the author calls for people to harness their authenticity, self-belonging, and fearlessness to truly experience a mental, emotional and spiritual connection with others. Harmonizing storytelling, research, and humor, Brown, in her typical way, focuses our attention on the need for and the power of belonging in a time when the world seems disconnected. Braving the Wilderness is a motivational, practical guide to being alive and connected to each moment of our lives within our cultures, communities and work environments. This is by far one of her most vital books that address a timely issue.