Cutting Edge

Summer is here, and with it comes a host of cool mobile tech and home appliances to add to your wishlist this season

By Niraj Kakade


Rs 74,000 – Rs 99,999

After much anticipation, Asus finally launched it’s latest and greatest ROG Phone 7 this month in two trims; the Standard (Rs 74,999) and Ultimate (Rs 99,999). Both come with a generous 6.78-inch OLED display, with a peak brightness of 1,500 nits, topped off with a staggering 165Hz refresh rate for peak gaming performance. Powering all of this is a 6,000mAh battery, with support for 65W charging. The camera setup here consists of three sensors at the back, including a 50-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel ultrawide sensor, and a 5-megapixel macro camera.

While the Standard phone features 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, the Ultimate model gets 16GB RAM and 512GB internal storage space. In addition, the latter also comes with an active cooling fan accessory — the AeroActive Cooler 7, which helps in keeping the temperature down while gaming. Asus claimsnit should also offer 20 per cent more thermal efficiency overall.


Rs 79,000

Who doesn’t dream of walking into an already-cooled room after an outing in the summer heat? Samsung’s new Wi-Fi Enabled Inverter Split AC makes this easy, with the ability to be controlled remotely using a smartphone app and features like voice control and air purifying technology, this 1.5 ton unit might be the next home appliance upgrade you’re looking for. The WindFree also offers five convertible cooling modes, allowing you to choose a power input ranging from 40% to 120%. Samsung’s auto cooling AI featurencan even sense room conditions and usage patterns, providing a customisednand efficient cooling experience.


Rs 23,999

Summer is an ideal time to consider upgrading your home office to improve productivity. The Epson EcoTank series is a highly popular option worth considering, with the L4260 model being especially noteworthy. This compact inkjet design offers a wide range of features, including auto-duplex printing and energy-saving technology that helps reduce your carbon footprint.


Rs 1.15 lakh

With the sun beating down on us, the need for cleaner and fresher clothes has never been higher. However, doing laundry every day seems like a waste of resources and time. Here’s where the Samsung AirDresser comes in. Designed to look like a closet, this device is capable of refreshing and sanitising your clothes with just air and steam. Samsung claims its capable of handling a variety of fabrics and comes with a dehumidification function, which draws the air from the room to extract moisture and keep the humidity at an ideal 50% to keep your wardrobe in ideal conditions.


Rs 3.3 lakh

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill refrigerator. Unlike most transparent refrigerators, this LG unit features a glass panel which can switch from opaque to transparent, with the help of two quick knocks. This slick feature allows users to check the contents without even opening the door. Other bells and whistles here include Wi-Fi connectivity, voice-control functionality with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, an ice dispenser and more. All of this comes bundled in neatly designed packaging, suitable for any kitchen.


Rs 21,999

With its flagship offering already in the market, OnePlus turned its focus towards the budget phone segment with the launch of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, which will be offered at Rs 19,999 for the 8GB+128GB model and Rs 21,999 for the 8GB+256GB model. Both pack the same 6.7-inch FHD LCD, with a 120Hz refresh rate. This affordable 5G offering runs on OxygenOS 13.1 and gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset. Powering all of this is a 5000mAh battery, with support for 67W fast charging. Meanwhile, the camera setup consists of a main 108MP primary sensor, and two 2MP macro and depth sensors, while selfies can be taken via the 16MP sensor at the front.


Rs 49,900

As temperatures rise and air quality deteriorates, it’s crucial to prioritise the air we breathe at home. The Dyson Pure Cool Tower Air Purifier offers a solution to both problems with its contemporary design that blends seamlessly into any decor while also purifying the air. The device comes equipped with a 350-degree oscillation feature and boasts the ability to capture pollutants as small as PM0.1, including bacteria and viruses. Additionally, the air purifier includes voice command capabilities and an array of sensors that adapt to changing air conditions, ensuring that your home’s air quality stays at optimal levels.


Rs 29,400

While there are dime a dozen portable Bluetooth speakers in the market, only a few come with the water resistance you may need at your next pool party. Featuring an impressive IP55 rating, the Bose SoundLink Revolve+ II offers a unique 360-degree design, which claims to spread deep, clear sound in every direction.

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