Technology majors such as Samsung, Google, Acer, Xiaomi, Garmin, and Asus, among others launched a new line of phones, laptops, and related accessories such as smartwatches and more this week (August 2-August 8).
DH’s Gadgets Weekly edition lists the latest prominent personal technology products to keep you abreast of everything that’s happening in the world of consumer electronics.
Xiaomi Mi TV stick The new Mi TV Stick comes in a compact and lightweight design (28.5 gms, 92.4 x 30.4mm). It offers full HD resolution content when connected to the internet on any television. It supports Dolby and DTS audio compression technologies promising rich audio for a cinema-like experience. Inside, the Mi TV Stick comes equipped with a quad-core Cortex A53 processor backed by 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage, one HDMI port, Micro USB port and Bluetooth 4.2.
It supports Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Hungama Play, Zee5, Aha Entertainment and several other Over-The-Top streaming apps. In total, it is compatible with 5000 applications and games on Google Play store. The package comes with a Bluetooth-enabled remote with dedicated buttons for Netflix and Prime Video comes alongside the Mi TV Stick, making thousands of films and shows available for consumers with just one click. Also, it comes with Google Assistant and Chromecast built-in in addition to innovation for India features such as Data saver, which will help the user have control over Internet data consumption. It costs 2,799 in India.
Garmin Instinct Tactical Edition
Notable features of new GPS smartwatch include Jumpmaster (designed for experienced skydivers, particularly those in the military. It provides detail information for speed of descent and altitude), Dual Position Format-Access projected waypoint and a dual-format GPS coordinate data page that supports the display of MGRS, degree/ minutes/seconds & more.
It can track monitors heart rate, activity, and stress throughout the day to keep track of the user’s daily activity level. Equipped with preloaded activity profiles, users can enjoy running, biking, swimming, and more. It also has mission-specific training options, including Jumpmaster and a preloaded tactical activity.
Shinco’s new smart TVs
Shinco India launched a new line of smart TVs in sizes 43-inch (full HD), 49-inch (4K UHD), and 55-inch (4K UHD) and is now available on Amazon.
The new Shinco 43-inch LED Smart TV SO43AS (Black) comes with full HD (1920x1080p), refresh rate: 60Hz, viewing Angle: 178 degrees, connectivity: 3 HDMI Ports to connect a set-top box, Blu Ray players, gaming console, 2 USB Ports to connect hard drives and other USB devices, Bluetooth connectivity, 1 optical Output to connect high-end soundbars, AV receivers, speakers, 1 Ethernet Port, WiFi, sound: 20 Watts output, stereo box speakers, surround sound, display: A+ Grade Panel, Quantum Luminit Technology and 1.07 billion colours, smart features: 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, Android 8.0 with Uniwall, A53 – Quad-core processor, OTA updates, free live news Streaming, 1,500,000+ Hours of Content, 7000+ free movies in 16 different languages and multiple genres, content discovery engine, E-Share for iOS and Android – screen mirroring. It costs Rs 18,199 but can be grabbed for Rs 16,699 for a limited time on Amazon.
Shinco 49-inch Smart LED TV SO50QBT (Black) 2020 model comes with 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160), refresh Rate: 60Hz, viewing angle: 178 degrees, connectivity: 3 HDMI Ports to connect set top box, Blu Ray players, gaming console, 2 USB Ports to connect hard drives and other USB device, 1 Optical Audio Output to connect high end soundbars, AV receivers/speakers , 1 Ethernet Port, smart features : 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, Android 9.0 with Uniwall, A55 Quad core Processor, OTA Updates, Certified Apps (Cloud TV Certified AOSP) 1500000+ hours of content free live news Streaming, 1,500,000+ Hours of Content, 7000+ free movies in 16 different Languages and multiple genres, content discovery engine, E-Share for iOS and Android – screen mirroring, 7000+ Free Movies from 16 different Languages and multiple genres with MOVIEBOX App , Bluetooth connectivity, inbuilt Wifi, sound: 20 Watts output, box speakers, dbx-tv Technology, surround sound, display: A+ Grade LED Panel, Quantum Luminit Technology, HDR 10, 1.07 billion colours. It costs Rs 24,250 but can be grabbed for Rs 25,999 for a limited time on Amazon.