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They say men are from Mars and women from Venus. Usually in Hollywoodmovies, we find that the Martians are more technologically advanced from us. I may hereby not be wrong to generalize and infer that Men are more tech savvy and hence Gadget friendly, than their female counterparts. Gadgets are any sort of device, irrespective of sizes andfunctionality, which makes tedious jobs easier and are helpful to us. At times, they are play things and at other times they are plain showoff!! But never the less, I could not resist this topic for the Top 10 Gadgets, I would like to discuss about with my readers. Today we are surrounded by all sorts of gadgets ranging from Ultra books, Thumb Drives, Cars (Yeah they r Gadgets on Wheels), Smart phones, Smart HD TV, wrist watches that tell you your heart rate and blood pressure levels, micro music players, Split Jacks for multiple charge points and headphones, USB port extenders/ sorters, Emergency Battery Chargers, LED Torch Light and Swiss military Knives etc. But I prefer to bring to you only those which caught my eyeballs. Read through and leave back your comments.

Fuji Film X Pro 1:  Inter changeable Lenses Cameras are very sophisticated and usually preferred by professionals. This is supposedly, Fuji Films first attempt at ILC class of Cameras, expected to arrive by year end with 3 Lenses. 9 more lenses would be launched within the next 2 years. Leica Lenses Mount would make it more attractive, but what is the best this is the Aluminum Slab Body with synthetic leather and the precision milled knobs and dials are operated on feather light soft touch and are made of magnesium base. This is one kool Camera to carry around and show off if you are not into photography. But then as they say, every monkey with a Camera thinks himself to be a ace photographer 😉
Sharp’s Freestyle Aquos TV: Sharp has come out with a ultra thin and light carry anywhere 20”-60” (diagonally) range of TV which receives HD video over WiFi . The 20” TV has a handle and a battery self integrated for mobility and portability. With this one Gadget, you can carry your TV anywhere and put it according to your choice, with out worrying about wires and connections. Next time you have a fight with your wife just before the cricket match, you know what to grab along with a packet of chips and the usual pillow and blanket 🙂

  1. Dish Network’s Hopper:  This is a basic DVR/ Tuner set top box just like the others available in the market, but then it has 2TB internal drive, which means 2000 hours of recordings. Its attractive feature is the “Prime Time Anytime” app, which automatically records up to 4 major preset channels at the same time and stores it for 8 days. So, now with it hopefully, the fight for the remote would be lesser now. But the best feature in it is Zigbee , which is a wireless Remote Control finder. So next time, someone hides the remote from you or it is lost in the pillows and sheets, you know where and how to find it.

 Griffin 20:  It is basically for Boom Music Lovers on the move. Griffin’s 20 is a Streaming Audio Device with a 20 watt amplifier and a left and right output stereo and a Sub Woofer, with a kool lovely white Dail knob in the middle. All you need to do is to connect it to your I pod, I pad, Apple Airport express or your simple computer and laptop system and turn your dull hotel room into a happening mood swinging music bar. Traveling can then be so much better.

  1. Lenovo Yoga: One cannot complete a Gadget List without a system involved. Yoga is basically much like your traditional Desktop mode. But the fun begins thereafter. It’s all captive touch screen interface. Windows 8 is preloaded with this being Microsoft’s serious take on desktops after a long time.13” folding laptops and ultrabooks are with complete touch screen. Touch is the new way to go.

Tobii Gaze:  You think Touch is the new In?? Think again. Tobii has come up with a Eye Tracking technology which it claims will change the future. Financial analysts need no longer endure multiple clicks data search from multitude of data available on screen for them. Imagine Surgeons and Doctors, having access to various data without having to speak out for it, while their hands are busy operating the patient. This technology claims to be beyond touch. The user just has to target objects/files on screen just by-Hold your Breath- Looking at them.  Yes you read me right. Expected to arrive in the market by 2013.

Nokia Lumia 900:  Another masterpiece from one of the basic gadgets of these days. Nokia has finally arrivedwith Microsoft Windows Phone which is LTE compatible and 3G and 4G enabled. The 4.3 inch Gorilla glass (scratch resistant) screen phone also has a-1840mAH battery for looonger battery life in order to sustain 4G networking. Both front and back Cameras are superb with 28 mm f/2.2 lens in back for wide angle clicks and f/28 in front for live video calls. The touch aspect and the body finish are an Add-on to make it irresistible.

  1. Sony Network Media Player: After smart phones, its time for Smart TVs. Sony’s Network Media Player TV comes with full internet connectivity, and is powered by Google which streams online videos and content from preloaded sites like Netflix, HBO Go, etc. It can be controlled by iOS or even an Android Smart phone. Its just like the rest of the breed. But what caught my attention was its exclusive remote Control. It’s a full backlit QWERTY keypad enabled on back side for easier browsing and a normal traditional buttons with a sensor track pad on the front. Coming soon this summer, its time TV companies changed the way the TV is remote controlled

.OLPC XO3:  Marvell and OLPC have successfully collaborated to create this tablet, which unlike the rest is supposed to be far more cheaper than the ones available in the market. To be priced at $100, to fulfill One Laptop Per Child’s mission, it has a Linux Based OS, a Laptop processor and rugged design, which supports recharge
through its solar panel or a hand crank. This low end yet smooth operator has just one major glitch- an enthusiastic production support partner! With the features and the looks, it seems to be a great handy Tab made for everyone- with or without money! Yes, we in India and maybe in China we can get better priced tabs but the sustainability and solar recharge (no idea how much efficient it is), this seems to be able to beat the race.

PhotoJoJo: Interesting little pieces of Lens which comes in Trio and is real useful for people who consider lesser bag gages and lesser sophistication when it comes to photography. On a tour or a adventure trip, we usually carry our smart phone but find Large sophisticated cameras with bigger sensitive lens to be a pain. For amateur photography enthusiast, these Lenses snugly fit over your smart phones and mobiles to give it wider range of photo shoot options. At their sizes they are weightless baggage and mighty useful too. There is 2X telephoto lens, a 180 degree fish eye lens and a 0.68x Wide angle Lens which seems to complete all requirements of the handicapability of a smart phone being made into a camera on trips.

Hope I have not bored you enough to not come back for more.. Read on and revert back for more interesting updates.