No Strings Attached: Gadgets
1. LG Photo Printer: We had high hopes from this product because it came with a tag and looked amazingly stylish, is disappointing to say the very least. The print was not precise even though the print size was just 2x3 inches. The product has everything else in place, now only if someone could convince them to improve print quality. The device can be paired through an app on your phone and is easy to use. It takes 12 seconds for a print and this one’s a real looker.
2. Iball Projector phone: It’s really no fun watching a movie on a small phone screen. This phone comes with an inbuilt projector, which projects images and videos as you would like them to be. It’s easy to operate, is affordably priced, runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1 and comes bundled with a tripod. The cameras aren’t even closely impressive, but everything else makes up for this loss.
3. Transcend StoreJet Cloud: This storage space works with all Wi-Fi enabled devices. It can even be connected to a computer through a cable and the files can be simply exchanged using drag and drop. Five devices can simultaneously stream data from this device and it can be completely operated through an app on iOS devices.
4. Portronics Bean: This wireless mouse enables users to customise the speed of the cursor. So if you are a photographer and need your cursor to move extremely slow, you can set the DPI at 500 and if you are a gamer you can increase the speed to 1750 DPI.
5. Epson PictureMate-PM245: This portable printer can print pictures in a 4x6 inch format. Even passport photos and identity card photos can be printed through it. In 37 seconds, this PictureMate produces pictures that would not lose quality for even 200 hundred years, as they are fade and smudge resistant. Users can also print pictures directly from their memory card, so you don’t even need to bother with a computer. It can print 10 pictures continuously, but the per print cost is `Rs 8.50-10, which is 25-35 per cent higher than studio rates. The second glitch is that it can’t be connected to an iPad, so it doesn’t really make sense if you are an Apple boy.
6. Epson Label Maker: It doesn’t really matter what type of label you want to create, this one comes handy. You get to choose from a huge range of symbols, frames, fonts, barcodes and tapes in a variety of styles, sizes and colours.
7. Portronics Pico II: This travel charger uses high-density lithium-ion battery cells that have enough juice to power up your 3G mobile phone for 10 hours and 2G devices for 19 hours. It fits in your palm and comes with a LED battery charge metre to remind you about the life left in the battery before the next charge. It can be charged through USB cables and also has a quick charge mode to speed up the process.
8. Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover: If you have to type a lengthy email, the iPad doesn’t really deliver the best typing experience, so this keyboard fills this gap. It does not just work well as a keyboard, but also comes across as a great cover. It attaches quickly and securely to the device, gives a more or less decent angle for screen viewing and delivers great battery back-up. Just don’t expect it to rival a hard case.
9. Epson DS30 Portable Scanner: This lightweight scanner (326 gms) is ideal for people who are always on the move, but in need of a good scanner. It can even scan your credit card, fits easily into a backpack and can be connected to a computer via USB cable.