Good-looking gadgets worth buying
Good looks combined with great technology can often be an expensive combination and most think it absolutely necessary. But these gadgets offer great functionality at affordable rates.
Who says you have to settle for second best just because you don’t want to spend much. With these gadgets you can have style as well as function. Check them out.
These headphones from Skullcandy not only look good but sound good too. The black-gold variant of the Aviator is edgy, but also has a great feminine touch and ranks high on the fashion scale. The over-ear headphones weigh less than 500g and deliver excellent bass sound quality without compromising on the high notes. The memory foam is an added bonus, as after a while, it will take the shape of your ears, for the perfect fit.
From diamond-encrusted phones to ones with literal curves, there are several phones that have a wow factor, but not all of them are very functionally sound. That’s why we like Motorola’s Moto E. It may be a budget model, but still manages to deliver good specs. With 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage space and a 5MP camera there’s not much more you can ask. Then there’s its 4.3-inch screen protected by Gorilla Glass 3, Android KitKat and a 1.2GHz, dual-core processor.
You can’t write a list of good-looking gadgets and not include Apple. While all their products are well-designed, the iPod Nano is extra cute. The Nano is as thin as a credit card and features the popular ‘shake to change’ feature that we’ve always loved about the music player. It is accompanied by the new EarPods and with the upgrade in screen size from the ridiculous 7th generation version (we’re so glad to have the candy bar back), you can also play videos. Available in seven colours, this tiny gadget is perfect for all your music needs.
As far as wearable fitness gear goes, there is nothing that can beat the Nike Fuelband at the moment, when it comes to looks or specifications. The sleek, bracelet-like band will sit pretty on your hand while tracking your daily activities. Nike has a rose-gold version that we’re already lusting over, but even the regular version is quite a stunner. All you have to do is sync it to the phone application, set a daily goal and watch as it gives you a complete report on your physical and fitness activities.
Price Rs11,000 onwards
Sony Smartwatch 2
Finally, a smartwatch that looks and functions as a watch. Well, primarily. The Sony Smartwatch 2 has a sexy, sleek design that can be customised. You can choose from leather and steel straps, in a variety of colours. From reading your notifications to answering calls and managing music, the watch is rich in features and good value for money, although it is expensive.
Price Rs12,000 onwards