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    Leica M Monochrom
    Leica’s Black & white master camera, the Monochrom, has a new iteration Typ – 246. A new 24MP CMOS full-frame sensor improves image quality dramatically. It also records 1080p video at 24/25 fps. Rs 4.77 lakhs. leica.com

    Microsoft’s new search site just needs a pic with a face and can tell, using algorithms, how old the person “possibly” is. Now how much fun is that? how-old.net

    TomTom Bandit
    Navigation Gurus TomTom now have an action-cam called Bandit which not only records everything clearly, but also allows you to edit, share and connect seamlessly. A 16Mp sensor allows great stills and 1080p/4K footage. It’s also waterproof up to 50m.
    Packed  with a GPS, gyro, barometer, motion and BT. tomtom.com

    Tesla Powerwall
    The Powerwall is a battery intended for the home which charges either from Solar panels or from the grid. Since it’s small, automated and easy to install it’s ideal for every house. Multiple batteries may also be installed together for greater energy needs. Available in the US this summer. Rs 2.2 lakhs for the 10kWh model.

    Sony Cassette/CD/Radio
    For all those of us who’ve still hung on to old cassettes, Sony’s all-in-one CFD-S07CP may be a life-saver. It plays your old tapes, old CDs and even MP3s. There’s also an FM tuner and an Audio-in Jack. Remember “Mega Bass” ? It has that, too! sony.co.in

    Victorinox Inox RED
    The super sturdy I.N.O.X. now comes in a red dialled version with a red rubber strap. If you want a sporty watch for rough use, this is it. victorinoxwatches.com

    Toshiba Canvio Aeromobile
    This light and wireless SSD is portable and durable. Try the 128GB version. toshiba.com

    Porsche Design Timepiece 1
    Limited to 500 pieces, the Timepiece 1 is the first watch made by Porsche design and comes in a Titanium case with a Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement. It’s also COSC certified and costs only Rs 3.5 lakhs. porsche-design

    Ashok Pandian


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