Gadgets I own – Part 2

Continuing from Part 1 here.

Laptop

Apple MacBook Air

I earlier worked on HP 15-AY543TU 15.6-inch Laptop before it crashed due to a Windows update. I reluctantly shifted to Apple because using Windows and Android most of my life, I had to learn iOS from scratch. Though difficult to take up the speed, especially since I was working on a Windows laptop for work, I did manage to work around MacBook.

The link here takes you to the latest version of the Apple MacBook Air.

  • Apple-designed M1 chip for a giant leap in CPU, GPU, and machine learning performance
  • 18 hours of battery life
  • 8-core CPU delivers up to 3.5x faster performance
  • Up to eight GPU cores with up to 5x faster graphics
  • 16-core Neural Engine for advanced machine learning
  • 8GB of unified memory
  • Superfast SSD storage
  • Fanless design for silent operation
  • 33.78cm (13.3-inch) Retina display with P3 wide color
  • FaceTime HD camera with advanced image signal processor

Watch

I am a hoarder of watches, especially analogue ones, but I will list only the top two I currently use.

Fossil Analogue Watch

My mother gifted this one on the occasion of Rakshabandhan. It is a festival to celebrate the bond between sisters & brothers.
This is my fancy show-off wear watch which I very specifically choose when to wear.

  • Dial Color: Rose Gold, Case Shape: Round
  • Band Color: Rose Gold, Band Material: Stainless Steel
  • Watch Movement Type: Quartz, Watch Display Type: Analog
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel, Case Diameter: 34 millimeters
  • 2 years international warranty
Titan Connected X Hybrid Smartwatch

This one I took from Dad.
We had bought this for him, but he wasn’t comfortable using, maybe because of frequent charging or the corners of the metal dial poking in the skin (something I faced too). But I chose it for all its benefits – steps count, heart rate, calorie meter, and many more. I have listed them below.

  • Full touch smartwatch with a 1.2″ display along with Heart rate monitor. Interchangeable strap option (mesh strap & silicone strap)
  • The watch has Analog hands and offers up to 3 days of battery life for the smart features and an extended 30 days of battery life with the Analog feature.
  • Track your vitals including Activity level and sleep quality with the in-built trackers.
  • Get Notification on Social media updates, E-mail, weather, sleep tracking, SMS and call alert
  • Customizable watch faces including your own pictures from your phone gallery. Music & Camera Control.
  • Case Material Type: Stainless steel; Dial Shape: Round;Case Diameter : 44.4 mm; Strap Color & Material : Copper Brown Stainless steel mesh strap & Black Silicone strap Strap; Strap Width: 22 mm
  • Strap Color & Material: Two straps Option – Brown Stainless steel mesh strap & Black Silicone strap; Strap Width: 22 mm
  • Year of Warranty: 1 year including battery (excluding straps). 3 ATM water resistance
  • Connectivity – Your wearable is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones, specifically with Android version 6.0 and iOS version 9.0 and above. All devices have Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy. Titan connected X app on Android & iOS

Fitness

Fitbit Charge HR

Another gift that failed.
I had got for my brother on his birthday, considering he was a fitness freak. I assumed he would like wearing a strap on his hand all the time, every time. I was wrong, obviously.
It is definitely uncomfortable. I got to know this when I started wearing it. I wore it religiously, though. I took it off only when bathing. I even had it while sleeping, so I could monitor my sleep.
And after years of wear (and tear), the silicone strap starts scraping off the edges; the screen starts leaving its place. I had to give it up.
However, I still swear by the battery backup it provided.

  • PurePulse heart rate
  • Activity tracking
  • Auto sleep + Silent alarm
  • Exercise mode + SmartTrack
  • Caller ID
  • OLED display

Kindle

Kindle Paperwhite

My gift to myself on my birthday!
I was an avid reader in school, which lagged off when I moved to college. Hence I had to get back to my old reading self.
I have read many books on the Kindle but reading a book on paper and print is a different experience altogether. And nothing can beat that, hands down!

Linked here the latest version of the Kindle Paperwhite available now

  • High-resolution display with 300 ppi – reads like real paper. Unlike tablets, no screen glare, even in bright sunlight
  • Built-in adjustable light – read day and night
  • A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours
  • Holds thousands of books. Choose from new releases and bestsellers, including the largest digital selection of bestsellers in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, and Malayalam.
  • Lighter than a paperback, holds thousands of books

It turned out to be a pretty long post for someone who doesn’t enjoy technology.

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