Whether your idea of a winter vacation involves photographing snow-clad landscapes or staying snug in a luxury bed, we’ve got the answers. By Vaibhav Sharma
Apple Macbook Air (M1)
Even die-hard Windows fans will find their loyalties tested by Apple’s new Macbook range. The centrepiece is the new Apple M1 chip, which runs remarkably fast while sipping on power and staying cool. The fanless Macbook Air can actually hold its own against powerful desktops and its graphics performance can put machines with shame. From INR 92,900.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
There’s a flood of ‘true wireless buds’ in the market, but ones with active noise cancellation are few and far between. Striking looks and ANC apart, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live also has Qi wireless charging, touch sensors, 12mm drivers tuned by AKG, one-touch Spotify access, and Samsung’s proprietary Scalable Codec for high quality audio. INR 11,990.
3. FOOT WARMER
Beurer FWM 45 Foot Warmer
Grab a cup of hot chocolate and slip your feet into this electric foot warmer, and the world suddenly seems a brighter place. There’s also a two-speed massage function built in, and the soft fleece cover can be removed for easy cleaning. INR 4,398.
Nikon Z6 II
DSLRs might be great, but mirrorless cameras give you all that power in a more compact package. Nikon’s new Z6 II has got the specs a pro would need for shooting video (full-frame 4K recording) and stills (10fps RAW shooting). It’s weather-resistant and has some nice common sense features (remembers focus position on startup). INR 2,09,995 w/ 24-70mm lens.
5. SMART PLUG
Amazon Smart Plug
This is a device for those cold winter nights. It lets you remotely control home appliances with voice even as you stay tucked in bed. It also makes hidden power points so much more accessible that it’s a nifty gadget for the differently abled and senior citizens—and anyone who wants a smart home. INR 1,999.
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CAMERA
You’ll need a flagship Android device to use Adobe Photoshop Camera. And if you do have one, you’ll love this app! It’s pretty useful for taking ‘regular’ pics, but this app really shows its AI-powered chops for when you’re looking for something snazzy—it’s packed with loads of effects, trippy filters, and easy one-click fixes that make it great for Instagrammers.