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10 Tech Launches To Watch Out For This Summer

April 21, 2017 | by Japleen Kaur

With a new gadget showing its face in the market almost every day, we know for a fact that 2017 will be a great year for tech. In fact, April itself has had amazing launches, ones we’re already lusting after.

And if you are one of those who saves her salary to buy the next cool gadget, then this article will pretty much sort you out. From the latest smartphones to an alcohol sensor that you can wear on our wrist, there is something to meet everyone’s fancy.

Scroll down and let me know which one you will splurge on! My favourite is no. 8 🙂


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1. Polaroid Pop

From the company that brought back the game of instant images, comes another wonder that may just give digital cameras a run for their money. Polaroid Pop comes with a 3.97-inch touchscreen LCD display that will help you navigate and frame shots, just like you do on your phone.

With storage of around 128GB, it can record HD quality videos too. It has both Bluetooth and WiFi options that enable people to connect to the Polaroid Pop app easily, and in turn, edit photos or add filters.

The gadget will launch sometime in September, so it’s a long but a worthwhile wait!



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2. Xiomi Mi 6

Xiomi always comes out with phones that you can totally rely on and the Mi 6 looks like it is here to stay. Though it doesn’t have any particular new features that stand out, for a price of around Rs 29,000, it is definitely worth it.

And it comes with good looks — in a gorgeous blue and stunning gold, it will make heads turn. Also, kickass dual cameras in portrait mode (just like an iPhone) ensure that you get the best pictures.

The phone will hit the markets at the end of May.


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3. Misfit Vapor Watch

Said to launch in ‘late summer’, this is one smart watch that everyone wants on their wrists. It was earlier announced that the software watch will be compatible with both iOS and Android, but now they have decided to go the single route with Android Wear 2.0.

The Vapor comes with a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, 4GB of memory, and is water resistant up to 50 meters. For fitness maniacs, it comes with a heart rate monitoring system.


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4. Milo Sensors Proof Band

Bye, bye breath analysers! Hello, alcohol analysing bands!

Now just wear the Fitbit of alcohol on our wrist and check how much more you can drink. Yes, it is basically designed to keep a tab on your alcohol levels. And unlike breath analysers, where you have to wait for 20 minutes to see the result, this one is instant.

Perfect gift? Thought so. But the pre-order will only start sometime later this season.



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5. Samsung Galaxy S8

The phone that is rolling out on May 5 is already creating a lot of buzz, especially for its curvy bod and looks that could kill. Though it is a little expensive, it is one of the best phones ever invented.

And if you want to know more, read here.



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6. HP Pavilion x 360

HP recently revised their budget-friendly Pavilion series and, with the new design, it is hot on the radar again. The x360 line now comes in 11.6-inch, 14-inch, and 15.6-inch versions and is one of the best when it comes to convertibles.

The gadget now has pen support and a stylus in the box. It will be available worldwide from May or early June.



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7. JBL Pulse 3

Party people, listen up! There is a new speaker in town and it has the potential to take the energy several notches higher. It can wirelessly connect to 2 phones at a time, so that you can take turns to play the music. At any point, it will give you play time of 12 hours.

The 36o degree light show produces the perfect disco effect according to the beats of the song you play — even underwater!



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8. LG Ultrafine 5k Monitor

Following on the lines of an Apple monitor, this one one has the USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port and way more pixels than the Apple monitor. The set up is pretty simple, and has a plug and play format — all you have to do is connect the computer via the port.

Since Macbooks support the Thunderbolt 3, it works well, but can cause a bit of a problem with Windows computers.



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9. Fujifilm Instax Square

This May, go beyond your regular cameras and opt for Instax Square. This is the next big thing for Instagrammers. With 1,920×1,920-pixel images, it can store up to 50 images in the memory card. You can edit photos on the screen provided and add filters too.

This adorably cute camera is just 4 inches in length and has to be on everyone’s tech buy list.


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10. Willow Breast Pump

Soon to be available, these pumps will keep your hands free and pump all the milk for you. New mothers, this is a blessing for you.

With the Willow Breast Pump, you can go about doing your normal work, while the pump sits comfortably in your bra and does all the work for you. What’s more, you can connect it to an app with the same name that will tell you how much milk you have pumped and how much more you need.

A little difficult to get used to? Agreed, but so convenient.

Japleen Kaur

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