Weekly gadgets: Asus ExpertBook B1400 laptop, Panasonic Toughbook S1 and more

Tech companies like Asus, Panasonic, Philips, Godrej, and Soundcore, among others, launched new laptops, refrigerators, accessories and more this week (December 20-26).

DH’s weekly Gadgets edition lists the latest top personal tech products to keep you up to date with all the fun in the world of consumer electronics.

Asus ExpertBook B1400 Laptop Series
The new Asus laptop features durable military grade construction with MIL-STD-810H specification. It features an aluminum cover, ErgoLift, and a 180 degree flat hinge. It weighs around 1.45kg and stands 19.2mm tall with an 84% screen-to-body ratio.

It also has a 14-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080p) LED-backlit IPS display, 16: 9 aspect, anti-glare display, 250 nits brightness, vision technology 178-degree wide, one-key power-on with fingerprint sensor, shielded 720p HD webcam with microphone, dedicated TPM 2.0, Kensington lock, 3-cell 42 Wh Li-ion polymer battery and NumberPad precision touchpad 2.0 and optional backlit keyboard, plus standard features.

The new ExpertBook B1400 also features Asus’ proprietary two-way AI noise cancellation technology and software that uses machine learning to eliminate background noise, both in single presenter and multi-presenter mode. presenter.

Asus ExpertBook B1400. Credit: Asus India

As for physical connectivity, it includes USB-C 3.2 with display output and power, VGA, HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, USB 2.0, Gigabit LAN and audio combo jack.

Inside, it runs Windows 10 Home / Pro (upgradable to Windows 11 operating system), backed by an 11th Gen Intel Core processor paired with powerful Iris Xe integrated graphics. It’s backed by dual heat pipe cooling for consistent high performance, optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics, up to 48GB of expandable RAM, and hybrid storage (PCIe 3.0 SSD + SATA HDD) up to 2TB. price starts at Rs 32,490.

The company offers three processor options: Intel Core i7-1165G7 with Intel Xe Graphics, Intel Core i5-1135G7 with Intel Xe Graphics, and Intel Core i3-1115G4 with Intel UHD Graphics.

Philips 3-in-1 Multifunctional Air Purifier with Heater
The new Philips 3-in-1 purifier is equipped with a 3-layer HEPA filtration system that promises to remove 99.95% of particles as small as 0.003 µm and clean the air of viruses, allergens, pollutants and more. 350 degree rotating fan. can distribute clean air throughout the room.

The company claims that the air purifier’s purifying function is suitable for a room size up to 215 square feet. The company claims that the purification performance of up to 165m3 / h of clean air flow (CADR) is driven by an optimal 360-degree air intake design and outstanding ultra-fine particle filtering efficiency. .


Philips 3-in-1 multifunctional air purifier with heater. Credit: Philips

The purifier also comes with a three speed setting to choose from fan levels: 7.5 W, 15 W and 25 W or 3 speed heat levels: 1250 W, 1500 W and 2200 W and 3 levels of adjustment for light control and display, providing more control to consumers. The Philips 3-in-1 air purifier is priced at Rs 32,995.

Soundcore Infinity soundbar
It comes with a built-in Dual Bass port with a sleek and sleek design with a premium black finish.

With 100W RMS, the soundbar enhances all aspects of entertainment – whether it’s your living room or your dedicated entertainment room, it promises to deliver a cinema-like experience while watching movies. The portable device delivers balanced 360-degree sound and deep bass for movies, music, and other entertainment sessions.


Soundcore Infinity soundbar. Credit: Soundcore

The soundbar comes with two premium subwoofers, mid-range speakers and tweeters paired with two bass reflex ports to work in tandem with impressive amplifiers to deliver crisp sound and depth.

In addition, the sound bar is equipped with three film, music and dialogue modes, allowing personalized acoustics for a rewarding experience. Switch to sound, depending on the mood, whether it’s with pulsating bass or a well-balanced balanced mode. It costs Rs 9,999.

Panasonic Toughbook S1
It features a 7.0 inch WXGA (800x900p) IPS LCD display with drop resistance rating. It can survive a drop of 1.5 meters and be able to operate in varying temperatures of -20 degrees and 50 degrees Celsius.
Under the hood, it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, Adreno 512 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC 5.1, and 3,200mAh with extended cell capacity, which will further increase the capacity of 5,580mAh to ensure longer battery life. There is a single 13MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera.


Panasonic Toughbook S1. Credit: Panasonic

Connectivity features include 4G LTE, dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.1, NFC, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone port and port replicator. It costs Rs 98,000.

AnkerWorks PowerConf C300 AI-powered camera
It comes with AI color adjustment function, which can shine in low light or dark condition. The C300 webcam promises to provide perfect lighting even in inconsistent conditions with automatic white balance. Color, skin tone and contrast are displayed with face-to-face realism, regardless of the lighting in the room.

Plus, HDR technology with AI exposure automatically focuses on people or objects in just 0.35 seconds. Autofocus AI shows every detail of the latest samples and prototypes without waiting for the focus to catch up.


AnkerWorks PowerConf C300 AI powered camera. Credit: AnkerWorks

The PowerConf C300 webcam comes with two ultra-sensitive microphones. Both microphones work in conjunction with active noise cancellation so callers can only hear the user’s voice instead of disturbing background noise. With four types of settings and an adjustable field of view, PowerConf C300 can be placed anywhere while in use. Download the Anker Work app to choose from four meeting modes and tailor the use to each unique need with personalized settings. It costs Rs 9,999.

Inbase Urban Fab smartwatch
It is specially designed for the 5-15 age group. It comes with 10 alarms to remind them of their daily activities such as getting up early, having breakfast, time to go to school, homework, play time, time spent with family, time to sleep and other routines of the day.

The new smartwatch also comes with 4 built-in games namely 2048, Candy Crush, Maze and Fly a Plane. Urban Fab Teen is backed by an IP68 rating and is water resistant, so even with one of those frequent cola / juice accidental spills.


Urban Fab Inbase smart watch. Credit: Inbase

It also has several health features like heart rate, sleep tracking, walking and running, etc. so that you can monitor your child’s health without actually taking them to the doctor.

The watch can extend for 7 days with normal and steady working time and 14 days in standby mode. It costs Rs 5,499. But, as part of the festive launch offer, it is made available for Rs 2,999, but only for a limited time.

To help parents keep track of their kids and not abuse the smartwatch, it comes with a child lock feature. This means that parents can set a lock for the watch with a password.

Godrej Security Camera
The new SeeThru Color NV + from Godrej is available in two variants: an indoor Mini Dome color camera and an outdoor Bullet color camera. The SeeThru Color NV + range comes with color night vision, backlight compensation, ultra-low light support, and more. The Dome camera is at Rs 4,099 and the Bullet camera is at Rs 4,399.


Indoor Mini Dome Color Camera and Outdoor Bullet Color Camera. Credit: Godrej

WK Life power banks
WK Life has launched three: HP-067 Luxury, WP-004 and WP-133. They are provided with protection functions against excessive currents, overheating and overloading when using the devices. The integrated circuit provides overcurrent / voltage protection for the phone battery.


WK Life power banks. Credit: WK Life

The Wk Life HP-067 Luxury and the Wk Life WP-133 are equipped with a battery capacity of 10,000mAh, while the Wk Life WP-004 has 2,400mAh. Power banks boost features like fast charging technology and USB Type-C charging. Newly launched devices can be purchased through online and offline stores with prices starting at Rs 499.

Godrej’s new refrigerator
The new series of Godrej refrigerators are equipped with nanodisinfection technology. They have a special Anti-Germ Nano coating in the air duct. As air passes through the duct, it is disinfected and as it circulates. This controls microbial activity in the closed refrigerator compartment, further disinfecting food surfaces in the refrigerator.

Godrej’s proprietary technology has been tested (in a NABL accredited laboratory) to ensure 100% duct-level surface sterilization and an average of over 95% surface disinfection of food against germs.


The new Godrej refrigerators with nano disinfection technology. Credit: Godrej

24-hour food surface disinfection laboratory tests were conducted against a selected set of common germs like E-Coli, Salmonella, etc. and on different foods – exposed tomato, exposed bread, curds, and sliced ​​apple – things commonly found in the refrigerator.

The marked reduction in microbial activity helps ensure better preservation of food, keeping it fresher and healthier for longer. Unlike regular refrigerators which reduce microbial growth with cooling, disinfection technology goes one step further by sanitizing the air in the refrigerator and therefore the exposed food surfaces from any germs that might be there.

The new Godrej refrigerators are available in a capacity of 244 to 350 liters starting at Rs 29,000.

U & i Prime Shuffe 3 neck warmer
With 150mAh battery capacity, it promises up to 15 hours of music listening and up to 20 hours of talk time. If not used at all, the standby time is up to 400 hours.
The new Prime Shuffle 3 neck strap is well suited and fully charges in 30 minutes with a Micro USB charging type.


U & i Prime Shuffe neck warmer 3. Credit: U & i

Besides, it supports fast charging. A charge of just 10 minutes can provide up to 5 hours of battery life. It supports 10 meters range of wireless connectivity. It costs Rs 2,699.

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