As we step into the month of April, we hear the familiar cry of the Koha or Koel bird. This signifies one thing. It’s the Avurudu season. Generally, this season is about spending time with your loved ones and also exchanging of goods in the hopes of gaining prosperity for the future ahead.
So what do gadgets and Avurudu have in common? Well, you can use this Avurudu season to your advantage to get some really cool gadgets for yourself (or get your relations to buy it for you). All the gadgets mentioned here are available at the time of publication and the places you can get them are noted as well. So let’s see what the month of April has in store for us in terms of gadgets.
Logitech M720 Triathlon
At first glance, the Logitech M720 looks like a mouse. It feels like a mouse and operates like a mouse. In fact, it is a mouse. But what sets it apart from other mice is what else you can do with it. For starters, it’s a wireless mouse so that means you won’t have any cables tangled up to mess up your clean tabletop.
The most noticeable feature is that the Logitech M720 can be used with up to three PCs or laptops at the same time. Using the device’s inbuilt Bluetooth connection, once paired with up to three devices, you can switch between the devices with the press of a button. So it’s like having the mouse plugged into three devices at the same time. In addition, using the Logitech Options software, you can actually copy and paste documents from these devices without the need to plug a portable storage device.
- Price: LKR 10,000/-
- Available at: Redline Technologies, Logitech authorized distributors.
Audio Technica ATH-CKR50IS Earphones with Mic
The ATH CKR50IS has been in the market for a while. It brings the audio quality that Audio Technica is known for and merges with the needs of mobile phone users. As such, apart from the excellent audio quality, you also get an inbuilt microphone to make and receive phone calls. The single button integrated controller allows you to play/pause music and videos and to also answer and end phone calls.
The earphones also have a brass stabilizer to improve the vibration dampening property that could damage the driver or make your music sound bad. It also has an L shaped connector making it easier on your smartphone so you don’t have anything jutting out.
- Price: LKR. 7,900 upwards
- Available at: Redline Technologies, Takas.lk
GOYO Fitness Tracker
Developed and manufactured on our very own soil, the GOYO Fitness tracker is essentially a fitness app and wearable that can track your heart rate, calories burnt, distance walked and even how long you’ve slept.
The app gives a level of gamification where the wearer can accept specific challenges and monitor the progress of these challenges. Complete the challenges and you can be rewarded with discounts from any one of Goyo’s partners including banks, restaurants, hotels, travel agencies, fitness advisors, and lifestyle brands. Compatible with both iOS and Android, the Goyo Fitness tracker operates via Bluetooth low energy as well.
- Price: LKR. 4,990/-
- Available at: Takas.lk, Goyo authorized resellers
TKKJ TK116W VITALITY Foldable RC Quadcopter
It certainly does look like a mouthful to pronounce. The Vitality is a quadcopter with an in-built wi-fi camera capable of capturing video at a resolution of 1280×720. It boasts a portable design with arms that can be folded inwards making the footprint half its size when fully stretched out. The Vitality also packs a bunch of features such as 3D rollover, low-voltage protection, one key automatic take off and return and a built-in 6 axis gyro for added stability when recording.
If you want to record footage using the gadget which is the Vitality quadcopter, all you need to do is to install the Wi-Fi Go app on to your smartphone and connect to the quadcopter. Once done, you can use your smartphone to see where the quadcopter is going.
In terms of shipping, you’re looking at anywhere between 2-4 weeks for the package to arrive at your doorstep. We’ve actually purchased a number of devices from these guys and their service has been prompt thus far.
- Price: $47.99USD (Approximately LKR 7461/-)
- Available at: GeekBuying
Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Smartwatch
A product of Huami, which is Xiaomi’s wearable device partner, the Amazfit is a smartwatch that features a built-in GPS along with an IP67 waterproof design. This means you can take the watch for a dip in the pool as well. It also sports a battery life of 11 days for basic use and approximately 5 days for regular use.
The Amazfit supports multiple sports recorders such as running time, heart rate, calories burnt and even altitude. The watch can also notify you of incoming calls, messages, emails, calendar events and weather notifications. The settings of the watch can be configured via the AMAZFIT Watch app available for both Android and iOS. In terms of connectivity, the Amazfit can connect to your smartphone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. While a bit on the expensive side and above the usual budget that we stick to, we felt that this gadget was actually a pretty good deal.
- Price: $172 (Approximately LKR 26,000/-)
- Available at: GeekBuying
Do you have any gadgets that you would like to tell the world about? Leave a comment below.