Google Pixel 2 and iPhone 7 at Rs. 39,999, ‘Biggest Ever’ iPhone X Sale, and More Mobile Deals in Flipkart Sale

Google Pixel 2 and iPhone 7 at Rs. 39,999, 'Biggest Ever' iPhone X Sale, and More Mobile Deals in Flipkart Sale

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pixel 2 offer includes a flat discount, apart from a card-based discount
  • Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days sale will be held from Thursday
  • There will also be discounts on iPhone 7 and Xiaomi Mi A1

The Google Pixel 2 is the company’s latest offering in the premium smartphone segment but the steep pricing has been putting off a lot of prospective buyers, especially in India. To woo back the pure Android lovers, Google and Flipkart are offering a major discount on the Pixel 2 during the latter’s Big Shopping Days sale, which starts on Thursday, December 7 and extends to Saturday, December 9. The Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale has a Mobile segment, and offers include discounts on the Xiaomi Mi A1, Redmi Note 4, popular iPhone models, as well as a limited stock sale of the iPhone X.

The Google Pixel 2’s base model will be available at Rs. 39,999 in Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days sale. This offer price will include a flat discount of Rs. 11,001 as well as a Rs. 10,000 discount that will be subject to card partners during the sale. Exchange offers with up to Rs. 18,000 discount will also be made available, and a BuyBack Guarantee of Rs. 36,500 has been announced.

 

Launched in India earlier this month, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the latest flagship smartphones by Google. The smartphones have high-end hardware that includes high-resolution 18:9 OLED display panels, Snapdragon 835 SoCs, 4GB RAM, 64GB and 128GB onboard storage.

Apart from the Pixel 2, the iPhone 7 will be available at Rs. 39,999 as well in the upcoming sale in limited stocks. The Xiaomi Mi A1 will come at a discount of Rs. 2,000 and cost Rs. 12,999 on Flipkart during the Big Shopping Days sale. As we mentioned, Flipkart’s sale next week will also see the iPhone X coming back in stock, in what the e-commerce platform is promoting as the “biggest-ever” sale of the handset in the country so far.

The Flipkart sale will also see the first release of Redmi 5A (Rs. 5,999), Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro (Rs. 13,999) and Infinix Zero5 (Rs. 19,999) in the Indian market.

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Codo Is a Pocket-Sized Washing Machine That Costs Only Rs. 3,999

Codo Is a Pocket-Sized Washing Machine That Costs Only Rs. 3,999

When Haier reached out to tell us about its new portable washing machine, we figured that there was some sort of mistake. It turns out though, that you really can make a pocket-sized washing machine that doesn’t empty your wallet either. The term washing machine – while literally accurate – is probably a little misleading, since it conjures up images of a drum you load clothes into.

The Haier Codo is a small, cylindrical device that can easily be carried in one hand. On one side, it has a water nozzle that is also a piston, and agitates the clothing it is applied to. You just hold it on top of a stain, and move it around a little to clean up any marks.

But how effective is a cleaning system that is smaller than a 500ml bottle of water? We got the Codo handheld washing machine a week ago, and have been trying it out in a number of different situations ever since. It’s not perfect, but there were some times where it really impressed us.codo_in_hand.jpgWhat’s it for?
The Codo isn’t really useful if you want something to was your clothes on an everyday basis. After a whole day’s use, you’re going to need a real washing machine to keep your clothes fresh. But think of all the times you’ve spilled a bit of food while eating, or you’ve been working and managed to spilled some coffee on your shirt.

We’ve all done it, and then instantly rushed to the washbasin to try and wash the mess off quickly before it ruins a shirt. Of course, as you probably remember, doing this is both difficult, because you’re probably trying to wrangle an entire shirt into the basin, and also inconvenient, because you’ll end up getting the whole shirt wet while trying to clean a few spots off.These are the problems that the Codo is trying to solve, and we have to say, it does a really good job of it.codo_in_box.jpgHow does it work?
The Codo is powered by 3 AAA batteries and weighs just 200gms, little over the weight of your smartphone. The batteries give it enough power for around 50 washes, depending on usage, and according to Haier, it can take between 30 to 120 seconds to clean up stains, depending on their nature and severity.

The top part, houses the batteries, and the power button. The lower part of the device is a water reservoir, which is capped by a small tube, which has several small holes. To fill the 200ml reservoir, you can unscrew the cleaning tube and then just hold the Codo under a tap for a few seconds. When you hold it up and press the power button, the tube starts to piston up and down, with small amounts of water coming out as well. You can either put liquid detergent into the Codo’s reservoir, along with the water, or just put a little detergent powder on stains directly.codo_cleaning_nozzle.jpgEssentially, this allows you to apply water without getting the whole piece of clothing wet, and the piston moving up and down agitates the cloth (at 700 beats per minute, Haier says), brushing the stain out. Basically, it’s like putting some water on your shirt, and then rubbing it by hand, only much easier, more effective, and less messy.

And… does it work?
Our testing process of the Codo started a little unexpectedly when a bit of dal from dinner wound up on a t-shirt. Without even taking it off, we were able to use the Codo to quickly remove the dal stain. It left a small wet patch on the T-shirt of course, but it was really easy to do and took less than a minute to completely clean the spot. The amount of water is minimal too, so it dried of quickly, and there were no marks or stains left.

A more formal testing process followed, which involved a few old handkerchiefs, and various different foodstuffs. Ketchup and sriracha sauce both proved to be tenacious opponents, but they were soon bested. Oil stains are more tricky, and if you managed to drop some deep fried stuff onto your shirt, then the stain isn’t going away as easily. Eventually we were able to get a satisfactory result, but it didn’t disappear completely.codo_washer.jpgThe gravy from chicken Manchurian was the second easiest stain to remove, but dal in particular proved to be no match for the Codo. Coffee, like oil, was hard to remove and a small mark remained even after using the Codo for a few minutes. Ink stains from a leaky ball pen defied all attempts at removal, and if you’re unlucky enough to get a pen that leaks in the middle of a business trip, you’ll just have to try and make up a funny story to tell everyone you get into a meeting with.

Should I get this?
Well, that depends. Sure, the Rs. 3,999 price tag you have to pay for this device is pretty reasonable, particularly if you’re frequently traveling for work, and consequently worried that spills and stains could seriously limit your wardrobe. If you’re someone who likes fancy gadgets and considers the price to be purely disposable, then don’t even think about it, just get the Codo because it is really effective.

For most of us though, it’s a little more money than you’d spend on just a whim. If you’re a stickler about how you present yourself, then it’s definitely worth getting the Codo. Spills are going to happen; once we ended up dipping our tie in a bowl of soup. It was a nice tie, and it ended up in the trash. The Codo could help in situations like that one.codo_box.jpgMore realistically, when you’re traveling, you won’t be carrying so many clothes, and even a small splotch on a formal shirt can leave you looking slovenly and unprofessional in meetings. It’s in these scenarios that the Codo could really shine; couple that with the fact that it uses AAA batteries which are easy to get anywhere in the world, and the Codo starts to look convenient for frequent travellers.

The Codo is also pretty easy to use, and since you’re only getting the spot where the stain was wet, you can go to your room, take off your shirt and clean it, and get back to wearing it in just a few minutes. We’re not sure how many people really need something like this, but we can see quite a few finding it convenient and useful nonetheless.

The Haier Codo is available via Snapdeal. The Codo has been launched at Rs. 3,999 but this will change to Rs. 4,999 after one month.

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Honor Holly 3 With Octa-Core Kirin 620 SoC, 13-Megapixel Camera Launched at Rs. 9,999

Honor Holly 3 With Octa-Core Kirin 620 SoC, 13-Megapixel Camera Launched at Rs. 9,999Honor Holly 3 With Octa-Core Kirin 620 SoC, 13-Megapixel Camera Launched at Rs. 9,999
HIGHLIGHTS
The smartphone is priced at Rs. 9,999
It packs a 3100mAh battery
It sports a 8-megapixel selfie camera as well
At the Honor 8 (Review) launch event, Huawei also launched the budget Honor Holly 3 smartphone in India. The smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel camera for selfies, and sports an octa-core processor as well. The Honor Holly 3 will be available for purchase at Rs. 9,999 in the country.

At the event, the company announced that the Honor Holly 3 is the first ‘Made in India’ smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer. As for specifications, the Honor Holly 3 features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s EMUI 4.1 on top. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz Kirin 620 octa-core CPU paired with 2GB RAM. It offers 16GB of internal storage with the option to further expand via the microSD slot (up to 128GB).

(Also see: Honor 8 Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More)

Coming to the camera, the Honor Holly 3 has a 13-megapixel rear BSI CMOS sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Additionally, there is also an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies with f/2.0 aperture. The Honor Holly 3 packs a 3100mAh battery, and has bundled in sensors like accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, compass, and G-sensor.
Connectivity options include 4G support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Driect, Wi-Fi hotspot, Micro USB, and Bluetooth v4.0. The Honor Holly 3 measures at 154×77.1×8.45mm and weighs 168grams. The smartphone will be made available in Black, White, and Gold colour options.

Apart from the Honor Holly 3, Huawei also launched the Honor 8 and Honor 8 Smart in India for Rs. 29,999 and Rs. 19,999 respectively.

Huawei Honor Holly 3 Huawei Honor Holly 3
KEY SPECS
NEWS
Display
5.50-inch
Processor
1.2GHz
Front Camera
8-megapixel
Resolution
720×1280 pixels
RAM
2GB
OS
Android 6.0
Storage
16GB
Rear Camera
13-megapixel
Battery capacity
3100mAh
See full Huawei Honor Holly 3 specifications
Also See
Flipkart
Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus (Grey, 16GB) – OFFER
Rs. 8,499
Flipkart
Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus (Gold, 16GB)
Rs. 8,999
Amazon
Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus (White, 16GB) –
Rs. 8,499
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Creative Aurvana ANC Headphones Launched at Rs. 10,999

Creative Aurvana ANC Headphones Launched at Rs. 10,999
HIGHLIGHTS
The Creative Aurvana ANC is priced at Rs. 10,999
The headset features active noise cancelling technology, but no Bluetooth
It’s powered by 40mm dynamic drivers, and uses a AAA battery for noise cancelling
Creative has launched its Aurvana ANC headphones in India. The headset features active noise cancellation technology and a noise-isolating around-ear fit for passive noise cancellation. The headphones are part of the Singapore-based electronics company’s premium Aurvana range of audio products, and are priced at Rs. 10,999. The product will be available exclusively on Amazon India starting this month.

The Creative Aurvana ANC headset features a lightweight design and plush leatherette memory foam ear-padding for enhanced comfort. The detachable 1.5m cable is braided for sturdiness and also comes with an in-line microphone and remote to control music and calls on a connected smartphone. Notably, the headset is not Bluetooth-enabled and cannot be used wirelessly. The active noise cancellation functionality does of course require power to run, and the headset can be used with a single AAA-type battery, which can run for a claimed period of up to 40 hours.

The active noise cancellation technology uses a multiple-microphone set up, where the Creative Aurvana ANC headset monitors the noise levels in the environment and creates an opposing frequency in your ears to cancel the noise. This can be used regardless of whether audio is being played through the Aurvana ANC. Noise reduction is claimed to be up to 18dB, and the headphones are powered by 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers with a frequency response range of 20-20,000Hz. Also included in the sales package is a hard carry-case, an airline adapter and a single AAA battery to use with the headset.
Creative had earlier launched the Sound Blaster Roar 2 wireless speaker, in a push to boost its presence in the high-value audio market. The Aurvana ANC is a part of a similar push, and hopes to compete with brands such as Bose and Sony in providing high-quality noise-cancelling headphones at a competitive price.

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