1. ELECTRIC SCOOTER
Ather 450X Homegrown renewable energy startup Ather has been making waves with its electric scooters. The 450X is stylish, eco-friendly, and futuristic. Features include a 116-km range, dual disc brakes, an 80kmph top speed, a 0-40kmph time of 3.3 seconds, and an onboard Android-based infotainment system with a 7” touchscreen, Google Maps, 4G LTE, and Bluetooth for calls and music. Ather also bundles a home charging point (0-80 per cent charge in 3.5 hours!). ₹1,44,500; atherenergy.com
2. WIRELESS EARBUDS
BoAT Airdopes 701 ANC BoAt is now billed as the world’s fifth-largest wearable brand. These Bluetooth earbuds feature fast charging (an hour’s worth of playback from a five-minute charge), 28 hours of usage, IPX7 splash resistance, Type-C charging, a low-latency mode for gaming, and of course, Active Noise Cancellation. ₹3,990; boat-lifestyle.com
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