GOING LOCAL
Travel+Leisure India|July 2021
Gadgets from around the world may be a click away, but there’s no dearth of smart, futuristic tech made by Indian companies either. Here are some local alternatives to your favourite imports.
VAIBHAV SHARMA

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

3. STREAMING DEVICE

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