Check out these high-end gadgets worth every penny you pay for them
A home projector which goes beyond full HD, a curved TV that’s just 4mm thick, a Porsche-stamped BlackBerry, Harry Winston special edition watches and the one and only Mac Pro.
We list out what makes these gadgets worth your money:
LG curved OLED 55EA9800
Price: Rs 9,99,000
This TV is just 4.3mm thick and has an edge-toedge screen and a carbon fibre back panel. Thanks to the very prominent curve, it dazzles any onlooker, even when switched off. The OLED technology results in an immeasurable amount of difference in contrast between the lightest and darkest pixel on the screen.
The curvature, X however, could be deemed more superficial: Some say the curve matches the curvature of our eyes, drawing the viewer in. Whatever the case may be, it works superbly.
Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K Projector
Price: Rs 14,99,900
Sony’s flagship home theatre projector is the first in the world to offer 4K technology (4096 x 2160 pixels) — roughly four times higher than full HD. It can display 3D content when used with active shutter 3D glasses which are available separately. The 3D tech, though in competition with other projection techs like 3LCD and DLP, produces results that are more lifelike, with better colour and contrast. There’s no need to fiddle with dials if the projector is mounted on the ceiling since it has powered zoom and focus which you can adjust using the remote
> Dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1
> 2,000 lumens light output
> Dual HDMI inputs.
Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9982
Price: Rs 1,45,000
While the hardware remains untouched save for a memory upgrade, the Porsche Design version looks completely different and uses premium materials. Instead of the usual polycarbonate shell, it uses satin finish stainless steel. It has a panel handwrapped in Italian leather instead of the usual plastic back panel. A few changes in the interface differentiate it from the regular Z10. It has a BBM PIN, that’s unique to the series.
More than anything, the price you pay over and above the standard Z10 grants you exclusivity.
Harry Winston Opus X
Price on request
Only a hundred pieces of the Opus X will be made available to select consumers around the world through Harry Winston boutiques. The unique design has hours, minutes and seconds broken up into three distinct modules that maintain their orientation while the entire platform rotates over the course of 24 hours. It is curved and the three smaller displays inside it have an oblique axis, conforming to the curved watch glass. The watch is entirely mechanical. It needs to be hand wound every couple of days.
Around the back is a linear power reserve indicator – a full winding gives it a power reserve of 72 hours.
Apple Mac Pro
Price: Rs 2,30,000 onwards
The Mac Pro series is a workstation-class machine that is built for the most demanding tasks. The design is unlike any other desktop computer. It is entirely brushed aluminium. Since it uses some of the most powerful computer components available, the unique circular design works to draw heat away from the centre while increasing efficiency and reducing noise from the cooling fans.
Even under a heavy load, the machine is about as loud as a regular desktop. It is currently the de-facto choice for anyone engaged in high-end animation or video work.