Payal Dhar
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Gizmo Geek: The Art of Sound

There is a certain sameness to high-end audio systems in terms of aesthetics.

Gizmo Geek: Maritime Pieces

Baselworld, the planet’s best-known annual watch and jewellery show, can be counted upon to throw up spellbinding new timepieces fit to make horologists salivate.

Gizmo Geek: Theatre of Dreams

A giant 4K TV screen with a state-of-the art home entertainment system to go with it certainly sounds like a dream viewing experience without having to get out of your pyjamas and stepping out.

Gizmo Geek: The refrigerator of art

Think “refrigerator” and what’s the first thing that comes to mind? We are ready to bet that “work of art” is not the answer.

Gizmo Geek: The cream of coffee machines

There are times when writing about luxury tech feels like one April Fool’s joke after another.

Gizmo Geek: A retro phone with a lavish makeover

Do you remember the Nokia 3310? Of course you do, if you’re of a certain age, at least. All of us digital settlers and immigrants likely owned one of these phones or known someone who did.

Gizmo Geek: Gilded Gadgets- For that extra shine

Gold-plated gadgets—bling or tacky? The choice is yours, of course, but it’s hard to get away from the fact that anything shiny does make us look twice.

Gizmo Geek: Fly Your Way to Fitness

They say you can’t put a price on fitness. But would you pay in six figures to get that fit, toned body—sweat, toil and tears extra?

Timeless Timepieces

Come March, every enthusiastic horologist’s antenna swings towards Basel, Switzerland. No surprises here, for that’s when Baselworld, the world’s foremost watch and jewellery show, comes to town.

Gizmo Geek: Stax Sound of Music

If one were to set out on a quest to find the best headphones that money could buy, the chances are that one would zero in on an electrostatic earpiece.