Gadgets Weekly: New Asus ROG Zephyrus laptops and more

Tech companies such as Asus, Techno Mobile, pTron and Boult Audio launched a new line of smartphones, laptops, earphones and more this week (July 25-31).

DH’s Gadgets Weekly edition features the latest prominent personal technology products to keep you up to date with everything happening in the world of consumer electronics.

Asus ROG Zephyrus Flow, Duo and G Series Laptops
Taiwanese major consumer electronics manufacturer Asus launched four new ROG Zephyrus laptops earlier this week: the Flow X13, X16, Duo 16 and G14 and G15 series in India.

ROG Zephyrus G15 comes with a 15.6-inch WQHD (2560x1440p) display with 240Hz refresh rate, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS mobile processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or 3070 Ti GPU (up to 8GB GDDR6), 16GB DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM (configurable up to 48 GB, dual-channel memory), up to 1 TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD, Windows 11 Home OS, 720P HD IR camera (supports Windows Hello security function), backlit chiclet keyboard 1-Zone RGB and 90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion battery.

As for connectivity, it comes with one 3.5mm combo audio jack, one HDMI 2.0b, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one RJ45 LAN port, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort / power supply, and 1x card reader (microSD, UHS-II). It costs Rs 1,57,990.

ROG Zephyrus G14 comes with a 14-inch WQHD (2560x1660p) display with 120Hz refresh rate, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS mobile processor, AMD Radeon RX 6700S (up to 8GB GDDR6), 8GB DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM (configurable up to 24GB, dual channel memory), up to 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD, Windows 11 Home OS, 720P HD IR camera (supporting Windows Hello security features), chiclet keyboard with backlight 1-Zone RGB and 76WHrs, 4S1P, 4 -cell Li-ion battery.

Connectivity features include one 3.5mm combo audio jack, one HDMI 2.0b, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one RJ45 LAN port, and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort/power supply, and 1x card reader ( microSD , UHS-II). It costs Rs 1,46,990.

Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 features 16-inch WQHD (3840×2,400p) display with variable refresh rate 120Hz/165Hz/245Hz, additional 14-inch 4K display (3840x1100p), AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX mobile processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 / 3080 / 3090 Ti GPU options (up to 16 GB GDDR6), 32 GB DDR5-4800 SO-DIMM X 2 (configurable up to 64 GB, dual channel memory), 2 TB + up to 2 TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD, Windows 11 Pro OS, 720P HD IR camera (supports Windows Hello security function), chiclet keyboard with backlit per key RGB with numeric keypad and 90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion battery.

In terms of connectivity, it comes with one 3.5mm combo audio jack, one HDMI 2.1, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one RJ45 LAN port, and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C supporting DisplayPort / power supply . It costs Rs 2,4990.


Asus ROG G14 (left) and G15 (right) series. Credit: Asus

ROG Zephyrus Flow X13 comes with a 13.4-inch WQUXGA (3840x2400pp) display with 60Hz refresh rate, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS mobile processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050/3050 Ti GPU (up to 4GB GDDR6), 16GB DDR5-4800 SO- DIMM (configurable up to 32 GB, dual channel memory), up to 1 TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD, Windows 11 Home OS, 720P HD camera (supports Windows Hello security features), backlit chiclet keyboard, single light with touchpad and 62WHrs, 4S1P , 4-cell Li-ion battery.

Connectivity features include one 3.5mm combo audio jack, one HDMI 2.0b, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one RJ45 LAN port and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C supporting DisplayPort / power delivery, and one ROG XG Mobile Interface . It costs Rs 1,21,990.

ROG Zephyrus Flow X16 comes with a 16-inch QHD+ (3840x2400pp) ROG Nebula HDR display with 165Hz refresh rate, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS mobile processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050/60/3070 Ti GPU (up to 8GB GDDR6), 32GB DDR5 -4800 SO-DIMM (configurable up to 64 GB, dual channel memory), 1 TB or 1 TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD options, Windows 11 Pro OS, 720P HD IR camera (supports Windows Hello security function), chiclet keyboard with backlit light with touchpad and 62WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion battery.

Connectivity features include a 3.5mm combo audio jack, one HDMI 2.0b, two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one RJ45 LAN port, and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support DisplayPort/power delivery, and one ROG XG Mobile Interface . It costs Rs 1,71,990.

Tecno Spark 9T
It features a 6.6-inch full HD+ (2408 x 1080p) display, pixel density of 401 ppi (pixels per inch), side-mounted fingerprint sensor, triple slots (for two nano SIM cards and microSD card), IPX2 splash-proof rating, Android 11 based HiOS 7.6 OS, 12nm class 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio G35 octa-core processor, IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (expandable to 512GB) and a 5000mAh battery with 18W charging support.


Techno Spark 9T. Credit: Techno Mobile

It also includes a triple camera module – 50 MP (at f/1.6) supported by a 2 MP portrait camera and an AI camera with quad-LED flash on the back and an 8 MP sensor (f/2.0) with dual LED flash on the front side. It costs Rs 9,299.

ViewSonic ViewBoard 52 Series
It comes in three sizes: 65-inch, 75-inch and 86-inch. They feature Multimedia Sound Bar with front 15W speakers and 15W subwoofer which provides superior sound integration and can fill the room with rich sound. They also come with USB-C, HDMI and USB Touch ports.

They have a built-in microphone with eight microphones for better audio detection and noise reduction, to ensure that lessons in the classroom or remotely are broadcast with excellent sound, giving teachers better teaching.


ViewSonic ViewBoard 52 series. Credit: ViewSonic

In addition, it supports ViewBoard Cast, which helps improve the efficiency and productivity of group collaborations. This also allows students to easily share screens from their BYOD devices through the ViewBoard Display, a browser-based wireless presentation tool, without downloading apps. To efficiently use remote management, myViewBoard Manager is at its best, allowing a user to access multiple screens.

ViewBoard 52 Series runs on Android 9.0 and is compatible with Windows, Mac, Chrome and Linux with full-touch input functionality for all connected BYOD devices. It costs Rs 4,25,000.

Boult Omega
It features Zen Mode suppression of ambient noise in microphone input, quad microphones, multiple music modes (built-in), IPX5 water resistance rating, feather touch controls, Bluetooth version 5.2 and 10mm Hi-Fi Drivers are suitable for people with different interests. These earbuds are compatible with iOS, Android, MacBook and Windows.


Hump ​​Omega. Credit: Boult Audio

It has a 45ms low-latency gaming mode, for an immersive and seamless gaming experience. Also supports active noise cancellation up to 30 dB and promises a battery life of 32 hours. It costs Rs 2,499.

Pebble Orion and Spectra smartwatches
Pebble Orion has a 1.81-inch full HD display in the segment and is touted as the first smartwatch to support the Auto Speaker Cleaner feature. It also supports Bluetooth calling, more than 100 watch faces and can track more than 120 sports activities.

It has a square dial, smooth edges and high-definition fonts for clear vision in different lights, comes with IP 67 waterproof certification, supports AI-enabled Voice Assistant. It costs Rs 3,499.


Pebble Spectra and Orion smartwatches. Credit: Kiesel

Pebble Spectra has a 1.36-inch round AMOLED display with a brightness of 600 nits. It features a premium zinc alloy housing and spherical tempered glass. It comes in four color variants – for Rs 5,499.

They both support standard heart rate monitoring, sleep pattern, calories burned and more.

pTron Tangent Duo
It comes with magnetic earbuds in a carbon look and tangle-free cables. With the 45-degree flex-form form-fitting design and soft ergonomic non-slip earbuds, the Tangent Duo ensures the earbuds fit comfortably in the ears.


pTron Tangent Duo earphones with neckband. Credit: pTron

Each earbud comes with a large 13mm dynamic driver. It can provide extra bass, clear mids and highs. The advanced acoustic platform provides accurate bass and ultra-low distortion while playing music or attending calls hands-free. Tangent Duo’s latest BT5.2 technology provides extended range with lossless connectivity on both Android and iOS devices. Dedicated controls on the device allow one to activate voice assistants, take calls, play music and operate on smartphones, tablets and more. It offers almost 24 hours of battery life. It costs Rs 499.

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The Sennheiser CX PLUS Special Edition (TWS)
It has a brushed matte surface and inside is a German-designed TrueResponse transducer. The CX PLUS SE are compact earbuds, which promise to offer a secure fit, 24 hours of playtime with a charging case and IPX4-rated splash resistance.

This custom acoustic system provides stereo sound with deep bass, natural mids and clear, detailed highs, so you can listen all day without getting tired. Active Noise Cancellation ensures clarity without distractions, even in noisy environments.


Sennheiser Launches New ANC CX Plus True Wireless Special Edition Active Noise Canceling. Credit: Sennheiser

Also, the transparent mode allows the user to be aware of their surroundings without having to remove the earbuds. Even customizable touch controls mean that custom commands can be intuitively and easily assigned to control audio, calls and access to voice assistants. It costs Rs 14,990. But for a limited time, it is available for Rs 10,354 on Amazon.

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