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Gearbox: The Best of February

Gearbox: The Best of February
Carry these accessories for a successful trip,

From reading equipment to a portable alarm, here is a list of 5 things you need to carry on your travels

Nayanika Mukherjee
March 19 , 2020
03 Min Read

Read on the go with the Kindle Oasis

Kindle Oasis

A day may come when we finally read a book while lazing in a bubble bath without the fear of wetting the pages. That day is here. Amazon Prime’s 10th generation of the Kindle Oasis is the answer. The new version of the e-reader is waterproof, and equipped with a 7-inch, glare-free display. It’s Kindle’s largest screen till date, and has a resolution of 300 ppi. The lightweight ergonomic design showcases a dedicated page turn button, and an adjustable warm light setting so you don’t strain your eyes—features, we think, perfect for when you’re poring through thrilling Agatha Christies or Game of Thrones fanfiction in the dead of the night. The device is available in two colour variants: graphite (8GB storage with wifi, or 32GB storage with wifi+free 4G), and champagne gold with 32 GB of storage and wifi. (From INR 21,999; amazon.in)

Eliminate bateria in drinking water with Katadyn Steripen ultra

Katadyn Steripen Ultra

Thermometer, back massager, wand of death, a few risqué names—people had much to say when asked to identify this water purifier by Katadyn. The Swiss company’s latest handheld purifier uses an ultraviolet lamp to eliminate bacteria, protozoa and viruses, and provide clear drinking water in seconds. Disinfect half a litre with one click, and one litre with two, as the simple OLED display tells you the lamp, treatment and battery status. Promising 8,000 litres (or seven years) of purification with a three-year warranty, the SteriPEN Ultra comes with a neoprene carrying case and a USB cable. (From INR 18,999; katadyn.com)

Check out the patented co-rotating indicator on the Favre-Leuba Raider Harpoon

Favre-Leuba Raider Harpoon

Focus is critical when diving, and Favre-Leuba’s newest watch is a great supporting act. Noting the number of minutes is important when underwater, and so the Raider Harpoon has exchanged the hour hand for a patented co-rotating indicator. The minute hand is aided by a bezel with a 20-minute scale to remind of decompression. Water resistant up to 300 metres, it is kitted out with a helium valve for pressure balance and a dial with luminous index marks. (From INR 2,90,373; favre-leuba.com)

Keep yourself hydrated with the Mobot Firecracker

Mobot Firecracker

This lil’ champion will keep you hydrated, motivated and relaxed. The MOBOT Firecracker is a single-walled bottle made of recycled stainless steel. Wrapped in a high-density EVA foam roller, it’s great for targeted muscle release after high-performance activities. The roller comes in ten colours. (From $39.99; mobot.com)

Put safety first with the Doberman Traveler Defense Alarm

Doberman Traveler Defense Alarm

This tiny door alarm can protect against theft from hotels and dorm rooms, and keep your mind at ease for some much needed shut-eye. Hang it on the doorknob and place the clip in the door jamb before you go to sleep—any vibration, and a 100 decibel siren will immediately go off. Fitted with a handy flashlight, it’s a portable 2.5 inches in height. Available in white and orange. (From $9.99; dobermanproducts.com)


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