Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

5 Cool New Toys For Your Inner Child

Published: Dec 26, 2011 06:33:25 AM IST
Updated: Dec 26, 2011 11:02:27 PM IST

Fujifilm FinePix X1005 Cool New Toys For Your Inner Child

In case no one told you, it’s no longer cool to lug around your bulky DSLR. Instead, get yourself the beautiful X100 — equal parts retro styling and analog controls combined with state-of-the-art technology like, for instance, a hybrid optical-electronic viewfinder and a speedy 35-mm equivalent lens. All in a compact package weighing just 450 grams.
Price: ~Rs. 65,000

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

5 Cool New Toys For Your Inner Child
Your smartphone is the most important piece of technology in your life, so don’t shortchange yourself.  Go for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It’s got almost everything you need: A gorgeous 4.65” screen, a 1.2GHz dual-core chip, 1GB of RAM, a near field communications (NFC) chipset that allows you to transact with other NFC devices, a zero shutter-lag 8MP camera and best of all, version 4.0 of the Android OS.
Price: ~Rs. 35,000 (to be launched in December or January in India)

Shun Bob Kramer Knife Set

5 Cool New Toys For Your Inner Child
If you like to cook, then a great knife set is an acquisition to treasure. This exclusive seven-piece set is a collaboration between widely respected master bladesmith Bob Kramer and the Japanese knife brand Shun. Handmade in Japan, each knife is made of super tough Damascus steel forged by over 150 artisans.
Price: $1,500

The SousVide Kit

5 Cool New Toys For Your Inner Child

The biggest food trend recently has been ‘sous-vide’ — the technique of cooking vacuum-sealed foods in temperature-controlled water baths. But as the gear required was very expensive, it was confined to high-end restaurants. Not anymore.

Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking by Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, and Maxime Bilet — this 6-volume set with nearly 2,500 pages of history, techniques, equipment and recipes is to sous vide what the Bible is to Christianity.
Price: $625

SousVide Supreme Water Oven: A sous vide oven specifically for home cooks, it has a 10-litre capacity and easy to use temperature controls and displays.
Price: ~$500

Signature, custom-built PC
While the world sleepwalks into the ‘post-PC’ era, where millions of rebellious sheep walk around swiping flashy big brother-approved pages on their all-screen devices, go get yourself a signature, made-to-order PC that will burn the pants off any other computing device within a 100 km radius. Besides the joy of assembling something powerful and unique, you’ll get the joy of sticking it up to the pap-loving ‘consumers’ and their insufferable analyst brethren who think the PC is dead.
Price: ~Rs. 100,000

(This story appears in the 06 January, 2012 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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  • Liztoys

    the knife is so cool,

    on Aug 14, 2013