Amazon LaunchPad: Cool Indian start-up products on showcase
This could be a good platform for Indian start-ups to take advantage of, in terms of pushing their products out to a large number of potential buyers
Amazon India has introduced the LaunchPad platform in India, and it intends to replicate what Amazon has done globally—help start-ups launch and sell their products on Amazon, via a dedicated store. At present, LaunchPad is exclusively for Indian start-ups.
Read more: Amazon rolls out Launchpad in India
We take a look at some of the funkiest stuff that you can buy right now.
Ice Orb Floating speaker
The Ice Orb is a levitating speaker that floats 10mm above the dock, when powered on and in use. The dock itself can also be used for charging your smartphone or tablet, and the speaker has a circular design which technically should allow for better spread of sound across the room. It can pair with your phone using Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC).
The Blink smartwatch runs a custom operating system, and not Google’s Android Wear. That may have its advantages and disadvantages in terms of the app support, performance and future course of development. But one thing is certain—Blink looks beautiful. It is available in black and silver colours, with black and brown leather bands, black sport band as well as black and silver steel links. It has a 1.39-inch display, with Gorilla Glass 3, and the watch runs a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage.
SAFER smart jewellery
At a time when the safety of your loved ones is of paramount importance when they step out of home, a smart jewellery can perhaps be a relevant option. This pendant can pair with the free SAFER app on your smartphone. All your loved one has to do is double tap on the back of the pendant to send an SOS message to you. It is available in black, green and blue colour options.
Lechal smart footwear
This is the day and age of smart wearables, and Lechal’s insoles and pods for your footwear can make any shoe into a smart shoe. They pair with the Lechal app on your smartphone using Bluetooth, and can provide vibration-based feedback for navigation and also track your steps and distance covered.
Chances are you will have a Wi-Fi router at home. And if there are frequent power cuts in your locality, you might have installed an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) to ensure that your Netflix streaming sessions don’t get cut short abruptly, often. But there is an alternative to the bulky UPS that you may be using. Bengaluru-based Indian tech company Resonate has the RouterUPS which connects directly to your Wi-Fi router, has a built-in battery and can give up to 4 hours of backup.