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HONDA CLIQ FIRST RIDE REVIEW

The Honda Activa is a legend. The way it reinvigorated a dead scooter market is an amazing story. More recently, the Activa has not only dominated the scooter market but this meek Honda is the largest selling two-wheeler in India today. Having secured their position, Honda has been playing around. The Navi was a fun (and popular) take on the scooter, ... Read More »

Oomi Home review: Semi-smarten your home, at a steep price

Remember the original Sonos Controller, a dedicated tablet for the high-end music system that sat on a dock in your living room? When you wanted to turn on the music, you didn’t reach for your phone, you reached for the Controller. Never mind the speakers, the Controller was a sexy showpiece that predated by years the smart home as we’ve ... Read More »

Yamaha YAS-107 soundbar review: This speaker delivers plenty of bang for the buck

Other audio inputs include a Toslink optical digital and 3.5mm analog stereo input. The former allows you to feed audio from your TV to the soundbar if your TV doesn’t support ARC. You can use the latter to feed audio from gaming consoles or use the analog output from other source devices. If you’re connecting a 4K UHD source directly ... Read More »

2017 Skoda Octavia RS review, test drive

What is it? It’s the Octavia RS, a name not unfamiliar to the Indian market as Skoda has sold a version of it here with every generation of the Octavia (including the second generation that was called the Laura). It’s the more fun, more focused version of an already fun car, and this one has been a long time coming. ... Read More »

2017 Hero Glamour Review

The 2017 Hero Glamour gets a comprehensive update in design, engine and a new chassis Highlights The 2017 Hero Glamour gets an all-new engine, new chassis The new engine has been developed by Hero R&D New Hero Glamour available in carburetted and fuel-injected variants The Hero Glamour is one of Hero MotoCorp’s bestselling motorcycles, and was first launched back in 2005. ... Read More »

Honda Civic Type R vs Ford Focus RS vs BMW M140i vs Seat Leon Cupra 300 review

Honda has, in recent years, developed a bit of a reputation for mucking about. Just look at the state of its Formula 1 engine programme, or the amount of time it took for the current NSX to finally see the light of day. Or even how long it made us wait for a Type R to crown the previous generation of Civic. There ... Read More »

5th Generation Hyundai Verna Review

The new 2017 Hyundai Verna is the latest firecracker from the Korean carmaker. The 5th generation of the compact sedan arrives well in time to catch the festive season across India, and in typical Hyundai fashion its looks to be another blockbuster. But I have good news for you – that is not simply because the new Verna is priced super aggressively ... Read More »

Elgato Stream Deck review: A streamer’s best friend

Pro-grade equipment at a bargain price. That’s the reputation Elgato earned as first YouTube videos and then Twitch streaming took over video games. Straddling a line between hobbyist and professional-grade—a line that’s hard to walk competently, I might add—Elgato’s capture cards have become a mainstay of streamers at all levels. The Stream Deck, Elgato’s latest piece of hardware, is something ... Read More »

Tata Nexon Subcompact SUV Review

The sub 4-metre subcompact SUV segment of which the new Tata Nexon is one of the most popular and most aspirational automotive segments in the country. Maruti Suzuki consistently sells over 10,000 units of the Vitara Brezzaevery month and the Ecosport single handedly helped recover Ford India’s lull a few years ago. Mahindra has four SUVs in this segment too – the TUV 300, the ... Read More »

Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575-33BM) review: This low-cost laptop provides incredible value

Anyone who’s researched sub-$500 laptops in recent months will know the Acer Aspire E 15. For a while now, the E5-575-33BM model has maintained its status as a best-selling laptop on Amazon. In fact, it’s often been the top seller. Looking at specs, it’s easy to see why this cheaper version of the Aspire E 15 is so popular. For just ... Read More »