Simply Mumbai plays gadget guru this month, bringing you the hottest sets of wheels and hi-tech gizmos in the city. Candid shotsNext time you head off on an exotic vacation, don’t forget to carry along the latest Nikon D4. This 3.2 inch TFT LCD monitor is the latest offering by,Simply Mumbai plays gadget guru this month, bringing you the hottest sets of wheels and hi-tech gizmos in the city.Candid shotsNext time you head off on an exotic vacation, don’t forget to carry along the latest Nikon D4. This 3.2 inch TFT LCD monitor is the latest offering by Nikon and is every photographer’s dream come true. At 16.2 mega pixels, the pictures are clear and precise and thanks to its FX image sensor format you will get stunning pictures even if you shoot in pitch dark surroundings. Since it can shoot 10 frames per second continuously, you certainly won’t miss that special moment. Its in-built high definition video recording with stereo sound helps you capture not only still moments, but also ones in motion. You can attach the ME-1 stereo microphone and record high fidelity audio with minimal camera noise. On-screen audio level indicators and a headphone jack lets you monitor and adjust audio to up to 20 incremental notches.Where: Ria Enterprises (D-SLR Zone), 267, Dr. D. N. Road Kumud House, Ground Floor, Near Citi Bank, Fort.Cost: Rs 3,24,950.Tel: 22626531.Power packedJames Bond rides it to save the world. So why can’t you? Inspired by the extraordinary One-77 supercar, Aston Martin Vanquish is the latest edition brought by the British luxury car maker. Cloaked in a suit of carbon fibre, its muscled body has an aura of intense athleticism and measured aggression. Shaped using advanced computer aided engineering, Vanquish embodies a seamless fusion of assertive style, intriguing details and highly effective aerodynamics.Delivering a scintillating 573PS and 620Nm of torque, Vanquish’s new generation 6.0 litre V12 heart beats faster. Advanced technologies such as variable valve timing and knock sensing provide both additional power and greater fueleffciency.The V12 engine and its newly tuned six-speed automatic gearbox provide effortless, accessible performance with a roaring engine sound to match. From the hand-stitched leather upholstery to the all-new infotainment system and sleek touch sensitive glass switches, the interiors of the Vanquish are enough to get that adrenalin pumping.Where: No 3, Crystal Building, Altamount Road.Cost: Rs 3.85 crore.Tel: 65811007.advertisementRight notesThe legendary Gibson guitars of the 1970s were launched in India last year. Taking design and visual cues from the Les Pauls of the ’80s and ’90s, the Les Paul Traditional variation has a black mahogany body on the back and maple body on the top. This combination reminds you of the legendary Les Pauls responsible for bringing rock back to the forefront in the mid’80s.It has nine strategically placed traditional weight-relief holes for a beefy tone that maintains the resonance of modern Les Pauls, while losing a large portion of the weight. With classic tone woods, and two genuine hum bucking pickups, the Les Paul Traditional is a priceless musical instrument that is sure to get you singing along to some great tunes.Where: Subedar House, Ground Floor, Next to Sujay Hospital, Ahead of Tian Restaurant, Gulmohur Road, Juhu Vile Parle Development Scheme, Juhu.Cost: Rs 1,58,000.Tel: 26211801.Class apartThe Vertu Constellation is one of the world’s most expensive luxury touch screen handsets which has a precious diamond trim and black alligator skin. The Vertu Constellation Touch features a 3.5 inch high contrast display protected by Sapphire Crystals. Each screen of a Vertu phone is processed and polished to produce a crystal clear quality.The Constellation offers personal protection services anywhere in the world through their tie-up with Personal Security Group (PSG) with offices in 10 cities globally.One of the benefits of owning a Vertu is the special concierge button which allows the owner to use the concierge service 24 hours a day to book fine dining and travel services whenever needed. Besides the Touch one, other editions of the series such as Touch Candy and Touch Precious are on offer too.Where: Crossroads 2 Mall, Ethos Unit, Cross Road 2, Jeevan Bima Marg, Nariman Point.Cost: Rs 4.7 to Rs 9 lakhs.Tel: 66550351.Gamer’s choiceThe perfect gift for die-hard gaming fans, it can’t get any better than the PlayStation Vita. Delivering great performance and an excellent graphic platform, the Vita is a revolution in portable entertainment.This next generation device packs in countless innovative features into a stylish and compact form to bring you games-on-thego. The 12.7 cm OLED multi touchscreen has an optimized touch menu interface and dual analog sticks to enhance the gaming experience. There are front and rear cameras that allow you to enjoy what Sony calls ‘Augmented Reality’. The device even comes with music, photo, video and web browsing applications. The Vita is light and convenient to carry. You can download games on the device which are stored on a memory stick that comes in various Gigabyte sizes.As an added feature, it even comes with 3 G and Wifi connectivity. PS Vita is equipped with a storage media slot in addition to the PS Vita card slot, so that users can choose their memory capacity based on their use.Where: Sony Center, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel.Cost: Rs 1,62,848.Tel: 24940191.advertisementTock of the townThis new version of the quintessential sports timepiece is for the connoisseurs of top range watches. Completely revised from a technical point of view, the DV One Chrono is a chronograph watch with two sub-dials and an automatic movement. It carries the signature of the celebrated Dubois-Depraz atelier. The split level dial has luminous hands and indices, with the Medusa logo at 6 o’clock and date display at 12.The non-scratch black ceramic watch case with matt finish measures 43.5 mm in diameter; it has a tachometric scale on the bezel, also in ceramic, which like the crown and pushers, is decorated with innovative details in IP blue (or grey) plated stainless steel. A rubber watchstrap completes the composition of this stylish timepiece.Where: Unit 7, 1st Floor Galleria, The Trident Hotel Nariman Point.Cost: Rs 1,11,600.Tel: 30277040.Top speedIf you feel the need to own the road, then the Harley Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special is the ideal bike to do so. Considered to be the ‘evil twin’ of the popular V-Rod family, the bike is an all black marvel with a contrasting color stripe running across the length of the bike. This bike is the only one to have a 1250cc liquid cooled Revolution engine, co-developed with Porsche, that generates a power of 125hp at 8250 rpm and torque ranging to 111 nm of torque at 7000 rpm.Balanced on a 240mm rear tyre with an extra long wheel base makes the Night Rod extremely stable and the advanced ABS Brembo breaking system fitted in the machine facilitates safe and smooth breaking power. Brace yourself for an addiction of a different kind when you mount this speeding beauty.Where: The Point, Plot No 253, 30th Road, TPS III, Bandra.Cost: Rs 19.8 lakhs.Tel: 61557777.Engineered luxuryWith a 6.75-litre V-12 engine that generates a massive 453 bhp, the Phantom surely tops most people’s wish list. It has a large 8.8-inch display which is great for showing off the improved navigation system with the latest map data from BMW Group. Navigation, voice and audio can be accessed via quick touch buttons located in the command console. A large glossy black knob takes care of navigation within the system. The luxury treatment doesn’t stop here.There is a 12-inch rear theatre configuration coloured in chrome-the displays fold out similar to an airplay tray. Content is controlled via a control panel similar to the front command console.Where: Navnit Motors, 48-Atria Mall, Dr. Annie Besent Road, Worli.Cost: Rs 4 crore.Tel: 24813326.Speed thrillsAmong the fastest rides in the country, the ‘Big Boy’ Hyosung GT250R superbike by DSK has the looks and cosmetics of its GT650R cousin. Its dual disc brakes and two-stage projector headlight are also derivatives from the 650 cc predecessor. Touted among the most expensive in its category, the GT250R is all about the size and power usually associated with sports bikes. The easily available spare parts make it an even more worthwhile investment. Among features that set it apart are its fine suspension and a 41 degree leaning angle position that offers amazing maneuverability. It’s got an overall height of 1130 mm and an overall length of 2090mm. The Big Boy is available in three colours-flaming snow, red raven and silver fox.Where: Ronit Motors, Shop 6, Shilpa Tower, Near Deepak Cinema, Lower Parel (West).Cost: Rs 2,76,000.Tel: 24382929.advertisementPicture perfectCanon India’s cinematography imaging domain launched in July this year. Christened as the Cinema EOS range it consists of the EOS C300, EOS C500 and EOS 1D-C. The EOS C300, featuring cinematic 2K video recording with 50Mbps 4:2:2 XF codec, a compact body and a 35mm equivalent CMOS sensor, will be the first to be available in India.Canon has also announced the launch of its new flagship entry-level DSLR, the EOS 650D. This 18 mega pixel camera stands out for its high-speed sensor-based hybrid AF system and 3 inch touch screen viewfinder which can be used to focus as well as shoot priceless pictures. The speed needed for the camera comes from the DIGIC 5 processor, which is six times faster than its predecessor.Where: Canon Image Lounge, Atria Mall, 3rd floor, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli.Cost: Rs 13,90,000.Tel: 24813640.