Digitek DBS-005 (Rs 2,995) This speaker, which looks like a a woman’s handbag, has an FM tuner and is big on bass despite its size. It also plays off TF cards and USB sticks. Harman Kardon Traveler (Rs 9,990) This sleek product exudes class and suits both boardrooms and bedrooms. I found the sound clear and crisp. It handled both conference calls and vocals perfectly. SoundBot SB521 (Rs 5,990) The triangular speaker looks nice enough to make for a conversation piece.
A small flat makes for a cosy home. But put a few smart speakers in the mix and it could lead to some confusion. For example, while entering my bedroom, I asked Alexa to play songs by The Beatles (on the Amazon Echo in the bedroom). But I said this while leaving the hall where I was parallel to the Echo Plus. Thus, while the hall was filled with sound of “Help!, the speaker in the bedroom was silent. To be fair, it wasn’t the fault of the devices.
The television used to be called the idiot box earlier (some still call it that). Today, we keep talking about smart TVs (and various contraptions that could make the “dumb” ones smart). With Samsung’s Frame TV (Rs 2.74 lakh for the 55-inch one), it seems televisions could get a brand new moniker. The Frame TV impressed me at first glance. While it might look boxy and bulky compared to the sleek lines of its cousins, think of it as a mounted canvas, and you’ll understand what the inspiration is.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".