Saregama's Carvaan 2.0 gives a mid-life update to your grandpa's best buddy

Retro radio appeal makes way for hi-fi and wi-fi
18 June 2019 / 20:24IST

You’ve probably seen one by the bedside of your favourite oldie or maybe you’ve ordered one for your own pops but there’s no denying that the Saregama Carvaan is a goldie. Packed with thousands of songs from the B&W era right up to the 80s, it struck a chord with senior citizens for its simplistic UX and nostalgic aesthetic and content, complete with Amin Sayani’s Geetmala brought back to life. But three years after the original, version 2.0 has come along with the added punch of Wi-Fi that allows you to stream hundreds of podcast stations, opening up a whole new world of content ranging from Bhagwad Geeta ka Saar, Sampoorna Sundarkand, Open Mike (poetry), Bachchon ki Kahaniyan,, Stock Market updates and much more. These will be updated regularly and even curated for upcoming festivals, adding a little more zing to your surprise playlist. Set-up is as simple as downloading the Carvaan app on your iOS or Android phone and using it just once to share you home WiFi settings, after which the Carvaan 2.0 can work independently with all its usual functionality. Carvaan 2.0 will be available in Classic Black and Emerald Green for ₹7990. The Gold variant with Harman Kardon speakers is also on sale now with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 5-6 hours and promises 1 year door step warranty. Gifting for anniversaries and birthdays just got a whole lot easier, eh?