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More power than all the top 500 supercomputers combined

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Microscopic illustration of the spreading 2019 corona virus that was discovered in Wuhan, China. The image is an artisic but scientific interpretation, with all relevant surface details of this particular virus in place, including Spike Glycoproteins, Hemagglutinin-esterase, E- and M-Proteins and Envelope.

Hundreds of thousands of users worldwide donate the power of their computers to research the corona virus. This is how the fastest computer in the world was created.

Microscopic illustration of the spreading 2019 corona virus that was discovered in Wuhan, China. The image is an artisic but scientific interpretation, with all relevant surface details of this particular virus in place, including Spike Glycoproteins, Hemagglutinin-esterase, E- and M-Proteins and Envelope.

Proteins are vital. Simply put, these proteins are small molecular machines that perform important functions in our body. They are responsible for the muscles moving, they carry oxygen and they are part of hair and nails.

Viruses also have proteins with which they can reproduce and suppress our immune system. Researchers therefore want to understand as exactly as possible what the proteins of the coronavirus look like and how they move to find a vaccine. However, the calculation and simulation of the so-called protein folding is complex and expensive.

Ferrari among the supercomputers

This is where the Folding @ Home project at Stanford University comes into play. Users provide researchers with the computing power of their PCs for calculations. The project has grown rapidly in the past few weeks. In the meantime, the private PC network has an output of 2.4 exaflops. That is 2,400,000,000,000,000,000 so-called flops.

“15 times faster than the fastest supercomputer in the world.”

Flops are the horsepower (PS) of computers, so to speak. Compared to previous supercomputers, the folding network is a Ferrari among cumbersome minivans and 15 times faster than the fastest supercomputer in the world. The network has also combined more power than all previous Top 500 supercomputers. The operators reported this via Twitter.

Everyone can participate

Previous supercomputers have not become superfluous due to the US project. You can do it more accurately and can perform large calculations faster, defying lower performance. In the folding network, on the other hand, it takes a little longer to get a result because the data first has to be broken down into small work units.

While the construction of supercomputers can quickly swallow up hundreds of millions, Folding @ Home is based on the voluntary nature of the users. Interested parties can participate with the appropriate software . In addition to corona virus research, the project also researches Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other diseases.

Search for aliens

The concept of distributed computing is not new. The best-known project of this kind is Seti @ Home. Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Seti) has been used to search for extraterrestrial life since 1999. Data from telescopes in Puerto Rico and the United States has been distributed to thousands of computers. In March 2020, the Seti @ Home project was put on hold to evaluate the data analyzed so far.

Netflix now has twice as many users in Switzerland

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FILE- In this July 17, 2017, file photo the Netflix logo is displayed on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Netflix lifted the usually tightly sealed lid on its viewership numbers in a recent tweet that disclosed 45 million subscriber accounts had watched the thriller, âÄœBird Box,âĝ during its first seven days on the service. That made the film the biggest first-week success of any movie made so far for NetflixâÄ™s 12-year-old streaming service. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

A comparison of 25 streaming services in Switzerland shows: Netflix and Spotify have increased massively among users. Ten percent share the Netflix account with friends.

FILE- In this July 17, 2017, file photo the Netflix logo is displayed on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Netflix lifted the usually tightly sealed lid on its viewership numbers in a recent tweet that disclosed 45 million subscriber accounts had watched the thriller, âÄœBird Box,âĝ during its first seven days on the service. That made the film the biggest first-week success of any movie made so far for NetflixâÄ™s 12-year-old streaming service. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Over eight out of ten Swiss use streaming services. This is the conclusion of a survey of 1500 people, which was carried out on behalf of the Internet comparison service Moneyland.ch. There is no end in sight to growth: “The corona crisis should further intensify this streaming trend,” explains Ralf Beyeler, telecom expert at Moneyland.ch.

The most used in this country is YouTube. Around 65 percent of the Swiss stream content via the Google platform. The majority use the free offer. Only three percent of the population has subscribed to YouTube. Around 83 percent of 19- to 25-year-olds watch clips on YouTube. In the age group of 50 to 74-year-olds, only every second person uses the platform.

Free Netflix

The US provider Netflix has achieved significant growth. In 2018, 20 percent of respondents said they used the service. Today there are more than twice as many. This makes Netflix the most popular streaming service in Switzerland after YouTube. Around a third of the population said they would pay for Netflix. One in ten said they used the service free of charge through a friend.

Netflix takes it easy: “We love it when people share Netflix,” said Reed Hastings, CEO of the platform, in 2016. Passing on passwords has been a topic that has been discussed in the streaming industry for some time. To date, many providers tolerate the sharing of accounts, but this could change in the future. For example, when the number of new users stagnates and the pressure from investors increases.

Top dog Spotify

Spotify has also grown significantly in Switzerland in the past two years. In April 2018, only one in five people use the music streaming service, now 35 percent. More than one in three in Switzerland listens to music with Spotify.

Spotify is particularly popular with boys: 68 percent of 18- to 25-year-olds listen to Spotify, 41 to 26 to 49-year-olds and 15 percent to 50- to 74-year-olds.

City dwellers stream more often

Streaming usage also depends on age. For the young respondents between the ages of 18 and 25, practically everyone uses at least one streaming service. 99 percent of 18- to 25-year-olds use at least one music or video streaming service.

Townspeople stream more frequently than the rural population. For example, 46 percent of city dwellers use Netflix, compared to 39 percent in rural areas. Women and men use streaming services equally often. There are no major differences in streaming behavior between German-speaking Switzerland and French-speaking Switzerland.

Smaller ones have a hard time

The three big ones – Youtube, Netflix and Spotify – dominate the Swiss market. Less popular offers, including offers from the major Internet groups from Apple, Google and Amazon, have so far not managed to position themselves correctly in the Swiss market, Moneyland.ch writes about the survey.

«When choosing the video streaming services, it depends on the content. The decisive factor is which films and series are offered, »says Ralf Beyeler. Netflix currently has about six times more users in Switzerland than Amazon Prime Video and even 15 times more users than Sky Show. “The exciting question is whether Disney + will be able to win more Swiss customers in the next few years,” says Ralf Beyeler.

Football stars gamble «Fortnite» for a good cause

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Borussia Dortmund's Achraf Hakimi leaves the hotel Le Royal Monceau on the eve of their Champions League match against Paris St Germain in Paris, France, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi organizes a “Fortnite” tournament. He wants to raise money for families who are suffering badly from the corona crisis.

BVB player Achraf Hakimi grew up in Spain and played at Real Madrid until two years ago. His old home Getafe – a suburb of Madrid – is currently severely affected by the corona virus.

Now he wants to collect donations with a “Fortnite” tournament to help the families affected. Among the participants is football professional Paco Alcacer and Real Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois.

“Great idea”

The athletes will gamble «Fortnite» for a good cause on April 16. The competition will also feature influencers and streamers who will broadcast the tournament live on Twitch. Hakimi wants to achieve the greatest possible range.

The footballer also receives support from Javier Santos, Getafe’s sports council. He says: “The idea is great and shows that despite the fact that he is playing in Germany this year, he doesn’t forget the neighbors with whom he grew up.”

* nicik_01 (18) and Joshua Cruiser (16) regularly jump out of the battle bus at «Fortnite». They write about the game for 20 minutes.

Borussia Dortmund’s Achraf Hakimi leaves the hotel Le Royal Monceau on the eve of their Champions League match against Paris St Germain in Paris, France, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Apple introduces its new, affordable iPhone

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This photo provided by Apple shows second-generation iPhone SE. Apple announced Wednesday, April 15 2020, is releasing the new iPhone that will be vastly cheaper than the models it rolled out last fall before the coronavirus pandemic had forced people to rethink their spending. (Apple via AP)

Apple has presented the new iPhone SE for the first time. It is available from as little as CHF 450.

This photo provided by Apple shows second-generation iPhone SE. Apple announced Wednesday, April 15 2020, is releasing the new iPhone that will be vastly cheaper than the models it rolled out last fall before the coronavirus pandemic had forced people to rethink their spending. (Apple via AP)

Apple introduced a new smartphone in the middle of the corona crisis. The new entry-level iPhone SE looks exactly like the iPhone 8 with its aluminum housing and the home button as a fingerprint reader. However, the US company has technically renewed the device and installed the modern processor A13 Bionic of the current iPhone 11. The optics and electronics of the camera have also been improved.

The new iPhone SE was originally expected in early April. However, market observers were uncertain months ago how much the restrictions on coronavirus containment will hinder cooperation between Apple developers in California and the production experts of the Chinese partner companies.

Enough devices made

Some analysts doubted that Chinese producers like Foxconn would be able to produce new iPhone models in sufficient numbers under the given circumstances. From corporate circles, it is now said that enough devices could be manufactured to be able to withstand a large rush.

With the new iPhone SE, Apple is price aggressive for its standards. Compared to the less powerful hardware of the iPhone 8, the price was reduced by CHF 50. The entry-level model is available from CHF 449 (64 GB memory). The model will be available from April 17th.

No FaceID

In contrast to the latest top models, Apple does not rely on unlocking the device by face recognition (FaceID), but on a fingerprint sensor (TouchID) for the newly launched iPhone SE.

Apple had already used the device name iPhone SE in March 2016 for the entry-level model at that time, which at the time was relatively compact with a 4-inch display. In the new edition of the SE, Apple now uses a 4.7-inch screen like the iPhone 8. With the current chip, the SE is now 2.4 times faster than the model from 2016.

Innovations in autumn

Changes to the top models of the Apple smartphone are not expected until autumn. In the past few years, Apple always presented a new generation of iPhone in September to do the Christmas business with fresh models. Here, too, some experts such as Daniel Ives from Wedbush Securities expressed the fear that Apple would have to postpone the usual autumn start into spring 2021.

In the meantime, most market observers assume that Apple will present the iPhone 12 in autumn, which will then also support the fifth generation of mobile communications (5G) for the first time.

The well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from the financial institution TF International Securities, who is deeply networked in the Asian supply industry, recently predicted that a new design of the iPhones will be presented in the autumn. The current iPad Pro models are role models. This would mean that Apple would say goodbye to the rounded frame that was introduced with the iPhone 6. Instead, the new models should have a metal edge, which was already available in a similar form on the iPhone 5.

Even simple masks hold back corona viruses

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For a long time, it was said that masks would not help in the fight against Sars-CoV-2. A study proves the opposite: they work – especially with coronaviruses.

 

While wearing masks has long been the order of the day in Asia, experts such as WHO emergency director Michael Ryan advised until last week not to wear a face mask if you weren’t sick yourself. Daniel Koch from the Federal Office of Public Health BAG also commented accordingly.

But meanwhile, there has apparently been a rethink. For example, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that they would now like to check whether “wearing a full face mask can contain contagion”.

Scientific virus counting

This is exactly what researchers from China have already done. For their study published in the renowned journal Nature Medicine, the team led by Benjamin Cowling from the University of Hong Kong investigated how many viruses leave the mouth or nose during breathing and coughing.

For this purpose, special funnels were set up around the test persons’ heads, which recorded everything the test subjects gave for 30 minutes. 124 of them wore a simple mouth-nose mask, 122 wore no protection. All participants suffered from either a respiratory infection caused by flu, rhino or seasonal coronaviruses.

Significant filter effect

The evaluation in the laboratory showed that the filter effect of the masks was considerable. “In 111 people, the masks reduced the virus in respiratory droplets and aerosols,” said Cowlings colleague Nancy Leung Hiu-lan in a message. These were infected with corona and flu viruses. Coronaviruses were therefore never detected in the air we breathe, whereas this was regularly the case without a face mask. “The masks, on the other hand, could not reduce the emission of rhinoviruses.”

Although only harmless coronaviruses were examined in the study, but not the trigger of the current pandemic, Cowling assumes that the findings can also be transferred to the COVID 19 pathogen: They are closely related and could, therefore, be considered physically – behave very similar to the seasonal coronaviruses.

Protect fabric masks too

But what if you want to leave the hygiene masks to the doctors and nursing staff in view of the increasingly scarce stocks? Then self-sewn masks should also do it, as Cowling told the Reuters news agency: “In my opinion, fabric or cotton masks should also protect, if a little less than a properly worn surgical mask.”

Here Meghan and Harry deliver food to the sick

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The prominent couple is involved in a non-profit organization that also provides meals for people at risk of the corona.

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After retiring from royal positions, Meghan Markle (38), Prince Harry (35) and their 11-month-old son Archie moved from Vancouver Island in Canada to Los Angeles in late March, back to Meghan’s home. There they became a delivery service for a good cause.

On Easter Sunday and Wednesday, the two distributed food for the non-profit organization Project Angel Food. The organization cooks meals for the chronically ill and delivers them to your door.

More needy people through Corona

In the current situation, the demand for people at risk of the corona is increasing too, Project Angel Food says it distributes 1,600 meals a day.

«Our customers are people who are often forgotten. Meghan and Harry really wanted to visit these people, talk to them and put a smile on their faces, “said Richard Ayoub, Head of Project Angel Food, about ” People “.

Twice on a prominent delivery tour

“Meghan and Harry took over six deliveries on Sunday, after which they wanted to help again. Fourteen meals were delivered on Wednesday, »Ayoub continues.

The couple was “extremely down to earth and genuinely interested”. The organization thanks to its prominent helpers on Instagram.

When Meghan and Harry ring the doorbell

Before the delivery tour, Harry and Meghan were given a tour of the organization’s kitchen. According to Richard Ayoub, the couple was also interested in the preparation and logistics: “They wanted to help our overworked drivers because they deliver the food to fifty to sixty people a day.” The two, of course, observed the social distancing rules.

Customer Dan Tyrell has only really realized who is at his door when he notices the security guards at the delivery van. Tyrell told WEHOville.com if he had known who would bring his food to him, Tyrell said: «Meghan and Harry were both nice and very down to earth. They were wearing masks and jeans, but very nice jeans. »

Drake breaks Tiktok’s billion-dollar record

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The hashtag #ToosieSlide goes through the roof, Victoria Beckham celebrates her birthday online – and other news from the world of the stars.

#ToosieSlide has set a record, as a Tiktok source tells TMZ.com. The hashtag for the new Drake song has reached a billion hits on the platform within two days and is the fastest music trend that has hit the billion mark on Tiktok. The first hashtag to get a billion hits there was Kylie Jenner-inspired #RiseandShine.

The d’Amelio family could soon be on TV: As Tiktok star Charlie d’Amelio tells “Entertainment Tonight”, a reality show with her family is planned: “It would be a lot of fun. People always say that our dynamics are pretty cool. » In addition to Mami Heidi (48) and sister Dixie (18), Papa Marc (51) would also be there.

While Charli only hints at the family format, her father reveals more. Marc chats at “Entertainment Tonight” that they are currently preparing a show: “We are currently planning the show, it happened very quickly. If we do that, we want to give it our all and we’re going to find a solution. » (April 18)

Kelly Osbourne (35) probably fell in love with Netflix. The singer shares two pictures on Instagram, in which she chose Amit Rahav (24), who plays the ultra-orthodox Yanky in the series “Unorthodox”. Shira Haas (24), who appears on the series as Yanky’s rebellious wife Esty, comments: “He is all yours.”

 

Meghan only talks about elephants on TV

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Duchess Meghan has appeared on US TV for the first time since her resignation as a royal. Instead of the expected interview, there is a PR appearance.

In the ABC show “Good Morning America”, Duchess Meghan (38) was seen on TV for the first time on Monday after her resignation as Royal. While many initially expected a big revelation interview, it is now clear: With her appearance, Meghan just stirred the drum for the Disney + documentary “Elephant”.

Some sequences from the film can be seen in the two and a half minute article. Meghan, who has taken on the role of the speaker in the animal documentary, explains what her personal connection with elephants is.

Recorded months ago

She is lucky to have seen elephants in the wild. “If you take the time to connect yourself with them and other wild animals, you can feel that we play a role in their conservation and protection.”

Meghan is very impressed in the TV recordings and impressed by the huge animals. “They are so majestic and so sensitive at the same time.” According to “Good Morning America”, the conversation was recorded by Disney last summer. The film «Elephant» has been on Disney + since the beginning of April.

Wendler and Laura are engaged

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Even if the divorce with his ex is not yet off the table: pop singer Michael Wendler asked for the hand of his girlfriend, Laura.

I SAID YES”, she announces the message simultaneously on her Insta account.

The schedule is tight, everything is timed: a few minutes earlier, the television audience was able to find out about the engagement on RTL. “She says yes, she says yes, she says yes”, the Wendler sang theatrically into the TV camera. Laura squealed for joy between red balloons, proudly demonstrated her engagement ring and said: “Finally!”

Wedding in August?

Wendler had apparently planned the application for a long time. This did not escape his Laura either: When she was asked at Thursday’s “Let’s Dance” rehearsals where her lover was, she said with a wink: “Things are going on, maybe a surprise. He said he had to prepare something. »

It is not yet clear when marriage will take place. The «Bild» newspaper wants to know that the wedding will take place on August 3 in Las Vegas.

But there is still a catch: Wendler’s divorce from his ex Claudia (49), with whom he had been together for 30 years, has not yet been completed. “I wish them both everything, all the best,” she says in a friendly video message.

 

Top 9 Best Room Heaters In India 2019 (This Winters)

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ORPAT OEH-1220 FAN ROOM HEATER

You all know winter is coming and in some parts of the country winter already started. So the demand for Best Room Heaters increases in the winter season. At night time we can feel cold and AC and Air Cool fans have been switch off. So because of winter and huge demand for Best Room Heaters in India, we have researched the top 9 best room heaters in India.

9 Best Room Heaters In India

These are the best room heaters in India we have researched for you. Ranging from High end to mid and low range according to your requirement and capacity of your room.

1). ORPAT OEH-1220 FAN ROOM HEATER

 ORPAT OEH-1220 FAN ROOM HEATER

If you have a small or mid-size room with not more than 240 sq. ft area, then this is the best room heaters in India and also best for you which is available right now in the amazon market place. Built very strong and sturdy room heater will keep your room warm. With an inbuilt fan, it will spread hot air every corner of the room.

This product comes with a standard warranty of 1 year. You can also adjust the temperature of the ORPAT OEH-1220 FAN ROOM HEATER. You can also increase or decrease the temperature of the room heater with the help of the knob.

This room heater comes with the following features which will give an idea before buying it:

  • It has two settings of watts and they are 1000watts and 2000 watts.
  • It Consumes 2000 watts power consumption.
  • Size is small and very lightweight to carry anywhere.
  • It comes with a 1-year warranty.
  • It comes with ISI approved.
  • cold-to-touch exterior due to non-sagging.

Now for added safety reasons, you should switch off the room heater after some time. Because the coil uses oxygen to produce heat in room and oxygen becomes less in the room. So you may feel suffocated if windows and doors are closed.

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2) HAVELLS OFR 9 FIN PTC FAN ROOM HEATER

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Havells OFR 9 Fin PTC Fan Room Heater is the second-best room heaters in India. Now if you are looking for safe and efficient heating without any noise then Havells OFR 9 Fin PTC Fan Room Heater is best for you. It has a heat control setting of 1000/1500/2000 according to room sizes.

It is protected with overheat safety protection that prevents the appliance from getting damaged easily. The thermostatic heat up your room very fastly so that you remain warm inside your room. It weighs around 14.4 kgs which might be heavy in comparison with other best room heaters in india.

It has auto cut off function which based on temperature which you have set. The length of the cord is 5ft approx with a cord storage compartment. It comes with three different power heating with different power wattage where you can save energy according to your room.

Now if you want a room heater which can be easily moved from one room to another then Havells OFR 9 Fin PTC Fan Room Heater comes with castor wheels which makes it easy to move anywhere around the room.

This room heater comes with the following features which will give an idea before buying it:

  • Power consumption is 2400 watts.
  • It comes with overheat protection and tilts over switch for safety purposes.
  • Silent to use
  • No fear of Fire or damage like other room heaters.
  • Lessor no maintenance cost required.
  • Rear safety cover.
  • It comes with a Standard 1year warranty.

This Havells OFR – 9Fin 2400-Watt PTC Fan Heater is suitable for all ages of people whether they are young, kids, or aged persons. Because it does not create suffocation inside the room where all the doors or windows are closed. As it does not depletes the oxygen level hence making room suffocation free.

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3). Bajaj Blow Hot 2000-Watt Room Heater

Bajaj Blow Hot 2000-Watt Room Heater

Bajaj Blow Hot 2000-Watt Room Heater is a third-best room heaters in India means for spot heating. It weighs around 3.75 kgs. It consists of thermostats that are required to maintain the temperature by tweaking the required power. Due to less weight, it is very handy and can be carried from one room to another easily.

Its grille material has plastic and body material of the Bajaj blow hot fan room heater has abs which have a high impact on toughness and its resistance. The outer body is built with the stove-enameled MS sheet. The front panel has a grill with the company logo of Bajaj with three switches.

If you want only air like in summer then you can use turn ON/OFF Switch will only give you air. No heating will be passed. The rest two switches are for heating purposes which will give you warm air. One switch will give you warm air (1000 W) and other switches will give hot air (2000 W). There is a clear indication of the switch of Warm, Hot, and On/Off.

The Bajaj Heater operation fan is noiseless that you will not feel any room heater is there in your room only with warm or hot air inside the room. Letting you sleep easily and cozy without any noise. You can also adjust the height according to your requirements.

The best feature about Bajaj Blow Hot 2000-Watt Room Heater is it automatically turns on when room temperature becomes normal. It also comes with thermal cut off switch which prevents overheating if the thermostat fails due to some reason.

This room heater comes with the following features which will give an idea before buying it:

  • 2 heat setting 1000 Watts and 2000 Watts.
  • Compact Design with built-in Handle.
  • You can adjust the thermostat according to your suitable temperature.
  • You can also use this as a fan in the summer or monsoon season.
  • It comes with a standard 2-year warranty.

It comes with a 3 pin power cord and 16 A current. There is also a stand that lets the heater airflow upward or downward according to airflow.

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Best PTC Fan Heater In India

4) Havells Calido – Gold – 2000W, PTC Fan Heater (White & Gold)

Havells Calido - Gold - 2000W, PTC Fan Heate

Havells Calido – Gold – 2000W, PTC Fan Heater is 4th best room heaters in India right now. When it’s bitter cold outside and you want to get cozy or warm in your room then don’t look anywhere and simply go with Havells Calido PTC heater for extra comfort and warmth.

It only weighs 3kgs which is easy to carry from one room to another without any problem. Bring this room heater for your home this winter. It is made up of a plastic body that is durable and long-lasting. Plastic is used of high quality with tough, corrosion & chemical resistant.

In build thermostat which helps to regulate the temperature accordingly, with air-filled control tubes. These air-filled control tubes respond to pressure which activates heating when it’s needed. It also has a red light indicator which indicates if the heater is ON/OFF. When Red Light is ON it means the heater is on. And when it switched OFF it means the Heater is OFF.

As I said earlier it weights only 3kg and easy to carry so if you are going at chilly places or at mountain areas then simply pack this and take it to high altitudes with you without any problem. You can also plug in all power socket with built-in AC power plugs.

This room heater comes with the following features which will give an idea before buying it:

  • Comes with 2 color variants White and Gold
  • Powers 2000 W
  • Weights 2.87 KG
  • Plastic Body
  • It comes with 1 year Standard On-Site Warranty.

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5). Usha Fan Heater (1212 PTC) 1500 Watt with Adjustable Thermostat Room Heater

Usha Fan Heater (1212 PTC)

Usha Fan Heater (1212 PTC) 1500 Watt room heater is a fifth-best room heaters in India. With the usage of 1500 watt will maintain your room temperature warm and cozy all night or day long. This room heater can cover up to room size of 150 sq.ft with a fan heater running at a low power of 900 Watts and high power of 1500 Watts respectively.

If you are looking to warm your room instantly then it will be your best buy. It comes with 2 stage safety for heating protection against overheating of Usha Fan Heater. Best for those who don’t waste energy because this heater comes with two heating elements that save energy very well.

It adjusts the temperature automatically as per your requirement by temperature controlling knob. It also maintains the temperature by switching ON/OFF the heater when the temperature reaches automatically. You can use this heater in a closed room because it does not burn or lower down any oxygen level which is safe to use continuously.

It comes with a one-year standard warranty. It has a 2-meter long power cord. It also has Fire Retardant Strong ABS Housing.

This room heater comes with the following features which will give an idea before buying it:

  • It comes with One Year Standard Warranty.
  • BIS Approved.
  • Lightweight And easy to carry anywhere.
  • Strong Build.
  • Run time is not high
  • Makes room warm instantly in 10-15 mins.

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Best Radiant Heater In India

6). Bajaj Minor 1000-Watt room Heater

Bajaj Minor 1000-Watt Room Heater

Bajaj Minor Room Heater is a sixth-best room heaters in India right now. This is used for personal usage where you have a small room and you want to heat your room for less period of time. It consumes very little power/electricity so your electricity bill will be less in comparison to other room heaters.

As soon you power on the heater inside rod start becoming dark orange and gives heating instantly. You can use it in a 150 sq ft space room. This product comes with tilted thermostat and legs where you can adjust according to your requirements.

If you live in an area where the temperature goes down very low then you need a Bajaj Minor Room Heater. It is small in size hence it will fit in less space. It uses power of 1000 watts and has good heating elements. It weights only 1.5 kgs so you can take anywhere around from one to another room very easily. It comes with ISI mark approved label with 2-year Standard Warranty.

This room heater comes with the following features which will give an idea before buying it:

  • Power consumption is only 1000 watts.
  • It comes with titled legs.
  • Has a 2-year warranty.
  • ISI approved.
  •  It has a nickel chrome plated mesh grid.
  • It also has a stainless steel reflector.
  • Works on 5A plug.

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7) Starvin Laurels Rod Type Heater || Room Heater 

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Again if you are looking at a best room heaters for a small size room then this will end your search here. It weighs only 1.40 kgs and this radiant heater can be moved anywhere in the room. If you are leaving on the north side of India or in a hilly area then this is the best radiant heater in India.

The power consumption is high in comparison to other radiant heaters with 2000Watts. It requires less space and can be fit anywhere in the room. It has tilted legs for better support. It is made up of nickel-chrome plated with a reflector inside it.

It comes with a 1-year warranty. Best for personal use and uses oxygen to produce heat, so using it for a long time is not advisable.

This room heater comes with the following features which will give an idea before buying it:

  • Best for personal heating.
  • It consumes more energy 2000 Watts.
  • It comes with a 1year warranty.
  • The coil may get damage.
  • Not good for big rooms.

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Best Oil Filled Room Heater in India

8). Morphy Richards OFR 09F 2400-Watt Oil Filled Radiator

Morphy Richards OFR 9F - 9 Fin, 2400-Watt Oil Filled Radiator with PTC Fan Heater

If you are looking for Best room heaters in India having oil filled radiator then Morphy Richards OFR 09F Oil Filled Radiator will be your best bet.  First of all, it comes with the adjustable thermostat with silent in operation and it automatically switches it off when tilted more than a predetermined safe angel hence keeping it safe from fire and shock from any accidental fall.

It comes with castor wheels which makes it more mobility to move anywhere in the house from room to room. The company gives a power rating of 2400 Watts. So it consumes 2400 Watts of power. This heater can adjust room temperature with a built-in thermostat.

9 fins use ensures that no corner is left cold whether your room is big or small. It spread the warm air every corner of the room. It comes with a 2-year standard warranty. It weighs around 14 kgs, but you can easily move with the castor wheel and it also has a handle to move anywhere easily.

This room heater comes with the following features which will give an idea before buying it:

  • No suffocation or oxygen usage.
  • It comes with a 2-year warranty.
  • 3 heat settings – 400 Watts, 2000 Watts, and 2400 Watts.
  • It takes time to give heat air.
  • Easy Carry Handle.
  • It also comes with Overheat protection.

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9 Singer OFR 11 FINS 2900 Watts Oil Filled Radiator Room Heater

Singer OFR 11 FINS 2900 Watts Oil Filled Radiator Room Heater

Now if you still looking for oil filled radiator heater then Singer OFR 11 FINS 2900 Watts Oil Filled Radiator Room Heater is the best room heaters in India in every aspect. It comes with backfin cover for better protection. Singer OFR 11 Fins has so many safety measures that prevent rusts and have Oil Grade ED/HD 100 for better performance. It comes with a 2-years warranty.
Singer OFR 11 oil-filled radiator room heater also has a PTC fan to give faster room heating in compare with other oil-filled heaters. It has a 3-way heating system which heats up the room completely in a few minutes as soon as you switched it on.
It runs on 1700, 2400, and 2900 power Watts capacity to remain active and fast mode whenever the temperature drops. This heater also has castor wheels to carry anywhere easily. PTC fan make little bit noise while running but not that much. But you can sleep easily.
Singer OFR 11 fins come with a safety certificate of ISI label on it which makes safe buy for homes. It has three heating power options of how much warm air you need to use according to temperature. The heater has a 3-meter long copper cord with a cord storage compartment.

This room heater comes with the following features which will give an idea before buying it:

  • Quick Heating option with PTC Fan.
  • Overheat Protection.
  • Effective for smaller to mid-room size only.
  • It comes with warranty of 2 years.
  • Works on a 220-240 Power voltage.
  • ISI Marked.

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Now, we have shown you many types of Best room heaters in India which are currently available on Amazon India. Now let’s discuss in detail how many types of room heater and which will be best suitable for you.

TYPES OF ROOM HEATERS

1. RADIANT HEATERS

Radiant heaters are those heaters that run on infrared technology which does not heat its surrounding air. Radiant heater generally generates heat on people or on the object. So very small place or size of the room anyone have then radiant heaters are best for them.

So, electricity runs on a quartz tube or filament ribbon to produce heat on the object. They also heat up very quickly but as soon as power is off they become cool withing minutes.

2. OIL-FILLED HEATERS

These are the best heaters right now present in the market right now because they provide heat for a very long period of time. It does not burn oil to produce heat because many people will think that it burns oil to produce heat as the name suggests.

It is made for a big room size with more than 250 sq ft. It may cost high due to its more functionality and features. And it also does not burn oxygen in the room. So now anyone can sleep turning it on for whole night with doors and windows locked.

3). CONVECTION HEATER

Now, if you want to use a heater in summer or monsoon season then this will be your best bet. As in the summer season, the Convection heater also works as a fan when the heating switch is turned off.

If you want to warm your entire room then convection heaters are designed to do that. They have PTC fans which blow the warm air in the entire room.

If there are several people or your room is big in size or you want to warm your whole room for several hours then you should buy convection heaters. They also come with an automatic ON/OFF system to control your room temperature. However, after shutting off convection heaters, warmed air will remain for a time.

Now how to choose room heater because we have discussed how many types of best room heaters in India are there which are good according to our needs.

How to Choose a Room Heater?

Now as winter is approaching and there are so many heaters available in market right now. Whether they are online or offline available to purchase. So if you are still confused about what points should we consider while buying room heater then below are the points we have discussed which might help you out while buying it.

Room Size:

As we know the room size matters a lot while purchasing a room heater. Radiant heaters are good for those who are sitting very close to heaters or only one or two-person want the heating. And it also not covers the whole room and best for a small size room.

Oil-filled heaters or fan heaters are best for the big or medium size room. But you should always check their power capacity while buying it because more the power or wattage more area it will cover to blow air in the room. Generally, they are best for room which is more than 250 sq ft of size.

There is a simple calculation when deciding the Best room heaters in India:

Wattage Required (approximate idea)= Room Area x 20

So, for 200 Sq. ft. room, the recommended wattage is 2000 W (200×10).

Wattage:

Heater power also plays an important role in heating. Higher wattage in the heater produces more heat. It also consumes more electricity as if you buy a 1200W heater and it runs for 1 hour then it will consume 1.2 unit of electricity. Whereas if you run 2500 watt heater will consume 2.5 units in one hour.

So higher the wattage higher will be your electricity bill. So it is always advisable to go with a variable wattage knob where you can adjust wattage according to your requirement.

Power Cord Length:

Always remember that the power cord should be more than 1.50 meters long. Because longer the power cord always keeps distance between the power plug and the location of your heater while checking the power cord length.

Noise Level:

If noise of room heater bothers you so much then you should always select no-noise room heaters that do not have fans. You can go with a radiant heater or oil filled heater with a fan. But oil-filled fans can make noise while using it. But it is bearable and hence you can sleep easily without any problem.