Tech-talk with Chetan Oli

Chetan Oli, founder and President of The Oliz Store talks with Living about his love for all things Apple and how our lives have changed as we are surrounded by technology 24x7.

  1. What phone are you currently using?

IPhone 7 plus. This device has the trifecta; interface, design and software. What I believe is that all these products create a family and it makes work much more accessible in terms of synchronization, sharing files etc.

  1. What laptop are you using and why is it your preferred choice?

I am using the MacBook Pro by Apple. I like it because even before we became authorized sellers for Apple products I have been using Apple products. It has a fantastic OS and is not affected by viruses. It is very flexible for people who work in the corporate sector as well.

  1. Apple vs Windows? Your thoughts?

As I mentioned before I have been a massive Apple fan. Windows is also very good but it is still stalled by viruses and the devices don’t have a very long life as they need to be changed on a regular basis.

  1. Speakers of your choice?

I am currently using KEF, the 5.1 Home Theatre System. This has completely changed the way I listen to music. The sound is so pure and clear that I don’t feel like switching them off. They definitely pack a punch.

  1. What games do you play on your phone?

Candy Crush!

  1. Most used app on your phone?

As a businessman, my most used apps are WhatsApp, Viber and other messaging apps which make communication easy and free!

  1. Your thoughts on VR Headsets?

This is a very intriguing concept which is slowly making its mark in the market. Although it targets gamers, what would be very interesting to see is it’s usage in marketing, interior designing etc.

  1. Your thoughts on smart watches?

This is a very cool concept! Imagine now your watch can make calls, receive messages, monitor your health etc. I think that this is a revolutionary idea and in the near future, everyone is going to be wearing one!

  1. What would you like to see in the future?

I cannot really envision anything specific. Because I know I will be using whatever comes out! (laughs)


  1.  Drones? Yes or No?

Absolutely a hundred percent yes! This technology has the power to bring great changes. It is a very advanced piece of technology and has many advantages. It is already being used in the entertainment sector but I believe it has great potential in the humanitarian sector. It can be used when there are natural disasters for observation and data collection purposes. I think if used properly, it can make a great difference.