Now that Diwali is almost here, there are a lot of people looking to pick up gadget gifts for their loved ones. The ongoing festive sales at Flipkart and Amazon still have two days left so you can avail great deals on our recommendations below
JBL Cinema SB150 Soundbar – Rs 24,999 – A soundbar is one of the gadgets that not everyone likes to purchase for self-use. However, as a gift it works as a great option – it’s a big gift and is useful for everyone. The JBL Cinema SB150 soundbar can be placed in front of TV or wall-mounted and comes with a wireless subwoofer to add the missing bass output on your TV. It supports Dolby Digital and comes with Bluetooth connectivity for streaming. During the current festival sale, it is selling for just Rs 9,999.
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC - Rs 14,990 – These Sennheiser wireless headphones not only look great but also offer fantastic noise cancellation; ideal to avoid those loud crackers during Diwali. We like that they are lightweight yet come with a good amount of padding. Sound quality is top-notch as expected from Sennheiser and you get up to 20 hours of battery life on a single charge which is great in our opinion. Another good thing about these headphones is that they also have a 3.5mm audio jack with an audio cable included in the price to use them as wired headphones in case you run out of battery. During the ongoing sale, they are available for as low as Rs 8,000.
Fitbit Charge 3 - Rs 13,999 – After binging on sweets during the festive season most people like to get rid of the extra weight and this a good fitness band makes for a great gift. While you can go for an entry-level offering like the Mi Band 4 or Honor Band 5, we feel that Fitbit carries its own flaunt value much like the iPhone has when it comes to smartphones. Charge 3 is one of the few fitness bands today that is not bulky and yet offers a tonne of health-related features including activity tracking, sleep tracking, heart rate tracking as well as does automatic exercise recognition. Currently available for Rs 9,999 in the festival sales.
Kindle Paperwhite - Rs 12,999 – All of us know one or the other person who loves reading books. For such family/friends, there is nothing better than the Kindle eBook reader. The Kindle Paperwhite is the ideal offering with a 6” high-resolution display with built-in adjustable light to read at night. You can store thousands of books on the device and a single charge easily lasts one month, so you don’t have to worry about carrying a charger all the time. Amazon India is currently offering the Paperwhite for Rs 10,999 and you can get it in black or white color.
Mi Air Purifier 2s - Rs 8,999 – One of the biggest issues during this festival season is air pollution, especially for the aged and children. This is why an air purifier makes for a great gift during this time. There are a lot of Air purifier options available today in the market, but we prefer the Mi Air Purifier 2s for its feature set. It offers smart control via a smartphone app, a built-in OLED display to show the current air status and filter capacity. Plus, the filters are not very expensive to replace. It is currently available with a flat Rs 1,000 discount.
Google Nest Hub - Rs 8,999 – If you are looking for something unique yet handy in gadgets, then the recently launched Google Nest hub is something you can consider. It’s the ultimate digital photo frame with voice control via a built-in Google assistant. Not only is it a great way to showcase your photos on the large 7-inch screen but you can even use it to control other smart connected devices and play videos from YouTube.
Saregama Carvaan - Rs 5,990 – This little music player was launched last year but it still makes for a great gift on any occasion. Available in a variety of finishes, this portable music player has 5000 preloaded retro songs and even lets you connect USB drives or stream via Bluetooth using your smartphone. It has stereo speakers, a rechargeable battery with a playback time of up to 5 hours and a small LCD screen to help navigate and select songs of your choice. While the current millennials might not find this to their liking, we find this to be a great gift for parents and grandparents.