The festivities have begun and it is the time of the year when you buy something for yourself or your loved ones. If you are looking to buy/gift a smartphone then you can check out our recommendation here. For other great gifting gadgets check out the list below.
- Kodak 55-Inch 4K UHDXS smart TV (Rs 29,990)
Diwali is always grand and if you want to bring a large TV to your home, at a reasonable price, then our pick is the 55-inch 4K smart TV from Kodak. The IPS panel comes with 4K resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, a 5,00,000:1 contrast ratio, 500 nits brightness and is supported by HDR 10. Over that, you get Android for TV inside, which means all your favourite Binge-Watching apps such as Amazon Prime will be available on it. This LED TV is powered by a quad-core A53 CPU coupled with Mali-450MP multi-core GPU.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 (Rs 59,900 upwards)
If you are in the market looking for a tablet this festive season then your search ends here. Inspired by the Galaxy Note 10 series, there is an S-Pen stylus that comes with this tablet and works as a remote control. It will let its users manage thigs from afar. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 has the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset inside partnered with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage (expandable by up to 1TB using a microSD card). A neat keyboard attachment can be bought as well, which is available at a discount now. With it, the tablet turns on the DEX mode that gives the tablet a laptop-like look and feel.
- Sony SRS-XB23 Bluetooth Speaker (Rs 10,990)
The best Bluetooth speakers out there, which you can buy right now. The Sony SRS-XB32 Bluetooth speakers are built to perfection. Available in 3 colours – Red, Black and Blue you can pick the one you like the most. The front has a set of 48MM audio drivers behind a mesh type grille, which deliver all the great sound. But what takes the cake are the set of LED light strips that run around the front façade and sides of this speaker grille. It looks exceptional and one would love to turn these on in parties.
- HP Laser 108W Wireless Printer (Rs 10,499)
An excellent wireless laser printer to own if you want to crisp black and white prints at home or around the office. For small spaces, this is one of the finest choice available in India. Users will get 18.5 pages per minute, which is great looking at the printer’s size. The prints came out nice with deep blacks and the text is crisp. The tray can hold up to 150 pages and one can use the HP app as well to print directly from mobile phones or tablets. A truly wireless printer.
- Amazon Echo Show (20,999)
The Echo series seem to be super successful in India as it has Alexa built-in. We love how this AI adapts to your commands. Which is why our pick is the Amazon Echo Show. The smart speaker by Amazon sports a 10.1-inch HD (1,280×800 pixels) touchscreen display, which dominates the entire body of the device. On top of the screen, there is a 5MP camera and four microphones. While the microphones can be used to give commands to Alexa and make voice calls, the camera is handy to make voice calls.
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Rs 19,900)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active has a minimalistic design but still looks very elegant. The watch has a compact body and it is very light to wear. Consumers can use the screen to navigate the user interface. If you like smartwatches that don’t look too chunky or big, you can go for the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active this festive season.
- Sony WH-XB900N Headphones
Sony has been spectacular in its headphone’s series since some time now. WH-XB900 headset is our pick of the season. The audio quality on the Sony WH-XB900N headphones is superb. Since these are from the Extra Bass series of headphones from Sony, the thump is breath-taking. The highs are great and lows are audible. The active noise cancellation feature works wonderfully well and it cuts down on 100 per cent of the ambient noise when turned on. With Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC, you can easily pair them with any modern smart device.
- Asus Vivobook X512 laptop (Rs 35,000 upwards)
Asus is one of the first to give SSD drives with high RAM in laptops. If you are looking for rock-solid performance in a laptop this Diwali then this is our pick. Asus Vivobook X512 has got Intel Core i7 8565 (8th Gen CPU) that has a base clock speed of 1.8GHz. This is partnered with 8GB RAM and Kingston 512GB PCIeNVME SSD. Windows 10 Home comes as native and the combo boots the machine in under 12 seconds. Compare that to a spindle drive, it is 8-12X faster. An Intel Core i3 and i5 version of the laptop is also available, so pick what suits your pocket.
- Skullcandy Indy wireless earbuds
Want a good pair of earphones for gymming this season? Want to go for a run and want to hear your favourite tunes at the same time? Then take a look at the Skullcandy Indy wireless earbuds. Skullcandy Indy has touch controls for access. Micro USB for charging and it has IP55 sweat, water, and dust resistance. The earbuds have touch controls, LED status light, the stability gel, interchangeable ear tips and the charging contacts. They come in a compact, easy to carry case.
- Fitbit Charge 3 (Rs 2,990 upwards)
Stay fit with this fitness smart band. Fitbit Charge 3 is said to be one among the most focused fitness trackers of the year. The fitness tracker comes with an improved design and sports a small touchscreen display that can adjust to ambient brightness automatically. Fitbit Charge 3 has a 24/7 heart rate monitor that helps users track calories burnt, optimize their workouts and uncover trends that can enable them to achieve their health and fitness goals. In addition to this, the fitness tracker can track sleep too.
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