Living room is a place where the whole family comes together. We eat there, talk to the family and friends, watch television and take important family decisions. It is one of the most used rooms in the house cumulatively by all the family members. So, it is highly important for this room to be extremely comfortable and modern. Here is our choice of gadgets that will make your living experience in the family room a pleasurable one.
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Kodak 50-inch smart TV (Rs 33,999)
We have to start by saying this, you are getting a 50-inch 4K flat screen television under Rs 34,000. Not only that this TV has smart features and can be connected to the internet over Wi-Fi and LAN. Okay, now that, that is out of the way, this is a great TV for the price as the picture quality is really good. You get deep blacks and vivid colours. It runs Android OS for TVs and comes with apps such Netflix, Facebook and YouTube pre-installed. So it eliminates the need for any additional smart hub or PC requirement to browse those features. This thin tube supports miracast, oh and did we tell you that this large screen can be picked of under Rs 34,000.
Amazon Echo Plus (Rs 14,999)
Let’s face it we all love the ads that run on the television showcasing different things Amazon Echo variations can do using its AI Alexa. If you have seen those, then you already know what all can this this smart virtual assistant can do. For the unaware, the Amazon Echo Plus is a cylindrical speaker system which uses Amazon’s AI assistant called Alexa. She will answer all your queries with precision. She has an Indian accent and does understand our accent as well. You can ask her everything from how the weather is going to be like today, to play the latest Salman Khan song. It is great for family gatherings. It is like having another loud (sound-wise) family member in the living room.
Samsung 1.5 Ton 5 Star Digital Inverter Air Conditioner (Rs 41,600)
The Indian heat especially in cities like Delhi, Chennai, Chandigarh etc. stings a lot. And when you have the whole family or a bunch of friends over in one room, you would want to keep the environment cool. For medium to large rooms a 1.5-ton AC is a must and this one by Samsung is all that, but while doing that it will not burn a hole in your pocket when you see the electricity bill. This has 5-star rating, so it used less power but cools quicker. Overall, it consumes 1700 Watts of power. It comes with 5 years’ warranty on the condenser and 10 years’ warranty on the compressor. Also, this split AC is a bit of an eye candy with a floral design on its inside unit.
Bose Soundtouch 20 speaker (Rs 33,638)
Excellent for light yet loud party music with friends or easy listening when you are sitting alone in the living room. This speaker did come to India little while back, but still is relevant because of its great connectivity options which include international online FM stations playback, Bose app integration and more importantly its larger than life sound. Simply put, it is out of this world. Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi is supported and one can play MP3, FLAC, WMA and other popular music formats on it.
Kent Alps Plus Air Purifier (Rs 19,199)
With the kind of vehicle and industry pollution in our cities, and over that constant construction near our homes, it is highly important to have a good air purifier in our home. For a medium to large living rooms Kent has a very good option called the Alps Plus. Not only will it clean the air around in the most used room of the household, it will also show the PM levels in the room on the LED display on it. This air purifier used HEPA technology to rid the room of the pollutants and PM particles