“A round up some of the best techie gifts you can buy this Diwali for your loved ones”
Diwali, commonly known as the festival of lights, is one of the most celebrated occasions in India. Not only do you get to brighten your house with diyas, but that of your loved ones by giving them gifts to cherish the occasion. Although you can never go wrong with a bedsheet or Cutlery set, a tech product makes for an equally nice gift, and being the tech-savvy generation that we are, it might prove to be more useful too. Therefore, we decided to come up with some of the best tech accessories / products which could make for a fitting Diwali gift. Read on to find out what made our list.
The best gift money can buy
The logical choice for a techie gift under Rs 20,000 is that of a smartphone and for the price, you won’t find yourself short of options either. However, if you are looking for the most well-rounded option which comes with stellar cameras both on the front and the back, good performance and excellent battery life, then you can’t go wrong with the OPPO F3. The smartphone comes equipped with an octa-core processor which works in tandem with 4GB of RAM. In the camera department, buyers will get a pair of a 13MP primary snapper as well as a dual-camera setup on the front comprising of a pair of 16MP and 8MP sensors, which will do justice to all your Diwali selfies. Moreover, backed with its 3,200mAh battery, you can expect the smartphone to outlast some of your busiest celebrations as well.
And that’s not all, OPPO has just launched a special edition of the smartphone which comes in a bright red colour to match the bright colours associated with the festival of lights. The OPPO F3 Diwali Edition can be picked up from Flipkart for Rs 18,990.
Under Rs 15,000
If budget isn’t a constraint, then you might as well gift your loved one a smartwatch instead of a fitness band since you’ll get all the fitness features of a smart band and then some. There are plenty of smartwatches under the Rs 15K mark, such as the Fossil Q Marshal and the ASUS ZenWatch 2. However, we would recommend you to go for the Moto 360 Sport. The smartwatch comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor which is coupled with 512MB of RAM. The smartwatch is available for Rs 13,999 at Flipkart, but the caveat here is that you’ll have to settle for the bright orange colour variant since the Black colour hue will set you back by Rs 21,999.
Under Rs 10,000
What better way to muffle out the noise of crackers on Diwali than by listening to music on a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50X. The M50X’s have been heavily praised for their neutral sound signature and are an absolute bargain for the retail price of Rs 8,999. They will make a solid gift for anyone in your family who is looking to get into audio-monitoring / video-editing. The headphones can be picked up from a number of different e-sellers.
Under Rs 5,000
With data rates and 4G services getting cheaper by the day, an all-encompassing media streaming device will make a great gift. The one we will be looking at today comes from Amazon and has been dubbed as the Fire TV Stick. The Fire TV Stick takes your media consumption experience to the next level by allowing you to stream from your favourite streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime directly to your TV. Moreover, you can even download some popular games like Riptide GP2 from the Fire Stick’s app store and then play them on your TV. Interested buyers can pick the Fire Stick up from Amazon for Rs 3,999.
Under Rs 3,000
A fitness band can greatly benefit someone who likes to sweat it out in the gym. Moreover, with the rise of budget-oriented fitness trackers, you can easily find a good alternative to a costly smartwatch for under Rs 3K. The fitness band which we think you should gift to someone is the Honor Band 3, which retails for Rs 2,799 on Amazon. The fitness band comes with a detailed notification support and a heart-rate monitor which can measure a user’s heart rate in real-time as well. The band has a water resistance rating of up to 50 meters and also comes with a dedicated swim activity feature which can help you track the number of calories burnt while swimming.
So there you have it. These are the best gadgets to give to your near and dear ones this festive season. Which one would you go for?