Last-minute gadget gifts you can consider this Rakhi
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If you have been caught up and haven’t got a gift for your sister yet, you still have time to buy it at a store or order it online and get it delivered over the weekend. If your sister is a gadget enthusiast, it is going to be a lot easier and you can also save some money as both Amazon.in and Flipkart.com have some interesting deals on gadgets.
Logitech UE Wonderboom
Rs6,999 (earlier Rs7,995)
Logitech’s new speaker comes in six cool colours such as cashmere pink, fireball red, lilac, phantom black, stone grey and subzero blue. It has a unique cup-shaped design and is also waterproof up to a depth of 1.5 metres. It works with all Android and iOS devices via Bluetooth and can deliver 8-10 hours of backup on non-stop playback. The Wonderboom is pretty loud for its size and has a 360-degree speaker design which projects sound in all directions.
Sennheiser HD 4.30 headphone
Rs7,990 (5% discount on Axis Bank credit cards)
This is an over-the-ear headphone from Sennheiser and offers generous amount of cushioning in the earpiece. It can handle loud music without feeling cranky. There is no active noise cancellation, but the cushioning is quite effective at keeping ambient noise out. It doesn’t support Bluetooth connectivity and uses 3.5mm jack to connect to smartphones and laptops. It is available in black and white colour options.
The All-New Kindle has a 6-inch e-ink display which doesn’t reflect in bright light. It also supports touch which makes navigation easier. It weighs just 161g and is 115mm wide which makes handling it with one hand easy. This is a WiFi only device and can last a week on single charge.
Fitbit Flex 2
The Flex 2 is a fitness band with waterproof exterior. It can withstand dips of up to 1.5 metres. It can track your steps, sleep, active minutes and amount of calories lost. However, to access this data you will have to login to the Fitibit app on your smartphone and sync Flex 2 with it. Once connected to a smartphone it can give call and message notifications through unique vibration patterns and blinking of the LED lights. It works with both Android and iOS and lasts up to five days on one charge.
Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 2
Xioami’s Mi Power Bank 2 is a compact portable charger with a capacity of 10,000mAh. The anodised aluminium exterior makes it rugged, the curved edges offer better grip and the slim form factor (14mm) allows one to hold the charger and the smartphone in the same hand. It can output 5.1V/2A and charge a smartphone with 3,000 battery up to three times. It supports fast charging and comes with a micro USB slot, unlike its predecessor. It has an Over Voltage Protection circuit which prevents surge in voltage from damaging the smartphone.
Amazon Fire Stick
Rs3,999 (offers from Amazon, Airtel, Eros Now)
The Fire Stick is a portable HDMI dongle which can transform any ordinary TV into a smart TV. Users can stream content from Netflix, Prime video or Hotstar directly on TV and don’t need to connect it to the smartphone, like the Google Chromecast 2. You can control it with voice too. If you buy it with Amazon Pay Balance, you can get a pack of Rs499. Airtel is offering 100GB of free data for first three months, and Eros Now is offering three months free access to its premium content.
Google Daydream VR headset
Rs6,499 (5% discount on Axis bank credit cards)
If your sister is already using a Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, Google Pixel, Pixel XL or Asus ZenFone AR, you can gift her Google’s Daydream View VR headset. It is light and properly cushioned so one can wear it for long hours. The headset works by blocking the outside world and projecting a virtual screen inside the headset. The idea is to create an immersive experience so a user feels like a part of it. The headset can be controlled with compact and intuitive controller.