Diwali tech sparklers: Gadgets to impress1 min read . Updated: 17 Oct 2019, 10:55 PM IST
With the world around you quickly going digital, so should the gifts you give this festive season. What’s the gadget you would pick?
Diwali gift boxes typically include dry fruits and sweets, but how many of these can one eat, especially if you are calorie-conscious? You may, instead, want to impress people with a tech-enabled Diwali gift package.
Much will depend on your budget; but if you do plan to put together a Diwali gift package full of gadgets, we can offer some help. Here’s what we recommend:
JBL LIVE 650BTNC
This is an option for those looking for noise-cancelling headphones. It will drown out those cracker noises and is considerably cheaper than Sony’s offering, though it doesn’t match the audio quality.
For those who don’t want to compromise on audio quality but also want the newest features, the 1000XM3 is one of the best noise-cancelling headphones in the market. It’s also cheaper for the Diwali season.
■ Fitness and health
HONOR BAND 5
The Honor Band 5 is available in a plethora of colours, and happens to be among the most affordable fitness bands you can buy in India today.
APPLE WATCH SERIES 5
The newest Apple Watch also brings the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature to India and an always-on display.
APPLE IPAD 2019
Price starts at ₹29,900
The new 10.2-inch iPad has a retina display, supports Apple Pencil and has a smart keyboard. It is one of the best productivity tools out there
ALL NEW AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 10TH GEN
Price starts at ₹10,249
More storage, a glare-free screen and waterproofing make the newest Kindle Paperwhite among the best products for those who like reading electronically.
■ Smart Home
AMAZON ECHO DOT
Amazon’s cheapest Echo speaker on the market. It can do almost everything that other Alexa-enabled speakers can. If you’ve been itching to buy smart speakers, this is a great one to start with.
LENOVO SMART CLOCK
If you need to have a screen on your smart speaker, the Lenovo Smart Clock is affordable
HP OMEN MINDFRAME
HP’s new over-the-ear Mindframe headsets use active ear-cup cooling technology to keep the ears cool during long gaming sessions. It also offers customizable RGB lighting.
BLACK SHARK 2
Price starts at ₹29,999
One of the few gaming-oriented smartphones you can buy today. This one makes for a good gift for those who are into mobile gaming.