Seven gadgets to gift your loved ones this Diwali

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 4, 2018, 11:17 am IST
Updated Nov 4, 2018, 11:17 am IST
This Diwali gift something unique that adds a flavour of cutting-edge technology in everyday lives.
(Representational image/ photo: Amazon Echo Plus)
 (Representational image/ photo: Amazon Echo Plus)

The most auspicious and most-awaited festival of the year, Diwali is just around the corner and we are all busy with putting together our Diwali shopping list. It is that time of the year when you buy gifts for your loved ones to show how much you care and how much they mean to you!

Dry fruits, clothes and jewellery are the most common gifting options. How about pampering your family and friends this Diwali by gifting them something unique that adds a flavour of cutting-edge technology in their everyday lives! Here are the seven most exciting gadgets that can make for the perfect gifting option this festive season and bring a smile on your loved one’s face.

 

OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 6T is one of the most awaited smartphones of the year and the device is already available on Amazon.in. The smartphone comes in three variants — 6GB RAM/128GB storage, 8GB/128GB variant and 8GB/256GB configuration. The device features an in-display fingerprint sensor, 6.41-inch AMOLED display and 3700mAh battery with fast charge technology.

The handset retails at a price of Rs 37,999. One can get this smartphone for lesser price during the ongoing Amazon Great Indian Festival with 10 per cent instant discount on using HDFC Bank debit cards, credit cards and an extra Rs 1,000 cashback in the form of Amazon Pay balance.

Amazon Echo Plus

Amazon Echo Plus

The Amazon Echo Plus connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice assistant, which helps play music, answer questions, read news, check weather, set alarms, reminders, ask recipes and more. It also makes setting up a smart home easy. All you have to do is just say, "Alexa, discover my devices." Echo Plus now includes an embedded temperature sensor — you can set temperature-based routines using other smart home devices. In addition, Echo Plus has a larger 3-inch Neodymium woofer and increased back volume. With the Echo Plus, one can listen to several music tracks and get the latest news, weather updates, catch-up on Bollywood gossip or cricket scores.

One can also control lights, TV, AC and other appliances at home, wake up to music alarms and much more with a simple voice command. Priced at Rs 14,999, the Echo Plus is available on Amazon.in in Charcoal, Heather Gray, and Sandstone fabric designs and makes for one of the best gifting options this festive season. For now, one can get 20 per cent off on the device i.e., Rs 11,999 until 5th November as part of Amazon’s Great Indian Festival.

Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle

The Kindle Paperwhite features a sleek, flush-front design and the back is made of soft, easy-to-grip material so it rests in your hand. It is the lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet, making your reading sessions even more comfortable. The best part is that the most popular Kindle is now waterproof as well, it can withstand accidental splash in the rain, drops in the bathtub, hot tub, pool and beach. It is IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes.

The device comes with twice the storage so you can keep a lot more content on your device. What's better than gifting your loved ones the pleasure to indulge in reading anywhere, anytime with the Kindle Paperwhite available for Rs 12,999. You can get discounts on Kindle eBook bestsellers starting Rs 19 and a flat Rs 900 off on annual subscription of Kindle Unlimited available for Rs 1,488 until 5th November as part of Amazon’s Great Indian Festival.

Air Purify your home

Mi Air Purifier

Wish a safer Diwali to your friends and family — gift an Air Purifier that cleanses the air around and filters impurities allowing them to breathe fresh air. One can find a good number of Air Purifiers on Amazon ranging from popular brands such as Honeywell, Philips, LG, Dyson, Mi and more. The Mi Air Purifier can also be voice-controlled with Amazon Alexa voice assistant, for a complete hands-free experience. To top it all, Amazon Prime Now customers in Delhi can get their Air Purifier delivered within 2 hours. The Prime Now app can be downloaded via the Google Play store and the Apple App Store.

Xiaomi Redmi 6A

Xiaomi Redmi 6A

The Xiaomi Redmi 6A is a budget smartphone and could be a good option among other smartphones to gift your family or friends. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.6 on top. The handset comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. the smartphone sports a 5.45-inch HD+ display. It offers 4G connectivity with dedicated slots for two SIM cards and a microSD card. The device features a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery. The Redmi 6A costs Rs 5,999. It will be available via a flash sale every day at 12 noon until 5th November as part of Amazon’s Great Indian Festival.

Fitter and Younger

Fitbit Versa Health and Fitness Smartwatch

This Diwali, you can gift your family and friends the ideal fitness band from Fitbit. One can wear it 24/7. It promises to deliver up to 4 days of battery life and on-screen coaching. It offers storage of over 300 songs. This durable and smartly designed Fitbit Versa Health and Fitness Smartwatch could be a classic gift this festive season, priced at Rs 17,998. It is available for Rs 16,999 during the Great Indian Festival.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice remote

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

What's better than gifting your dear ones something that helps you spend some quality time with them at the comfort of your home while you catch up on your favourite movies and TV shows together? Just plug the Amazon Fire TV Stick into an HDTV, attach the power cable, connect to Wi-Fi, and start streaming in minutes.

The Fire TV Stick 4K features a new quad-core, 1.7GHz processor, claimed to deliver a fast streaming experience, quicker load times and brilliant picture quality. Additionally, the Fire TV Stick 4K gives you access to a vast catalog of content currently available on Fire TV including 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision and HDR10+ titles. Finding 4K content has never been easier on Fire TV as it now comes with Alexa voice remote — just say “Alexa, show me 4k TV shows” or “Alexa, watch Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan." One can watch their favourites movies or TV series from Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, Sony LIV, Zee5 among others. One can also view live camera feeds, check sports scores, order food, book a cab and stream millions of songs using the Alexa Voice remote. It is priced at Rs 5,999.

Now is the best time to buy gadgets during the ongoing Great Indian Festival on Amazon.in. You can save more with 10 per cent instant cashback on HDFC Bank Debit, Credit cards and EMI; Extra up to 10 per cent back with all online payments on your total order value in the form of Amazon Pay balance. Additionally, if you shop for Rs 500 or more, you can even get a free movie, meal or a recharge deal.

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