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Go beyond mobile phones to fill your gizmo goodie bag

We've handpicked gadgets that you can covet for your Diwali hamper

By The Telegraph

  • Published 2.11.18, 9:39 PM
  • Updated 2.11.18, 9:39 PM
Spend on something other than smartphones this year
Spend on something other than smartphones this year

Here's some homework for tech-nerds looking for a Diwali buy:

Gekko GX1 — Hybrid
Gekko GX1 — Hybrid Image: The Telegraph

Smart timing

The Gekko GX1 — Hybrid provides fitness statistics through a companion app and has notifying capabilities. The watch can monitor duration and quality of sleep and keep track of the number of steps taken and daily calories burnt. It can also monitor altitude, UV index, temperature and barometric pressure. Sanzar Futureteq, a young start-up, has taken a leap into the smartwatch segment with this product.

Rs 4,995

Titan Connected Blue Dial
Titan Connected Blue Dial Image: The Telegraph

The Titan Connected Blue Dial smartwatch comes with a classic design and is function-packed. You can track your daily activities, such as steps taken, distance covered and calorie burnt, and receive notifications once the watch is connected via Bluetooth. Also, once connected, you can find your phone with an easy press of a button on the watch (the phone will instantly vibrate, indicating its location).

Rs 9,995

Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20
Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 Image: The Telegraph

For outdoor enthusiasts, the new Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 is a great match. The smartwatch is lightweight, has highly durable resin parts and a simple button layout that provides superb performance. There are two variants — WSD-F20-RG and WSD-F20A-BUAAD — and they employ advanced GPS function to display the current location on a colour map. The map is also available for offline use. There are miniature sensors that measure altitudes, atmospheric pressure and directions. 

For WSD-F20-RG, Rs 36,995; and for WSD-F20A-BUAAD, Rs 31,995

Dyson Cyclone V10
Dyson Cyclone V10 Image: The Telegraph

Clean up

Vacuum cleaners can look great and work wonders. The Dyson Cyclone V10, a cord-free vacuum cleaner, uses the powerful digital motor V10 to deep-clean homes. The machine comes with two motorised cleaner heads, one for carpets and the other for hard floors. It also has seven additional tools for cleaning various surfaces around your home, including sofas, mattress, nooks and crevices. 

Rs 44,900

Aeroguard 4S
Aeroguard 4S Image: The Telegraph

Air purifiers are increasingly becoming popular because of increasing levels of air pollution. Eureka Forbes has introduced the Aeroguard 4S, which has the capacity to reduce the growth of viruses and bacteria in the air. Viruses and bacteria will not only be drawn into the device but will also be actively fought off in the air outside as well. It comes with a composite synthetic filter which is capable of removing up to 99.97 per cent of micro particles, such as fine dust particles, including PM2.5, pollen and mold spores.

Rs 31,990

UBON Mantra
UBON Mantra Image: The Telegraph

Sound advice

Be it indoor parties or picnics, the UBON Mantra wireless speaker will keep the music flowing. Powered by a 2400mAh rechargeable battery, it can offer eight to 10 hours of continuous playtime. If that’s not enough, the speaker comes loaded with six mantras which you can play anytime for some peace of mind! 

Rs 2,799

Dell Inspiron 15 7572
Dell Inspiron 15 7572 Image: The Telegraph

Workhorse

If a laptop is on your Diwali shopping list, Dell Inspiron 15 7572 can be worth a look. It features InfinityEdge display with FHD resolution (1920x1080) and IPS wide-viewing angle. The device is powered by Intel 8th gen Corei5/Ci7 quad-core CPUs that handles most tasks thrown at it with ease and comes with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics option with up to 4GB GDDR5 memory which provides additional graphics muscle. For a great audio-video experience, it has SmartByte and MAxxAudio Pro. Available in silver and gold colour options.

Upwards of Rs 59,989.99 (plus GST)

Pioneer SPH-C19BT
Pioneer SPH-C19BT Image: The Telegraph

Easy rider

Here’s something you can add to your car, the Pioneer SPH-C19BT head unit and a smartphone app called Smart Sync, which makes driving safer by simplifying calling, music, navigation and messaging. The Smart Sync App can be downloaded and paired with the head unit which has six interactive keys for making calls, checking incoming messages, playing music, map navigation and voice recognition. The unit has a USB port and Bluetooth connectivity as well.

Rs 7,150

Palm Beach 550
Palm Beach 550 Image: The Telegraph

Blaupunkt, known for top quality audio systems for cars, has reduced the price on its popular Palm Beach 550 multimedia system (with navigation bundle). It comes with a 6.2-inch digital TFT touch screen, PhoneLINK (Android only), DVD Player, high-end tuner and Bluetooth (hands-free and music streaming). 

Rs 24,990

Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Paperwhite Image: The Telegraph

Between lines

Amazon has introduced the all-new reimagined Kindle Paperwhite, featuring a thinner and lighter design and waterproofing so you can read comfortably anywhere. It is the thinnest and lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet, measuring 8.18mm thick and weighing 182g. The six-inch, high-resolution 300 ppi display features crisp, laser-quality text that reads like real paper. It also includes five LEDs and an adjustable front light for a uniform, glare-free display in any setting—even direct sunlight. 

Rs 12,999 for 8GB Wi-Fi and Rs 17,999 for 32GB (comes with 4G)

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