By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANSlife) Gifting a smart gadget to express your love and spread happiness in these trying times, is a delightful option for Diwali. You can’t go wrong with these tech gifts which pack a punch and are a bang for your buck!
1. JBL CLUB Headphone Series
For the in-house DJ among your friends and family, JBL recently launched their first headphone series inspired by touring musicians- the JBL CLUB Series. Equipped with Legendary JBL Pro Sound, Personi-Fi and native voice assistants, the JBL CLUB series — CLUB ONE, CLUB 950NC and CLUB 700BT — marries stage-ready performance with advanced features designed for every day. The series comes equipped with the intelligence of the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistant services.
Priced at JBL Club 700BT Rs 9,999.00; JBL Club 950NC Rs 14,999.00, and JBL Club One Rs 24,999.00
Available at https://in.jbl.com/ and leading online and retail outlets in India.
2. JBL TWS series: For those in your family who love working or working out
JBL’s True Wireless Range will make for the perfect gift. These are lightweight and comfortable, have a good battery and built for any extreme environments.
Priced at JBL TUNE 225TWS Rs 8,499.00 and JBL TUNE 125TWS Rs 7,499.00
Available at https://in.jbl.com/ and leading online and retail outlets in India
3. JBL Sound bar 5.1:
JBL Sound bar 5.1 is the right choice for movie lovers with a shortage of space. It offers a seriously appealing prospect: totally wireless surround sound from a soundbar. The soundbar has two speakers that magnetically attach to either end of a central bar, meaning you can have a single unit, or you can disconnect the speakers, and put them behind your couch to create a truly wireless 5.1 surround sound system.
Priced at Rs 54,999.00
Available at on https://in.jbl.com/ and leading online and retail outlets in India
4. Harman Kardon FLY TWS: Need something for that picky friend obsessed with aesthetics?
Harman Kardon FLY TWS headphones meld sublime sound and beautiful design with a sophisticated true wireless interface. The perfect companion for music enthusiasts with an active lifestyle, they are water-resistant and quick charging, offering up to 20 hours of playback. Their unique features keep you connected with the world and with your music. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built-in provide hands-free help to tackle your day.
Priced at Rs 9,999.00.
Available at https://in.harmankardon.com/ and leading online and retail outlets in India
5. Jays f-five True Wireless Earbuds
JAYS has launched its third true wireless earbuds, the f-Five. The stem-based design is a first for JAYS and it is engineered for a superior calling experience and comfortable design to enjoy music for 4 hours on a single charge. With another three additional charges on the case for a total of 16 hours playtime.
16-hour battery life (4h + 12h)
Intuitive Touch controls for call and playback control
Built to JAYS’ motion series’ exacting standards with an IPX5 rating
Priced at Rs 4,999
Available at https://www.headphonezone.in/
6. Lypertek Tevi True Wireless
The LYPERTEK TEVI packs a complete audio system DAC and Amp inclusive to create a unique sound and an unparalleled 70-hour battery life. Performance is not the only amazing thing in the TEVI, it leaves an impression is its premium design and the elegant fabric body of the charging case. It comes with a one-year warranty,
Priced at Rs 6999
Available in two colour variants: Black and Ivory at https://www.headphonezone.in/
7. MEE Audio M6 Pro (2nd Gen)
The MEE Audio M6 Pro (2nd Gen) is an extremely lightweight and flexible over the ear In-Ear Monitor with a detachable memory wire. It also boasts a built-in remote & mic which allows you to take the calls easily and control your music. These IEM’s are known to provide a pure and detailed sound with a clear audio range due to its ultrathin 5µm driver diaphragm and aluminium voice coil. It is compatible with all phones and tablets and comes with seven different sizes of the Comply Memory Foam ear tips which would guarantee a comfortable listening session.
Prices starting Rs 2,999
Available at www.headphonezone.in
8. MEE Audio Connect Bluetooth Transmitter
This handy little wireless device is probably one of the most useful gadgets for any home. A wireless audio transmitter that allows TVs and other devices to stream high-quality digital audio for up to two Bluetooth headphones or speakers. It offers both analogue and digital audio inputs for the widest compatibility with old and new TVs, digital streaming boxes as well as any other devices with optical (TOSLINK S/PDIF), RCA, or 3.5mm stereo audio output. You can adjust volume levels for each independently for each connected device, allowing users to listen comfortably without bothering those around them.
Prices starting Rs 4,999
Available at www.headphonezone.in
9. itel ITW-60 True Wireless EarPods
With work from home being the new normal, EarPods are a great gifting option for the music enthusiast in your life who prefers superior sound and music experience on-the-go. The ultimate high performance itel ITW-60 EarPods comes with impressive audio quality and wireless experience to impress your loves ones on this festive season. The EarPods are hassle-free and feature a massive battery of 35mAh that delivers 2.5 hours of music playtime and 3 hours of talk time in a go. They are coupled with an attractive portable charging case that boasts 500mAh battery that gives up to 35 hours of standby time and providing up to six multiple charges to the Wireless EarPods.
Priced at Rs 1,699
itel ITW-60 EarPods is available in store
While there may not be a sure-shot way of ensuring a hundred percent protection during this pandemic, Airtamer is one such means through which you can create a security bubble of air around your head. This high-performance rechargeable personal air purifier, is tested on viruses and has been lab-tested at various internationally recognised and independent laboratories and have proven the effectiveness of Airtamer against viruses and pollution. It utilizes electrostatic purification to create a 3-foot sphere of cleaner, healthier air around your head and can last you around 150 hours for a single charge. The innovative device can kill 99 percent of an airborne virus.
Priced at Rs 1,699
Available on Amazon & www.globalkart.com
One of the most significant indirect impact of the pandemic on the human body has been on the eyes. Due to the pandemic, people are stuck at home and are venturing out only when necessary. Almost every member of the household is glued to the screen, whether for work, school, or entertainment. This increased screen time has been negatively affecting the eyes of many and will continue to do so as long as we are confined in our homes. But worry not, Breo ISee4 is that perfect gift for your loved ones that can provide the much-needed relief to their eyes. Breo ISee4 a Wireless Digital Eye Massager with Heat Compression and Assuasive Music is a gadget that is purposefully designed to massage the muscles around the eyes. With three different massaging modes and customized music, it is the most suitable gadget for tired eyes. It is powered by a rechargeable 800mAh Li-ion battery and designed to be compact.
Price on request
Available at Amazon or GlobalKart (www.globalkart.com).
12. The OnePlus TV Y series: For the Sports and Movie Junkie:
From helping you host the ultimate family movie night to being your trusted companion during Football season, the OnePlus TV Y Series makes for 2020’s most feature rich and affordable smart TV to get your hands on. It provides a truly immersive viewing experience with bezel-less design and an incredible screen-to-body ratio of over 90 percent in the 32-inch variant and nearly 90 percent in the 43-inch variant. The OnePlus TV Y Series offers a premium and sturdy design that seamlessly blends into your home interiors and is available in two options, a 43-inch model with FHD resolution and a 32-inch model which is HD-ready.
Priced at Rs 24,999 and Rs 14,999 respectively
13. The OnePlus Nord : For the one that loves a bang for the buck:
2020’s most hyped smartphone, and one that is definitely worth the hype. The OnePlus Nord delivers refined and high quality essential features at a more accessible price point. With this device you get a flagship level quad-camera setup and OnePlus’s first ever dual selfie camera fitted with an ultra-wide lens so you can always fit in one extra person, and then maybe three more.
Priced on request
14. ViewSonic M2 portable full HD LED projector
The lockdown has given us an excellent opportunity to binge-watch all of our favourite series while relaxing at home. Consider gifting your loved ones the ViewSonic M2 portable full HD LED projector, which is compact, lightweight, and has built-in streaming that lets it project your favourite Netflix and Amazon Prime shows just about anywhere. It can also serve nicely in a small conference room, and it handles video and film well enough to be highly watchable. The ViewSonic M2 can easily be carried to any meeting or conference, or slipped into a briefcase or backpack and be taken on the road. Priced at INR 98,000
15. Riversong Wave S
A fitness band can be a great gift on Diwali for your friends and family members who are fitness freaks or just inspire them to join you in your fitness-conscious path. The Riversong Wave S is designed to cater to user’s health and wellness being and to help them keep a track of their fitness regime. It features a dynamic heart-rate monitor, a sleep tracker, ‘Find Phone’, stopwatch, camera shutter control, alarm notifications, and provides notifications of incoming calls.
Priced at Rs 2,299
16. Riversong Motive+
The Covid-19 lockdown has forced you to stay home but don’t let that stop you from being compassionate and sending a thoughtful gift to your loved ones. Riversong Motive+ is a technologically advanced smartwatch that has a cool design and glitch-free performance, all under a pocket-friendly price tag. Motive+ is feature-packed, comfortable, stylish, has a premium look, and is specially designed for the tech savvy and healthy conscious youth.
Priced at Rs 4,999
17. Instax Square SQ1
The all new instax Square SQ1 is an analog, square camera and creates square format instant prints at 1.5 times the size of its instax mini counterparts. With the Instax SQUARE SQ1, the company has introduced a minimalist, user-friendly square design with key features such as automatic exposure and one-touch selfie mode. Available in Terracotta Orange, Glacier Blue, and Chalk White.
Priced at Rs 9,999/-
18. instax Mini 11
The stylish new addition comes packed with Automatic Exposure and Selfie Mode function to capture moments instantly. The new mini 11 is the first entry model to feature the “Automatic Exposure” function, allowing users to take photos optimally exposed to the main subject and the background in a variety of situations. The camera also comes with another feature that makes taking instax photos easier than ever before i.e. the Selfie Mode, which is ideal for selfies and close-ups. Available in Blush Pink, Sky Blue, Charcoal Gray, Ice White and Lilac Purple colours.
Priced at Rs 4,999
19. Fujifilm Instax Mini Link
The fun pocket-sized photo printer, prints credit card sized photos straight from your phone camera or photo library in just a few seconds. If you want instant photo prints without the help of a retro film-camera, look no further than the instax mini Link Bluetooth printer. The mini Link lets you choose the best pictures from your smartphone, and stylishly presents them in a sophisticated credit card-sized instax mini film. It creates high-quality instax prints of pictures saved in a smartphone through a dedicated app using Bluetooth. Portable, speedy and super classy this printer is a match made in heaven for smartphones.
Priced at Rs 8,999/-
20. instax SQUARE SP3
This model is the first square format smartphone printer, the instax SHARE SP3 in India. The SP-3 is the newest edition in the instax SHARE series of printers that can print photos taken with a smartphone or a tablet on instax square format film. The quirky photo printer prints straight from your phone camera or photo library in just a few seconds.
Priced at Rs12,999
21. Fujifilm X-A7
Advance your photography and make an impression with the X-A7. Simple, familiar controls at your fingertips let you create stunning results that tell your unique story. The new addition to the X Series range of compact and lightweight mirrorless digital cameras offers an outstanding image quality with the company’s unique color reproduction technology. Sporting a retro and stylish design, the compact X-A7 weighs 320g and offers a host of features including the newly-developed 24.24MP APS-C sensor.
Priced at Rs 39,950
22. Anker Wireless Charger with 10W fast charge mode
US based Anker, a Global leader in Technology, announces 10W Wireless Charging Pad ‘PowerWave Base Pad’ in India, that comes with the unique Fast Charge Mode, to charge devices upto 2X faster. It comes with 18 Months Warranty. With 10W high-speed charging for Samsung Galaxy, and a 7. 5W charging mode to refuel iPhones 10 percent faster than other brands, PowerWave is bridging the gap between wireless and wired charging speeds. The Wireless Charger is compatible with all Qi-enabled devices including iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy S10, and AirPods wireless charging cases. The Case friendly Charger, works directly through the protective cases up to 5mm thick, so no more fumbles with the phone case.
Priced at Rs 1,999
23. The New Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite
Amazon launches next-gen all new Fire TV Stick Lite for a reimagined Fire TV experience that is more personal and customized and provides new content-discovery features, and enhanced Alexa voice integration. The new Fire TV Stick is now 50 percent more powerful with full- HD streaming, HDR support and Dolby Atmos and also includes Alexa Voice Remote. The new Fire TV Sticks are designed to deliver an improved performance while consuming 50 percent less power than the previous generation.
Pre-order now on Amazon.in.
24. Celebrate this festive season with Alexa
Alexa is excited to add to all the festivities this year with latest party playlists, special recipes, gift ideas, stories, and more. Now all the family members can to enjoy together by using simple voice commands and asking Alexa for Puja muhurat, Lakshmi-Ganesh aarti or Ramayana stories. While kids can indulge in eco-friendly Diwali rituals by asking Alexa to burst crackers and play games. Enjoy a range of festive stories, just ask ‘Alexa, tell me a Diwali story.’
(N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe can be contacted at [email protected])