January 23 2018
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Diwali Gadget Gifting guide: 5 gadget recommendations for this Diwali

Diwali is around the corner and the tradition of exchanging gifts on Diwali is alive and well. But, sometimes gifting becomes a hassle. If you are scratching your head still and thinking about what to gift, don’t worry. We have prepared a list of devices that addresses people’s inner geek.

Our Diwali Gadget Gifting Guide comes with devices ranging from Rs. 1,400 to Rs. 31,999. We have chosen devices across categories and have chosen the device that we think is best suited for you from that category. We have also mentioned the price you get these devices at after discount.

Here is the guide:

Smartphone

LG Nexus 5X

The smartphone we chose after much pondering was the LG Nexus 5X.

LG Nexus 5X specs

  • 5.2-inch full HD display
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
  • 16/32 GB onboard memory; 2 GB RAM
  • 12.3-megapixel rear cam; 5-megapixel front cam
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor
  • 2700 mAh
  • USB Type-C charging

The LG Nexus 5X is the latest offering from Google’s Nexus range. It has picked up right from where the most successful Nexus phone till date – the LG Nexus 5 left off. You get Android Marshmallow, Type-C charging and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. The processor itself is currently the best in the market while Android Marshmallow is only available on Nexus devices currently. With the Nexus 5X, you get a great standby time and rapid charging onboard, with the first priority for Android updates. We had some time with it at the Google event last month and found it pretty responsive.

The LG Nexus 5X is one of the best phones in the market right now. It comes with an MRP of Rs. 31,900 for the 16 GB version and Rs. 35,900 for the 32 GB version. Altogether, its seems to be the ideal gift for your dad this Diwali.

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Price after Diwali discounts: Rs. 29,999 online.

 Hybrid Laptop

HP Spectre X360

HP Spectre X360 features Aluminum hinges, a full HD display and 4 GB RAM.

HP Spectre X360 specs

  • 13.3-inch full HD display
  • Windows 8.1 (updateable to Windows 10)
  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • 8 GB RAM; 256 GB SSD Hard drive
  • 1.5 Kg approx. weight

The HP Spectre X360 is the laptop that you want to give as a gift this Diwali. Agreed, it is super expensive. But, it is the gift that will make someone’s day this Diwali. The HP Spectre X360 is a hybrid laptop. It looks attractive and works well as a hybrid laptop. We had some time with it at its launch some months ago. Its brushed Aluminum looks and great battery life are its USP. It features Intel’s 5th generation CPU, an ultra wide trackpad, but most importantly the Aluminum hinges look great and function well.

The spectre comes for around Rs. 1,30,990 for Intel i7/256 GB/8GB RAM version, which is currently the only version available in the Indian market.

Price after Diwali discount: Rs. 1,29,999 online.

Fitness gadget

Fitbit Charge HR

Fitbit Charge HR

Gifting fitness gadgets is kind of a tricky category since you are deftly indicating that the person you are gifting it to will get the indication you are trying to give. Unsolicited advice: Try not gifting it to your wife or girlfriend.

The Fitbit charge HR features a continuous heart rate tracker. It monitors your heart rate throughout the day. It looks sleek. Along with that, it offers a monochrome OLED display. Along with that, it shows the time, daily steps total, distance travelled, calories, flights climbed and, of course, your heart rate. It is a nice gift for both someone who wants to get fit and someone who needs to get fit. It comes for around Rs. 12,990.

Price after Diwali discount: Rs. 10,390

Sony RX100 IV

Camera

Sony RX100 iv

Despite the advent of smartphones, there is still the need for a decent camera. The best contender is the Sony RX100 IV – the most portable 4K cam out there. It comes with a 20-megapixel cam, a 1-inch sensor, 4K video capability, 16 fps continuous burst shooting and the ability to shoot slo-mo videos. It is the most compact camera out there, which actually shoots decent video.

It comes for around Rs. 69,990.

Price after Diwali discount: Rs. 68,155

Power Bank

OnePlus 10000 mAh power bank

OnePlus 10000 mAh Power bank

One thing that anyone can make use of is a power bank. In today’s busy life, carrying a power bank along is necessary. The Oneplus 10000 mAh power bank comes with 2 USB ports and weighs 220 grams. It comes for Rs. 1,399.

Diwali discount: None available

Those are the devices that we would recommend for gifting this Diwali.

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