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Diwali tech sparklers: Gadgets to impress

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:

■ Music

JBL LIVE 650BTNC



This is an option for those looking for noise-cancelling headphones.

Price: 10,499

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.

SONY MDR-1000XM3

Price: 20,490

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

Price: 2,399

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

Price: 40,900

The newest Apple Watch also brings the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature to India and an always-on display.

■ Entertainment

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

More storage, a glare-free screen and waterproofing make the newest Kindle Paperwhite among the best products for those who like reading electronically
More storage, a glare-free screen and waterproofing make the newest Kindle Paperwhite among the best products for those who like reading electronically

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

Price: 2,449

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

Price: 5,999

If you need to have a screen on your smart speaker, the Lenovo Smart Clock is affordable

Gaming

HP OMEN MINDFRAME

Price: 8,999

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.

Source: Livemint