1. From Huawei P9, FitBit Charge HR to Samsung Gear VR, here are 11 perfect Diwali gifts

From Huawei P9, FitBit Charge HR to Samsung Gear VR, here are 11 perfect Diwali gifts

From smart shirts and smart bulbs to VR headsets and floor robots, here are some of the hottest gadgets that you can gift this Diwali

By: | Published: October 23, 2016 6:01 AM

‘Smart’ bulb

Now here’s a bulb that’s in sync with the times, which makes it a perfect gift. The Reos Lite Smart LED bulb comes with different lighting modes, such as ‘candlelight’, ‘reading mode’, ‘Christmas lights’, etc. After screwing the bulb on to the holder, one has to download the Reos Lite mobile app on any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone running Android (4.3 and above) or iOS (7.0 and above) and the bulb is ready to light up. Using the app, one can control the bulb from their smartphone. One can even sync music on the phone with the bulb—the lights dance as per the music being played.
Price: Rs 1,699
Available: Online

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Virtual reality headset

Virtual reality (VR) headsets are the hottest accessories to have, and gift. The one from Samsung, Gear VR, provides an immersive gaming and viewing experience. Developed in collaboration with virtual reality start-up Oculus (now owned by Facebook), Gear VR promises a bigger field of view, smoother images and easy navigation. Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6 and S6 Edge smartphones.
Price: Rs 8,200
Available: Online

Picture-perfect smartphone

To help your loved ones click great memorable moments, here’s a phone with dual 12-MP primary cameras co-engineered with German optics-maker Leica and a front-facing 8 MP camera. From Huawei, the P9 has a 5.2-inch touchscreen display, resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels and 32 GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256 GB via a microSD card, so there’s plenty of space to store those Diwali pictures.
Price: Rs 39,999
Available: Online

Private cloud storage device
With WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra, your loved ones will be able to access their Diwali pictures from anywhere in the world. This network attached storage device enables secure access to files remotely. It even provides the user a simple platform for syncing and sharing content across computers with its 4 TB, 8 TB and 12 TB storage variants.
Price: Rs 17,499-Rs 35,499
Available: Online & retail stores

‘Smart’ shirt
Gifting clothes is a tradition on Diwali. So how about presenting a ‘smart’ shirt this year? The Arrow Smart Shirt comes with an in-built chip on the left cuff that can be paired with a near-field communication (NFC)-enabled smartphone using the Arrow mobile app. Users need to simply tap the mobile on the cuff to share their business card, and LinkedIn and Facebook profile links with acquaintances. But remember, this shirt would only be useful if someone has an NFC-enabled smartphone.
Price: Rs 2,999
Available: Online & retail stores

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A new watch everyday
Have a friend who loves collecting watches? Consider gifting them the Pebble Time Steel this Diwali because you won’t be gifting them just one watch, but many watches in one. With the Pebble Time Steel, users can pick and choose from thousands of custom watchfaces from the Pebble app store, meaning a new watch everyday. The timepiece manages everything—notifications, calendar events, incoming calls, fitness, music playback and so on. It promises up to 10 days of battery life and is compatible with Apple devices running iOS 8. It also works smoothly with Android devices running 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and above.
Price: Rs 15,999
Available: Online

Intelligent air purifier
Diwali means firecrackers and firecrackers mean air pollution. And this is where the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 proves to be an intelligent and useful present. One of the best features of the device is that it functions silently and doesn’t require a lot of space. The purifier takes in air more efficiently from every direction in the room and is capable of throwing back air to the farthest corners, thanks to its aerodynamic pressure system that has been inspired by aircraft engines.
Price: Rs 9,999
Available: Online

For fitness freaks
If you are looking for a gift for a fitness-minded loved one this Diwali, we recommend you take a look at FitBit Charge 2 fitness band. A successor to FitBit Charge HR, Charge 2 comes with a bigger display. Another interesting facet of this fitness band is that it tracks the heart rate in real time. Apart from the number of steps taken and calories burnt, users can also keep a tab on what they are eating and drinking. It also alerts if users have been idle for too long—a boon for those who follow a sedentary work culture.
Price: Rs 14,999
Available: Online & retail stores

Wi-Fi body scale
Got a health-conscious friend? Then gift them the Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale this Diwali. This Wi-Fi-powered scale gives users a complete analysis of their weight, body mass index, fat mass, muscle mass, bone mass, hydration level and weather forecast. The Withings scale can track data for up to eight users, but each user has to create a separate profile.
Price: Rs 12,499
Available: Online & retail stores

Floor-cleaning robot
This is an appropriate gift for people who love to throw Diwali parties. Be it floors or carpets, the AguaBot 5.0, developed by Milagrow, can pretty much clean everything in its path—it can clean up to 3,500 sq ft of space in 120 minutes on a single charge. There are a host of other features, including automatic obstacle and fall detection, all-surface cleaning and self-diagnosis. These features enable the robot to detect any drop in height (more than 2 cm) in its path and avoid obstacles in its way.
Price: Rs 31,990
Available: Online

Noise-cancelling headphones
The noise-cancellation feature in headphones proves useful for people who can’t stand the sound of firecrackers. So if you know anybody who would rather sit back and enjoy some good music on Diwali evening, then the Sennheiser PXC 550 fits the bill perfectly. It is a wireless headset that comes with adaptive noise cancellation—the louder the noise around a user, the stronger is its cancellation. The headset can be paired with an NFC-enabled phone. A cool feature is ‘fold control’, wherein the headset powers up as soon as it’s unfolded, pauses the audio when it’s removed and switches off when it’s folded back.
Price: Rs 29,990
Available: Online & retail stores

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