Diwali gifting guide: Best gadgets for your loved ones!

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Here are some of the best gadgets that you can gift your loved ones.

While the traditional gifting options include clothes, jewellery and sweets, gadgets also make an ideal Diwali gift.

It’s that time of the year again. With just a couple of weeks left for Diwali, most of us have started making plans with our loved ones. Besides the usual gatherings and parties, the festival of lights gives us the opportunity to express our love to our family and close friends. And, gifts are the best way to do this! While the traditional gifting options include clothes, jewellery and sweets, gadgets also make an ideal Diwali gift. Here are some of the best gadgets that you can gift your loved ones, and show how much thought went into them.  

Alexa: Amazon Alexa, known simply as Alexa, is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon, first used in the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers developed by Amazon Lab126. It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and other real-time information, such as news. Alexa can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation system. Users are able to extend the Alexa capabilities by installing "skills", additional functionality developed by third-party vendors, in other settings more commonly called apps such as weather programs and audio features. This can be proved as the best/ necessary device for anyone.

TCL: The latest P8 series of TCL is the perfect TV to gift your dear ones. Both the P8E and P8 models come in 55-inch, 50-inch, and 43-inch sizes. They feature the AI Fairfield Technology that is claimed to enhance the image and sound of the content being displayed. These latest TCL TVs are touted to be India’s first 4K TVs to run on Android 9.0 Pie and come with Google Assistant support as well. Apps like YouTube, Netflix, Hotstar, YuppTV, Voot, AltBalaji apps also come pre-installed. Additionally, there’s a Sports mode that enhances the picture quality and gives optimized sports viewing experience.

Redmi: Celebrate the festival of lights by gifting, Xiaomi's latest launched Mobile Redmi 8. The phone comes with a 6.22-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1520 pixels. The Redmi 8 is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Redmi 8 packs a 12-megapixel (f/1.8) + 2-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Redmi 8 runs Android 9 Pie and is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery. It measures 156.30 x 75.40 x 9.40 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 188.00 grams.
The Redmi 8 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, FM, Active 4G on both SIM cards, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor, Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.

POWER PLUS: This Diwali, you won’t face any problem while lighting your house. Indyro Global has introduced Wireless Sockets, which enable us to use around 40 sockets at a time without wire. This could be the perfect pre-Diwali gift for your loved ones as this will save your electricity and time. Moving beyond the limitations of a wall-fixed power outlet, POWER PLUS is the first flexible power outlet system to be introduced in India. The sockets offered by Indyro are universally adaptable, which gets rid of the problem of non-compatibility. Furthermore, the accessories help add multiple utilities to the sockets, which can easily serve as a Wi-Fi adapter or can connect to a LAN cable, adapting to the needs of corporate spaces easily.

Asus Dual Screen Laptop - ZenBook 14 (UX434): Choosing a useful tech gift for your tech-savvy loved ones can be a challenge but Asus has recently dropped three new ZenBooks in India. The ZenBook 14 offers a compact design and ultra-slim bezels and replace the traditional touchpad with a secondary display. ZenBook 14 features four-sided frameless NanoEdge displays, which Asus claim offer a 95-per cent screen-to-body ratio. The frameless screen allows for a more compact design, making it ultra-portable. The ZenBook 14 fits a 14-inch screen on a laptop chassis that’s under 13 inches. The new ZenBook 14 also comes with ScreenPad 2.0, a 5.65-inch touchscreen instead of a traditional touchpad. Powered by ScreenXpert software, the new ScreenPad 2.0 offers new features and benefits to enhance productivity and streamline workflow. The ZenBook 14 (UX434) starts from Rs 79,990.