India is a country of festivals and soon we will be celebrating Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi), the festival where the sister ties a band on the wrist of the brother as a form of a bond.
Gifts are a core part of the festival, and if you’re still searching for something, we’ve got your back! We’ve compiled a list of gadgets that one can use in day-to-day life, to cover all kinds of budgets, be it an audio accessory or a smartwatch.
If your sibling is a fitness freak or is trying to achieve a fitness goal, a tracker makes absolute sense. The Mi Band 2 comes with an OLED display, simply lift your wrist to see the time and tap the button for steps and heart rate. The improved pedometer algorithm is good at filtering out unnecessary movements as well.
It is durable and resistant against water splashes, sweat, cosmetics, dust, and more. The glossy black display is UV-coated and resistant to scratches and fingerprints. It also has a new wristband design which is made of more skin-friendly material and doesn’t slip out of your hands easily. The best part is the battery life, a single charge will last you at least a month.
2. Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6
The new Instax camera from Fujifilm has been recently launched in India and is highly recommended for everyone who loves the vintage feel along with the nostalgia of ‘polaroids’. The camera has three shooting modes – double exposure mode, macro mode and landscape mode. It also has a selfie mode and you can check the capture area of your selfie in a mirror next to the lens.
The film takes around 90 seconds to fully develop and the camera also features a 10-second delay timer. While Instagram and its square photos today are the norms, nothing beats having a physical copy of the Instax and marking it with a pen.
3. Energy Sistem DJ2
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Your gaming and binge-watching sibling would not like anything more than noise isolating headphones which are compact and foldable, making their daily commute bearable while enjoying their favourite entertainment.
They are connected via Bluetooth and the over-ear design that covers the ears completely providing exceptional comfort. According to the company, the headphones have a playback time of 17 hours.
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4. LG G7+ ThinQ
This is one of the most under-rated phones of this year. Going up against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the iPhone, LG has made an exceptionally good product for the price.
It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset, has sufficient RAM, and a surprisingly good dual camera setup on the rear. From the front, it has tiny bezels, a notched FullView QHD+ display, and a sturdy metal construction. The phone also has IP68 water and dust protection along with boombox speakers.
5. Kindle Paperwhite6-i
Reading is one of the most constructive hobbies one can have, and we all know that sibling who’s always reading, and making life slightly more difficult for us. Well, the best gift for bookworms is a Kindle.
A Kindle e-book reader not only can carry around hundreds of books, its battery life lasts days and days to come. The best part is, the display is a special e-ink panel that does not generate backlights like an LCD or an AMOLED, hence you can read for an hour and hours without straining your eyes.
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This huge battery pack costs just Rs.1499 and comes with a very neat design built using strong ABS + PC synthetic material. You can charge two devices simultaneously with a total output of 5.1V / 3.6A and when using a single port, it supports Quick Charge 3.0.
Xiaomi claims it has up to an 85% conversion rate and an actual charging capacity of 13,000 mAh. It also supports low-voltage charging option for your wearable devices.
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