10 gadgets other than smartphones you should buy this Diwali

With just a few days left for Diwali, people are scratching their heads for new gift ideas, especially when there are so many discounts, offers and schemes available offline and online. For tech-savvy


With just a few days left for Diwali, people are scratching their heads for new gift ideas, especially when there are so many discounts, offers and schemes available offline and online. For tech-savvy people, smartphones are a preferred choice. You can check out our list of 10 smartphones to buy this Diwali here. For those, who want to buy or gift gadgets other than smartphones, check out our list of devices priced under Rs 15,000 that you should consider for this festival season.

  • The fitness band is available in different price ranges starting from Rs 3,990. The entry-level Zip is priced at Rs 3,990, while Flex, Charge and Charge HR are priced at Rs 6,990, Rs 9,990 and Rs 12,990 respectively. The Fitbit Surge is available for Rs 19,990. In the sub Rs 15,000 price range, you can consider the Fitbit Charger HR band. This band can monitor your sleep automatically and wake with a silent alarm. You can even see call notifications, daily stats and time of day on the OLED display on the fitness tracker. You can buy it on Amazon India.

  • You can consider the Bose SoundTrue In-ear headphones, which is available for Rs 9,372 on Amazon India. It weighs 18 grams and come with a microphone. Inside the box, you will get a SoundTrue in-ear headphones, 3-pairs StayHear tips(small, medium and large), carry case and clothing clip.

  • Google’s media streaming device, Chromecast, is available online for Rs 2,399. The dongle lets you stream content from your desktop and mobile device. The device also lets users mirror screen of the mobile device.

  • The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015 (Wi-Fi) features a 6-inch display with pixel density of 300ppi. The Paperwhite comes with 4GB of storage. With the Paperwhite, Amazon has also introduced built-in adjustable light. Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite 2015 (Wi-Fi) which was available for Rs 10,999 at the time of launch is now available on Amazon India for Rs 8,999.

  • Asus had quietly unveiled three tablets — ZenPad 7.0, ZenPad C 7.0, and the ZenPad 8.0. The company recently announced the availability of these tablets, with the ZenPad 7.0 going on at Asus’ stores and Flipkart. Talking about the specifications of the Zenpad 7.0 it is a tablet which is priced at Rs 11,999, or Rs 14,999 bundled with an Audio Cover. It flaunts a 7-inch WXGA LED IPS display. Under the hood is an Intel Atom x3-C3230 64-bit quad-core processor paired with Mali-450 MP4 GPU and a 2GB LPDDR3 RAM. Also on offer is 16GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card. The tablet also features 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel selfie camera, front-facing speaker, and a 3,450mAh battery. Connectivity includes 4G support, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. On the software front, it runs on Android Lollipop wrapped under the Zen UI.

  • The HP Chromebook 14-x005tu is available for Rs 12990 via Flipkart. The Chromebook 14-x005tu boasts of a 14-inch screen with 1366x768 pixels as the display resolution. The device weighs 1.71kg and measures 343.9mm x 240.03mm x 17.78mm in terms of dimensions. The Chromebook 14-x005tu runs the Google Chrome OS. In terms of connectivity, the Chromebook 14-x005tu features Wireless LAN and Bluetooth support. Other features include 2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 ports for faster transfers. HDMI port is also available besides the Dual Speakers. A touchpad with gesture support is also included in addition to the Full Size Island style keyboard. If you are ready to shell out some more money you can also try the Hp Chromebook 11 which is priced at Rs 14,990 and is available on Flipkart.

  • The JBL Charge 2 Plus is available on Flipkart for Rs 11,990. The bluetooth speaker features LED-illuminated volume control, Bluetooth pairing and power buttons, to name a few. On its back, there's a microUSB port for charging the Charge Plus, a 3.5mm input for wired listening and a USB port for charging your phone or tablet.

  • Asus’ ZenPower is 10,050 mAh power bank is available for Rs 1,850 via Flipkart. The Zenpower is available in silver, pink, blue and gold variants. The power bank weighs about 215 grams. The company claims that it can charge a smartphone with a large 3000mAh battery at least 2 times fully. You can also consider Xiaomi's 10,400mAH power bank, which is priced at Rs 999.

  • The 4TB My Book Desktop HDD from Western Digital features a 4TB storage capacity. The hard drive also supports both password protection and hardware encryption. Users can also backup their data through their Dropbox account. The hard drive is available on Amazon India priced for Rs 11,289.

  • With the RE, HTC plans on taking on a segment dominated by GoPro. In terms of design, the RE is a cylindrical camera looking sort of a toy periscope. It features a 16-megapixel, 1/2.3-inch 146 degree wide angle CMOS sensor. The camera is able to record videos at 1080p, slow motion videos at 120 frames per second and time-lapse videos. It also has an IP57 certification that makes it resistant to water and dust. The HTC RE camera is available on Snapdeal and Amazon India.


  • Published Date: November 7, 2015 4:07 PM IST
  • Updated Date: November 7, 2015 8:02 PM IST