It’s Diwali season – that time of the year when your bank balance starts begging for you to leave some money in the coffers. With all the never ending expenditures of sweets, decorations and more during the festival time, we thought it prudent to present 5 gadgets that would make great gifting choices AND won’t empty your wallet!
Logitech MK 240 Nano :: ₹1,645 :: Website
The wireless mouse and keyboard combo from Logitech is not only easy on the eyes but also has an ergonomic layout making it a great choice for both home and office environments. Both connect using a 2.4GHz receiver for wireless connectivity that allows for working almost 10 meters away. The mouse is equipped with high-definition optical tracking of 1000dpi with a 12 month battery life while the keyboard goes even further for upto 36 months.
Portronics Harmonics PLAY :: ₹2,999 :: Website
A snug fit and comfort don’t always go hand in hand but the Harmonics PLAY from Portronics ensure all that and more. You get 10 hours of wireless talk and play time with 300 hours of standby on a singular charge of just 2 hours. You can roam away upto 30 feet from your smartphone without disconnection and even pair with two devices simultaneously.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom :: ₹6,995 :: Website
The tiny tot of the Ultimate Ears line-up, the Wonderboom may be small but it comes with surprisingly loud sound and is IPX7 waterproof rated to boot. A complete charging time of 2.8 hours gives approx. 10 hours of non-stop 360 degree music playback. It is drop proof tested from upto 5 feet so hang it anywhere you want! There are 5 (all pictured) snazzy designs to choose from like Concrete, Avocado, Patches, Raspberry and Unicorn.
HP Sprocket PLUS :: ₹8,999 :: Website
The Sprocket PLUS is your best bet for on the go printing that is both lightweight and portable. It connects seamlessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth and prints photographs sized 2.3″x3.4″ using ZINK technology. This basically includes a thermal print head that heats up a special type of ZINK photo paper embedded with dye crystals to produce the image. While 10 such sheets are bundled at the time of purchase, more paper is available in a pack of 20 for 799.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 :: ₹4,500 :: Website
Polaroid cameras aren’t yet gone with Fujifilm still keeping the flag flying in an increasingly digital world. The Instax Mini 9 is packed with a selfie mirror, close-up lens, automatic exposure adjustment for aperture settings and high-key mode for taking brighter photos. It has a shutter speed of 1/60 sec and constant firing flash with an effective range of 0.6m to 2.7m.