Wondering what gadget to gift your brother or sister on Raksha Bandhan? We have you covered.
Raksha Bandhan is here, and if you haven’t come up with something to gift, we’re here to help. There are selfie smartphone for sisters who love their selfies, fitness trackers for those like to hit the gym, headphones for music buffs, and of course laptops. Here’s our list of gifts this Raksha Bandhan that you can consider this, and we’ve based them around product categories. So if you’re a generous brother or a sister, who wants to give their sibling something special this year, you can choose from the options below.
• Fitbit Alta
Fitbit Alta makes up for a great choice, especially for women, thanks to its sleek design. The fitness tracker is exclusive to Amazon in India. Fitbit Alta has a stainless steel body, and interchangeable band options. It can be bought in black, blue, plum and teal colour options which would appeal to many. It is priced at Rs 10,399. There are two sizes available for Fitbit Alta – Small and Large. Alta be bought on EMI, options for which are listed on the e-commerce website.
Fitbit Alta tracks activity of a user 24X7 and has an OLED display to showcase alerts and notifications. Fitbit promises a battery life of up to 5 days on a single charge. Alta is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices. Fitbit Alta comes with a host of features like “Do Not Disturb” mode and SmartTrack. Fitbit Alta prompt users to meet a mini-step goal of 250 steps each hour, and congratulates them when they achieve that goal. Users can choose to turn off these notifications using “Do Not Disturb” mode.
Fitbit Alta is a fitness tracker that looks extremely elegant in terms of design and features a nice display
SmartTrack automatically recognises and records continuous movement activities including walking, running, outdoor biking, elliptical, as well as general categories of aerobic workouts (such as dance classes and cardio-kickboxing) and sports (including basketball, soccer and tennis).
• Misfit Ray
MisFit Ray is one of the most stylish fitness trackers from the company. The USP of the fitness tracker is its flexibility. It features hidden 8 mm spring bars that allows it to be worn with almost any standard accessory, including watch bands, bracelets, or necklaces. It can even be worn as a pendant, and can tag specific activities like cycling or yoga. And the best part? You can use Misfit Ray to take selfies on your phone. It is listed for Rs 7,495 on amazon India.
Misfit Ray does not require charging as it comes with replaceable button cell batteries that last up to 6 months. Plus, it is water resistant to 50 meters. Misfit Ray can monitor steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, and sleep duration. It is compatible with Android and iOS devices.
• Coolpad Note 3 Lite
If you’re looking for a smartphone that’s high on specifications but is priced right; go for Coolpad Note 3 Lite. The Note 3 Lite, at Rs 6,999 is one of the best in the price category. The smartphone is Amazon exclusive and can be bought in black and white colour options. Coolpad Note 3 Lite is also the cheapest smartphone yet to feature a fingerprint scanner.
Coolpad Note 3 Lite comes with a 5-inch 720p HD display, and runs MediaTek MT6735 processor coupled with 3GB RAM, 16GB storage. There’s 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The dual-SIM smartphone is backed by a 2500mAh battery, which lasts for a day.
• OnePlus 3
OnePlus 3 will not fail to impress as this mid-budget smartphone has got a lot of things right. In our review, we said OnePlus 3, appears to be a serious flagship killer at the moment. OnePlus 3 features a metal unibody design, which gives it a stylish look. The smartphone runs a 2.15 Ghz Snapdragon 820 processor with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.
The highlight of OnePlus 3 is its 16MP rear camera, which we said is one of the best in any Android smartphone right now. The kind of detail available on this phone is incredible and puts it right there next to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge or the LG G5. OnePlus 3 has a 3,000 mAh battery. There’s Dash Charge technology to help charge the smartphone charge really fast, and ensure the device doesn’t heat up too much.
• Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
For those who don’t mind spending a bomb on smartphones this Raksha Bandhan, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is the perfect option. The smartphones costs Rs 56,9000 and is available both offline and online. In our review, we said the Galaxy S7 edge is almost a near perfect Android smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has an always on black lock screen, which displays basic information like time, missed calls, new messages and the like. The highlight of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is its 12MP rear camera. We said, the camera is even a notch ahead of the Apple iPhone 6s Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge features a 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, an octa-core Exynos 8890 processor and 4GB RAM. The device is backed by a 3,600 mAh battery.
• Bose QC35
If your sister loves listening to music all the time, there isn’t a better gift. Bose QC35 is all about wireless noise cancellation, which is also the USP of the device. The headphones are priced at Rs 29,363 and the kind of noise-cancellation that the devices offers, is second to none. In our review, we said Bose has set a gold standard for wireless noise cancelling headphones with QC 35. There are tonnes of premium headphones in this price range, but nothing can offer you such an exceptional noise cancellation feature.
Bose QC35 is undoubtedly the best headphone out there. It offers active noise isolation at the comfort of being wireless
Bose QC35 has up to 20 hours of battery life and has controls placed on the right earcup. The QC35 is an around-ear headphone with a custom engineered Bluetooth system for consistent connection.
• Apple MacBook Rose Gold
Rose Gold is the colour of the tech season right now. Almost every gadget launch in 2016 comes with a rose gold variant, and Apple’s MacBook is the most striking of the lot. Its not just the colour, but Apple MacBook is one really useful computer especially if your brother/sister prefers portability over performance. Apple MacBook is the first laptop to feature one USB-C port for interface.
Apple MacBook is a stunning looking laptop that offers portability and decent performance in a rose gold package (Source: Apple)
Apple MacBook features a 12-inch Retina Display with a resolution of 2304 x 1440 pixels. The MacBook is powered by a low-power Intel Core M processor and can be configured with 8GB RAM and up to 512GB storage. Apple MacBook starts at Rs 1,06,900.
• Dell XPS 13
Dell XPS 13 is undoubtedly one of the best Windows 10 notebook out there. It is also one of the first notebooks in the market to feature edge-to-edge display. The laptop comes with optional touchscreen and up to QHD+ resolution display. The laptop comes standard with 4GB RAM but top end model gets 8GB memory.
Dell XPS 13 also comes with fast Intel Core i7 processor and solid state storage drive for fast boot and seamless experience. Dell XPS 13 starts at Rs 95,900 in India.
• Dell Inspiron 11
Not everyone needs a laptop that costs six digits. and it is exactly the reason why we recommend Dell’s budget offering as a gifting option this Rakshabandhan. Dell Inspiron, as the name implies, features a 11-inch display with HD resolution and pairs portability with Windows as an option. The laptop is extremely easy to carry around and offers nearly day long battery life, which would appeal to people who are on the field.
Dell Inspiron 11 is a 2-in-1 Windows device, which offers the comfort of using it in various modes like tent and tablett. The budget notebook priced at Rs 32,000 is also available in attractive colour options.