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Raksha Bandhan Special: Best gift ideas for your tech-savvy sibling

Raksha Bandhan Special: Tech Gifts 2023
From a traveler to a fitness enthusiast to a gamer, and more, let’s check out what you can gift your sibling this Raksha Bandhan.

The festival of Raksha Bandhan, a celebration of cherishing the bond between brothers and sisters, is just around the corner. While the festival has its own charm, it can always be complemented by heartfelt gifts, right? And when it comes to the celebration of the sibling bond, the essence of it lies in exchanging gifts (of course, other than the brother’s pledge to safeguard their sisters’ well-being).

So, are you also looking to awe your tech-savvy sibling with a gift that perfectly blends your heartfelt emotions with their tech interests? Look no further! From thoughtful personalized keepsakes to unique tech gadgets that fuel their passion to a blend of trend and tradition, we have compiled a list of gift ideas that are surely poised to light up the occasion. As the threads of Rakhi weave familial bonds, let’s explore a curated selection of the best gift ideas that cater to your sibling’s tech-driven aspirations.

 

For fitness enthusiasts: Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6, Galaxy Watch 6 Classic Price in India Announced
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Galaxy Watch 6 Classic

 

If you want to help your sibling achieve their fitness goals this year, then you might consider gifting them the latest Galaxy Watch 6 series that was unveiled by the South Korean tech major Samsung during its bi-annual Galaxy Unpacked event in Seoul last month. The latest series consists of Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, both featuring a Sapphire Crystal Super AMOLED display and an Always-on display feature. The smartwatches are powered by Samsung’s efficient Exynos W930 Dual-Core 1.4GHz processor, equipped with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The wearables run on Wear OS 4, powered by Samsung’s One UI Watch 5. Additionally, they offer various health-tracking capabilities, including sleep optimization with personalized insights, fitness tracking, fall detection, and more.

While the 44mm Galaxy Watch6 and 47mm Galaxy Watch6 Classic have a 425mAh battery, the 40mm Watch6 and 43mm Watch6 Classic have a 300mAh battery. The smartwatches offer a battery life of up to 40 hours with Always On Display turned off, and with Always On Display switched on, these can last up to 30 hours.

In India, the Galaxy Watch 6 comes in two dial sizes – 40mm and 44mm. The 40mm Galaxy Watch 6 is priced at Rs. 29,999 for the Bluetooth/Wi-Fi variant, and the LTE variant costs Rs. 33,999. Meanwhile, the 44mm Galaxy Watch 6 with Bluetooth/Wi-Fi support is marked at Rs. 32,999, while the LTE variant is available for Rs. 36,999. On the other hand, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic comes in 43mm and 47mm dial sizes. The 43mm Classic variant with Bluetooth/Wi-Fi support is priced at Rs. 36,999, while the LTE variant costs Rs. 40,999. The larger 47mm Classic variant is available at Rs. 39,999 for the Bluetooth/Wi-Fi model, and the LTE variant is priced at Rs. 43,999.

 

For a bibliophile: Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite warm light
The Kindle Paperwhite with a warmer display

 

There could be no better gift for an avid reader than the world’s best-selling e-reader Kindle Paperwhite! By gifting the thin, lightweight, and travel-friendly Kindle Paperwhite, you gift the reader the ability to enjoy their favorite books at any time, anywhere. This device features a 6.8-inch display, thinner borders, and 20% faster page turns. Amazon’s signature 300 PPI glare-free Paperwhite display goes easy on the eyes, and readers can enjoy reading even at the beach or in the bath because this gift is waterproof with an IPX8 rating. As per the user’s comfort, they can adjust the shade of the display from a white light to a warm amber, schedule when the light changes, and also adjust the size and boldness of the text.

Kindle Paperwhite comes with 16GB on-device storage and free cloud storage for all Amazon content. Amazon Prime members have unlimited access to thousands of eBooks, magazines, and more and with Kindle Unlimited, users get unlimited access to more than two million titles. The battery of this Amazon product is said to last for up to 10 weeks on a single charge. Kindle Paperwhite reaches a 100% battery in around five hours using a computer via USB cable and the device fully charges in less than 2.5 hours with a 9W USB power adapter. The device can be bought from Amazon for Rs 14,999.

 

For music lovers: Sony WF-1000XM4

The Sony WF-1000XM4, one of the best earbuds available in the market.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 is one of the best earbuds available in the market

 

Music makes life easier, right? And what could be a better gift than truly wireless earbuds that soothe the carving of rhythm, melody, and harmonies while working, exercising, or traveling! This Raksha Bandhan gift your sibling the Sony WF-1000XM4, one of the best earbuds available in the market. The unique and compact earbuds offer great sound performance with class-leading active noise-canceling. The earbuds have exceptional digital noise-canceling performance and a much more comprehensive noise filter. The device features 6-mm drivers and despite their small size, the earbuds deliver excellent audio and remain audible even in a noisy environment. Users get fast pairing for Android and Windows devices and the ‘speak to chat’ feature wherein the audio pauses when they speak. It has decent latency performance for video content with extremely minor delay. Talking about the call quality, the earbuds pick up everything loud and clear.

The Sony WF-1000XM4 offers 8 hours of playback time with ANC turned on, and you can get 32 hours of quality audio on a single charge with case support. The charging case is 40% smaller, while the earbuds are 10% smaller than its predecessor Sony WF-1000XM3. The earbuds brownie points for the entirely paper-based, recyclable, and eco-friendly packaging that they arrive in. Sony WF-1000XM4 comes in Black and Silver colours with the former variant priced at Rs 16,449 on Amazon and the latter priced at Rs 17,999.

 

For a globetrotter: Apple AirTag

Apple AirTag
Apple AirTag

 

Is your sibling forgetful or a traveler or a deadly combination of both? You may come to their rescue and consider gifting them a smart tracker – Apple AirTag – this Raksha Bandhan. Gifting an AirTag is equivalent to gifting a reliable traveling companion to your sibling. A heads up though: AirTags are designed for Apple devices, iPhones, MacBooks, iPads, etc., and Android users are excluded from its ecosystem. However, AirTag can be a lifesaver for wanderers who value efficiency and own any other Apple device. Users simply have to attach an AirTag to their bag, or any travel essentials, and done!

This smart tracker works by sending out a Bluetooth signal that anonymously connects to close-by, active devices within Apple’s ‘Find My’ network, which serves as crowdsourced beacons and helps users find their belongings even if they are out of direct Bluetooth range. By utilizing this network, AirTags provides a trustworthy and effective personal item tracking solution, making them an important tool for users who want to keep track of their goods, including while traveling. Users can register an AirTag to their Apple ID using their iPhone. To add an AirTag in Find My on iPhone, users need to hold the AirTag near the smartphone and tap ‘Connect’ on the iPhone’s screen. The device is priced at Rs 3,490.

 

For gamers: Nintendo Switch OLED

Nintendo Switch OLED
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Next up we have an amazing gaming console Nintendo Switch OLED that makes a desirable gift for gamers and families alike. Nintendo Switch OLED comes with a gorgeous display, enhanced functionality, and a large selection of compatible games. The device’s sleek style and ability to provide an engaging gaming experience both at home and on the go justifies its status as a popular and unique gift choice. In comparison to its predecessors, a vivid 7-inch OLED display offers improved color saturation and visual quality. Games look their best on the bigger, brighter OLED screen, creating a more engaging gaming experience.

The Nintendo Switch OLED’s versatility also contributes to its appeal. It seamlessly transitions between a home console and a portable system, making it convenient for both solo play and multiplayer sessions. Additionally, its improved battery life and a new adjustable stand for tabletop mode offer enhanced gameplay flexibility. Gamers can use the dock’s LAN port (LAN cable sold separately) when playing in TV mode for a wired internet connection. The Nintendo Switch – OLED Model includes 64GB of internal storage, and enhanced audio in Handheld and Tabletop modes using the system’s speakers. The Nintendo Switch OLED model with Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con is available on Amazon for Rs 31,989.

 

For a binge watcher: Subscription services (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar)

Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ Hotstar
Netflix Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar

 

Subscription services can make a thoughtful Raksha Bandhan gift for your sibling. They can enjoy the content from the comfort of their home, making it a practical gift. We will talk about the subscription service of three major OTT platforms- Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ Hotstar. Starting with Netflix, the American streaming major caters to different needs by offering a range of subscription plans starting from just Rs 149 per month. This cheapest Netflix plan promises to offer good video quality, 480p resolution, and can be accessed on a mobile phone and a tablet. The monthly Basic, Standard, and Premium plans cost Rs 199, Rs 499, and Rs 649 respectively in the country with variations in video quality and resolution. Netflix lets you watch movies and shows on four different devices at the same time with Premium, two with Standard, and one with Basic and Mobile plans.

Moving on to, another American over-the-top streaming platform Amazon Prime that offers Monthly, Quarterly, Annual, and Annual Lite membership plans. Prime subscription costs Rs 299 for one month, Rs 599 for three months, and Rs 1,499 for a year. A cheaper, ad-supported version of Prime is also available and is called Amazon Prime Lite which is only available for an annual subscription of Rs 999. Prime members are eligible for free same/one/two-day delivery, unlimited and ad-free access to Amazon Music, Prime Reading, and Prime Video, early and exclusive access to some deals on Amazon.in, and more. On the other hand, Prime Lite membership comes with reduced benefits like free two-day delivery, no ad-free experience and streaming can be done only on two devices in HD quality.

Last but not least in this section we have Disney’s India-focused streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar which offers Super and Premium subscription plans. The cheaper Super plan costs Rs 899 for one year, the Premium membership plan is priced at Rs 1,499 per annum. The company also offers the Premium plan at Rs 299 for one month. The subscribers of both plans have access to all the content on the OTT platform, from movies to shows to live sports and more. However, the cheaper plan does not provide ad-free movies and shows (except for sports) and can only be logged in from two devices, unlike the Premium plan which can be logged in on four devices. Also, the Super plan offers Full HD 1080p video quality, the Premium plan lets you stream in 4K 2160p.

 

For an environment-friendly writer: Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook

Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook
Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook

 

It could be tricky to find a gift for someone who wants the best of both worlds, right? But worry not, we’ve got you! The Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook, an innovative blend of traditional writing and modern technology, makes an appealing gift for anyone who values both analog and digital methods. This smart notebook is designed to blend the convenience of digital note-taking with the tactile feel of traditional paper. The Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook lets you write using a special pen, and then upload your notes to cloud services like iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, and more using the Rocketbook app on your Android smartphone or iPhone. By marking symbols on the bottom of each page, you send high-resolution images to the destinations you’ve configured in the Rocketbook app. The app “sees” your marks and sends your notes to the places they belong online.

One of the unique features of Rocketbook Wave is its technology of erasing notes by microwaving the notebook. Yes, you heard it right! When you use Pilot FriXion pens with the Wave notebook, you can erase your notes using your microwave oven and reuse your notebook, providing an innovative way to start fresh while being environmentally conscious. Users appreciate the convenience and environmentally friendly approach of the notebook, along with its integration of physical writing and digital storage. The notebook comes in different sizes and styles and offers various page layouts, including lined and dot grids. The Standard notebook version of Rocketbook Wave comes in Blue color with a Plain theme, Matte paper finish, and a special Lined feature. It is available on Amazon for Rs 5,285.

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