5 gadgets that make great gifts for your loved one

May 18, 2014, 10:11 IST | Harpreet Kaur Sapra

From the latest phone in the market to an activity sleep tracker, there are a range of products and gifts you can choose from for your loved one

You don't have to wait for Valentine's Day or any other occasion to show your loved one that you care. Today is as good as any other day to splurge on that special someone in your life. So, here is a list of gadgets to make his or her day.


Shine is an elegant activity and sleep tracker designed to give you motivation to move, at a glance. You can use the Shine app to preset your daily goals in various activities like walking, running, swimming, cycling and get daily stats like the number of steps covered, calories burnt and the distance travelled. You can even add friends and compare your daily activity with them, while using it to indulge in some healthy competition. Pair the Shine with Bloom Necklace and you have a beautiful gift in your hands. The Bloom is a hand polished stainless steel pendant, which oozes understated elegance and it comes with its own 18" chain. Shine is available in a wide range of colours.
(Available on www.misfitwearables.com and www.amazon.com)


Milagrow's Blackcat 2.0 is a super efficient domestic robot built to clean all types of surfaces. It, interestingly, has a built-in obstacle and optical sensor, so it will not go around banging on your furniture or walls. Blackcat 2.0 also has a 'stair and fall' sensor making it ideal for houses with different floors. You can pre-schedule the cleaning timings and the Robot will perform the activity and go back to its charging dock for self-charging. Running on a four hour charge, the Blackcat can clean continuously for up to 120 minutes. It can even adjust its speed automatically depending on the surface and the task at hand. Blackcat comes with a two-year warranty from the manufacturer.
(Available on www.amazon.com and high-end kitchen appliance stores)

HP PAVILION x360 (Rs 39,990)
HP Pavilion X360
This convertible hybrid laptop lets you flip its screen around in a 360 degree angle, making it usable in four modes. It can be used as a traditional laptop, or in a 'stand' mode wherein the keyboard can be put face down on the table and the screen can be used to watch a movie without the keyboard blocking your view. Or, it can be used in the 'tent' mode where the screen, while facing outwards, is placed in an inverted V shape along with the keyboard, to play games. It can also be used as a tablet — detached from its keyboard and used only with the touch screen. The x360 comes with a Pentium Series Intel Bay Trail Processor, 500 GB Hard Disk, 4 GB RAM and a 1,366 x 768 display.

SONY XPERIA Z2 (Rs 49,990)

Z2 is a beauty, incased in an aluminum framed glass body. It also has a camera, a camcorder and a phone built into the water-proof and dust-resistant device which makes it the perfect gift for everyone. With a 20.7-megapixel camera, a 4K video capture, a G-lens and Sony's steady shot stabilisation, the Z2 is at par with any compact digital camera. It gives you sharp images and movies, which are a pleasure to watch on its 5.2" Full HD 'Triluminos' display. The Z2 has a 2.3 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB storage (expandable to 64 GB over micro SD), and works on the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS. It has a 3200mAh battery which when completely charged, gives a talk time of up to 19 hours or a video playback time of up to 10 hours. There is also as an introductory offer, where Samsung's Smart Band SWR10 (worth Rs 5990) is being given free with the phone.


Imagine a chic purse that not only holds your money and cards, but also acts as a phone charger for your iPhone. That is exactly what you get when you buy Everpurse Mini. Mini is a 8"x 4"hard shell wallet, which doubles up as a cover and charger for you iPhone 5 / 5s. Place the phone in the aluminum charging dock of the Mini and it can charge your iPhone three times to a 100 per cent. You can still use your phone while it's getting charged inside the casing, so you never have to leave it charging at home ever again. The smart clasp of the wallet doubles up as a USB plug, making it super convenient to charge from any USB outlet. Mini also comes with a chain, which can be used as a cross body sling.
(Available on www.everpurse.com)

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