Consumer-friendly electronics are no longer limited to that rectangular slab that can be found in everyone’s pocket. While smartphones are the biggest draw during this festive season, wearables, earphones, power banks, smart bulbs, and more are being featured prominently as well. Even if you are on a budget, we think there are some gadgets that you should definitely consider putting on your purchase list. Here are the top 10 must-have gadgets that money can buy, provided that money is Rs 3,000.
Realme Band 2: Rs 2,699
This new entry-point wearable from Realme is pretty much a steal deal, especially given its price of Rs 2,699. It packs in a big 1.5-inch display albeit only a TFT LCD one, has up to 500 nits of peak brightness, and up to 90 configurable sports modes. The smart band is also water-resistant up to 5ATM. The Realme Band 2’s battery life is quite good, lasting for about 12 days on a single charge and it comes with universal 18mm interchangeable straps. It is available for purchase on Tata Cliq.
OnePlus Buds Z: Rs 2,999
While audiophiles will dig deep into their pockets to get a TWS with the best drivers, ANC, and whatnot, we casual listeners can forego an exceptional auditory experience in favour of something that sounds good and is easy on the wallet too. I’m talking about the OnePlus Buds Z (review) that are priced at 2,999 and offer an amazing performance-to-price benefit. With nearly 20 hours of battery life, a sound signature tuned for mass appeal, IP55 rating, and solid build quality, the OnePlus Buds Z are the TWS to beat in the market. Available on Amazon.
Stuffcool Neutron PD33W: Rs 2,299
When Apple started a trend of excluding headphone jacks in its phones everyone followed suit. Now the company has stopped providing a charger with its smartphones and others are falling suit, with the likes of Samsung also excluding a charger on their respective flagship phones. There is, however, a solution to your problems and it comes in the form of Stuffcool’s Neutron PD33W charger. Priced at 2,299, this small power brick, about half the size of Apple’s 30W charger, has both a USB A and USB C output, capable of delivering 30W of fast charging to your smartphone or laptop. Available on Amazon.
Oakremote WiFi All in One Smart Universal Remote: Rs 1,299
Most households have a bunch of devices that can be operated via a remote control. In my own living room, I have a TV, a set-top box, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, Sony’s Home Entertainment system, and a Voltas AC. Typically all of them require their own individual remotes to operate. What if I told you that the Oakremote WiFi All in One Smart Universal Remote can control every single one of these devices? Priced at Rs 1,299, this all-in-one remote can operate all your IR appliances with its inbuilt remotes library. It is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to execute commands like turning on the AC or turning off the Home theatre system using just your voice. You can purchase it on Amazon.