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15 must-buys for this Diwali Season

gadgets Updated: Oct 25, 2011 17:30 IST
Shayon Pal
Shayon Pal
Hindustan Times
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Who doesn't love to shop? And Diwali is always a great time to indulge in retail therapy thanks to the hundreds of discount offers floating around in the market. Forget about the retail stores, even the gray markets offer discount rates during the Diwali season.


Shopping isn't just to indulge oneself, but one also gifts a lot of stuff to near and dear ones. But that pops up the most important and inevitable question of what to buy. That's why we decided to lend you a helping hand and showcase a couple of products that would be great buys not just during Diwali, but rather anytime around the year. So, time to dig in and indulge!

Steve Jobs' Biography

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If you are a gadget enthusiast, then you just can't ignore the biography of Apple's late co-founder, Steve Jobs, written by Walter Isaacson. The digital version is already available for $16.99 at iTunes and $17.89 at Amazon. The Kindle version costs $18.09 though.

Samsung Galaxy S II



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No hardware manufacturer has risen high and fast in the market share than Samsung, thanks to Android and its superlative range of Galaxy branded phones. And the king of that hill is undoubtedly theGalaxy S II. Even after the launch of Google's Galaxy Nexus, the S II's hardware is more powerful and can make any techie orgasm in no time.

Motorola Droid Razr



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The Razr surely has got the guts to dethrone the Galaxy S II. It is the thinnest phone in the world and proudly showcases sAMOLED display, impressive resolution of 960x540 pixels and a display of 4.3 inches. There is also a 8mp camera for you photo shooting pleasure. Even though the phone hasn't been launched in the Indian market as yet, not many of us have ever waited for an India launch once we wanted a gadget. Have we, now?

HTC Radar



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This baby has the latest version of Windows Phone, Mango, powering its innards. Windows Phone 7 is gradually picking up a very loyal fan base and is an extremely worthy second runner up in the race of smart phone operating systems.

MacBook Pro



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The 13-inch MacBook Pro now features a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 or the 2.8GHz Intel Core i7. With Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5GHz, these processors allow the 13-inch MacBook Pro to perform up to twice as fast as the previous generation. The 15- and 17-inch models bring quad-core power to almost everything you do. The available 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor - with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6GHz and up to 8MB of shared L3 cache - enables these MacBook Pro models to run applications up to twice as fast as their top-of-the-line predecessors.

Blackberry PlayBook



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PlayBook is the latest QNX based tablet PC introduced by Research in Motion, the Blackberry maker. Recently RIM had launched the second version of the OS for the developers that runs not just the Blackberry apps, but also all the Android apps. What more, for the Diwali season, you can even get a Blackberry Curve free with a Playbook!

Samsung Galaxy Tab 750



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The King of Android tablet. Period. The tablet offers a superlative experience with the thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet in the market. It is highly mobile thanks to the thin and light body. Also boasts of 1280x800 display for rich graphics and movies. Runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but a Ice Cream Sandwich update should not be far.

Amazon Kindle Fire



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Amazon's Kindle Fire is likely to be the first successful tablet not sold by Apple, and there are several good reasons for it: the low price of $199, the convenient, portable size of 7 inches, and a rich catalog of books, movies and music offered through Amazon's Web-based services.

Aakash Tablet



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Aakash is the world's cheapest Internet device was conceived under the Human Resources and Development Ministry's National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NME-ICT) to provide students a device that could be used as an Ebook reader, to access online streaming course material and web based research. At the unbeatable price of just Rs 2500, it can at least be used as a super intelligent digital photo frame.

Galaxy Tab Keyboard Dock



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This comfortable, soft touch, 83 key keyboard makes maximizing the features of the Galaxy Tab a breeze. Increase productivity, communicate faster and more conveniently, all while your Galaxy Tab is securely stationed in the weighted, integrated charging and media dock.

Microsoft Xbox Kinect



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Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways-no controller required. Easy to use and instantly fun, the Kinect sensor uses revolutionary full-body tracking to put you in the center of the fun. This amazing technology allows the sensor to recognize your body and mirror your movements in the game, making YOU the controller.

Choiix Power Fort 2700mAh Portable Battery pack



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Power Fort is a portable battery charger that provides an instant power anytime, anywhere. Power Fort can charge almost every electronic device with USB port, such as mobile phones, portable gaming device, and mp3 player a boost of power wherever you may be. Also, the special bypass circuit design prevents the battery from the damage resulted from the charging-discharging process and thus ensures a longer lifetime compared to similar products on the market.

NOKIA Luna Bluetooth headset



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What sets the Nokia Luna Bluetooth headset from other wireless headsets is the fact that it is NFC-enabled. As part of a two-piece design, all users need to do is remove the top part of the headset from the base and put it into your ears then you're good to go. The headset then automatically pairs up with your phone if it's nearby.

JABRA Freeway Car Kit



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Jabra Freeway incorporates the latest Bluetooth technology and provides very loud and super clear sound in cars or offices. The speakerphone has 3 speakers built-in with virtual surround sound technology, built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with multi-pairing and it can work with two Bluetooth phones simultaneously. The Jabra Freeway has very effective DSP and it is very easy to use thanks to the voice activated commands that walk you through all operations.

LowePro Vertex 100 AW



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A premium backpack for the serious adventure bound photographer or sports photojournalist, the Vertex series is made for the outdoors. Rugged, construction with water-resistant zippers and a seam-sealed AW cover protects gear while providing photographers with a bag that conforms to a variety of body types with an adjustable harness system. Combine that with pockets and features that are made for today's digital photographer and the Vertex series delivers adjustable comfort with serious camera protection.