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The PhoneRadar Holiday Gift Guide 2016 for your Geeky Friends



It is that time of the year when you would like to spend a quality time with your family and enjoy the holiday season. While as much as you would like to be with your loved ones, we believe you are spending quite a time searching best gifts for them. We may not be able to help with the clothing choice or any household items, but we surely can help you shop for the gadget-obsessed family member or friend.

Tech gifts are some of the most popular and sought-after gifts you could buy this holiday season. Not just because how helpful can one product to be your loved ones, but it’s the seasons of price drops and discounts. You’re thinking to go with a cost-effective tech product this year or interested to look beyond the price tag, either way, we have got you covered. Below find the top 10 gadgets that we recommend you can gift your loved ones this holiday season.

Bose QC35

Your younger brother always wanted to have a noise-cancelling headphones in his list of desired gadgets, well, this is the time that you gift him the best-in-class noise-cancelling headphones. The latest offering from Bose, the QC 35 is something he will appreciate a lot. These will help in cutting out the noise even in the loudest of places – whether its a noisy street you’re walking by or your commute to work via Metro train, one need these noise-cancelling headphones by there side to sit back and relax. Do make a note that you shouldn’t wear them while walking on the road.

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We all know someone in the family who likes to read all the time of the year, it’s their best thing to do in free time. So, wouldn’t it be amazing to gift them a gadget that lets them carry thousands of titles on-the-go and not carry a hardcover copy every time they want to read a book. Amazon has a great line-up of Kindle E-Book Readers that now starts at just Rs 5,999. This 6-inch Glare-Free Touchscreen Display offers Weeks of Battery life with a promise of no eye strain as it reads like real paper. Moreover, there isn’t any blue light to disturb your sleep, unlike tablets. And there won’t be any distractions like email alerts and push notifications as you indulge in your love of reading.

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FitBit Charge 2

You always wanted to gift your dad a fitness tracker so that he can keep track of his health on daily-basis. Well, why not buy it for him now. For fitness activity tracking, FitBit is a company that is known to most accurately provide fitness data metrics. They are known to be among the best in the industry; it is not the experts say, but even fitness enthusiasts itself claims that FitBit overall offers the best activity trackers. So, could go with FitBit’s latest offering, i.e. FitBit Charge 2. It is company’s number one selling tracker that has now more to offer than before. The features include Heart Rate tracking, Multi-sport tracking & Connected GPS, Calls, texts and Calendar alerts. Choose the cardio level and improve the performance of your heart, make it healthier. It also automatically tracks sleep behavior and motivates you at times. It would be the best gift for the fitness-obsessed family member.

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OnePlus 3T

Anyone in your family needs an upgrade on a smartphone? Well, this is the best time for you to gift them a new smartphone. OnePlus has launched an upgraded version of their powerful flagship handset; it’s called OnePlus 3T. The new handset comes with improved Snapdragon 821 processor, which is said to be faster and efficient in performance. With it’s Never Settle approach company has made their best smartphone even better, just in time for the holiday season. Briefly highlighting the features, it comes with a massive 6GB of RAM and 64 GB & 128 GB as storage options. There is a 16MP camera on rear and front working to give you best camera experience. The factor that impresses of all is the battery capacity, which has been incredible on the earlier model is now increased on the upgraded one, as it comes with 3400 mAh capacity battery with Dash Charge support. This flagship upgrade won’t make a giant hole in your wallet, unlike many big brands’ flagship handsets.

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Xiaomi Mi Robot

Ever wanted a Robot in your house who could clean all the dust by on his own without any manual guidance? Well, your wish could be fulfilled with Xiaomi’s Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner. With Mi Robot vacuum cleaner your house would get a good clean this holiday season. Why should you worry about keep things tidy at the house when you have better things to do with family. Gift yourself or loved one this Xiaomi smart home product. It is a highly intelligent home cleaning device with 12 different sensors that are quite effective as you we have used one and reviewed as well. It can map out interiors of the house with Laser Distance Sensor (LDS) as it scans 360 degrees at a rate of 1800 times per second. Using the Mi Home App, you can switch ON and remotely control various functions like changing cleaning modes, setting schedules for cleaning, etc. There is a 5200 mAh capacity Li-ion battery that offers up to 2.5 hours continuous cleaning.

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Google Chromecast 2

Not looking to invest in a smart TV yet? You can do the next best thing and invest in a streaming device that mirrors your smartphone, tablet or laptop content. Then, Google’s Chromecast 2 is the new and improved plug and play device that you should be purchasing. It will all you to cast YouTube videos as well as showcase contents from your smartphone and various other supported devices to your TV. You don’t need a smart TV; just an HDMI port should be there. Once Chromecast is plugged into the port, your TV will become smart, as in it would have almost similar capabilities as one can see on Smart TVs. There is a wide range of apps support for Chromecast 2 such as like Angry Birds Friends, YouTube, and Netflix. New version supports 4K content, which means it’s a must-have entertainment package. This holiday season Binge On together with family.

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Steve Jobs Book

Holiday Season is a time of joy and happiness; it is the time when you like to sit back and relax. For most people, it is a time for reading as well, as they get a break from their work and can finally catch up on some reading they have ben waiting for. We recommend getting a Steve Jobs Book, even if you’re not a fan of Apple products. The autobiography written by Walter Isaacson is an acclaimed book that provides unique insights into the thoughts and life of Steve Jobs. He was the man who literally changed the digital lifestyle of billions of people all over the world. It took Walter Author nearly two years to conduct more than 40 interviews on which this book is based on. You will read some interesting conversation with family, friends, competitors and colleagues of Steve Jobs in this autobiography. Get yourself some inspiration this Holiday Season by buying and reading this wonderful book.

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Xiaomi Powerbank Pro 10000 mAh

You’re on your way to a road trip with family as it’s Holiday time and suddenly you realize you didn’t charge your device properly and on the middle way to your destination your smartphone battery dies. In this situation, you would be reminded that it’s better to have a power bank while traveling. So, you shouldn’t get into such situation where you need your smartphone to work, but there is no provision to charge up your device. Which is why you should gift yourself a power bank. Xiaomi is known in the world of power banks as a great provider. There battery packs are quite popular among smartphone owners who travels a lot. If you have a USB Type-C handset, then Xiaomi has a power bank for you, which offers bidirectional fast charging, meaning it can quickly charge your device as well as get quickly charged. The Mi Powerbank Pro has a capacity of 10,000 mAh and is touted to be slimmest in its category. Interestingly it also supports the low current charge, useful for charging small battery-equipped devices such as wearables.

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GoPro Hero 5

Going on an adventure in the wild with your family? Well, there is one must-have a thing that you should consider buying before you head on to the trip. It’s GoPro Hero 5 action camera. Having a lightest, smallest and most durable camera that is even waterproof is a bless that you wish Santa Claus grants you this holiday season. At one-touch of a button, you get professional video quality and can record your adventure and then compile to together watch the stunning picturesque scenery. At times it’s just magical to dwell into the beauty of nature and not worry about recording a video as GoPro does that job for you. You can start with a basic model in the HERO series and move up according to your needs. This would be the most durable piece of technology you can gift to someone in the family who likes to adventure a lot.

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Gift Card

Not sure what to get your family member for this Holiday Season? And ou don’t know what there desires or interests yet? Well, worry not. Finally, Its time to Gift a Gift Card & give your loved ones an option to buy something of their choice. There are a couple of options for you to choose from below, you could go with either one of them – Amazon or Flipkart, or maybe both.

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The Holiday season is a time of togetherness, and it is the time to shower some love to your loved ones. So, what are you planning to gift your loved ones from above list? Let us know in the comments section. If you think we have missed something interesting, do let us know about that too. Also, this Mi Mix phone isn’t a bad gift either if you’re looking for a unique gift to give.


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