Diwali is almost here and most people are looking for something new for themselves or gifting their loved ones. Gadgets are a great gifting idea and ideal for any generation. Ranging from mobile phones to accessories to wearables, you have a huge inventory to choose from, and hence we’ve made it easier for you.

We’ve compiled a list of top gadgets launched this year that are perfect for gifting. We’ve covered all budgets to make it as relevant as possible and included multiple use cases as well.

1. iPhone XR

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While everyone has already perceived the iPhone XS and XS Max to be the best, the XR is definitely the most under-rated smartphone this year. It does seem like a cheaper iPhone from the outside, but its practical use is best in class. Apart from bigger bezels and an older backing, the iPhone XR is a beast from the inside.

It is powered by Apple’s latest A12 Bionic chipset, coupled with an even better LCD display. The X series iPhones have a dual camera setup, but the XR’s single lens is no lesser. Want to gift someone a new phone? The XR is perfect because it’s cheaper, yet equally powerful (Full Review).


2. Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II

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You get the class-leading noise cancellation that Bose is known for, good sound quality, and incredible comfort. These are the most recommended ones if you travel a lot and want to sleep like a baby onboard a noisy aircraft. A few airlines actually provide these to their Business and First class passengers.

It has a very good midrange along with excellent treble while the bass is slightly flat and thumpy, which is good for EDM and Dubstep music. It can play music for 20 hours on a single charge and supports Google Assistant natively. You can access the noise cancellation settings via the Bose Connect app and it also has a dual-mic system for clearer audio (Full Review)


3. JBL Flip 4

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JBL has a come a long way in slowly improving their Bluetooth speaker line-up and the Flip 4 is definitely worth a shot. The exterior has been designed for rugged usage and the construction feels very solid. For outdoor usage, this should be a perfect match. It can playback music for up to 12 hours on a single charge and is also waterproof.

Powering it are two 40mm speakers on both the ends along with an accessible diaphragm that is also spill proof. The series is available in a host of colours as well.


4. Apple Watch Series 4

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Apple Watch is undoubtedly the best smartwatch one can buy right now, this product has given Apple unmatched supremacy in the wearable market and with each new iteration, it’s getting even more interesting. Not only does the new Series 4 have a bigger display, but also revamped software and new watch faces.

The watch can now detect falls and trips and sends out an emergency SOS in case no movement is detected for a minute. The processor is even faster and Apple says the accelerometer and gyroscope are now further refined and calibrated to measure fitness activities more accurately (Full Review)


5. Fitbit Versa

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While the Apple Watch is a full-fledged smartwatch, the Versa is a cheaper option for those looking for a fitness-centric wearable. Being inline with the Fitbit reputation, the tracking modes and heart rate detection are extremely accurate and the Fitbit app further empowers you with a tonne of data.

It can run on a single charge for at least five days, has a splendid OLED display, and the design is premium yet subtle. It can also display notifications on the go, and play music natively thanks to its 4GB internal storage. The app has a plethora of watch faces and customizations.


6. Pixel 3 & 3XL

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The new Google Pixel 3 is among the best Android phone’s one can buy right now. In terms of hardware, the Pixel 3 might not seem to be a very big upgrade over last year’s offerings, but the software optimisations and additions are what makes it very special.

We can confidently say the Pixel 3 houses the best smartphone camera right now. The pictures are surprisingly too good, and it’s all done via a single lens camera and software tweaks. Google has also made the phone a lot smarter and added a plethora of features NightSight, Call Screening, and Top Shot (Full Review)


7. OnePlus 6T

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Another great pick if you’re looking for an Android smartphone, the OnePlus 6T gets everything right. It has a class-leading design, sufficient performance, stable software, and average cameras. In addition to that, it has an in-display fingerprint scanner that is the fastest we’ve seen up till now.

OnePlus has also expanded the battery slightly and tried their best to further refine picture output from the cameras. The Nightscape mode intends to develop better low-light images. For the price, the OnePlus 6T stand unchallenged in the segment.


8. Red Dead Redemption 2

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After eight long years, a sequel is here and currently available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It a Western-themed action game built in an open environment. The game focuses heavily on player choice for the story and missions.

It tells the tale of a gang of outlaws on the run during the dying days of lawlessness in late 19th century America. “It is an epic tale of honor and loyalty set in the dying days of the outlaw age,” has received critical acclaim from critics.


9. PlayStation 4

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The PlayStation 4 is still selling very strong all over the world because it is packed with the technical extravaganza that gives it the much-needed edge over the Xbox One. Sony’s PS4 has a single chip AMD processor, the ‘Jaguar’, which boasts eight-core processors, and 8 GB DDR5 RAM. Yes, the PS4 has DDR5, meaning it will thwart its opponent with ease.

PlayStation does seem to have an upper hand in comparison to Xbox, especially with its compatibility, secondary screen, and better games support.