Mother's Day: 5 Thoughtful tech gifts under Rs 10,000

Mother's day is around the corner and if you are struggling to zero in on any gifts idea, it's alright we got you covered.  DH lists some of the tech presents that will surely help you score some brownie points.

Amazon Echo or Google Home smart speakers:  Both the devices are easy to set up in the living room or in any part of the house. Just install the respective apps --Alexa or Google Home-- on the mother's smartphone. Once done, users can communicate with smart speakers with natural conversation (Hindi and English). She can ask for weather, news, exotic food recipe list & techniques and even listen to the music of her choice. She can even hail a cab or call you right from the smart speaker. Prices of the devices start at Rs 4,499.

Huami Amazfit Pace Smartwatch: Fitness bands are the best thoughtful gifts one can give to his or her mother. This will show how much concern you have for her wellbeing. Amazon Pace Smartwatch offers all-around fitness and health tracking features including steps, idle alert to make the person take a walk or do some physical activity, continuous monitoring of heart rate, track multiple sports  & calculate calories burnt, counts steps, and distance traveled in real time. It also comes with IP67 certification, meaning the device can sustain submerged underwater for close to 30 minutes for up to 1 meter (3.2 feet).


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It also tracks sleep, offers call, SMS, app notifications, weather update, customisable watch face, timer& stop. Other features include 2GB storage to store songs, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/GLONASS, optical heart sensor,  ceramic bezel, bright LCD screen with scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 3 shield.

Saregama Carvaan Premium 10 W Portable Bluetooth Home Audio Speaker:  It comes with more than 5000 pre-loaded songs sung by top artists such as Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, R.D. Burman, Anand Bakshi, Gulzar, Laxmikant Pyarelal and many more with various genres including romance, sad, ghazal, bhakti, film instrumental, Gurbani, songs with dialogues, Hindustani classics and others.


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Additionally, it offers AM radio, extra 52 music stations with options to consumers to create custom playlists via an app on a smartphone. It is available for Rs 7,999. You can also check for other variants, which are priced low, as well.

Air purifier:  With major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and others facing depleting air quality, Air purifiers have become a necessary appliance to own for urban citizens. Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2s is available for Rs 8,999.


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It offers high 310m3/h Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) and takes just 10 minutes to circulate purified air in a 21msq room. It comes with a 360-degree cylindrical filter so that the air can be absorbed and released more efficiently from every direction compared to conventional air purifiers. Its triple-layer design removes particles larger than 0.3μm with a high-density Efficient Particulate Absorber (EPA) filter from Japanese manufacturer Toray. It also comes with an activated coconut carbon filter to remove formaldehyde, bad odour, and other harmful substances. 

Also, replacing the filter is also easy, as the consumer will get an automatic notification via the app on the smartphone when it needs a change.

Amazon Kindle: It is a perfect gift for mothers who love reading books. Amazon is offering new generation Kindle (10th gen) e-reader for Rs 7,999.  It flaunts a 6.0-inch glare-free display with 167 PPI (pixels per inch) pixel density. If the company is to be believed, it offers laser-quality text so that the eyes don't get strained. Also, Amazon's new e-book reader also boasts adjustable front light, which makes it comfortable for users to read in all type of light environments even in pitch darkness. Thanks to electronic ink technology, it offers better contrast.  And also, it comes with capacitive touch to prevent accidental swipes on the screen.


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Kindle (10th gen) e-reader is sleek and featherweight so that user can read e-books one-handed or carry around in the backpack's pocket and yet it offers several weeks of battery life. 

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