There is no denying the fact that not many parents are tech-friendly though, over a period of time, they have managed to learn the usage of some of the electronic gadgets.
Gifting something to parents is the best kind of joy one can get. There are so many things to gift parents, but if parents are tech-savvy, this becomes the difficult part of deciding what to a gift. Here’s a list to help you with your decision making when it comes to choosing a gift for your parents. Note that we’ve also included a few privacy snippets where we found relevant.
A Flagship Smartphone
As we all know in this era, smartphones aren’t merely a tool for communication. In fact, its something that brings the entire world on to your palm in a few seconds, be it information, news, SOS, health tips, food suggestions and so on. It can even sharpen your skills if you are into art or photography. Smartphones are a necessity today. Gift them a flagship smartphone. There are plenty of good options available in the market.
So, we would like to suggest OnePlus 7Pro smartphone as a gift for your parents. The OnePlus 7 Pro is available with a 6 + 128 GB storage option at Rs 48,999 and a 8 + 256 GB priced at Rs 52,999 in Mirror Grey colour. Maybe you could look for the all-new Nebula Blue colour in 8 + 256 GB priced at Rs 52,999 and 12+256 GB at Rs 57,999.
Other good alternatives to the OnePlus 7 Pro are Apple iPhone XS, Samsung S10+ and Huawei P30.
Price: INR 53k to INR 125k/ USD $669 to USD $1449
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Gifting your parents a virtual assistant will make their lives so much easier. From controlling television to controlling the light scheme of the house, the assistant can do it all and they wouldn’t even have to get up. It works via voice recognition system and gets activated by calling out the default command “Hey, Alexa”, which can be customised. It can be a perfect gift for parents if they want to get the hands-on the latest AI technology.
But remember Echo records everything and stores it, which may not be so comforting for some people. It can use later the voices recorded and show targeted results. It can also be used for spying on someone. So, be careful using it.
Apple iPod Touch
Are your parents’ audiophiles? Gift them the latest iPod and set them to groove to their favourite songs. The design of the device is almost the same as the previous generations with a home button, thick bezels and a single camera at the back. Powered by the A10 Fusion processor, It runs iOS 12 that will later be upgraded to iOS 13 later.
Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones WH1000XM3
Planning to gift a nice pair of headphones. Check out the Sony’s WH-1000XM3 premium noise-cancelling headphones. They have deep bass, crisp mids, and good low-end. With 1.57-inch unit and neodymium magnets, they have active noise cancellation, which lets the person decide when to use it. It uses NFC and Bluetooth 4.1 to connect to devices and has a range of 30ft. These are one of the best sounding headphones from Sony.
A Bluetooth speaker with 5,000 evergreen old Hindi songs pre-installed. It boasts a battery back-up of 5 hours and also lets users access local FM. IN addition to Bluetooth support, Saregama Caravan also has a 3.5mm jack and USB connectivity. Your parents are going to love you so much for this.
Price: INR 6390
Fitbit Charge 3
One of the best fitness trackers in the market right now, Fitbit Charge 3, launched in October 2018. It has an optical heart rate tracker, three-axis accelerometer with a 3.8cm OLED screen. Get this for your parents to motivate them for a workout.
While this product is amazing, it tracks the location of the person wearing it. Though it is hard to track down a person as it anonymises collected data, it compromises the privacy of a user a bit.
HP Sprocket portable photo printer
Capturing a moment and able to print it anywhere is so much fun and HP Sprocket portable photo printer is the coolest tech to do just that. This device is a hand-held Bluetooth 3.0 printer that can connect through NFC and can print a picture anywhere. It requires an HP sprocket app to work seamlessly. It was launched in October 2018.
Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Camera
If your parents love photography or are going on a trip soon, gift them the Sony Alpha A6000 to help them make capture all the cool moments. It is a semi-pro Mirrorless camera with an APS-C sized CMOS sensor. It is WiFi-enabled and has NFC connectivity. The camera can also be controlled via an app through the phone.
Released in 2018, Apple iPad has a 9.7-inch 1536×2048 display. Powered by A10 chipset, the device is powerful for a normal user. It had iOS 11.3 at the time of release, which was later upgraded to iOS 12 and newer. The company offers the device in 32/128 GB storage. It provides a much bigger screen than a smartphone with the versatility of a laptop, especially with the recently launched iPadOS.
Amazon Kindle PaperWhite
If your parents are into reading, they will definitely love this product. It has so much to offer for book lovers. It has a display of 6 inches with a resolution of 768*1024 with 16-greyscale and LED display.
Well, it doesn’t spy on you regarding your personal information, but if your kindle gets stolen, the person gets full access to your amazon account and then your bank details and other things will be at risk. Also, Amazon’s data collection practices have been less than welcome, so you might want to stay away from this one for now.
A smartwatch can be a very useful gift as it provides various functions in addition to what a traditional watch can. Apple launched the series 4 in September 2018. It is 50m waterproof and be used around pools or on beaches. It has a loudspeaker through that allows users to answer calls.
It tracks every movement of your body and keeps a record of it. Though it has proved itself to be useful at times by providing alerts at emergency times. It keeps a constant eye on the wearer and could be used to spy as well. So one must be careful enough when using it.
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