WRAPPED ON A BUDGET
DATAWIND UBISLATE 7RI, 2,999 There is the iPad and there are the rest, but most of us can’t afford any of these. This is where the Datawind UbiSlate 7Ri comes in. Well, let’s not call it the Aakash or be bothered by the baggage that name brings with it. This is an entry-level tablet which brings the power of apps and access to the Internet to many people who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford it. Plus, this 7-inch multi-touch tablet is a great gift for curious kids. Fujifilm FinePix JZ100, 8,499 This colourful camera from FujiFilm offers almost everything you would want in a point-and-shot that is affordable. So, you have 8x zoom, a 14 mega-pixel sensor and 6.9 cm LCD all packed into a super slim camera. Plus, there is Dual Image Stabilisation and SR Auto with scene recognition. Toshiba 40PS20, 43,000 It is tough to find a large FullHD LED TV under 50,000. But our quest finally ended with this 40-incher which has a great screen, thin bezel and decent sound output. It can also play almost all video formats directly from a USB drive. HP Compaq Pro 6300, 36,000 Designed for consistent performance which is so crucial for small businesses, the Compaq Pro 6300 All-in-One comes with Intel Core processors with optional discrete graphics. With a 21.5-inch diagonal, full HD, LED backlit display, internal stereo speakers and optional 2MP webcam, it will also make for a good home PC option. Samsung HT-E350K, 9,690 With most houses now sporting a large screen, it is only natural that they go in for a home theatre. This 5.1 system from Samsung is value for money as it lets you play content from almost all formats and give great sound quality all the way. Micromax Superfone Punk A45, 4,999 This affordable smartphone from Android runs on Android v2.3 and is powered by a 650MHz processor and 256MB RAM. This dual SIM phone (GSM+GSM) has a 2MP camera and also features the company’s latest voice recognition software Aisha. GoGEAR SoundDot MP3 Player, 1,599 Refreshing its portable music player lineup, Philips has introduced a good looking MP3 player called the SoundDot. This small, colourful fashion accessory is comfortable to wear for everyday activity like walking, exercising, or even cleaning the house. It also has a built-in clip for convenient and hands-free use. Then the Fastcharge feature gives it 60 minutes of juice in just six minutes. Samsung HM1100 , 770 The in-the-ear Bluetooth headset from Samsung isn’t hard on the pocket. Weighing 11 gm, this Bluetooth headset has a clip-on design and has single-mic noise reduction headphone. A two-hour charging can provide close to 14 hours of talktime. Canon Pixma - IP 2770, 1,795 Still think printers cost a bomb? Not anymore as you can get a basic single function printer for less than 2,000. The Canon Pixma IP2770 has a compact body with curvy edges and smooth finish that requires less space and fits virtually anywhere. It supports A4, Letter, Legal, A5, B5 and Envelope media sizes. Akai Smartbox 6,590 Smart TVs are beyond the budgets of most people. But you can always make your television smart by getting it some artificial intelligence in the form of the Akai Smartbox. This Android-based device lets you access the net, play all video files and even turns into a wireless hotspot.