What better way to celebrate the festive season than a whole lot of a few tons of popcorn and screen time with your family? Well, when it comes to all the tech you need to assist you in your journey to add another couple hundred hours to your screen time or even just film-inspired goodies, we’ve compiled a list for you. So whether for your family or friends or even yourself (hey, you deserve a gift too!), here are a few things to add to the shopping list.
Diwali Gift Guide 2022: 12 gifts for movie buffs
Add to that screen time, the holidays are here!
1) Sonos Beam (₹44,999)
You can’t really call yourself a film buff if you’re still using your TV’s flimsy built-in speakers for movie nights. Fortunately, there’s a very easy fix. Sonos’s second-gen Beam might not look any different to the last one, but with the addition of Dolby Atmos, HDMI eARC support and a chip that’s 40% faster than before, its five Class D digital amps, four full-range ‘mid-woofers’, three passive radiators and centre tweeter can make those soundtracks really sing. Just what you need to blare those desi hits to cause a more tolerable form of noise pollution.
2) One Plus Y1S (₹29,999)
This Diwali grab all your loved ones and spend some quality time plonked in front of this 43in tv. It is bound to keep the entire family mesmerized, no matter what the content (even if it is the same old films). With sharp 4K, HDR10+ support and Dolby Audio, the TV offers a completely immersive experience. Best of all, it's a blessing for the pockets too!
3) Seagate Star Wars (₹6,329)
If you are old-school and have all your films downloaded, you are going to run short on storage. Thankfully, for us bingers, Seagate has brought hard disks with 2TB capacity compatible with all kinds of devices. Best of all, it’s Star Wars-themed!
4) Police’s Batman Collection (₹25,000)
With four watches in the limited collection–The Batman, Vengeance Edition, Gotham City Edition, and the Catwoman Edition, Police has created timepieces worthy of a place on Batman’s utility belt. Die-hard fans can sport these wrist pieces for a pretty reasonable amount of pennies.
5) Joseph Joseph Popcorn Maker (₹2,199)
This fun popcorn maker is both healthy and convenient. Made from high-quality silicone, you can make yourself a whole lot of popcorn without any butter or oil. So grab yourself a pack and get munching. Try and get past the credits though!
6) Chromecast (₹6,399)
Google’s Chromecast remains one of the very best streamers available. It no longer relies on you casting from your phone, but now has apps for the likes of Netflix, Prime Video, SonyLiv and Disney+ Hotstar built in. They all sit within a snazzy Google TV interface that gives personalised recommendations and more – plus it has its own remote.
7) Reebok Money Heist (₹7,999)
Step into the shoes of your favourite criminals with these new themed shoes. With a whole variety to capture the spirit of the different members of the show, you can now get to heisting, yourself!
8) Couch Console ($79)
Snack ready, tv on? Time to grab one of these modular organizers which come with a gyroscope to keep your drinks upright and a charger to keep your devices well juiced too! So now nothing can get you to leave the sanctity of your couch or bed.
9) Amazon Prime Subscription (₹999)
What better gift to give a movie buff than the ability to endlessly stream their favourite content? You can simply get a gift card that avails them of all the benefits of Amazon Prime, including the OTT platform for a whole year.
10) Sony HT-S400 soundbar (₹21,990)
If you don’t have the budget for the Sonos Beam after all the Diwali prep, the Sony HT-S400 is the more budget-friendly option without compromising on sound quality. The 2.1ch soundbar is perfect for regular telly drama and some Netflix binging and handles bass very well. With Dolby Atmos support, it is quite a good bargain when it comes to quality sound.
11) Back to future Lego (₹16,799)
It’s time to go back to the future with this Delorean replica. The 1,872-piece set comes with extra parts to change the DeLorean’s styling depending on which of the three builds deserve a spot on your shelf– the original style, the fold-down hover with conversion tires or the hood-mounted circuit board.
12) Philips Hue Play Gradient Light Strip (40,490)
It used to be enough just to turn the big light off when a film was starting, but that just won’t cut it in the Ambilight era. This strip goes around the back of your tv, firing matched colours onto the surrounding wall.