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Cheap Gifts for fathers Day – Tech

Father’s Day is right around the corner and you may have been struggling to decide on a gift for your father. If you are thinking of getting a tech gift for the occasion, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we have listed top tech gifts that you can consider for the upcoming Father’s Day. All the gadgets listed in this post are priced under Rs. 10,000. And in case you don’t want to get outside of the home during this pandemic, you can have these gadgets delivered to your doorstep. Also, we have excluded smartphones in this post.
Top Tech Gifts for Father’s Day (Summary)
Fitness Trackers
Fitness Trackers Price
Realme Band Rs. 2,999
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Rs. 3,775
Honor Band 5 Rs. 4,200
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Rs. 4,450
Realme Watch Rs. 7,799
TWS / Wireless Headphones
TWS / Wireless Headphones Price
Redmi Earbuds S Rs. 3,199
Accurate TWS HX-03 Rs. 3,300
Accurate TWS AT-01 Rs. 3,499
Oppo Enco W11 Rs. 3,990
Oppo Enco M31 Rs. 4,990
Realme Buds Air Neo Rs. 5,599
Oppo Enco W31 Rs. 6,990
Sony Wireless Earphone MDR-EX750 Rs. 8,500
Bluetooth Speaker
Bluetooth Speaker Model
Price
JBL Go 2 Rs. 4,800
Anker SoundCore Motion Q Rs. 4,955
Braven 105 Rs. 5,300
Power Bank
Power Bank Model Price in Nepal
Mi Power Bank 2i (10000mAh) Rs. 1,899
Mi Power Bank 2i (20000mAh) Rs. 3,199

  1. Fitness Bands

Over the years, fitness bands have become really popular. They help track your fitness and keep a record of your activities. These bands have evolved over the years and now act as a virtual health assistant. The best part is they are affordable.
Realme Band

Realme Band is the company’s first attempt at the fitness band. It sports a 0.96-inch screen with 160 x 80 pixels. Its TFT screen can be a bummer to many. The strap is made of TPU. The band comes with an IP68 rating against dust and splash damage.
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Similarly, the Realme Band comes with a PPG sensor for heart rate tracking. It can keep track of your sleep, step, and calorie. It supports 9 different sports mode. By syncing it to the Realme Link app, users can get notifications from their favorite apps on the band itself. Realme claims up to 10 days of battery life courtesy of 90mAh battery.
Realme Band Specifications:

Display: 0.96″ TFT panel, 160 x 80 pixels resolution; >65000 colors
Dial shape: Rectangle
Body: 19.6 x 240 x 11.9 mm; 20gm; TPU straps
Battery: 90mAh, lasts up to 10 days
Bluetooth: v4.2
Compatible with: Android 5.0 and above; No iOS support
IP Rating: IP68 water-resistant (1.5 meters)
Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, PPG optical heart rate, Rotor Vibration Motor
Functions: Alarm, Calories Burned, DND, Heart Rate Monitor, Notifications, Sleep Tracking, Step Counter, Sports Mode
Colors: Black, Green, Yellow
Price in Nepal: Rs. 2,999 (available from Daraz/Mobile Shops)

Xiaomi Mi Band 4, 5

Xiaomi’s Mi Band series is probably the most popular brand of fitness trackers in Nepal. The fourth and fifth iterations of the lineup are mostly identical except for some upgrade in the latest Mi Band 5. Both of them are available in Nepal and you can’t go wrong with any of the two.

Mi Band 5 features a larger 1.1-inch AMOLED screen compared to a 0.95-inch screen on its predecessor. The brand claims the optical PPG sensor on the Mi Band 5 is an improvement over Mi Band 4 as well. It supports 11 different sports mode compared to Mi Band 4’s 7. Similarly, Xiaomi has added Personal Activity Intelligence Index (PAI) and women’s health mode in the Mi Band 5. Though both the bands claim similar battery endurance, the Mi Band 5 now comes with a magnetic charger which makes the charging process more convenient.
Xiaomi Mi Band 4, 5 Specifications:

Display: 1.1″ AMOLED display, touchscreen / 0.95″ AMOLED display
Wrist Band: TPU
Sensors: PPG Optical Heart-rate monitors, 6-axis-motion-control-sensor (3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope motion sensor)
Features: Sleep tracker, 24/7 activity tracker, music playback controls, notifications, alarms, reminders, etc.
Sports Mode: 11 /7
Water Resistance: 5ATM (50m/164ft for 10 minutes)
Compatibility: Android 5.0+ or iOS 10.0+
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
Battery: 125 mAh / 135 mAh
Additional Features on Mi Band 5: REM detection, PAI, Women’s health tracker
Charger: Magnetic / Non-magnet
Price in Nepal (Mi Band 4): Rs. 3,775 (available from Daraz/Mobile Shops)
Price in Nepal (Mi Band 5): Rs. 4,450 (available from Daraz/Mobile Shops)

Honor Band 5

Honor Band 5 sports a 0.95″ AMOLED screen with a resolution of 120 x 240 pixels. There is a capacitive button on the button of the screen. The band is made up of TPU. It comes with 5ATM certification against water damage. Talking about its feature, the band can monitor your heart rate, blood oxygen saturation level, and calorie. It can also keep track of your sleep. For fitness freaks out there, it supports 11 different sport mode. The band features a 100mAh battery and boasts up to 9 days of usage.
Honor Band 5 Specifications:

Weight: 7g
Size: 43 x 17.2 x 11.5mm
Display: 0.95” AMOLED Display
Band material: TPU
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC
Water resistance: 5ATM
Battery: 100mAh
Shape: Rectangle
Trackers: heart rate monitor, step counter, blood oxygen saturation monitor, calorie count
Price in Nepal: Rs. 4,200 (available from Daraz/Mobile Shops)

Realme Watch

Realme Watch design display corning gorilla glass 3Though advertised as a smartwatch, Realme Watch is more of an advanced fitness tracker. It sports a 1.4-inch square panel with 320 x 320 pixels. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It features a PPG sensor for active heart rate monitoring. It can also detect your blood oxygen saturation level. A total of 14 sports modes are supported. The 160mAh battery takes 2.5 hours to charger completely can last up to 7 days on a single charge.
Realme Watch Specifications:

Dimension: 256 x 36.5 x 11.8mm (w/ wrist strap)
Weight: 31g (w/ wrist strap)
Display: 1.4-inches TFT LCD panel; Gorilla Glass 3, 262K colors, 380 nits
Design: PC body, Silicon Wrist band
Resolution: 320 x 320 pixels
Water Resistance Level: IP68 rating
Connectivity: Realme Link app
Compatibility: Android 5.0+
Sensors: 3-axis Accelerometer, PPG Heart sensor
Sports Mode: 14 different modes
Battery: 160mAh
Battery Endurance: 7 hours (hear rate function enabled), up to 9 house (hear rate disabled)
Charing Type: USB magnetic
Charging Time: 2.5 hours
Price in Nepal: Rs. 7,799 (available from Daraz/OlizStore)
  1. TWS / Wireless Headphones

With multiple recent launches, there are a lot of options for wireless headphones under Rs. 10,000 in Nepal. Some of the best wireless headphones/earphones that you should consider are listed below.
Redmi Earbuds S

Redmi Earbuds S design lightweight twsRedmi Earbuds S is an improvement over the popular Airdots. Unlike the Airdots, Airdots S does not have a Master-Slave connection. Thus, you can use both (stereo mode) or only of them (mono mode) at once. It comes with an improved chip and support for Bluetooth 5.0. Thanks to them, the data transfer rate is claimed to be double than its predecessor. It now las a dedicated low latency mode for gamers.
Redmi Earbuds S Specifications:

Sound Driver: 7.2 mm driver
Weight: 4.1g (each earphone)
Connectivity: Wireless (Bluetooth v5.0)
Music Time: 4 hours (12 hours with charging case)
Bluetooth Profiles: HSP / HFP / A2DP /AVRCP
Wireless Range: 10m
Control: Physical Button
Extra features: Low Latency Mode, Mono / Stereo switching
Standby Time: 150 hours
Charging Interface: Micro USB port
Water Resistant: IPX4 rating
Battery capacity: 43mAh (each earbud); 300mAh (charging case)
Charging Time: 2 hours (earbuds); 2 hours (charging case)
Price in Nepal: Rs. 3,100

Accurate TWS HX-03, AT-01

Accurate is a Nepali OEM. As of now, it offers two TWS in the form of HX-03 and AT-01. The spec-sheets of the two reveal similar features except for the re-design of the charging case in the AT-01. AT-01 has a smaller yet more glossy charging case. The design of the actual earbuds has remained the same.

Accurate AT-01 color options

Both of them feature a 13mm sound driver with 32 Ohm impedance. The response frequency is between 20Hz – 18.5kHz. Similarly, the sound to noise ratio is 70db. Talking about the sound quality, the Accurate Husky HX-03 performs decently for its price. We expect the same with AT-01. However, you will have to wait for our review. Both claim up to 4.5 hours of battery endurance.
Accurate TWS HX-03, AT-01 Specifications:

Earphone Speaker Dimension: 13mm, 32 Ohm
Connectivity: Wireless (Bluetooth)
Music Time: 4.5hours
Battery capacity: 40mAh (Each Earbud);
Power Case: 420mAh (HX-03) / 400mAh (AT-01)
Bluetooth Version: v5.0
Talk Time: 3.5hours
Power Case Charger: Type-C (5V, 1A)
Color: White, Black, Pink (AT-01)
Price in Nepal (HX-03): Rs. 3,300 (available from Daraz)
Price in Nepal (AT-01): Rs. 3,499 (available from Daraz)

Oppo Enco W11, W31

Enco W11 and W31 are the latest budget TWS earbuds from Oppo. The W31 features a steam design while the W11 is a lot more compact. The charging cases are pebble-shaped and Galaxy Buds-inspired respectively.

If you compare the specs, the Oppo Enco W11 might seem the better of the two. It features a slightly bigger driver and a bigger battery. Interestingly, it even has a shorter charging time and has a better IP rating. However, the Oppo Enco W31 comes with automatic wear detection, a dedicated latency mode, and a dedicated bass mode.
OPPO Enco W11, W31 Specifications:

Driver: 8mm / 7mm dynamic
Connectivity: Wireless (Bluetooth)
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Music Time: 5 / 3.5 hr (with 50% volume), 15 /20hr (with charging case)
Audio Codec: AAC
Battery capacity: 40/25mAh (Each Earbud); 400/350mAh (Power case)
Charging time: 120/150min (Earbuds)
Bluetooth Version: v5.0
Sweat Resistance: Yes, IP55/IP54 Rating
Noise Cancelling: Yes
Power Case Charger: Type-C
Extra features on Enco W31: Automatic Wear Detection, Low latency mode, Bass mode
Price in Nepal (Enco 11): Rs. 3,990 (available from Daraz)
Price in Nepal (Enco W31: Rs. 6,990 (available from Daraz)

Oppo Enco M31

“Liquid silicone rubber surrounds shape-memory metalcore that never forgets the shape of your neck”. Oppo claims the curve on the neckband provides a comfortable experience. The two earbuds feature magnets. When joined together, the band disconnects from the paired device.

Oppo Enco M31 design

Enco M31 sports a 9mm full-range dynamic driver and has a dedicated chamber for bass. The band also has a dedicated bass mode. Another notable feature is support for LDAC codec. It comes with dedicated buttons for volume control and a multi-function button. The 88mAh battery can last up to 8 – 12 hours based on the codec used.
Oppo Enco M31 Specifications:

Driver: 9.2mm, dynamic
Connectivity: Wireless (Bluetooth)
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (44.1KHz) / 20Hz – 40KHz (LDAC)
Music Time: 12hours (non-LPDCcodec), 8hr (LPDC)
Audio Codec: AAC, SBC, LPDC
Battery capacity: 88mAh
Charging time: 60min
Bluetooth Version: v5.0
Sweat Resistance: Yes, IPX5 Rating
Noise Reduction: Yes, AI-powered
Power Case Charger: Type-C
Color: Green, Black
Price in Nepal: Rs. 4,990 (available from Daraz)

Realme Buds Air Neo

Realme Buds Air Neo design pop red

Realme Buds Air Neo is the cheaper alternative to the original Realme Buds Air. The design of the Air Neo and its charging case is inspired by Apple’s AirPods. Realme Buds Air Neo features a custom R1 chipset and 13mm sound drivers. The earbuds support dual-channel transmission over Bluetooth 5.0 technology. Air Neo comes with low latency mode that can limit latency to 119.2ms. The battery is claimed to last for up to 3 hours of continuous music playback.
Realme Buds Air Neo Specifications:

Earphone Speaker Dimension: 13mm bass boost driver
Chipset: Custom R1 chip
Weight: 4.1g (each earphone); 30.5gm (charging case)
Connectivity: Wireless (Bluetooth)
Music Time: 3 hours (17 hours with charging case)
Bluetooth Version: v5.0
Bluetooth Profiles: HSP / HFP / A2DP /AVRCP
Wireless Range: 10m (30ft)
Audio Codec: SBC, AAC
Control: Touch (Customizable via Realme Link app)
Extra features: Low Latency Mode, Google Fast Pair
Noise Cancellation: Single mic ENC
Standby Time: 25 hours
Charging Interface: Micro USB port
Water Resistant: IPX4 rating
Colour: Pop White, Pop Green, Pop Red
Price in Nepal: Rs. 5,999 (available from Daraz)

Sony Wireless Earphone MDR-EX750

Nepa Hima, the official distributor of Sony products in Nepal, is selling Sony Wireless Earphone MDR-EX750BT at Rs 8,500 (@51% off). This lightweight neckband features a 9mm driver and supports Hi-Res Audio. The neckband can also be used as a wired headphone. Other features include NFC support, built-in microphone, and digital noise cancellation.
Sony MDR-EX750 Key Features:

Driver: 9mm
Connectivity: Bluetooth, NFC
Noise cancellation: Yes, Digital
Battery Endurance: up to 16 hours
Price in Nepal: Rs. 8,500 (available from Daraz or Sony Showrooms)
  1. Bluetooth Speakers
    JBL GO 2

GO 2 is a portable speaker from JBL. It sports a rectangular shape with curved corners. JBL logo is stamped on the speaker grill. The speaker is IPX7 rated against splash damage. It weighs around 184 grams. The buttons are placed on the top whereas the charging port and 3.5mm audio jack are on the right side. The speaker does not support any kind of 3D surround sound effect. JBL GO 2 is backed by a 730mAh battery with which you can expect to get around 4 hours of playback time.

JBL GO 2 Specifications:

Dimensions: 71.2 x 86.0 x 31.6 (mm)
Weight: 184 grams
Connectivity Options: wireless (Bluetooth), 3.5mm headphone jack
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 4.1
Controls: activate Bluetooth, power on/off, volume
Battery: Lithium-ion polymer (3.7V, 730mAh)
Recharge Time: 2.5 hours
Battery Backup (Up To): 5 hours
Frequency Response: 180Hz – 20kHz
Output Power: 3W
Transducer: 1 x 40mm
Signal to Noise ratio: ≥80dB
Protection: Waterproof (IPX7 certified), water-resistant up to 3.3 ft
Speaker Channel Type: Mono
Intelligent Assistant Compatible: Google Assistant, Siri
Hands-Free Function: Yes
Audio Amplifier: Integrated
Price in Nepal: Rs. 4,800 (available from Evostore)

Anker Soundcore Motion Q

Anker soundcore motion q

Anker Soundcore Motion Q features dual 8W drivers. The two drivers are accompanied by dual passive radiators. Unlike the JBL GO 2, it comes with support for 360-degree sound. The speaker has IPX7 certification against water damage. Two Soundcore Motion Qs can be connected to get a stereo effect. On a single charge, the device can last up to 10 hours.
Anker MotionCore Q Specifications:

Dimensions: 88 x 88 x 108 (mm)
Weight: 416 grams
Connectivity Options: Wireless (Bluetooth)
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Range: 20m
Recharge Time: 3.5 hours
Battery Backup (Up To): 10 hours
Output Power: 2 x 8 W
Protection: Waterproof (IPX7 certified),
Intelligent Assistant Compatible: Siri
Price in Nepal: Rs. 4,955 (available from Daraz)

Braven 105

Braven 105 speakersBraven 105 comes in a compact size and weighs only 180 grams. The body has IPX7 certifications against water damage. It comes with an integrated elastic strap and a thread mount. Additionally, a GoPro compatible action mount accessory is included. The speaker supports Bluetooth 2.1. Controls include volume rockers and a power button. Its 800mAh battery can last up to 8 hours of playback.
Braven 105 Specifications:

Dimensions: 3.8x 3.8 x 1.3 (inch)
Weight: 200 grams
Connectivity Options: Wireless (Bluetooth)
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Range: 15m
Battery: 800mAh Li-Ion batter
Battery Backup (Up To): 8 hours
Protection: IPX7 certified
Price in Nepal: Rs. 5,300 (available from Olizstore)
  1. Power Bank
    Mi Power Bank 2i

Mi Power Bank 2i Design color optionsMi Power Bank 2i was launched recently under Mi Nepal’s Secret 7 campaign. There are two variants of Mi Power Bank 2i that are available in Nepal – 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh. The two offer conversion rate of up to 95% and 85% respectively. The Mi Power Bank 2i supports 18W but only when a single device is connected.

When two devices are connected, the output is limited to 5.14V /2.4A on the base variant and 5.1V / 3.6A on the higher model. It also has a low power charging mode for accessories like fitness bands. The chips from Texas Instruments offer nine layers of voltage and current protection.
Mi Power Bank 2i Specifications:

Dimension: (10000mAh:147 x 71.2 x 14.2mm) / (20000mAh:149.5 x 69.6 x 23.9mm)
Battery type: Lithium polymer battery
USB output: 2
Output capacity: (10000mAh:6,500mAh) /(20000mAh: 13000mAh)
Output paramters: 2 * DC 5.1V / 2.4A, 9V / 2A, 12V / 1.5A
Charging Time: (10000mAh: 4.2 hours (18W), 6.2W(10W)) /(20000mAh: 6.7 hours (18W), 10 hours (10W))
Protection: Nine layer protection from Texas Instruments’ chips
Price in Nepal (10,000mAh): Rs. 1,899
Price in Nepal (20,000mAh): Rs. 3,199

Watch our review of the Oppo Enco W11, W31, and M31 Bluetooth earphones

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