Flipkart and Amazon are both running the second wave of their festive season sales. As the sales enter their second day, there are still hundreds of deals you can pick from. But not all of them are worth buying. We've already given you our picks of the best mobile deals from the Amazon Great Indian Festival and Flipkart Festive Dhamaka sales, and for this piece we've selected some of the best deals available on electronics right now (non-mobile) that are worth checking out. Remember, Amazon and Flipkart are offering a number of ways to pay for your purchases this year during their sales. For your high-value purchases, you can pick no-cost EMI options while ICICI Bank credit and debit card and Citibank credit card users are eligible for a 10 percent additional discount and cashback respectively. Here are the best non-mobile deals available during Amazon Great Indian Festival and Flipkart Festive Dhamaka sales right now.
Netgear Orbi home Wi-Fi system
Netgear's Orbi home mesh-based Wi-Fi systems are available at a discounted price during the Amazon sale right now. If you have trouble painting your entire house with Wi-Fi, these mesh routers can really help and they're extremely simple to setup and use. The Netgear Orbi RBK20-100INS is down to Rs. 11,999 (MRP Rs. 24,999) while the Orbi RBK50-100INS is available at Rs. 18,999 (MRP Rs. 24,999). Both the Wi-Fi systems ship with two satellites that you can place around the house. They can be easily setup using a mobile app.
Acer Swift 3 14-inch laptop
The Acer Swift 3 (SF314-53G) 14-inch laptop is down to Rs. 49,990 (MRP Rs. 84,999) during Amazon Great Indian Festival sale for a limited period. The laptop is powered by Intel's Core i5 processor, supported by 8GB of RAM. It comes with a 256GB solid-state drive and runs Windows 10 out-of-the-box. The graphics are handled by Nvidia's GeForce MX150 graphics card. This laptop normally retails at a price point of Rs. 55,000.
Price: Rs. 49,990 (MRP Rs. 84,999)
Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II wireless headphones
The Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II wireless headphones are now available at Rs. 26,424 (MRP Rs. 29,363) during Amazon sale. This is the same price we saw during Amazon's previous festive season sale earlier this month. These popular noise-cancelling headphones feature support for Bluetooth and NFC connectivity. The headphones are Alexa-enabled which means you can ask the virtual assistant for news, weather, control your smart home appliances, and more.
Price: Rs. 26,424 (MRP Rs. 29,363)
Google Home and Home Mini
Google's smart speakers are available at a discounted price during the Flipkart Festive Dhamaka sale right now. The Google Home Mini is down to Rs. 2,449 (MRP Rs. 4,499) while the bigger Google Home is available at Rs. 7,499 (MRP Rs. 9,999). You can get an additional 10 percent instant discount with Axis Bank credit and debit cards. Google Home smart speakers are powered by Google Assistant and can be used in a number of ways. You could ask questions, set reminders, or simply play music.
VU official Android TV 55-inch 4K smart TV
VU's 55-inch 4K smart LED TV is available at a discounted price of Rs. 44,999 (MRP Rs. 66,000) as part of the Flipkart sale. That's around Rs. 8,000 less than its usual selling price. The bundled exchange offer can help knock off another Rs. 15,000 (maximum) from the listed price. The TV includes three HDMI slots and two USB slots. The smart TV includes built-in Chromecast support and you can access Google's apps too.
Price: Rs. 44,999 (MRP Rs. 66,000)
Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB
The Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB with Xbox starter bundle is available at Rs. 21,490 (MRP Rs. 30,990) on Flipkart right now. If you've got an old gaming console lying around, you can get an additional discount up to Rs. 1,500. The Xbox starter bundle includes 3-months worth of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.
Price: Rs. 21,490 (MRP Rs. 30,990)
Fitbit Charge 2
The Fitbit Charge 2 is down to Rs. 7,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999) during the Flipkart Festive Dhamaka Days sale right now. Although the Charge 3 has been launched already, in case you're not willing to spend top money on the new fitness tracker, the Charge 2 is still decent at this price. The Fitbit Charge 2 features an OLED display and a heart rate tracker. Apart from tracking your daily activities and sleep patterns, the fitness tracker can also deliver notifications from your smartphone to your wrist.
Price: Rs. 7,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999)
LG 55-inch 4K smart LED TV
The LG 55-inch 4K smart LED TV is again available at a discounted price of Rs. 74,990 (MRP Rs. 101,990) as part of the Amazon sale right now. This is a 2018 model and features LG's new AI ThinQ features that could make the TV slightly more useful. The TV comes with LG's new Magic Remote with voice recognition capabilities. There are three HDMI ports and a single USB port on the TV. The LG 55-inch 4K smart LED TV is also a Netflix recommended TV.
Price: Rs. 74,990 (MRP Rs. 101,990)
Amazon Echo smart speakers
As always, Amazon's promotional sales are a great time to buy Amazon's own hardware products. Amazon is currently offering its Echo smart speakers at a discounted price during the Great Indian Festival sale. You can pick up the new third-generation Echo Dot at Rs. 2,999 (MRP Rs. 4,499) or if you don't mind getting the older second-generation Echo Dot at Rs. 2,449 (MRP Rs. 4,499). The Echo Spot comes with a display and is currently down to Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 12,999).
Prices: Starting from Rs. 2,999 (MRP Rs. 4,499)
Panasonic 49-inch 4K smart LED TV
Amazon is selling the Panasonic 49-inch 4K smart LED TV at Rs. 52,990 (MRP Rs. 99,000) to its Prime members only. This is a 2018 model and comes with three HDMI ports and two USB ports. Amazon is also offering an extended one-year warranty from a third party and free 2-month subscription to ACT Fibernet broadband connection during the sale.
Price: Rs. 52,990 (MRP Rs. 99,000)
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