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Best drum practice pads in india

Drum practice pad cartoon image

This post was Last updated on : 07/17/2019

I wanted to purchase a drum practice kit with 3 or 4 pads to simulate an actual drum. But such a product is not available for a beginners budget.

So after doing some research and calling a music store near my house, i purchased a drum practice pad from amazon.in . This one comes with a stand and is under a price range of 2000 rupees. Price quoted by local store was 1200 only for practice pad(without stand).

LEOPARD 2 SIDED DRUM PRACTICE PAD WITH STICKS AND BAG

LEOPARD 2 SIDED DRUM PRACTICE PAD

This set comes with a 2 sided pad, sticks, stands & a carry cover – Buy From Amazon

You have many options if you are planning to buy practice pad without a stand. I had only few options since i wanted a practice pad with stand.

I would strongly recommend you first buy a practice pad before spending money on acoustic/electric drum set or an octapad.Buy a costly drum set only after 6 months of using a practice pad. In this timeframe you can see how badly you want to continue learning drums.

Learning drum for fun is great, but once you take it seriously it is difficult to master rudiments. Like any other skill, It takes some practice and patience to master.

In most cases people will lose that initial enthusiasm after a few weeks. So my personal suggestion will be, to practice & become an expert in practice pad. And then only go for a full set. An acoustic drum set is not only a disturbance for everyone(especially while practicing), it also takes a big portion of your room, or studio.

You can find drum practice pad in 3 sets,

  1. Practice pad only
  2. Practice pad with sticks
  3. Practice pad with sticks

Some practice pads comes with inbuilt metronome, but it is not necessary if you have a smartphone. Just install an app or use the one that appear on google.

Following are some good drums practice pads available online in India(other than above option which i bought).

HIMANSHU MUSICALS Double Sided Drum Practice Pad

This one is the most budget friendly option. Available around 500 rupees. This is 2 sided pad but does not include sticks. Size 12 inches. So this is best option if you already have drum sticks. Buy from flipkart with some offers – Link

legend’s Double Sided Drum Practice Pad

This is also a 12 inch pad but comes with a pair of sticks & carry bag. Buy from amazon – Link

Clapbox Drum Practice Pad

This one does not include sticks or carry covering but is of good quality – Buy from amazon

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Best baby feeding bottles online

This post was Last updated on : 01/24/2019

Baby bottles, bottle cleaning brush, extra feeding nipples, soothers etc are all need to be always clean, sterile and of best quality. These are things that babies use on daily basis plus in close contact. So when buying feeding bottles or other items for babies, it need to be from best brand and quality.

Few months before, i wrote about best gifts for a newborn baby. Baby feeding bottle was one of the suggested gifts. Today we will discuss about best feeding bottle brands in India. Also you can find a top 10 list of best baby feeding bottles available online.

Best feeding bottle brands in India.

We have many good feeding bottle brands for babies in India. Top on the list (with strong online presence in online stores) are Phillips AVENT, Mee Mee, Luv Luv, chicco etc. It is always good to choose from a good brand. A bottle made with appropriate materials. Those which are durable, good for sterilisation and non harming materials.

How to choose the best feeding botllte for baby

Different types of feeding bottles are available in Indian market. Its size, shape and nipple type are things to consider before buying.

Top 5 Best baby feeding bottles online

Philips Avent 260ml

Advanced anti colic valve
Ergonomic shape, extra comfortable shape easy to hold even for baby’s tiny hand
1 month +, 2 feeding Bottles 260 ml
This bottle is made of BPA free(0% BPA, following EU regulation 10/2011) material (polypropylene)
Made in UK

Buy with discounts – Amazon, Flipkart

Mee Mee 240ml

Made from non toxic international quality glass for safety and durability
Conforms to international laws of safety and is certified by the imaph Indian medical academy for preventive health
Multi functional design for ease of use the bottle can be filled with any nutritious liquid like milk, water, formula or juice.
Travel friendly no leakage even when the bottle is tilted or being carried, easy to clean and store.

Buy with discounts – Amazon

Philips Avent 330ml

Advanced anti colic valve
Ergonomic shape, extra comfortable shape easy to hold even for baby’s tiny hand
3 months +, 2 feeding bottles 330 ml
BPA free
Made in UK

Buy with discounts – Amazon

Pigeon Peristaltic KPP

Plastic feeding bottle 240 ml
Encourages baby to use natural sucking pattern
BPA and BPS free
Slim neck
Comes with medium size nipple
Stress free drinking

Buy with discounts – Amazon, Flipkart

Chicco Well Being Feeding Bottle

Type: With Nipple
Capacity: 150 ml
For Liquid Feed
Color: Green

Buy with discounts – Flipkart

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Best air purifiers for cigarette smoke

This post was Last updated on : 01/07/2019

You are at the right place if you are looking for an air purifier that will get rid of cigarette smoke for you. In this article you can see 5 best air purifiers to remove cigarette smoke. And, all you need to know about Air Purifiers for removing cigarette smoke. Some of following listed are the best air purifiers available in India & USA.

The dilemma here is choosing the right kind of air purifier, which is most effective in getting rid of cigarette smoke and cigarette odor. Buying the wrong air purifier will simply waste your time and money. The best air purifiers should get rid of two things i.e. the airborne particles and microscopic particles. Some of the best air purifiers use the True HEPA filtering system and activated carbon filter technology to remove the smoke and smoke odor. Some of the air purifiers will have the True HEPA filtering system but will not have activated carbon filter.

Does air purifier remove cigarette smoke

There is a debate going on about worthiness of using an air purifier to remove cigarette smoke. Are air purifiers good for cigarette smoke? Some studies shows that air purifiers are not very effective in removing cigarette smoke. But some brands claim their products can get rid of cigarette smoke. For example air purifier products with HEPA (High efficiency particulate air) filters can remove particles as small as 0.3 microns. So the answer to “will air purifier remove cigarette smoke?” is ‘to some extent yes but not 100 percent’.

Can an Air Purifier Help Reduce Second Hand Smoke?

Second hand smoke generated from either cigarette or exhaled, is dangerous. It contaminates your house and getting rid of it is very difficult. You need fresh air in your premises so as to remain fit and healthy. Nowadays, with the availability of different kind of air purifiers in the market, you can easily get rid of the problem of cigarette smoke. There are different kind of air purifiers which are totally dedicated towards removing cigarette smoke.

Is it worth buying an air purifier to remove cigarette smoke?

Short answer is yes. Even though you cannot expect to remove it all, it will significantly reduce the tiny cigarette & smoke particles from your home.

Different types of air purifier & which is best for cigarette smoke odour

Ozone generators and ionizers, UV-based air purifiers, HEPA filter air purifiers, Gas-phase filter air purifiers, PCO air purifiers, PECO air purifier. Price of air purifiers in India start from 2000 and is available in different price ranges such as 5000, 10000 and above.

Best air purifiers available in India for removing refrigerate smell.

Some of the top 5 air purifiers for removing cigarette smoking are as follows:

  1. Rabbit Air Minus A2 – This is one of best air purifier which can remove cigarette smoke. It has also been rated as number 1 air purifier for cigarette smoking by a popular Cigar magazine. The main feature of this product is the six stages of air purification. Another advantage of this air purifier is that it can be easily mounted on the wall.
  2. Austin Air HealthMate HM 400 – This air purifier can be regarded as the second best in the category. It has got many advantages like 5 year filter life, purification of a large room which is of 1500 sq.ft, 360 degree air filtering unit etc.
  3. AllerAir 5000 DS Air purifier – It has got good ratings the users. It has HEPA filtration type and can remove 99.97% of the particles. Best thing is that it has got a warranty of 10 years. This product has got powerful filters through which harmful chemical products get easily removed.
  4. AlenBreatheSmart FIT50 – The USP of this product is low price. It comes in the range of $500 to 600 and can purify an area of upto 800 sqft. It has got forever guarantee. People who are looking for ‘Value for money’ product can always consider this product. An ideal product for medium rooms or master bedrooms.
  5. AllerAir 5000 Exec Air Purifier – This product is also a good value for money deal. It has got all basic features like purifying an area of upto 1500 sqft., ability to capture airborne smoke particles etc. It also has HEPA filtration type.

Apart from the above five products there are many other products which are available in the market. Some of the other air purifiers in the market have got military carbon cloth. If you want the best, then you should surely consider one among the above five products which are mentioned.

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Is it a good idea buying a second hand phone

This post was Last updated on : 12/01/2018

If you are still confused about buying a second hand phone, your concerns might be as follows.

Is it really a good idea going for a second hand smartphone ?.

Am i going to regret this decision. Should i go for a second hand phone with premium features or a new model with less features.

Will i end up spending more money repairing the phone i buy.

In the past two decades, we witnessed a phenomenal growth in the usage of mobile phones.

The mobile phone(not smartphone) penetration in India stands at 650 million in India as per technology consultancy Counterpoint Research. Growth of  smart phones in India has also increased and it stands at 300 million in India.

There is a huge market for second hand phones as well. There are many reasons which are responsible for this growth. They are as follow:

Top reasons to go for a second hand phone

If you made up your mind to go for a second hand phone, it is advisable to proceed, if chosen model is afrom a trusted brand, refurbished, and not more than 2 years old.

Price of some flagship models, like Samsung S series. iPhone etc will be reduced to half of its original price when bought as a second hand phone.

Now with platforms like 2gud.com, new online store from flipkart, the process of buying refurbished phones, laptops and other accessories is more easy. They categories phones as Good, very good, Like new, superb etc.

Need to get flagship features at the price of a budget smartphone? Go for second hand phone.

Other reasons to go for a second hand phone in India.

  1. High prices of new models and lack of flagship features – The new models which are introduced by different mobile phone companies are very costly. Many middle class and lower middle class people cannot afford to purchase it. But people can afford to purchase the models which are older. Some of these second hand phones have good features. If they are in workable condition then sometimes you can easily use the phone for 3-4 years or even more than it.
  2. Bargaining power – Buyers have good bargaining power while purchasing refurbished or second hand phone. You just need to know whether it is in good condition while purchasing. There is a good scope for bargaining with the seller. Prices quoted by the seller can be heavily bargained. If someone quotes the initial price as INR 10000 for a phone then he/she might also sell the same phone at half the cost i.e. for INR 5000. Many popular sites like Amazon, Flipkart etc. sell refurbished phones at very less price. Some of them have only few minor defects and are in very good condition.
  3. Convenience – Companies like OLX and Quickr have made things easy for buyers. They can check the pictures of the mobile, chat with the sellers and negotiate. They can also check prices of same model of phone by checking the ads posted by other sellers. All this is possible by just operating through the mobile or computer.
  4. Experience – People who are not very sure about the new model of phone which is introduced can purchase refurbished phone. They will then get a hands-on experience of how the new model of phone works. If they are not satisfied with it then they can think of purchasing another phone. This way, they will save money. This exercise is good when somebody wants to purchase a phone which is very much costlier.
  5. Good for less techno-savvy people – Many people especially those who are old look to purchase phone which is cheaper and easier to handle. The reason being that they are not so much techno-savvy. They can purchase second hand phone at a much lesser price. It will help them in just basic calling.
  6. Emergency – Second hand phones are the best option when somebody needs a phone for just a few months on an urgent basis. It is helpful when someone doesn’t want to use the phone on a long term basis.

There can be many other motives where in a second-hand phone can be a very suitable option as compared to brand new phone. This article only highlights those points which are most common.

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Things to know before choosing a web agency for online marketing

This post was Last updated on : 11/28/2018

I worked for two digital agencies in the past. One interesting thing i noticed is that, most of our clients didn’t know what they wanted to achieve with promotion. Some clients think they know want they want, but it is not the case.

As a result, after consultation(which clients assume is the best way to decide about a campaign), agency will choose few marketing channels, which ‘they’ think are the best. Some of these promotions will generate some result. And i always wondered, how much more could have achieved if customer did a little research.

For a small business, hiring online marketing agency without proper knowledge is going to be a risky action.

If you are not Crystal clear about what you want to achieve with online marketing, you are going to get in trouble.

Consultation from digital agency is not going to be the best advise you can get. Only way to deal with a digital agency is by educating yourself about online promotion.

Learn the common terms like CPC(cost per click), CPM(cost per thousand), CPL(cost per lead), CPA(cost per acquisition) etc. Always focus on result oriented promotion in the first stage of campaigning.

Best way to deal with a digital agency is by educating yourself about online promotion.

Always focus on result oriented promotion in the first stage of campaigning.

So if you expect to grow your business with the help of a digital agency, then I hope following information will be useful for you.

7 important factors to consider before consulting with a web agency

If you are planning to launch a new website, add online subsidiary to your retail store, or boost your online presence then, you have two options. One is to get an in house online marketing team. Or seek help from an ad agency.

Before approaching a web agency for online promotion or web development, you have to know & do few things that will help you to get maximum out of their services.

Doing some research before choosing a web agency will help you to,

  • Estimate the investment needed for running an online shop for long term.
  • Avoid common mistakes that will cost you a lot of money and little result.
  • Get an overview of activities related to launching and managing online shop/web site.
  • Increase bargaining power.

Decisions to make

  • Marketing agency or a freelancer – Most of the time, freelancers will provide better service compared to an established marketing agency. You can contact freelancer directly and talk to him. But in case of web agency, your point of contact might be a project manager.
  • Which marketing channels should choose – it is better to decide a suitable marketing channel and a budget yourself instead of depending on agency for that.
  •  Learn online promotion – empower yourself through learning.

1) Launching a Website is just the beginning of web marketing and selling online.

Having a website is just beginning of online promotion activities (unless you just need an online face for your company i.e.  Just to mention in your business card). After launching your new website, Web/SEO agency will try to (up) sell other services (like seo, smo, smm, sem etc ) to you. Therefore if you are planning to launch a new website ask the agency about add-on services like SEO, Social media marketing, search marketing etc.

2) Static and Dynamic/CMS websites – which one to choose

There is two different types of sites, which are static html website and dynamic content management site. If you are using content management site it is easy to add content and updates while for updating a static site you need basic web developing skills. So decide which one to choose based on your requirements

Static website – You need to get help from web agency for updating website

CMS website– You can easily add and update your website

3) How much will agency charge for updating/maintaining & adding features to website.

If you want to add extra features to your website (E.g. Add a career module) or update some text, then you have to pay more to add extra features. For adding extra features to website agency will definitely ask for extra money.

4) SEO for getting website views – does your online branding agency offer SEO with web-design

If you are planning to improve your search position in Google/bing then you have to do search engine optimization. Usually seo is not done during web designing and development stage (unless you opted). Most of the agencies will do some basic seo in your website but this may not be enough if competition is high. Confirm whether they have any special packages which include both.

5) Will your web agency help in creating/managing and Integrating social media accounts into your site

If you want to integrate social media accounts to your account you have to ask for it.

6) Maintaining online store / Marketing your website.

There are of course a lot of ongoing activities needed to maintain your online store. Activities like running marketing campaigns, adding promotional offers to your store, managing different user activates through back end admin panel etc. If you cannot do it yourself then you have to hire someone or you will be depending on your web agency for the same.

7) What marketing plan is your internet marketing agency suggesting for you.

When deciding marketing plan you have to consider factors like product type, location etc.

  • Product type – retail, wholesale
  • Target location – local area only or many area

If you are targeting to sell to local area nearby your retail store then you can effectively get to top of Google results .Selling products for wholesale will be another good option and it will be easy to target niche product searches and location based product searches. When competition is high from big e-commerce sites it will be better to concentrating on niche product.

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Best ways to promote an educational institute

This post was Last updated on : 11/19/2018

Be it a training institution, skill training or even a tuition centre, Only way to survive as a new player in teaching industry is by getting more and more students to classroom.

It is not easy to get classroom full or people , especially when you are brand new institution.

Here are some smart moves in promoting an education institute. Few trusted old ways and some new internet marketing tips.

Effective traditional methods to promote an education institute

1)Good old Print ads

Print ads in news paper, printed notices(distributed with newspaper in local are) etc. is still very effective & widely used practices for promoting educational institutions.While advertising for ongoing admissions, remember to add promotional offer with a deadline in ad copies to increase enquiry/conversion rate .We can see phrases like “few seats remaining “ in almost all ads (from education sector).This is indented create an urgency for action in students.

2)Attractive-Billboards

Bill boards are another effective traditional advertising method you can use for promotion. But make sure to install them where it will get attention of students.

3)Collect referrals through application form/feedback form

Collect referrals from parents/students. In return provide a reward for every new student enrolled in the program.

4)Provide sample study materials for free

If you are targeting students for preschool/ preliminary school, then distribute free study material (two or three pages) which they can use for learning (of course with your institution name printed on the cover).

5)Offer a Demo class or seminar

If targeted group is adult students then giving a demo class is a good option.Schools can offer free classes in vacation time to get publicity. Demo classes & seminars are good for getting some publicity also

How to use Digital/online marketing for promoting schools and colleges

Prospective students often make informative queries in internet to decide on which course to choose for career. High rate of internet usage among youngsters certainly have an impact on marketing of educational institutions.Therefore you can leverage online marketing to reach to potential students.Following are some suggestions for online marketing.

    1. Website

A website is a must have online address for a school. Website should reflect the image of school/college in terms of values, mission and vision. Include courses details, feedback form and location details. Optimise website for local searches. Use website to build email list. Take a look at the websites of other schools/colleges to get an idea on design and content.

    1. Social Media

Engage with students through social media. Regularly updating Facebook page with events, activities, new technology additions, new courses and success stories etc is a good practice.Yon also use social media for paid promotions.

    1. Google map and reviews.

Make sure that your institution is listed in Google map. Claim your ownership and get verified. Keep an eye on Google reviews as Students tend to take decisions based on online reviews about an institution.

    1. Marketing campaign (email) and sms

Use emails collected through website and other means for email marketing. Collect email address of students/parents and regularly update them with information on events, activities etc through email or sms.

How can you Increase the enrolment / admission rate while consulting students?

This is final and most important part of the process, “converting inquiries to new admissions”. Following are some tips on how to increase the spot admission rate & how to get more students to enrol.

  1. Scarcity-Inform students/parents that only few seats are remaining. This will create urgency in students for taking decision fast as possible.
  2. Remember to collect referrals through admission form.
  3. Offer them a discount (with deadline) on spot admission(this will increase enrolment rate. (Eg-5% discount for students who join today)
  4. Educate students about the scope and future of the course opted by them.
  5. Offer them a demo class
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Top 10 gifts for Raksha Bandhan day

This post was Last updated on : 11/20/2018

Gift Ideas for Brothers, Sisters, Kids on Raksha Bandhan

Before we start, lets make it clear. Which is a better gift than a mobile phone for someone.

Raksha Bandhan celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. This is that moments to celebrate and strengthen “brother-sister” relationship between men and women (Whether they are are relatives or biologically unrelated does not matter).

This symbolises the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being, and the brother’s lifelong vow to protect her. Raksha Bandhan is also called Rakhi Purnima or simply Rakhi or “Rakhri”, in many parts of India. Here is top ten gifts to surprise your beloved ones on this occasion.

On a small budget ? Try RAKHI With a Chocolate Gift Box.

Price range – check price at amazon

Rahkhi along with a Gift Box and Chocolates Collection. Gift box is High Quality Premium product and  Chocolate  Assorted Premium chocholates. This package is available with discount in Amazon. See more details .

Young & Forever Rakshabandhan Gift Special  Bracelet Watch For Women

Price range Rs- check price at amazon

Want to choose a long lasting gift for your sister ? This one is special Rakshabandhan girt special from Fasionista. Now available with 72% discount. You have to pay rs 2000 without offer and now you can save Rs 1,509. This is a part of Young & Forever categary products. You can see more of this type of products here.

Mahi Combo of Peacock Four Rakhis for Dearest Brothers

Price range Rs- check price at amazon


This is a combo of 4 Mahi rahkis/ Metal : Brass Alloy.  Available in 4 colours of Gold,Red,White and Blue.Stones used are Crystal and Artificial Pearl. Rakhi is made beautiful with Meenakari Work on it. Plating is done with Rhodium.

Cartoon Rakhi For Kids 4 + 5 Pc (9pc)

Price range Rs- check price at amazon
Cartoon rakhi, chota bheem rakhi, ben ten rakhi

Make your kids happy with this Cartoon Rakhi For Kids. This is a pack of 9 rakhi’s specially designed for children’s. With their cartoon heroes like CHOTA BHEEM and BEN TEN!. See more of this here.

Designer RAKHIS, GOLD and DIAMOND RAKHIS

Premium rakhis are available in different material from gold,diamonds to platinum.

Confused about gift decision ? Send him/her an “amazon gift card” !!

You can send an amazon gift card via e-mail, print at home or deposit directly to their amazon account. Recipient can spend their gift card for this occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Or they can deposit it into their Amazon account and use it later. Any gift card balance left over will stay in their account for future use. Here is the list off all awesome amazone gift cards. These cards are with special designs, and ,messages for Raksha Bandhan.

ZOROY Rakshabandhan Chocolate Leather Hamper Tray

Price range Rs- check price at amazon
Chocolate gift for raksha bandhan

This is a beautiful leather feel hamper. With a box of 20 signature pralines, A photo box with assorted pralines saying “HAPPY Raksha bandhan”. Tin of dark chocolates, 100 gms Californian almonds, a big sized candle, 200gms milk chocolate bar and a box of cookies and a box of fruit flavoured chocolates.  Complimentary Rakhi included. A little bit of everything !!. See more of this kind here.

Still need more Rakhi and Gift options ?

Here is a list of all other rakhi and raksha bandhan products available online. There is some good offers available in flipkart and snapdeal. To get rakhi special products from Flipkart click here. For more best raksha bandhan offers from snapdeal Click here.

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Quick and easy way to learn / teach states of India Puzzle

This post was Last updated on : 11/20/2018

Learn states & union territories of India easily

Following are some toys (kind of) learning materials that will help kids to memorise states of India. And get an idea about the geography of Indian states. This puzzles will make it easier and fun for children to learn states of India amd there capitals. And will help to improve their problem solving skills and concentration.

This kind of toys comes under activity learning or smart learning Products. Best selling book the ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle is one of the most illustrative and informative books for children (age group-2 to 5 years).

Easiest way to remember the 29 states and capitals of India.

Different types of learning materials for kids/children’s to get an idea about the geography of Indian states.

  • Flash Cards
  • Puzzles
  • Mathematics / Counting
  • Explorer toys etc.

Young people can use some memory tricks like like

  • Visualisation
  • Use of “Memory Palace” Technique (method of loci)

Following are best  toys designed to learn State and Union territories of India In a fun way.

Creative Educational Aids 0720 Know India Promotional code

Price range Rs – check price at amazon

Material used – Paper & Board

Age group – 3 and up

Designed and marketing – by Creative Educational Aids P. Ltd.

Learning kit for kids - Learn all states of India easily

This is a set of multicoloured map of India learning kit. Best suited for children above an age of 3 years. Detailed information about each states such as capital, Area and population etc are also given. This is with 60 pieces Puzzle set. Box includes a jigsaw map puzzle (2 activity maps) along with a quiz card game, practice maps and other exercises and other basic information about India such as the area and population of the states. Get promo code

Imagimake Mapology: States of India Map Puzzle Promotional code

Price range Rs – check price at amazon

Material used – Paper & Board

Age group – Minimum 3 Year

Designed and marketing – by Imagimake
States of India map puzzle - learn with fun

This one is designed to help in improving problem solving skills and motor skills of kids.

Funskool India Map Puzzles Promotional code

Price range Rs – check price at amazon

Material used – Paper & Board

Age group – above 4 years

Designed and marketing- by Funskool-Play & Learn
Easy way to teach states of India to kids - Map of India puzzle

This is a multi coloured puzzle with 104 pieces. You can get this for Rs 175.

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Amazon Global store review

Amazon global store review

This post was Last updated on : 11/14/2018

Amazon Global Store India – User Review

I bought a laptop (Asus Vivobook E203MA) from Amazon Global store. And my experience was good. But it is a little different process, compared to buying from local sellers of amazon India website. So here is my review and buying experience from Amazon global store.

What is ‘global store’ inside of amazon.in

Amazon global store makes the process of importing consumer goods easy and convenient. You can buy from sellers all over the world. As a customer, buying process is same. Price shown will be including of estimated customs duty and courier charges. You don’t need to pay anything extra even if actual cost is more than what we paid. If customer paid more, it will be returned, after approx 1 month. At the time of delivery you need to show your ID card / address proof.

My experience with amazon global store India.

My package was Delivered by Aramex courier. Delivery address was Delhi, so it was delivered to me in 10 days without any problems. Customs duty estimated by amazon was 6000 rupees. In my case, Aramex app showed duty as 6200. Even though it was more than what i paid as estimated customs, courier/seller/amazon did not charge me.

Buying process is same as that of normal purchase. Only difference is that, there is a some extra risk on you, as buyer.

Also you need to show your ID card at the time of delivery.

Problems you might face – Buying from Amazon Global Store

Package being inspected by customs (Might tear outer packaging).

Chance of mishandling by courier, or in worst case, package just disappearing (you will get money back from amazon in most cases, but some waiting time involved).

Return process will be painful, you should send it back yourself(Not sure about return process).

Warranty issues – in most cases you will not get warranty, also parts might not be available in local market.

Compatibility issues (need an adaptor for power plug/electrical items, phone need to be unlocked etc).

Great reasons to go for Global store

Will get a better quality – quality standard of country being imported from.

Desired product / specific model can be imported in an easy way (Courier, duty everything taken care of without any risk).

Price can be a good point to go for global stores(for example camera category).

So my conclusion

Sometimes you can get some good discounts compared to local sellers. It is a good reason to go for global store. Also you can buy products that are available only in foreign market. In these cases it is the best option available. And amazon makes it an easy process for customer.

But there is little risk involved in importing (most of which is covered by amazon itself). So there is no point in buying a product from amazon global store if same model is available in local market. Unless, price is low.

So go for amazon global store, if :

  • Desired product not available in Indian market
  • Desired model not available in india
  • Price is 5-10% or more cheap than that of amazon India store.

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Top 5 microphones for youtubers in India

This post was Last updated on : 11/01/2018

Following is the list of top 5 best microphones in India. Youtubers and other video based professionals know how much is audio quality contributing to overall quality of a video. Following microphones are selected from a price range of 1000 to 20000. Some of them are USB powered and can be used with a computer for voice over. Some microphones can be used along with DSLR cameras, some are battery powered etc.

 

Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone

Features

Price range – 5000 rupees range.

  • Portable USB condenser microphone
  • Plug and Play Mac and PC compatible, no drivers required
  • Custom compact design that clips to a laptop or sits on a desk
  • Perfect for recording music, podcasting and field recording
  • Ideal for voice recognition software, iChat, VoIP and web casting

Blue Microphones YETI USB Microphone

Features

Price range – Around 10000 rupees

  • Tri-capsule array – 3 condenser capsules can record almost any situation
  • Multiple pattern selection – cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional and stereo
  • Gain control, mute button, zero-latency headphone output
  • Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls
  • Plug ‘n play – Mac OS X (10.4.11 or higher) and PC (Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP)

Aeoss Condenser Microphone Mic

Features

Price range – Around 2000 rupees

  • Condenser Microphone is ideal for radio broadcast studio, studio-voice-over, recording. With a cardioid (uni-directional) pick up pattern that isolates the main source of sound and minimizes background noise time, highlighting performance.
  • Shock Mount to reduces handling noise.
  • Can not be used with mobile phone and tablet computer
  • When recording,please put the microphone away from the amplifier to prevent recording noise due to amplifier
  • Microphone Material: Steel net + Zinc alloy hand holding part

Generic 57000928MG Silica Gel Professional Condenser Microphone

Features

Price range – around 2000

  • 100% Brand New And High Quality
  • Works with Phantom Power Supply Or Sound Card Only
  • Excellent for singing, speech and instruments Overload-protection switch (-10dB) minimizes distortion from loud sound sources Bass-reduction switch reduces room noise Plug and play Color

Boya Omnidirectional Lavalier Condenser Microphone

Features

Price range – Around 3000

  • Clip-On Mic for Smartphones, DSLR, Camcorders, Audio recorders, PC etc
  • Omni directional condenser microphone
  • High-quality condenser is ideal for video use
  • Low handling noise