What tech gifts are under your Christmas tree this year?

Cal Jeffrey

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It's that time of year again. The time when we buy those expensive items that maybe we've been holding off all year on — well, it's like that for me anyway.

Every Christmas I can always guarantee that three things will be under our tree: socks, some expensive booze, and at least one (usually more) gadget or electronic device. Of course, it's the tech items that always excite me.

While the wife is pretty good at picking out some kind of gadget that she thinks I'll like, I'm usually the one buying the electronics. So, while I don't know what she got, here is my list:

I picked up a PlayStation 4 for the kids (I sprang for an extra controller too of course). I got a Kolibri Torpedo micro-drone for my daughter that I can't wait to commandeer. My son is getting a Pebble Time Smartwatch. Finally, for myself, I got a Lenmar iPhone 6s Battery Case.

What tech items are going under your Christmas tree this year?

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Cycloid Torus

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Microwave (replacing one purchased in 1988) and personal laser printer (replacing ancient HP from closed business) and a Roku + (to get more mileage out of ancient CRT TV). Thanks, Santa.
 

EClyde

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Felted Wool Slippers and Mittens. Thanks to my lovely wife. Knitting needles are tech
 

m4a4

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From someone or to someone? No.

But for myself? Yes. Got a BB Keyone (found a good enough price finally). After a few performance tweaks, I can get 3 days of battery life (under medium use). 7 days if I'm not doing much lol
 

Montana

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A computer workstation I'm not suppose to know about but I saw it on mom's Amazon page. I got her a 50mm lens for her camera, not sure what else.
 

Julio Franco

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I got new iPads for the kids, an Echo Dot (perfect stuffer IMO at $30) and the Airpods which I use on bed before going to sleep every night. Also changed a solo Asus router with Google Wi-Fi, I'm liking the mesh approach a lot. It's been kind of flawless for the first few days, I guess it paid off to wait, peak speeds are not achieved everywhere but availability around the house is the way it should be.
 

Boilerhog146

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I got new iPads for the kids, an Echo Dot (perfect stuffer IMO at $30) and the Airpods which I use on bed before going to sleep every night. Also changed a solo Asus router with Google Wi-Fi, I'm liking the mesh approach a lot. It's been kind of flawless for the first few days, I guess it paid off to wait, peak speeds are not achieved everywhere but availability around the house is the way it should be.

since winning the sphero BB-8 droid .here on techspot.thanks again .I needed an android device to control it.the galaxy s4 mini was kinda small for screen size so I got a new Samsung tablet..
 

J spot

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Microwave (replacing one purchased in 1988) and personal laser printer (replacing ancient HP from closed business) and a Roku + (to get more mileage out of ancient CRT TV). Thanks, Santa.
Out of all the items mentioned here the 1988 microwave sounded the most compelling. It has a long history.
 

ThrakazogZ

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All the parts for a full custom cooling loop for the new 8700k system I will be building. They were actually purchased on Black Friday, but might as well go under the tree since the system is not ready to be built yet.
 

Cycloid Torus

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Out of all the items mentioned here the 1988 microwave sounded the most compelling. It has a long history.
Manufactured by LG (Lucky Goldstar on the label), it served well for almost 30 years... until the day that the magnetron turned on whenever you opened the door (huh?? what? Oh Wow. Ouch!!)... maybe a new kind of open door policy.