What'd you buy yourself today?

By Matthew · 355 replies
Apr 25, 2012
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  1. fast_motion

    fast_motion TS Enthusiast Posts: 29

    Cool sh!t, does it come with any games ??
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I don't think so - but there's plenty of support for existing games (many of which I own) and a few tech demos available as well.
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    So.... what do you think of FB buying Oculus....? :p
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I cried a little... but let's see what happens.
  5. fast_motion

    fast_motion TS Enthusiast Posts: 29

    It will only get better *nerd*
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    That sounds like something your doctor says to you when you go in for your physical and he realizes you're 40 now. :snaps latex glove:
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  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421


    Purchased this with gift voucher from a CoinStar machine. Hoping that between my AppleTV, this + my laptop with Chrome browser I can eliminate needing to have a dedicated HTPC. There will always be some functionality loss (at least for the near future) by removing a full computer, however the UI for a full computer is a lot more cumbersome to use on a TV than a device that is designed to run connected to a TV.

    If it isn't to my liking, I'm not out any 'real' money and I can just gift it to someone.
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  8. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 789   +16

    Just got myself a Cello for my birthday, I know it's late but nevermind! I still bought it, right? xD Be posting a picture soon. :)

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    A pack of foot-long twizzlers
    Ranger12 likes this.
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    In reply to my post about buying a Chromecast....

    Outside of a Plex playback device (if you control it from a mobile) I have to say the Chromecast is pretty worthless, sadly. I mostly got it to shoot online video from my laptop to my tv, it REALLY sucks for that. Apparently that feature is still 'beta', so perhaps it will get better in time.
  11. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Retired my 925 (a stop gap arrangement) and got myself a big bad Lumia 1520 (RM937) last night. P/C build feels great in hand (unlike plasticky rubbishness of all those galaxys I have/had).

    Updated it to WP8.1 and it is ready to be my daily driver.

  12. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Ditched DVD Writer from my aging DV6-6011TX notebook, bought an Intel 530 Series 180GB SSD + HDD Caddy, installed SSD as a primary boot/os drive, and moved my 1 TB HD in to caddy. This little upgrade (if it can be called that) gave it reasonably good performance boost and perhaps extension in life for some more time to come.

    On top of that, SSD came with a small gift I.e. Toshiba 64GB USB 3.0 drive with OTG support. :)
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  13. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,285   +243

    Since my (internal) Seagate 1tb and 3tb hdds died recently, I bought 1 new Toshiba 1tb hdd. it's below my previous capacity but it's what I can afford at the moment. :)
  14. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    I bought myself another trip to Japan. :)

    Went with my gf (and my parents for the flight over and first two days) for her first international trip. Flew business class, landed in Osaka. Did sightseeing around the Kansai region. Nothing really planned - we booked hotels for the night while eating breakfast in the lobby. Fun times.

    Archean, SNGX1275, MrBlkfx1 and 2 others like this.
  15. bavon

    bavon TS Rookie

    Two healthy snack meals, nuts, salad, spinach, beans, pasta, for the amazing price of £3.25 for two at M&S. I'm very ill and these meals being such good value keep me alive and healthy. Just not well enough to work at the moment.
    I get my electrical gear from the dustbins and refuse sites. Been a few years since I bought any gear over £25....
  16. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Bought a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD. The 2TB WD Green platter in my HTPC is giving me troubles, or it's just Win8 being a POS. Either way, I got the SSD to put OS + games on it.
  17. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Since MS released the official drivers for it, I picked up a Xbox One controller. After toying with it for a while, I'm not sure I'm happy with my purchase. I've got problems with the accessibility of shoulder buttons. Playing racing games with triggers/joystick was good though.
  18. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Not tech related, and I didn't buy it today, but I bought it this past weekend:
    Giant Talon 1 27.5
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  19. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    I bought a Jawbone UP24. Was on special, $180+ down to $128.


    I'm getting kinda lazy around work, maybe this will provide some motivation to walk around more. Also when I get my bike back I need to get back into training.
  20. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    I bought a PS4 Friday just gone (mainly to play the Destiny Beta). Got the Official Sony Wireless Headset, Official Sony Vertical Stand, Killzone: Shadow Fall and inFamous: Second Sun all for just under £400.

    I pre-ordered Destiny (I managed to get a relatively rare Ghost Edition) and The Last of Us Day 1 Edition.

    So far very impressed, It's quiet, sleek and faster than I expected. Headset is comfortable and the microphone works surprisingly well considering it's built in.
    Only gripes, Controller dies quite quickly and the console throws out really hot air round back but apart from that. Well worth the purchase.
    MrBlkfx1 likes this.
  21. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 576   +185

    Surface Pro 2 (messed around with my friends SP3 first throttles to much to be useful imo and felt significantly hotter) got the 64gb version for $350 and $50 for a 2 year accidental plan.
    Archean likes this.
  22. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Damn that's cheap. Good buy.
  23. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

  24. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    So I've had my Oculus Rift DK2 for a few days now and I plan to put up a bunch of info on it including all the difficulties I've had getting things to work. I'll make a new thread for that though.
    MrBlkfx1 likes this.
  25. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 384   +54

    I purchased a collection of James Brown's work (Star Time) as well as one of his albums (Funk Power) yesterday. I already have enough tech toys to keep me satisfied for quite some time.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2014

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