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So anyone get any good tech gifts this year?

themagiconethemagicone Member Posts: 674
I personally didn't but all that was on my list was cookbooks. I did however buy myself the CCNP Library. My mother of all people got a Kindle Fire and she doesn't even know what to do with it.
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    BokehBokeh Member Posts: 1,636 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Got Ipad2, does that count?
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    Timber WolfTimber Wolf Member Posts: 90 ■■□□□□□□□□
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    veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Kindle 3G. Very nice :)
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    XcluzivXcluziv Member Posts: 513 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Bokeh wrote: »
    Got Ipad2, does that count?

    Ditto....icon_cheers.gif
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    erpadminerpadmin Member Posts: 4,165 ■■■■■■■■■■
    My sister got an Ipad2 that my nephew gave her. In addition to my Ideapad K1 tablet, I got a gift that should help me peronally...a Technet Professional subscription. (Uncle Sam is going to to give me a slight discount on it for "Professional Subscriptions..." thanks TurboTax! :) )
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    Daniel333Daniel333 Member Posts: 2,077 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Wife bought me a fun 27" inch monitor. My zerglings look like ultralisks!
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    TurgonTurgon Banned Posts: 6,308 ■■■■■■■■■□
    None. We are anti tech here indoors. We watch TV for a bit of news, perhaps a documentary. Other than that, online for brief chit chat and skype to keep in touch with relatives. No tech presents, kids playing with hands on toys.
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    CodeBloxCodeBlox Member Posts: 1,363 ■■■■□□□□□□
    None for me. Then again, I didn't make a list at all :P . Mostly hygienic stuff (as if someones trying to tell me something), a foosball table, and a nice kit to wash my truck.
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    MonkerzMonkerz Member Posts: 842
    Don't know if it counts, but got a PS3 and MW3. My other half knows me too well. :)
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    afcyungafcyung Member Posts: 212
    A passing CISSP confirmation email from ISC2. got it on Thursday before xmas but I will take it. Also got an Xbox controller for my PC, and a few books about information security from amazon. All in all not a bad xmas. I also was able to bring some cheer to others by getting some people some needed things. Always better to give then to receive.
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    undomielundomiel Member Posts: 2,818
    I got DDR II for the Wii, does that count?
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    HypntickHypntick Member Posts: 1,451 ■■■■■■□□□□
    My wife purchased me an anti-study aid.......Skyrim. It's there but i've told myself no until i finish the 70-646, gotta maintain some from of discipline around here. icon_lol.gif
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    dontstopdontstop Member Posts: 579 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Nikon D3100 /w twin lens kit :D always wanted a DSLR icon_cheers.gif
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    EmpoweredBizTechEmpoweredBizTech Member Posts: 110
    dontstop wrote: »
    Nikon D3100 /w twin lens kit :D always wanted a DSLR icon_cheers.gif

    I finally bought myself a DSL for X-mas Which like I've always wanted. Got a Canon 7D with the 28-135 USM IS lens. Going to be getting a flash next. Between tech and now photography I think I need to take up knitting and\or find cheaper hobbies..

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    the_Grinchthe_Grinch Member Posts: 4,165 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Extended Battery for my cell phone (Droid Bionic)
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    ResevenReseven Member Posts: 237 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I got an Alesis Control Pad, that's sorta techie.

    Other stuff was not techie. :)
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    powerfoolpowerfool Member Posts: 1,666 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I only gave tech gifts this year, none received. I bought three Nook Tablets with my SIL's employee discount of 40% for my kids; I saved $300 on the set. I picked up a Kindle Touch 3G for my grandma at Target utilizing a $10 off $100 coupon and two $10 gift certificates that I got from strategic grocery shopping a few weeks ago. I opted for the 3G for her because I don't know if she will always have Internet access. She currently has it, but no WiFi. She is an avid reader, so I figured that this would be great for her... type size can be increased for easy visibility, eInk is super easy on the eyes, and there are tons of free books out there in addition to inexpensive newer books from authors that she enjoys, like Stephen King.
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    Cpl.KlingerCpl.Klinger Member Posts: 159
    I got a Lilliput 7" monitor, which is simply awesome, and a few shirts from ThinkGeek. The rest of my gifts were definitely non-tech but much more awesome. My wife outdid herself this year.

    I did get her a Kindle w/ WiFi. She's already loaded up about 50 books and is working on a book by Tolstoy. I think I may have created a monster. She also got several movies she's been wanting (Harry Potter Ultimate Editions Year 5/6 and Daria: The Complete Series).
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    SlowhandSlowhand Mod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    I got a little 2GB iPod Nano that I can clip to my shirt while I go to the gym, (as well as a really nice new gym bag to boot,) but nothing that particularly screams IT technology. Well, alright, I did get a $100 gift certificate to Cigar.com, which I consider IT-related since walking around town late at night smoking a cigar is my way of blowing off steam after a long day of fighting with servers. icon_lol.gif

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    PlantwizPlantwiz Mod Posts: 5,057 Mod
    We were 'tech-free' here this year too.

    I received a few handmade gifts (which were cool) and we're finishing up a couple re-decorating projects and installing new bookcases, so most of our budget was invested in paint, flooring and bookcases. (yep, no e-reading in this house ;) ).
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    N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Bought my kids a couple of games for the PS3, but I received nothing technical.

    Only booze and cigars.
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    onesaintonesaint Member Posts: 801
    I was fortunate enough to get an Isight (web cam) for the Mac Pro and won a Kindle Fire from my company's Christmas party bingo game. My folks got me a new shuttle barebones kit with an I7 2600 to host some VMs. On a non tech note, I was given a copy of Roger Sterlings "Sterling's Gold" and an old first printing of "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" along with some other things.

    I got some memory cards for my wife and a new super small P&S Canon camera for her as well. Also, the family pitched in on a new Dell laptop for my father. He called me later on Christmas day and started talking AV, apps, etc. I think he was pretty surprised and excited.

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    DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,214 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Wireless print server. Its been on my list for like 3 years now but nobody would buy it because they didn't know what it was (and I didn't really NEED to have one so I haven't bought one myself). I finally spelled out exactly which one to buy and what its used for and it was waiting under the tree.
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    effektedeffekted Member Posts: 166
    I made out fairly good. I got an arduino uno, weller soldering station, BF3 for Xbox 360 and some Turtle Beach x12's, and a dremel that I'm sure will be convenient with some future tech projects.
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    AldurAldur Member Posts: 1,460
    I got to upgrade my PC, new parts are as follows.

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    tpatt100tpatt100 Member Posts: 2,991 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Wife's aunt gave me a Best Buy gift card which I bought a couple of 60 day game time cards for Star Wars The Old Republic.
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    Jack2Jack2 Member Posts: 153
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    NightShade1NightShade1 Member Posts: 433 ■■■□□□□□□□
    My boss gave me Battlefield 3 besides my Christmas bonus :D
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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,041 Admin
    A Starbucks card for cert studying, and a Best Buy card to help finance a much-needed HDMI hub.
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    tpatt100tpatt100 Member Posts: 2,991 ■■■■■■■■■□
    JDMurray wrote: »
    A Starbucks card for cert studying, and a Best Buy card to help finance a much-needed HDMI hub.

    Did you get an HDMI hub already or planning on it? Reason I ask is I am probably going to need one in the future and wanted to hear some first hand experiences with them. I had one back for my component cables a few years ago and it was so difficult to determine before you ordered which ones were good and which ones were bad.
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