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Topic # 112185 29-Nov-2012 12:56
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Hey y'all just thought I'd start a thread for xmas gift ideas for geeks and non-geeks alike. My dad & my brother both appreciate the geekier/techy side of life so am looking for good gift ideas. My mum & my sister not so much but I am getting a Kindle for my sister at least

Last year my shopping list included meteorites, trinitite, rare-earth magnet toys and other such things, all of which were well received. Want to go a bit different this year. Also have a very smart 6 year old boy to buy for too

Are there any good small robots available these days? Am thinking something along the lines of Robosapien, as those were a load of fun.

Any other ideas? What are you guys getting for the geeks in your lives?

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  Reply # 724659 29-Nov-2012 13:38
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not sure how good they are but it looks cool, wonder if the wife can pick up on hints

http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Doctor-Who-Sonic-Screwdriver-Universal-Remote-Control/20721048/



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  Reply # 724761 29-Nov-2012 16:55
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Yeah I saw those in my travels around the net. There's a magic wand one too which is supposed to be quite good (and costs less).

Anyone had any experience with digital photo frames? Thinking of getting one for my mum but don't want some hunk of junk that craps the bed after a month

These seem to be a good price for the size and resolution but they are no name Chinese jobs. Plays music, etc too. I have some cool HD nature scenery videos that would look good on it

http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-15-1280-1024-LCD-Digital-Photo-Frame-MP3-MP4-Music-Movie-Player-Remote-/360506899186?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53efe2baf2

15" is quite big though but as soon as you go to 12" or smaller the resolution drops to 1024x768 or 1024x600. I guess a 10 incher at 1024x768 possibly looks better anyway and is definitely more of a reasonable size

I'm just wary of buying one on line without seeing it going first. Having seen some in stores, they definitely vary in terms of screen quality and brightness, etc

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 724980 30-Nov-2012 06:43
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Bought a Jawbone Jambox bluetooth speaker for our son from Amazon for NZ$182 all up, compared to $300 on Apple Store here. Ordered last Sunday p.m. and it arrived at my Auckland workplace from Kentucky US yesterday afternoon.

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