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  # 957343 25-Dec-2013 21:45
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Lumia 520
Purchased as a BYOD to replace a candybar device.
Best value smart fone and Nokia Map app is simply ... fantastically simple. Used it driving all over the country.

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  # 957349 25-Dec-2013 22:13
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Pentax K01 


I had to give my smaller Pentax Kx to my ex wife when we split so picked this up for < $300 and now my Pentax 31mm 1.8 (FA31) has a permanent home. :)
I believe this apart from my LG 42" TV and replacement PS3 to be the only toys I have bought this year.


 
 
 
 


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  # 957369 25-Dec-2013 23:49
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Best gadget? Wow, so many gadgets, hard decision! Maybe best by category?

If I were pushed I would probably rate my Synology DS412+ as the best overall.

Besides that:

Camera: Lumix GH3 camera
DAC and amp: Audio-GD Reference 10.32 DAC/amp
Headphone: HiFiMan HE-6 (notable late mention the Sennheiser HD800)
Phone: Note 3
Phone accessory: Moga Pro gamepad




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  # 957372 25-Dec-2013 23:54
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Definitely my Nexus 7 2013

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  # 957373 25-Dec-2013 23:55
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zhuyan:
Geektastic:
zhuyan: For me it has to be the new Macbook Pro with Retina Display - stunning screen, faster processor and thinner/lighter design/build

Look forward to the year of 2014 bringing more interesting and helpful gadgets to our lives! 


Hmm.

A toss up between my 27" i7 iMac or my Kindle Paperwhite.

Probably the Kindle.


I had three different kindles including one Kindle Fire HD 8.9; have to admist I use them less by the day as I realize I've been using other devices including ipad to read my kindle books...


Since I (gasp!) do not own an iPad (the one Apple device I struggle to see the point of, at least until iWatch comes out when there will be two devices I struggle to see the point of!) the only other thing I read on is my iPhone if I am stuck waiting in the doctor's surgery or something. For me, the Kindle replaces books and that is all I want that device to do.





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  # 957399 26-Dec-2013 06:57
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens for US50 bucks




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  # 957403 26-Dec-2013 07:10
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Getting back into reading, bought a Kobo Aura HD, very happy with it

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  # 957418 26-Dec-2013 08:49
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Canon 70D has been amazing

And to go with those stunning pictures the new r/Macbook Pro
Honourable mention also goes to the Pebble watch

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  # 957436 26-Dec-2013 09:27
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Ultimate Ears BOOM

BT speaker, 15 hour battery life, and it talks. Even the packaging is the bees knees

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  # 957443 26-Dec-2013 09:45
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This year I bought:

 - Onkyo TX-8050
 - KEF Q300
 - KEF M500
 - iPhone 5S
 - Nikkor 85mm DX Micro

If I had to pick a favourite it would be the KEF Q300 which are absolutely deserving of the critical acclaim that they have received in hi-fi enthusiast media. 

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  # 957460 26-Dec-2013 10:36
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Second vote for the Kobo Aura HD. Nearly bought a Paperwhite, but decoded that it was worth paying the extra for the Aura. I'm pleased I made that choice.

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  # 957514 26-Dec-2013 12:06
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used nexus 4

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  # 957556 26-Dec-2013 14:16
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alasta: This year I bought:

 - Onkyo TX-8050
 - KEF Q300
 - KEF M500
 - iPhone 5S
 - Nikkor 85mm DX Micro

If I had to pick a favourite it would be the KEF Q300 which are absolutely deserving of the critical acclaim that they have received in hi-fi enthusiast media. 


How are the KEF M500? They're getting big wraps amongst the headphone crowd...




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  # 957596 26-Dec-2013 15:31
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NZtechfreak:
alasta: This year I bought:

 - Onkyo TX-8050
 - KEF Q300
 - KEF M500
 - iPhone 5S
 - Nikkor 85mm DX Micro

If I had to pick a favourite it would be the KEF Q300 which are absolutely deserving of the critical acclaim that they have received in hi-fi enthusiast media. 


How are the KEF M500? They're getting big wraps amongst the headphone crowd...


They are fantastic - perhaps a little more bassy than my Q300s but not offensively so.

They are surprisingly easy to drive, with my iPad and iPhone handling them comfortably without needing an amp.

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  # 957680 26-Dec-2013 20:45
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Been pretty happy with my LG G2 so far(barring LTE issues), would be a tie between that and the Nexus 7 2013

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