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View Poll Results: What Gadgets do you plan on Buying this Holiday Season?
LCD Tablet (iPad, Kindle Fire, Kobo Arc, Nexus 7, Nook Tab, etc) 47 28.83%
Non-LCD eReader (Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony, etc) 33 20.25%
Smartphone (Android, iPhone, Windows, etc) 19 11.66%
Media Player (Galaxy Player, iPod touch, etc) 7 4.29%
MP3 Player (Cowon, iPod nano, Sansa Clip, Sony etc) 6 3.68%
Computer (desktop, laptop, netbook, ultrabook, etc) 24 14.72%
Other (please specify) 10 6.13%
No new gadgets for me this holiday season 60 36.81%
Not interested in this thread, but love to vote in polls 9 5.52%
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:26 AM   #106
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USB, HDMI, pretty much the same in any language.
The price Point is what impressed me £20 cheaper than on Amazon UK and €40 cheaper than on Amazon.de
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:38 AM   #107
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USB, HDMI, pretty much the same in any language.
The price Point is what impressed me £20 cheaper than on Amazon UK and €40 cheaper than on Amazon.de
That gadget wouldn't work for my Galaxy Player 4. Samsung, very stupidly, put the USB port on the top of the device. I wonder what their design engineers were smoking that day.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:30 PM   #109
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I'm actually thinking of something like this:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/eb7b/#tabs

an emergency power source for phones, ipods, and so on. My kids have a lamentable tendency to not keep their phones charged up except at night. We've got a small one, that works to recharge my son's phone about half way (or maybe a little more), and I've got a charger that runs on two AA batteries, but I don't know how much that small amount can do.

I've investigated solar rechargers, but I'm not convinced we'd have a good way to use it in cloudy Michigan. For longer outages, we've got a gas-powered generator (but that assumes we can get gas for it) - this would be just for more short-term emergencies. (maybe give the kids one to keep in their car)
If it's just for your house I would get a battery jump starter. I bought one for my car, but have found that it'll charge my GS3 in about 2 hrs, with little charge taken from it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:46 AM   #110
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One major upgrade for us this year. I already upgraded my computer a month ago, but our media center is aging to the point where it's almost ready to go into a museum. So that will be replaced before Christmas (as an early Christmas gift) because we plan to use those weeks we took off from work sitting in front of the TV and watching movies!
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:33 AM   #111
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I plan on two major purchases:Both are Google devices and both cost $249 each. I plan on waiting until Black Friday to see if they get discounted or come with a free gift card.
The major BF ads have dropped and the Nexus 7 is not being discounted. The Chromebook however is. Best Buy will have it for $199. They'll also have the Galaxy Player 3.6 for $100. Would make a great gift item. Hopefully, both items will be available online.
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Is it possible to use a Chromebook off line? I'm kind of intrigued, but if I can't use it off line I think that would put a hamper on it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:01 AM   #113
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Is it possible to use a Chromebook off line? I'm kind of intrigued, but if I can't use it off line I think that would put a hamper on it.
Offline for what? I've never explored that aspect.

When I disconnect the internet, I turn my computer off. It has no value to me at that point. To me, a computer is the internet and the internet is a computer. I'm a content junkie.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:28 PM   #114
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:52 AM   #115
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Black Friday tends to have the lowest prices and deals. That's when I usually pull the trigger.
Be careful of the retailers who discretely raise prices on items a few weeks before Black Friday and then 'lower' prices on the day.

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:53 AM   #116
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Come to think of it, I was tempted to purchase a Wii U but with the pressure of limited quantities I think I'll wait for next year when there is no such pressure (and some feedback on the actual possibilities of the machine)

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I have three computers and two laptops, not counting my wife's computer and laptop. Don't need any more computers.
I was hoping for a Nexus 7, but decided I'm content with my Nook Tablet. It still does everything I bought it for.

I started a new job three months ago and my salary was cut in about half. So, I'm learning to be content with what I have.
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