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Tech Gifts for Non-techies Giveaway!

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I would get my mother an nVidia Shield Tablet. @ $199 and add the controller on for $59.99. 

 

My mother was/is an old school gamer. She bought an Atari when I was born (1980) and I grew up learning to love games.  She was some kind of savant with Tetris on the Nintendo. She is the only person I've ever personally witness get to level 99 on Tetris on the NES. 

 

She went on to master Bonks Adventure and at some point we upgraded to the Genesis and she went crazy with Chuck Rock! 

 

Now days she is happy to get some time with her Facebook games but with my sister and her 4 kids living with her, after buying her an iMac, my poor mother rarely gets any time to use her computer as the grandchildren monopolize every computer in the house. We got my mom a laptop but it's severely aged and I've replaced the keyboard on it twice.

 

What I want to do is get her a tablet capable of playing not only her Facebook games, but also capable of playing emulators that'll give her back those old games she use to play. And, if she feels like, she can even play them on the big TV. I think the Shield would be the best option for her. 

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Soundbars aren't ideal, but they're better than the onboard audio in the smart TV I got my mom a few years back. She sits about 15 feet away from the tv, and has to crank the volume way past distortion just to hear it. It isn't the sexiest solution, but she's old and just flat out wouldn't appreciate anything better.


 


http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-LAS551H-Sound-Model/dp/B00TIAY248/ref=sr_1_10?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1449167612&sr=1-10&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A4796981011


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So my brother has 2 children of around 5 and 7 years old and Im sure you all know

how board children get from time to time so would get that family a shield console

so the children can play there game and daddy can watch his movies on Netflix

sitting in fount of the tv rather than on his i pad as he dose now 

 

http://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-SHIELD-STREAMING-ADVANCED-GAMING-ANDROID/dp/B00U33Q940/ref=pd_sim_147_16?ie=UTF8&dpID=31sBdWqyflL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0T0CZGK6MAFEXQ712MVK

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A GTX 960 for my sister because she is always complaining about low FPS. She currently plays LoL with her PC which has quite ancient GT 240 :(

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Installed-Backplate-Graphics-04G-P4-3966-KR/dp/B00UOYQ5LA/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1449168913&sr=1-7&keywords=gtx+960+4gb

Also, it would be nice to gift a new PSU with the graphics card if budget/rules allow.

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I would probably give my parents one of those 4K LG Curved OLED TVs to my parents, because they are still using an outdated 32" 1080p TV thats pretty thick, and they have access to all the nice high quality 1440p or 4K videos that they would normally watch, but they don't have the tech to watch it in all its glory. They also don't have any smart features on the TV, which isn't great because they are still using a 1st gen Chromecast, which can only go up to 1080p This TV would solve all their problems with quality issues. Also I would give them decent stereo speakers along with that.

 

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-55EF9500-55-Inch-Ultra/dp/B010RWWQF2/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1449165092&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+oled

That is about ten times the maximum amount the giveaway allows. Just an FYI.


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I would realy like my parants to have an Asus Zenpad S 8.0

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ZenPad-Z580CA-C1-BK-64-Tablet/dp/B012UEUQM0/ref=pd_bxgy_107_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0HN93R8ZVZNPVAPAAWS4

 

My father could really use it because he is way a lot of the time and he could use to stay in contact with home as wel as use it for the lectures and classes he gives at those moments.
He does not have a mobile phone or a laptop.
And this way my mother can still keep up with technology. She only has a Nokia 3310 now. Not kidding.
 

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I would probably have to say my parents a solid reliable computer for my dad. He's a maintenance man that currently has to use an E-6000 Dell machine, he can't look up what he needs to for his work at time as the programs don't have compatibility often with his machine.  It really makes things difficult, and I feel like a bad person because I can't really help him out in this venue because I don't personally have the money. Add on top of that I keep having to repair his machine with bits and pieces that I find around or buy secondhand, it really would be a Christmas for not only him, my mother, but also me. While the preference would be a custom solution so he could be somewhat set to maintain a new machine for a time following something like this laptophttp://www.amazon.com/D550MAV-DB01-Intel-Dual-Core-2-16GHz-Laptop/dp/B00S43ORUO/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

 

would work well for him and allow him to get back to what he does for a living with the frustrations every couple months of his computer being down, and the daily frustrations of not having his computer be able to do the work that is required of him. 


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The AOC G2460PQU 24-Inch Gaming Monitor for my brother who recently got his first computer and started gaming, but his screen is really old and need an upgrade.

 

http://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PQU-Ultimate-Performance-Professional/dp/B00HY7PAUC/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1449170462&sr=1-1&keywords=G2460PQU

 

Really cool giveaway (even if I/my brother dont win ;))


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My dad used to build everything from scratch back in the day, it was his hobby. He'd build the PCB for an amp, soldering parts one by one all night only to move on to the next part. He even made a bike out of wood, but its nothing compared to his love for sound. I'd get him an Orpheus, but I think a Sennheiser HD 380 Pro, or a Audio-Technica MSR7, even a HD8 DJwould be more grounded in reality. Besides he's a pilot, he'd need some level of sound isolation.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-380-PRO-Headphones/dp/B001UE6I0G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449171710&sr=8-1&keywords=sennheiser+hd380pro

 

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-MSR7BK-SonicPro-High-Resolution-Headphones/dp/B00PEU9CFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449171191&sr=8-1&keywords=audio+technica+msr7

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-8-DJ-Headphones/dp/B00HVI1FBM


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You gotta tell him who you're giving it to and why.


You gotta do you girl. I always say you gotta do you. And if he's doing him, then who's doing you? Because right now, it seems like no one's doing you. - Stefani Stilton

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I want to get my family a reliable NAS since i'm moving out in a couple months and don't want to have to trouble shoot all the time. I also don't want may dad to freak out again like the last time a hard drive failed and he lost all the family pictures.

 

http://www.amazon.ca/TS-231-Personal-Mobile-Airplay-Support/dp/B00O3Y7F02/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1449171845&sr=8-13&keywords=NAS


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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00V95T20E/ref=fs_fmem

 

i would get this kindle fire (16GB with the 32GB sd card and screen protector) for my mum. she is the best mother on the planet but has just had a big operation on her lungs and she isn't able to drive for 3 months so is house bound. she is getting incredibly bored. she has the old kindle fire and it is getting very slow and unusable.

my mum normally spoils me and my sister with lots of things at christmas but we don't have much money in our family after my dad left so it would be awesome to get this kindle for her to show her what she means to me and to be able to get her something she really wants for christmas!  

 

Thanks

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I would get my grandmother(and grandfather) an Amazon Echo device.   It would bed a simple matter to tell them to just talk to the device to get it to work.  Saves all the phone calls about computer/internet problems even just accessing amazon!

 

Link: Amazon Echo

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