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Tech Gifts for Non-techies Giveaway!

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I would give my parents a NAS because they have so many photos and videos from their vacations on different external hard drives and USB sticks. Sometimes they wanted to show me some pictures from their last vacation but they had to search 1h to find the stick with the photos. I think it is a total mess and it would be more organized if they store all the data on one save place and can access the photos from all devices. They could also do recently backups. I think what they never did bevor.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Synology-DiskStation-Diskless-Attached-DS214play/dp/B00FWUQNDQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1449181455&sr=1-3&keywords=synology+ds215&refinements=p_36%3A-30000

 

Very nice giveaway!

 

P.S Sorry for my English I am still learning.

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Thanks Linus and everyone else at LMG for doing a holiday giveaway. 

 

Grandma wants a wireless printer that does high quality photo prints and a big smart photo so she can see what she is doing.  Being 76 years old and not the most tech literate person around, means both of these are probably a bad idea; she has a hard enough time just using her laptop.  I play tech support with enough of our family devices, I don't want to imagine what things would be like with those two.

 

Dad is fairly techy for his age and I would probably want to get him a GoPro do to all the mountain biking he does.  Partly because he loves to tell us about all his rides and partly because there are a lot of stupid people out there on the trails doing stupid things and my mom and I would like records of anything that might happen.  Peace of mind for us.  

 

Mom says she wants the same thing as last year; a bigger house (that's not MacGyvere'd together) and Summer!  Since a new house is way out of the budget for anyone and I doubt anyone in the crew is a weather god, I'll have to go with something else.  She's currently using a second hand 2006 MacBook we got from a repair shop a friend worked at.  It doesn't have a battery, it's power cable is fraying, she's afraid of turning it off, Apple no longer supports the system, it is incredibly slow to the point where basic internet browsing is a problem and online banking is becoming a problem because no one supports the browsers/OS.  I think I'll have to replace it in the next two years as is, I doubt it will live much longer.  

 

http://www.amazon.com/X551MA-Laptop-Intel-Celeron-500GB/dp/B00SV72ZA2/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449143690&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=Asus+F205TA-FD0064TS

 

Seems to be a decent option for the price.  It doesn't have an ssd but it's not a chromebook and I won't have to go out and buy more storage for her if she runs out immediately.  I'll look into a family NAS at some point.

 

 

 

A number of replies look suspiciously like gift ideas the user wants for themselves, but LMG will be the ones to judge.

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I would love to give my mom a  ZenFone 2 Laser because she is still using a very old crappy nokia phone that has a .3 megapixel rear camera and doesn't pickup calls for most of the time. It would be a great christmas gift for her. Thank you.

 

 

Amazon Link:   http://www.amazon.com/ZenFone-Laser-Unlocked-Smartphone-Storage/dp/B015AH8TQE/ref=sr_1_2?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1449187486&sr=1-2&keywords=zenfone+2+laser

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Id get my grandpa a universal remote.  He isnt too far lost in the tech world, he just got a 4k tv and a sound system and he's trying to learn to juggle all his remotes. Hes getting the hang of it but I think this would get him farther faster.  He got introduced to Netflix this summer and him and my grandma are obsessed.  They love the walking dead and he especially likes all the old western shows.  

 

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-650-Remote-Control/dp/B004OVECU0/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1449186035&sr=1-4&keywords=universal+remote

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I would get a Google onhub router for my parents.  The wifi back home went out so

they went without wifi for 2 months because they couldn't figure out how to reset the 

router.  Being able to change the settings from my phone would help (and the fact

that it is extremely user friendly).  They've also had the same router for like 5 years

that can't even reach my room when I'm right under the router.  

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Wireless-Router-Firewall-SRT-AC1900/dp/B017C0HZEO/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1449129808&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=OnHub+Wireless+Router+from+Google


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I'd give a good friend and classmate of mine a D-Link AC3200 Ultra router, because the Wifi at his dorm is not simply bad,  it's down right TERRIBLE. And since we come there a lot (it's a nexus point between the school and our other dorms) to play D&D or just to chill, good internet is a must.

 


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My dad, 68, was once an assisting teacher in computing back when computers were bigger than a small house and had punched cards instead of keyboards and screens.

But today, he own a phone smarter than him and barely know how to use Windows and Internet (read: browser) for accessing the already too complicated Facebook.

If I had to find a nice tech gift to give him, it would be a Chromebook. No Windows, no updates that break stuff, no antivirus, no calling me in panic because of a Windows-error-message-that-I-don't-know-what-it-says-and-I-don't-want-to-loose-my-music.

 

I would go with an Asus Chromebook Flip for the model because it have a touchscreen which is very user friendly and the tablet/tent modes are great for media consumption.

This will also be a better choice than an iPad/tablet because of the keyboard and "full laptop" feel (my dad hate changing his habits) but still allows him to video-call the family and play Sudoku/Solitaire games like a normal tablet.

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I'd like to give my dad a set of wireless headphones, namely, the sennheiser RS 175 RF, because he's really into music but hasn't gotten a decent pair of headphones

amazon: link

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I have been wanting to get my dad a ups for a while. He works from home and when we lose power he loses any work he forgot to save. I'm also worried about not having his nas hooked up to a ups as that is where most of our family photos and other important things are. We do some backups to the cloud but we don't have enough space so it only ends up being the most important photos and documents. 

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My parents own a business so they need to make backups pretty often.  They've been using the same old toshiba external harddrive forever and don't back up often enough.  I would get them a WD my cloud nas because they're supposed to be easy to use and I would hope that they would be inclined to use it very often.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Personal-Network-Attached-Storage/dp/B00ITI05CS?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAJM4NKIQGABP2PIRA&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ITI05CS&tag=thewire06-20&ascsubtag=WC201

 

This link defaults to the 4TB 2 drive one, but the 4TB SINGLE drive one is far less expensive and would take up much less space.


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Hi, 

I would like to get a tablet for my mom since she's been on the fence for a long time about getting one and I think she would really like it.

http://www.amazon.com/Nvidia-Shield-8-0-Inch-Tablet-Version/dp/B0171BS9CG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449191493&sr=8-1&keywords=Nvidia+Shield+K-1+8.0-Inch+32+GB+Tablet

 

If that isn't possible, since according to amazon that product is out of stock, I would like to get a second monitor for my brother since he has been getting into video editing and is always complaining about not having enough space on his one monitor. 

http://www.amazon.com/VS248H-P-1920x1080-DVI-D-Back-lit-Monitor/dp/B0058UUR6E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449193184&sr=8-1&keywords=ASUS+VS248H-P

 

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Every year I look for a cool, unique and useful gift for my family, however, they never seem willing to try something too "difficult".  I think they would love the simplicity and ease of use from the Amazon Echo and use it often.  I am there go to person for technology issues, however I live at college 8 months of the year, so something like Amazon Echo could help because they could just talk to it.  The speaker function would be a great addition to their parties because my parents seem to love only playing the same  3 CDs every time they have people over.  Being a college kid, I'd love to buy them an Amazon Echo, however, I am a little strapped for cash so when I saw this contest I figured I'd give it a shot.  Luckily, the Echo is well under the 300$ limit for this contest.  Merry Christmas all, and good luck to everyone that enters.

-Derek

 

http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-SK705DI-Echo/dp/B00X4WHP5E

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My brother has been doing some gigs using some crappy headphones that are starting to break up because all that jumping in clubs, and I think he deserves some better ones that could survive through his lifetime while providing good audio...

And since Linus liked these ones I think they would be a good fit for him.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-8-DJ-Headphones/dp/B00HVI1FBM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449193328&sr=8-1&keywords=dj8

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An xperia z3
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Unlocked-Smartphone-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B010MGC16W/

For my mother who still uses an original samsung gaxlay as her main phone.

I have had to repair software faults on it 13 times and it is becoming difficult for her to use.


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I would get them the Nest Thermostat becasue it will allow a lot better control over their A/C while being simple to use. they also have a Nest smoke alarm already so it should be with in their reach to set up.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Nest-Learning-Thermostat-3rd-Generation/dp/B0131RG6VK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449193808&sr=8-1&keywords=nest


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I would like to get my Fiance a pair of wireless earbuds specifically for running. Every once in a while she will conplain about her earbuds getting yanked out during a run and I figure a nice set of wireless ones would solve this problem. As a bonus these even have a heart rate monitor built in for extra training goodness.

 

http://www.amazon.ca/Jabra-Wireless-Earbuds-Heartrate-Packaging/dp/B00X142N1G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449193863&sr=8-1&keywords=jabra+sports+pulse

 

 

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