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Tech Gifts for Non-techies Giveaway!

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I'd get my girlfriend a Garmin Vivosmart(fitness tracker). Despite being last years model, I think it has the best features for the size of the device. My girlfriend has small arms so I don't think some of the bigger looking fitness trackers would look very good on her even if they are better choices overall. She's very active at the gym so I thought this would be ideal.


In addition, I thought about getting her some type small portable music player for the gym because she currently has an old iPod from 7-8 years ago and while it works, the whole getting the music onto the player and off the player using iTunes isn't very friendly to her. I was thinking some type of MTP/MSC device so she can just drag and drop any music she wants onto her device. Something like a Sandisk Sansa Clip+ but that is fairly old(2009?). I'm not sure if there is anything more recent that fits the bill as that really isn't something I ever kept up with.


Regardless, here's the link for the Garmin Vivosmart:



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I want to get my parents an VIZIO D39h-C0 39-Inch 720p LED TV (2015 Model).  The reason i'm getting this is because in my basement is where we watch movies because it is comfortable and nice down there, but the TV is a big box TV with an included VCR and DVD player. I also want to hook up a home theater system, but ill do that with my own money.( by my one money i mean my parents money). Here's the link VVVVV






Hope i win

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I'd get my mom a new monitor. Her current monitor is about eight years old and was behind the times when it was bought. From time to time it completely freaks out and I don't think it will last much longer. It also turns out my mother has got issues with her back, so a monitor with adjustable height and pivot would be a godsend for her. 




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I would install a new graphics card to my brothers computer, because he is still running an HD6670 and complaining about bad framerates in FIFA16 even on low settings.


Did i got it right, that it's only one gift under $300?

If not this would be nice for him also:


But it's fully optional as i'm not sure with the rules.

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For a tech based gift for a non tech-savvy person an easy choice would be Sony's PlayStation 4. With its price being $299 even at Gamestop, it's a system that fits the budget and definitely shows what tech can do. With its high-res graphics and amazing overall quality both in game and not, it easily displays the capability of modern day technology. The content for the PS4 opens a door to almost endless imagination, from vast desolated post apocalyptic worlds to fictional alien planets where fights with laser blasters and men in white suits commence. From what we see in the future of PlayStation, there's even a game that will simulate the entire universe. To see these things commence on your screen, to have the power to make your dreams come to life, would indefinitely make a non tech-savvy person embrace the truth of what technology can really do. That is why I choose the Sony PlayStation 4 console as the perfect holiday gift to help non tech-savvy people experience what we geeks and nerds do on the daily :D

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I would get the Amazon Echo for my wife. She always has her hands busy with our daughter, cooking, cleaning, and being awesome. She loves music, but right now she just uses the music on her phone. I know she would love it if she had a device that could turn on music when ever she wanted, as well as many other things. If I was able to get this for her, I would eventually purchase some of the smart light fixtures so that when she walked in the door, she could turn on any light in the house she wanted to. She's very hard working, but not a huge tech person like me, so something as automated as the Echo would be perfect.



It is currently listed as 179.99, so if it's possible to throw in some of the home automation switches, that would be awesome too. They are 36.98, so 3 could be purchased and the total would be $290.00.

I see the contest is for a gift, so I'm not sure if including the switches counts.


Thanks again for doing this contest guys!



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This one is for my whole family, an OnHub router, we have a great internet connection but because of our crappy ISP provided router we can't even stream video from one device to another.

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Hey guys, 

I'm going to start off with a little story for some background of my gift.


 My name is Sean (Hi!). I'm a 15 year old who lives in Illinois and the it would be truly amazing if you guys would pick me. The gift is for my stepfather, Keith. Ever since I was five, when my parents divorced, my family of six (originally five) has been supported and loved by this man. We've had a lot of difficulty through the past ten years, with the decline in the economy, the death of my sister, and various struggles along the windy road of life. At first, I hated Keith. He was my worst enemy. Who was he to make me work around the house, help keep the walls up and the roof down? My brother, now off on his own adventure, made me hate him - all for nothing. I looked up to my brother because I though he was all I had. In the past few years, Keith and I have grown very close. I finally understood what an amazing person he was; How much he'd given up to keep us afloat and we owe our lives to him because of that. Times are hard and I'm young so I haven't been able to gather much of any funds for gifts to my family, but I'd absolutely love if Keith could get something he'd love and deserve. 


I'm not 100% sure what he'd like best. He enjoys gaming, has recently been talking about getting something that can play Netflix on our TV, he's always been a fan of good music so maybe some speakers or earbuds. I'll let you awesome people pick, as I'm sure you'd all have a better idea of what to get him.


Thanks a whole ton, guys. LTT has been my favorite YouTube channel ever since I discovered it about 9 months ago. Thanks for making awesome videos that keep informed and happy, you guys really have made an awesome contribution to my free time. 


And last of all, Merry Christmas, Haunika, or whatever else you may celebrate and happy new year.

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Well, my mom isn't necessarily a techie..well..at all. She really needs to get to know more about technology since we are in that age. My mom plays her games like candy crush and all that on my sisters iPad, which, only for a little bit because my sister is always on it. The whole family kind of has their own devices like iPads, tablets, and PC's, but my mom just has here phone which is barely used. I think it would make her happy and get a bit more techie-er if she had her own proper device to play around with and do what ever. It would definitely make my life a lot easier. ;)

Instead of an iPad, though, I was thinking more of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7-Inch maybe with the pen since it's in your guys budget ($299 before sale ends and before tax and shipping) and has a wonderful, large screen and can pair up with her Galaxy phone. I think it would make her happy since she really doesn't have much tech stuff of her own, and something new and exciting would be great!





Good luck everyone and Merry Christmas and thank you LMG!

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If I had $300.00 USD to use, I would build my mom a computer and preload it with a bunch of her favorite games, videos and music to listen to because a lot of her tech has been taking a crap on her lately and she doesn't have any source of entertainment and let's be honest, board games can only be replayed so many times before you go insane haha. I really appreciate the fact that you're doing this giveaway though, Merry Christmas, Linus! Can't wait to see what videos you have for the upcoming Holiday's this year. Plus a bonus is she could finally watch your videos to learn a thing or two about what's happening in the tech world so I don't have to tare my hair out trying to teach her! I hope that a "wish list" is acceptable on Amazon, it comes to just barley under $300.00 USD at the time of this post: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2XXO3CDKZ4VE/ref=cm_wl_huc_view I have some ram laying around that would work and a 1GB 7770 that should be perfect for her, she doesn't do anything super intensive so I see no problems with this build.

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Processor: I7 4790k @ 4.6 ghz

Ram: 32 gb of Avexir DDR3 ram

GPU: Sapphire Nitro R9-390

PSU: 850w corsair RM series

CPU Cooler: H100i gtx

Case: Master case pro 5

Monitor: LG 29UM67P

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My dad is awesome and really active, he loves running and hes already 65 years old, i would love to give him a Fitness watch like the Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch, because he gonna get a great use out of it, to track running sessions and keep heart rate in check.



Thanks for the giveaway guys, keep up the good work

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my dad needs a pair of headphones, he gets to work on a bus and then a train and uses crappy little in ear buds to listen to music, so I'd love if he got a pair of Bose quiet comfort headphones, im from the UK so not sure what link to send lol 

I'll link US and UK amazon :D







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Hey, Linus


I am a new subscriber to your channel on youtube including "LinusTechTips" and "TechQuickie" i enjoyed your content so much. I would have some comments on that "whole room water cooling" given, that i am Molecular Biologist going into Bioinformatics. :)


So my idea for this christmas is to present my fiance a Shit stack (Schiit Stack) :D The name is fabulous.

Recently i bought her ATH-M20x (Audio-Technika) headphones and she found her music all over again. Given she was going through some rough paches in her life recently i was very happy to give her a gift of music. My idea is to amplify her experience of her favourite music with one, and only - Schiit Stack.


Here are the links:




(We are located in Europe, still hoping to get picked)


Best Regards,



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BenQ RL2755HM http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-RL2755HM-27-inch-Official-Monitor/dp/B00RORBPCO/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1449787659&sr=1-4&keywords=1440p+monitor


For my best friend who is dealing with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. His name is Sam if you are interested :)

PROJECT Simplifyi5-4690K OC'd @ 4.2 GHz | GTX 760 | Ballistix Sport 8 GB | ASRock Z97M-ITX/AC | Corsair H80i GT | SilverStone SG13B |

UPCOMING| RX Series GPU | Mechanical Keyboard | Mirrorless Camera | 

VIDEO KIT: Canon SX520 HS | Opteka "Glidecam" | Zoom H5 | Shure SM58 | 

I'm 16 and I like to think I'm good at videography.

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well I have chosen an oled Dell Monitor with a resolution of 1920x1200,its really great for work,youtube and sometime gaming!




This monitor is ment for my dad becuase of a mistake we made when we bought him an intel nuc,when we bought the NUC(core i5 6260U,8GB Ram),we came back home trying it out on our LG Flatron L1960TR monitor 1280x1024 monitor(which is great btw),and we noticed a bit of a hicup on the monitor,the monitor wont even turn on!,I went tried it on my pc:nada,didnt work...we realised that the monitor has died becuase my sister accidently spilled water on it.

so thats basicliy it,a broken monitor and a new one would be god damn amazing.

marry christmas Nick :D



  • CPU
    i3 3220 3.3GHz
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    8GB no name
  • GPU
    Radeon HD 4870
  • Case
    Thermaltake Core V21
  • Storage
    1TB HDD, 700gb HDD, 320gb HDD and 256gb SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX600
  • Display(s)
    Flatron L1960TR , MAG MS776I , ViewSonic VA903m ( all of them are 1280x1024,dad found em) and a Fujicom FJ-32V TV
  • Cooling
    1 200M front fan, and unknowen CPU tower(low profile)
  • Keyboard
    HP QY776AT
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    LUOM G10
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    Jamo E 4 CEN, Jamo E470 and Jamo E410 with a KENWOOD S505D
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My parents have tons of old family movies and videos that they like to show their friends, visitors, and send to family, but they have no good way of accessing them. At the moment, they have to dig through a box of numbered flashdrives and figure out which one is from the period they are looking for. I would like to get my mom and dad a WD 4tb My Cloud NAS, so they will be able to find their pictures and movies, and not have to worry about ruining their flash storage. http://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Personal-Network-Attached-Storage/dp/B00ITI05CS/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1449787685&sr=1-5&keywords=western+digital+network

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My dad is hard of hearing, and even with his closed back headphones and the volume all the way up on his computer, he still can barely hear a thing. He is a habitual netflix watcher, and without an amp such as the asgaurd 2, he can't watch some of his favorite shows without difficulty.


Schiit asgaurd 2:


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