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Tech Gifts for Non-techies Giveaway!

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The internet in our house is slow because of a cheap old WI-FI Router. Alot of people use the Wi-Fi and it is SLOWWWWW so I want to gift my entire family a brand new router to make everybody happy if all of them use the Wi-Fi at once.

 

So I saw this http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-AC3200-Tri-Band-Router-DIR-890L/dp/B00PVD81MK/ref=sr_1_18?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1449868739&sr=1-18&keywords=router

(I dont know if this is in the correct currency as I live in New Zealand)

 

Thanks Guys for the past give-aways its always fun to try my luck in them ;)

 

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My parents are always paraniod about backing up data, which is important to do, but it gets a bit excessive in their case. They currently have an ancient Apple Time capsule, but they barely use Apple products. I would give my parents a NetGear Wifi Router that comes with a 1TB backup drive. That would allow them to have decent internet speed and range as well as a good backup option for all of their devices. Their old time capsule router/backup drive has such poor range they only have wifi in half the house and it is really time for an upgrade.

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01604NLZU/ref=twister_B00VN0II8M?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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I would like to gift my father a new NAS since the old one just gave up this year (for god's sake the data on the hdds wasn't screwed up and we managed to rescue it) and currently he fumbles around with his usb hard drive what is just inconvenient when he wants to watch a movie or backup his data.

 

Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FWUQNDQ/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&tag=linustechtips-20

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I would like to get a new wireless router like http://amzn.com/B00K3EPYP4 for my parents because they are currently using a router provided by the service provider and it is horrid and ancient. Also they still pay for it in their monthly bill as a rental. They are using more and more wireless devices like a smart t.v., smart phones, ipads and laptops, and the current router they use keeps over heating an crapping out on them and they call me over every time to reset it.

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My brother , who is crazy in gaming (First person shooter) need a graphics card badly. he plays CS:GO at 20 fps.Currently he is with a poor graphics card that came along with his pre-build computer.This will be best gift for this Christmas   :)

 

Merry Christmas for all.

 

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N750-TF-2GD5-OC/dp/B00LUY705S/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449868828&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=twin+frozr+750+ti

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I want to give this gift to my Dad.

 

Because he still uses those old cassette types recorder when he's asking interviews. I encourage him to buy a digital recorder like  zoom h4n but he said it's expensive, he was starting to get interested in audio systems, he is a hobbyists in terms of Audio.. but not in digital way. =)) i.e those crips and warm sound from an analog mixer are the best when he mixed it.  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

 

http://www.amazon.com/Tascam-DR-70D-4-Channel-Recorder-Patriot/dp/B00V7SULMQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1449870109&sr=1-4&refinements=p_36%3A20000-30000

 

Incase that one is not available anymore. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/TASCAM-DR-60DmkII-DSLR-Audio-Recorder/dp/B00MIXFBL0/ref=sr_1_4?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1449870400&sr=1-4

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If i won i would like to give my brother a Sennheiser HD 6 Mix Headphones because he does allot of video editing and he had a rough year due to work and family and he loves listening to music and it would be awesome if he got these for Christmas. I want to say thanks to the Linus tech tips crew for making this contest possible for everyone to enter for chance to win something for their family or friends good luck to everyone !!

http://www.amazon.ca/Sennheiser-HD-Mix-DJ-Headphones/dp/B00I51HUL8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449871389&sr=8-1&keywords=sennheiser+hd6+mix

Merry Christmas

 

 

 

 
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I'd really like to give my mother a 1080p TV

She currently uses a 768p screen and because of her visibility disorder she needs to stay literally in front of the TV just to enjoy her shows. I'd like to have her at least get a decent experience rather than a blurry image in front of her nose.

Link to what seems to be a good TV:http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-32LF5600-32-Inch-1080p/dp/B00TRQPYFY/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1449871465&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=LG+Electronics+32LF5600


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As a college student I left my parents house to pursue my dream of becoming a computer engineer, but since I'm the only one in my family who knows how to deal with electronics and I can't visit them often I get an unreasonable amount of phone calls asking to diagnose networking issues. This is where the On-hub Wireless Router from Google and TP-LINK comes in. With this new gadget I will be able to diagnose and resolve issues even when I'm out of the city. No more of those long and tedious phone calls, I finally think I found the one object that will bring peace not only to my dear parents, but also to the cell towers with absurd amount of talk time.

 

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013ALA9LA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=A2F6E975V906X0

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An android phone for my mom. She never used it and still using an old nokia phone....

Android phones such as one plus x would  be a better option.

Thanks Linus.....

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Asus Zenfone 2 for my grandmother who has a horrible old samsung android phone that she can barely see and crashes so much its unusable

$199​

 

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Great Giveaway, I like the idea very much!

This year, I would love to give a Logitech Harmony 950 remote control to my parents, as they use a variety of different media systems and have to use several remote controls just to watch TV, and don't get how to use all of them. So they call very frequently and ask me to help them, to watch TV. This remote-control would solve the problem and they can watch TV without my help.

 

Thanks again for the giveaway and Merry Christmas to all of you!

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I'd gift a new M.2 SSD to my sister (we like to call her the Odd Tree) to put in her G771, that I recommended her buy... that she says turns on slow (all the computers in our house are SSD driven except hers). My parents, having spent the pile of $ on her laptop already didn't want to spend extra to get this "non-essiential item" for her. I've selected an Intel SSD strictly because of their industry reputation for reliability; afterall, she does use this laptop for school day-in-day-out.

 

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.ca/Intel-Solid-State-1-Inch-SSDSCKJW240H601/dp/B00UL51CI8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449873463&sr=8-2&keywords=Intel+M.2+SSD 

 

 

Happy Holiday's y'all!

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A pair of Beyerdynamic 990s would be an awesome gift for my cousin. He is the type that thinks Beats sounds good. I gotta correct him in that. Tho preferably the 32 ohm version as I don't think he has the amp to drive anything else.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-990-Premium-32-Headphones/dp/B0024NK344/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449874652&sr=8-2&keywords=beyerdynamic+990


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I want to get a soundbar for my grandma's new tv. It was impressive to me that, being 80 years old, she learned to use the netflix app on it, but she always complains about the speakers not being loud enough.

Thanks for doing this giveaway!

 

 

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-ATS-1030-R-Factory-Recertified-Bluetooth/dp/B00UAYZWCC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449874776&sr=8-1&keywords=yamaha+ats-1030-r

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This year, I would buy my grandfather who works mostly from home an Dell S2415H 24 inch monitor because right now he's running on an ancient 4:3 Dell monitor he bought in a bundle with the inspiration 530 he bought in 2007. My runner-up would definitely be the Sennheiser hd 598s for my uncle who has apple ear buds as a music producer.

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zBoost Dual Band Cell Phone Signal Booster for Dad

I would love to be able to get my dad a cell phone signal booster. I'm currently in college and only get to go home every few months. Any time I want to call home or he wants to call me he has to actually drive down the road a ways to get a good enough signal to maintain a phone call. It's really frustrating at times, especially when it's cold outside. The signal booster would allow him to stay at home and use his cell phone.

 

Link: http://amzn.com/B003VOW5WI

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