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What tech gifts did you guys get for Xmas 2012 ?

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Logitech MX Anywhere mouse. I previously was using its predecessor the VX Nano (best mouse ever, weighted scrolling ftw!), but it broke and I had to switch to a bluetooth mouse. Said bluetooth mouse was quite jittery, so to have a smooth cursor again is just awesome. Its just as amazing as its predecessor was.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007PJ4Q4A/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

(Yes, I am one of those crazies who prefer a smaller laptop mouse, the full-size ones are just too big!)
 
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a mini helicopter(whitch is interesting to fly)difficult at best but fun
move controllers for the ps3(2)very cool interface controller
think wii , its the same thing
 
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I got an LG 22 inch IPS display, with gift cards and money: a Seagate Back Up Plus 1TB external hard drive for my hack, and it kinda counts, for my birthday in a few days I got the Intel Core i5 3570K!
 

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I actually bought these for myself but still xmas gifts in my mind!

I got myself the 2012 Mac Mini and the Thunderbolt monitor.

I always wanted a real mac and a hackintosh at the same time.

This Mac Mini is a good performer, but its a one-off purchase that I will never repeat.

I have replaced the internal HDD with a Sandisk Extreme 240Gb SSD, so its super fast and totally quiet - the maglev fan works very well and very quiet. It has exactly the right balance of connectors that I wanted and it is super cute sat underneath the monitor. My only negative about it is the fact there is no discreet graphics chip, just the HD4000. The HD4000 works just fine and drives the Thunderbolt monitor with ease, so overall a very good combination.

The monitor is a super piece of kit; and it needs to be for the price. But as we all know, you do pay a lot for the design and aesthetics of Apple kit, and this is no exception. The screen image is crisp as is normally the case for IPS panels, nice and even, and there is no monitor 'noise' which you do get with some IPS displays.

I have a couple of USB3 external drives which I have taken into use for storing backups of my stuff and they work flawlessly and at good speeds too!

Together with my existing keyboard (Logitech K750 - Mac Version), its a very nice setup and visually very appealing.

From the library of programs that I use, it runs every one of them with aplomb; no slow downs, crashes, spinning wheels or anything of that nature.

So in summary, a very nice setup that was expensive but does the job perfectly and is a joy to work with :)

The hackintosh that will eventually complement it will take some time to complete as Im waiting to see if anyone comes out with a mini-itx motherboard that has a thunderbolt connector. The only potential one so far is one of the Intel NUC boards, but Ive decided against that one.

In the meantime though, Im happy to work solely with the real Apple kit I now have.

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I got the ARM Samsung Chromebook, a Raspberry Pi, a new graphics card for my Hackintosh, and a few other things. I bought myself an iPad Mini.
 
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My wife got me a pair of Bose noise cancelling headphones which were sent back. $300 for a pair of headphones I'd never actually use seemed batty. Besides, I'd already bought myself plenty of presents with a 3770k, Z77X-UP5-TH mobo, GTX 670 FTW, and a Corsair H100i cooler!

Snagged some gift cards from "Santa" for Amazon, and got myself a Seagate Thunderbolt adapter as well, that I use with an SSD for work.
 
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I got 16 gigs of GSkill RAM, bought myself a Seagate 1TB Barracuda and a Corsair CX500 PSU, and got a gift card for Amazon.
 
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