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Old 12-21-2007, 08:19 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Any good ideas for a last minute computer-related gift under $100 for a 30 YO self-taught techie? And what about a magazine that I could subscribe to for him? which ones are best? He uses Linux, if that makes any dif.
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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If he doesn't already have it . . . a fancy mouse; an external hard drive (you can get a nice one for right around $100); a wireless keyboard; new speakers?; Photoshop; game software.

PC World would be as good a general magazine choice as any, I guess. Or maybe Computer Shopper.
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Spend 179.99 for a Chumby!!!

http://www.linux.com/feature/119766

http://www.linux.com/var/uploads/Image/articles/119766-1.jpg (broken link)

http://www.chumby.com/
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:35 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Spend 179.99 for a Chumby!!!

http://www.linux.com/feature/119766

http://www.linux.com/var/uploads/Image/articles/119766-1.jpg (broken link)

http://www.chumby.com/

LOL, even after going to the website, I have no idea what that thing is!

He has a birthday in January, I could just give him his smaller gifts with a note that the rest will come on his birthday....IF, that is, I knew what a Chumby is/does.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Well, if he's techie, you might also consider a GPS unit. They've gotten considerably cheaper.

What does he like to do? We could probably give you better recommendation if we knew a little more about his interests. For example, is he a gamer? There's all sorts of stuff for gamers.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:09 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I don't know what his interests are related to the computer. He loves the hardware, I know. Wants a tech station, but I don't know what that is. My 14YO said it is something that you put pieces of a computer on, without the case. (?!)
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Chillicothe, IL
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Give him a Newegg gift certificate. That would be the best gift ever. I'm a techie as well.
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Old 12-22-2007, 01:59 PM
 
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As a slightly older self-taught techie I'd appreciate a gift card for my favorite computer joint. There are, however, dangers inherent with gift cards. Or just the cash that I could add to some of my own to get a "toy" I can't afford yet.

If he stores or transfers large amounts of data a 8GB or 16GB usb drive would be cool. Read the reviews on Newegg for good advice. - True for any goodie you're thinking about BTW.
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:58 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Thank you for all the help finding something that my son will like.

Because his birthday is a week away, I spent the extra money and got him the Chumby. It will be here in a couple of days. I printed out the info on it and he is really excited about it. He just called me a few hours ago and said he went to their website and is even more excited because of all the widgets you can add to it.

The best part for me was that I FINALLY got him something tech-related that he didn't know about- score one for mom! And his cousins always get the newest things first and they had not heard of it....score two for mom!

Another gift-related Q- I received a Garmin Nuvi 200 and was wondering if I should upgrade it to one that has an MP3 player. I figure that it would be one less gadget to schlepp around and don't need tons of storage. What do you think?
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Old 12-25-2007, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Just buy him a gift card for Amazon. Or if you want to be really cool maybe Thinkgeek.com?
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