Good $100ish b-day present (computer stuff)

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  1. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Um, I'm not going to tell you who it's for. But, their birthday is coming up, and he.. oh fine, it's me.

    :D

    Anyway, what would be a good computer/tech thing to get for myself?

    I was thinking maybe Harman/Kardon Soundsticks, a new office chair, or maybe a nice wireless keyboard, good for someone who looks at the keys while typing.

    What do you guys think? Keep in mind that this would most likely be an accessory to my ThinkPad t60. or a macBook, maybe, later.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    How old are you turning? Happy Birthday in advance.

    I would say soundsticks because laptop speakers aren't great in general and macbook ones are horrendous. JBL Creatures are equally as good as the Soundsticks and cost less so you should keep those in mind. I don't think a wireless keyboard is really worth it. Chairs are nice, I've been looking to get a replacement myself and I am sure you can find something on sale at staples.

    Do you have an iPod? iPod Speakers are always good.
     
  3. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    iHave an iPod, an iPod touch, and an iPod 5.5G. I will be turning 14.
     
  4. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    If you want something computer related, I recommend a set of new speakers. I have JBL Creatures, and they have been great. I had some problems with buzzing lately, but they are two years old and it seems turning them off solves that. I'm sure they are cheaper than they were a couple of years ago (mine were $100 w/shipping).
     
  5. Shotgun OS macrumors 6502a

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    I recommend the Soundsticks II. Awesome speakers, gread sound, look nice, perfect bass. Happy birthday. :D
     
  6. Prof. macrumors 601

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    How bout a nice.... football.:D

    If you don't have one already, get an iHome.

    Oh, wait... you said computer stuff. Hmhmm. I'll get back to you.
     
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    Do you travel a lot?

    If so, and Airport Express might be good. Just plug in the hotel wired connection, and viola, you now have a wireless network in your hotel room so you can use your laptop anywhere. Very handy and convenient.
     
  8. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Umm, okay. How about you get a new .Mac subscription.
     
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    lol i love my new football, its a wilson 1001. best laces ever, best ball ever for a football....
     
  11. Prof. macrumors 601

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    I was quoting the Santa Clause from "A Christmas Story"
     
  12. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    Is that the new 3GHz quad core with 4GB or RAM? Sweet! (sorry...couldn't resist).

    My suggestion? Really good head phones. I think Apple's are poopy. Alternately, good speakers or the new BT Alum keyboard.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    haha i know, footballs have a stigma for being bad gifts. i love em!


    but really i want an action powered red ryder bb gun:)
     
  14. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Dude, you're 14. Don't be worrying about computer stuff - just enjoy what you have. Buy something that you're passionate about - if you like music, buy something musical. If you like movies, buy a bunch of movies. Life is too short to spend on computers (I just wish I could tell that to myself :p)
     
  15. Prof. macrumors 601

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    My neighbor gave me a football for my birthday when I was younger... I HATED it.
     
  16. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    soundsticks II would be great as a couple people above mentioned. they are over $100 though. You could save it up for the next iPod:D although being 14 myself, I understand the urge to get "something" for your birthday.
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    get a beginner rc airplane. soooo cool

    or get a cool book or an air rifle

    oooh a paintball gun!
     
  18. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    OK guys, now it's time to let the cat out of the bag- again. It's for my dad to buy me, he has absolutely no idea what to get meso I told him I'd post a thread here.
     
  19. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Office chair is always a good idea, and the bonus: it doesn't get obsolete when a new revision comes out! :D

    I recently bought the "Markus" from Ikea and can highly recomend it.

    Here is a picture:

    http://www.acasadiguf.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/markus.JPG

    It's sooooo comfortable, and it doesn't look too big and massive like many other chairs of its size.
     
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    You are absolutely right. Actually, a very nice friend if mine is getting me an MX Revolution for my birthday- I'm psyched!

    To taylorwilsdon- I am not incredibly interested in much besides computers. I love music but I have enough iTunes giftcards to last a lifetime. Thank you though!
     

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