Non-iOS based XMAS gifts - what did you get?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ChazUK, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Did you get a new Surface? Lumia? Nexus? Galaxy Note? Kindle Fire? Lenovo Yoga? Chrome book? BlackBerry? Share below. :D

    Seeing as it's drawing ever closer to Christmas Day, I'd be interested in which non-iOS devices were given this year.

    My wife has given me mine early this year so I can get it all set up before Christmas Day (she knows how I like to tinker) and so that I can spend all of Xmas day assembling toys and playing with my children and their presents (LEGO Minecraft YAY! :))

    After telling her I wanted either the Acer C720 or an LG Gpad, I received a shiny new GPad yesterday.

    Tried it on stock firmware for the evening to look for ant initial issies with the device and found none.

    Me being me, I've already whacked a custom recovery on there and am running CyanogenMod 11 (KitKat). Fantastic tablet for a present.

    Anyone else get a present early? Got to wait for the big day? What did Santa bring you and what do you expect? :D

    I'd also like to take the opportunity to say happy Christmas to all, its been another fun year on MacRumors with plenty of good tech discussion and banter here.

    Great forum.
     

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  2. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    My work gave me a Chromecast. Great little gadget that's just going to get better.
     
  3. andy2141 macrumors 6502

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    Got to wait for the big day here. Rumour has it the big fella is bringing me a Chromecast and Galaxy Gear.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    A few gifts I bought were chromecast, nexus 7, nintendo 3DS, nexus wireless charger, and a pebble. Gotta love American Express rewards...didn't cost me a penny
     
  5. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    My wife won't even try to surprise me with tech gear and gadgets, admitting full well she has no clue what she's doing so I just 'purchase on her behalf'. ;)

    This years gift was an LG G Pad 8.3 GPE. It actually had a nice side benefit for her as rather than sell my Nexus 7, she inherited it as she was looking to downsize from her iPad 3 (used mostly for reading).
     
  6. Stooby Mcdoobie, Dec 22, 2013
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    Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a Moto G for my wife and a couple other members of the family. Took one out of the box and played around with if for a little while the other day -- great little device.

    Edit: Also got myself an early present in the form of the G Pad GPe. It replaces my iPad mini, which I will be giving to my parents.
     
  7. OhHaiThere macrumors regular

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    Got my wife a brand new car :p

    As far as tech gadgets, got myself a new AC router and a new server. Considered the GPE LG Gpad, but it's not the highest end hardware at a high-end price.
     
  8. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    GF bought me a Surface Pro 2 earlier this year. I told her to count it as my Xmas present

    Bought my homegirl who just got an S4 a Chromecast

    Bought my girlfriend a Paperwhite

    Told my Secret Santa to get me Forza 5
     
  9. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    Nexus 7 in good condition (finally!!!).

    Now thinking of Nexus 5 or LG G2 to replace my SGS3.
     
  10. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    All I want and need is clothes since I rarely shop for them myself. My GF, mother, and sisters are actually good at getting clothes that I like and fit me.

    I get them all tech gifts, jewelry, and stuffed animals that do cute stuff. I dare not even attempt to shop for clothes as a gift for any women unless it's for my GF on valentines day.
     
  11. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I buy my own tech toys. Picked up a Nexus 7, chromecast, and Nokia 520.
     
  12. DeathChill macrumors 68000

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    I bought myself a Synology NAS. I don't know what I'll be getting because it's only the 23rd you monsters!
     
  13. Delorean2006 macrumors 6502a

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    Bought myself a moto x, customized and with 32gb of storage, will be arriving tomorrow #
     
  14. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Im a wait til Xmas type of guy but im not getting any gadgets for Xmas. Got my Nexus 5 before Thanksgiving so im good right now.
     
  15. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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  16. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

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    Like many other, I buy my own tech "gifts". Recently I bought a new SSD, an 840 Evo so now I can use my regular 840 as a Mari cache.
     
  17. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Haha all of us buy our own gifts. The Nexus 7 was my early Xmas present but I also got my oldest daughter an iPhone 5c and my 3 yr old daughter a nabi 2 tablet
     
  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  19. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Me too :D

    Loving it so far! Tech-wise, I think I'm set for quite a while :eek:
     
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I also received a pebble. I didn't think I would use it much, but since setting it up my phone just sits on the table and then I decide if if need to get it. It is really useful. It is nice to see if it just got a useless email, text, or notification that can wait for a response. Also, when driving it is very very convientant. In my line of work I often get emails to call someone and I hate looking at my phone when driving.
     
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    Sammy note 10.1 2014 edition. The verdict is still out on this guy. I think I'd almost rather have an iPad but we'll give it a few more days.
     
  23. bryanc28 macrumors 6502

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    Let's see...I sold iPad Mini and put the money toward an iPad Air
    Parents gave me cash
    Brother gave me a black Nintendo 3DS Xl with a Mario RPG game
    Nephew gave me a Nintendo 2DS with Animal Crossing game

    I'm very grateful for all I received. I just gave out cash/gift cards.

    I tried the Dell Venue 8 with Android, but returned it. Would have loved if the Nexus 7 was actually 8" as I would have bought that instead of the iPad Air.
     
  24. ChazUK thread starter macrumors 603

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    Got an unexpected late XMAS pressie from the wife!

    An Acer C720 like I hinted at. :D

    Already got it dual booting Chrome OS and Ubuntu. Fun little laptop. Time to see how good Haswell can be battery wise.
     

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  25. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I got my GFs little girl a 3ds with that Mario RPG game. I freaking hate it...it's like 99% talking and 1% gameplay!! She got bored after 2 minutes

    I didn't realize it was an RPG so had to get a normal Mario game too...which was a nightmare b.c the Nintendo store got raped.
     

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