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

ChazUK

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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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andy2141

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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.
 

mattopotamus

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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
 

tbayrgs

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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).
 

Stooby Mcdoobie

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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.
 
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OhHaiThere

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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.
 

Liquorpuki

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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
 

Sensamic

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

Now thinking of Nexus 5 or LG G2 to replace my SGS3.
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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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.
 

DeathChill

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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!
 

appledes7

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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.
 

mattopotamus

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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.
 

flybub

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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.
 

bryanc28

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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.
 

ChazUK

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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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mattopotamus

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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.
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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