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


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    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


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    My work gave me a Chromecast. Great little gadget that's just going to get better.
  3. andy2141 macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2010
    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


    Jun 12, 2012
    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


    Jul 5, 2009
    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
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013

    Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

    Jun 26, 2012
    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


    Sep 8, 2011
    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


    Jun 18, 2009
    City of Angels
    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

    Mar 26, 2010
    Nexus 7 in good condition (finally!!!).

    Now thinking of Nexus 5 or LG G2 to replace my SGS3.
  10. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    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


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    I buy my own tech toys. Picked up a Nexus 7, chromecast, and Nokia 520.
  12. DeathChill macrumors 68000

    Jul 15, 2005
    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

    Feb 4, 2012
    Bought myself a moto x, customized and with 32gb of storage, will be arriving tomorrow #
  14. Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    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 G3


    Apr 8, 2013
  16. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2011
    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


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    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


    Aug 17, 2007
  19. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    Me too :D

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


    Jun 12, 2012
    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.
  21. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
  22. flybub macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2011
    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


    Dec 7, 2007
    Arlington, Va
    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


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    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


    Jun 12, 2012
    I got my GFs little girl a 3ds with that Mario RPG game. I freaking hate'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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