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10 Great Tech Gifts For Under $100
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Angelfuego
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11/27/2015 | 7:51:55 AM
Gadget gifts
Thanks! I was unaware of that these gadgets even exist! Perfect timing to put this article out as well. It gave me gift ideas for Christmas, and you can't go wrong with the prices of these gadgets. I really like the doodle pen.
Angelfuego
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11/27/2015 | 7:55:49 AM
Re: Gadget gifts
I wonder if the Nest Protect also serves as a carbon monoxide alarm. If it does, then I think Nest Protect has a shot. Personally, I don't think I will look into purchasing this item. Fortunately, my current alarm is a dual fire and carbon monoxide alarm in one. Also, the alarm is piercing!
Thomas Claburn
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11/27/2015 | 6:11:19 PM
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Nest Protect does detect carbon monoxide.
SachinEE
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11/28/2015 | 12:03:29 PM
Re: Gadget gifts
@angelfuego: I wonder if yours can detect a gas leak.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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11/27/2015 | 9:53:31 AM
Re: Gadget gifts
Thing Explainer reminds me of the time -- before the inernet -- when I spoke to a friend about finding the source of a quote. She had a book that covered that kind of thing (not a quotation book but a general reference source for finding these things). I think it may have been

An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned but Probably Didn't


These days, though, you can usually find out just about anything by doing a search online.
SachinEE
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11/28/2015 | 12:01:59 PM
Re: Gadget gifts
@Angelfuego: Gifting and The Steampunk Watch are two words that don't go in the same line. So if I went to buy it for somebody, greed would take over and I would end up buying it for myself. Come on its so cool!
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yalanand,
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11/29/2015 | 7:32:04 AM
Re: Gadget gifts
Detecting a gas leak is easy, if not already implemented by home smoke alarm systems. My building however, cannot detect.
yalanand
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11/29/2015 | 7:34:20 AM
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@SachinEE: Indeed that watch looks unique. Not for a guy like me though. If I was twenty years younger, maybe. This watch would get so much attention if I gift this on Christmas.
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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12/19/2015 | 9:37:31 PM
Re: Gadget gifts
@SachinEE, lol. I can relate to the greed taking over when trying to shop foor someone else, but not when it comes to The Steampunk Watch. It doesn't appeal to me.
StaceyE
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11/30/2015 | 11:07:58 PM
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The Jawbone fitness tracker is at the top of my list to Santa Clause!
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11/27/2015 | 10:57:22 AM
Is it bad that none of these appeal to me?
Except maybe the activity tracker. But I'm a runner so I already have a Garmin. Still, there is that weird techie/exercise twist to it that makes it interesting... 
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11/27/2015 | 11:57:03 AM
Re: Is it bad that none of these appeal to me?
I think the best one is the programming set for kids.  Today's kids really have some nice kits that make programming such a  fun activity.  If schools are promoting programming at younger age, they have a lot of tools to get kids interested.  Are there any teachers that have use such set among their students?
SachinEE
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11/28/2015 | 11:59:10 AM
Re: Is it bad that none of these appeal to me?
@pedro: I would surely be giving kids in my family this programming kit. Earlier to this year I gave a Raspberry Pi basic to a kid but he couldn't quite work it out because he found it not intriguing. This programming kit would probably be the end of my problems.
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11/30/2015 | 4:43:16 PM
Re: Is it bad that none of these appeal to me?
I really liked the Lego Mindstorms. It comes with their own language and you can build robots really easily.  What kid does not like to build their own robot?  I wish they had such tools when i was learning programming, it would have made the experience much pleasant.
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11/30/2015 | 11:09:36 PM
Re: Is it bad that none of these appeal to me?
Funny, that was the only item I really found appealing too. However the universal plug-in adapter would be a great gift for a friend of mine!
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Technocrati,
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12/1/2015 | 7:43:05 PM
Re: Is it bad that none of these appeal to me?

I really like the Cron Daemon, but I doubt it  would make it through a week of wear.

StaceyE
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12/31/2015 | 3:16:50 PM
Re: Is it bad that none of these appeal to me?
Yeah you are probably right....
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11/27/2015 | 11:12:01 AM
Thanks
Thanks a lot, I didn't know what to get to my brother, he is really found of new technology 
SachinEE
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11/28/2015 | 12:04:45 PM
Re: Thanks
Yes this article really helped a lot in finding out the perfect sub $100 gift I want to give.
SachinEE
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11/28/2015 | 12:12:01 PM
Go anywhere plug
Since I travel a lot I needed a universal plug for charging my laptop and phone. Thank god this saves me from all the troubles of buying a new Port every time I go to a new continent.
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yalanand,
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11/29/2015 | 7:29:48 AM
Re: Go anywhere plug
@SachinEE: probably the invention of the new decade is that go anywhere socket. It comes as a blessing for frequent travellers.
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nasimson,
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11/28/2015 | 8:33:57 PM
Time machine
CronDemon is a fabulous piece of retro. Those Vacuum tubes are a jaw dropper. But wearing one would make you look like coming straight of a time machine.
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nasimson,
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11/28/2015 | 8:45:37 PM
Lil'Mib has little value
Lil'Mib is a flop. When you can Scribble on a post it. When you can send a voice note from what's app.. Why would you still buy a LilMib that is clumsy and does only one thing.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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11/29/2015 | 7:35:19 AM
Programming kits vs Lego
Programming kits are good. Lego's are awesome.
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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12/1/2015 | 7:48:17 PM
VR can Wait .....

The Gear VR is tempting but I am not that crazy about VR at the moment, I think I can find a better way to spend 99 bucks.



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