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Welcome to the Chat at our weekly Wed 3pm EST (8p GMT)
Hello everyone, glad to be here on the SocialCafe Twitter chat!
This Chat hour we will chat with about gadgets for gifts
Welcome Justin! So excited to have you here!
Enjoyed our interview this morning, Justin. Was just listening to all of your recommendations for gadgets!
I merely scratched the surface (no pun intended), didn't even touch so many categories yet.
During holiday season is "giving back" and chatting abt gift ideas.. today... gadgets
Love your Twitter handle! Is there a story behind that?
Hi Jennifer. Thanks for joining.
RT : During holiday season is "giving back" and chatting abt gift ideas.. today... gadgets
RT : This Chat hour we will chat with about gadgets for gifts
RT : Welcome to the Chat at our weekly Wed 3pm EST (8p GMT)
RT : Welcome Justin! So excited to have you here!
I got that impression. I like what you said about the 7" tablets and portability (and $$) Feel free to share :)
I was thinking that, too, Brad, on the story behind it, Jennifer ;) Welcome, Brad.
haha thanks guys. no real story behind this one
Consumers definitely like a 7" tablet, the smaller size makes it more portable, 10" is great, but can't fit into a purse.
Q1 What types of gadgets and techie gifts interest you? High-tech? Kitchen? Games?
my boyfriend wants the microsoft surface tablet for christmas, but i think we have too many!
A1. Tablets, computers, gaming systems!
I had to buy a bigger purse to fit the tablet.
Due to the extremely limited apps available in Windows App Store, I am delaying interest. More PC like though.
I do like the Windows 8 one interface all devices mentality, looks like the right direction.
Q1: tablets. tablets everywhere.
A1. Cameras too!!! Looking for a good one now!
I don't have a purse :( I just carry around mine in a case like a book under my arm.
true. we have ipads, and a ton of android devices. he just wants the surface to round it out
A1: There is a tablet for any need, it depends on what you want from your tablet which one is right for you.
A1: If you look at raw flexibility, power, specs, Google Nexus 7 wins the 7" tablets over Kindle Fire HD and iPad Mini
RT : During holiday season is "giving back" and chatting abt gift ideas.. today... gadgets
RT : Q1 What types of gadgets and techie gifts interest you? High-tech? Kitchen? Games?
Do you have a link to the Nexus 7 review on your site?
A1 gadgets that help with sound and video recording
A1 This year I've been looking at a lot of headphones. Thinking about Beats by Dre. Any suggestions around $200 range?
Article Which Tablet is right for you http://ow.ly/fEMmn
focuses on 7" tablet showing you all the specs side by side. #s
shared link to comparison, but I haven't physically gotten one to review so my opinion is research based.
i love my nexus 7. although i smashed the screen on my 1st. note to everybody: nexus 7 screens aren't too tough
I love my Behringer Podcast Studio for doing podcasts, AWESOME mic and mixing board.
A1 Wife is trying to decide between the iPad mini & the new Nook HD (she has the Nook Color already). Suggestions?
Nor are iPod/iPhone/iPad screens, my ipod touch shattered on a slight drop of about 4' to the concrete
Good to know! Thanks. But, the price reflects that, right? So, it is a good value, eh?
Is price an option? If you don't care, iPad Mini has thousands of more apps/games available.
Most $500 tablets won't survive a drop either. I hear the Samsung Galaxy S3 is very durable though.
very true. you can tell asus skimped a bit to make the $200 price point, but it's still a fantastic tablet
the nexus 10 is amazing. my bf just got it to replace his asus transformer infinity (which replaced the prime)
the s3 is extremely durable...i dropped it right onto the concrete, not a SINGLE scratch.
Kindle Fire HD is a good tablet, simple interface is appealing to many but compared to Nexus 7 it can't match.
i dropped my iphone 4 off my bed onto carpet and it completely shattered.
I agree, Nexus 10 is superb, the tablet to beat, better resolution than retina and just WOWS!
wow... I would have expected the iPhone to fare better, with carpet..
If I didn't already have an iPad, I would be having the Google Nexus 10. Google play still lacks in tablet apps/games though
it's so perty. i still love my ipad, though...boyfriend keeps telling me to stop living in the past...lol
Not really. She's just used to the nook, but she loves her iPhone. Don't know why she'd want to stay w/ a Nook?
I got a really good Otterbox case for iPhone it survived a few drops without a scratch so far.
Q2 What types of gadgets have you put on your shopping list (for others, or for you)?
When the Nook was $99 on Black Friday from one site, I would have Said GET IT AT THAT, but not when priced same.
I have a 55" LED Samsung TV on my wish list for this year Xmas. I don't have a LED/LCD TV over 32" yet.
I also want a Logitech C920 to do more and better quality vlogs, webcasts..etc
RT : Q2 What types of gadgets have you put on your shopping list (for others, or for you)?
Q2: my dream christmas gift is a samsung smart tv. qwerty remote looks SO COOL
Last but not least, need a new optical mouse, Logitech again here wins me over with the Performance Mouse MX
LOL, that is exactly mine, SmartTV Samsung, except 61xxx series, I don't need 3D or care. 120hz is a must.
Stay tuned for topic announcement about another holiday gift idea next week…
I like my Logitech bluetooth headset, Hmm, I seem to have a pattern with Logitech, they should send me stuff.
Why over an LCD picture frame on wall?
Hi Sheryl! I haven't heard of UBook...
RT : Stay tuned for topic announcement about another holiday gift idea next weekÉ
They should! I used to use a cool Logitech mouse, before the laptop and trackpad...I'll have to look again.
I did do a round up last week on top holiday gifts under $100 http://ow.ly/fENQz
ried to cover all major categories. #s
They never responded to my requests to get products to review, and I am always promoting their cool stuff too!
A2 Pretty sure this isn't a gadget, but I'd love a new gaming PC this Christmas.
close enough to categorize it with gadgets :) (Can we tweet this to your wife?)
That surprises me, Justin. I'd think they'd be all over that request.
I had one build from iBuyPower last year, LOVE IT. But in retrospect I should have gotten a gaming laptop instead
I guess UBook is a morph of a tablet and a netbook. Did you see the link I included?
Hmm... I wonder what would get their attention. cc re:
A2. Leappad2iphone5, camera
Very few companies answer my call, not like AWESOME or
lol ... she won't get on Twitter. It's Pinterest/Facebook for her. Plus, she doesn't like to enable my gaming. ;)
Q3 What types of gadgets are you hoping to receive?
The Google Nexus 7 we are giving away on DragonBlogger http://ow.ly/fEOmN
his is sponsored by @nnd myself #s
lol RT : lol ... Plus, she doesnt like to enable my gaming. ;)
I'd love a gaming laptop, but can't see paying $2k+ for one. Prob could go cheaper for WoW, Civ, etc?
I'll have to check it out.. Are you thinking of getting one?
How young are your kids? I got my youngest Kindle Fire when he was 5.
Q3: i'd like a new laptop, that'd be cool
I am giving away a brand new Lenovo Z585 laptop, contest ends 11/30 http://ow.ly/fEOHV
id you enter? #s
What type of camera? Hi res, portable?
RT : I am giving away a brand new Lenovo Z585 laptop, contest ends 11/30 http://ow.ly/fEOHV
Started w color Nook to jump into the digital reader experience& really love it. Then got b/w Nook - easier to read on beach ;D
RT : Q3 What types of gadgets are you hoping to receive?
Kindle Paperwhite blows me away at how readable it is, backglow at night phenomenal
I still like my iPad 2, more games/apps but I use it most for reading.
better than the iPad? (Kindle Paperwhite backglow)
Have you compared bw Nook and Kindle side by side?
i use my ipad for shopping and reading. love the display.
Thanks! I'll check it out!
I wouldn't mind having a chance to sit down and try all the digital readers in one sitting.
I had $50 per year in magazines, $100 in newspaper subscriptions, all canceled now that I have iPad. :)
Yes, 1st generations, Nook was better, 2nd generation Kindle ahead and Nook app store is the most lacking of all 4
RT : Kindle Paperwhite blows me away at how readable it is, backglow at night phenomenal
Oh sorry, you said BW, only from what I read, most tech sites show the paperwhite better for readability at night
How do they compare price wise?
Same price, Nook Glowlight $119, Kindle Paperwhite $119
Q4 Are there any gadgets that you’d like to read reviews on before buying/getting?
Stopped reading at the beach after the beached whale misunderstanding. ;) The b/w screens are great outside though
I like the BW Nook for reading in daylight, like on the beach..!
I've found it a lot easier to set an iPad on a nightstand before sleeping, than a laptop... lol
I'm more a reader than a gamer, but have loved ones who do love gaming ;D
Yeah, those e-Ink really rock for reading in sunlight, tablets even the best glare badly in sunlight.
Oh, tell us more about the beached whale misunderstanding lol!
I don't read at the beach, typically I am in the ocean waves jumping with my 2 kids whenever we are at beach :)
I also like have a cheaper reading device out where it might 'walk away' more easily lol!
Me, too. Though... my sister showed me one of my niece's sim games on the iPad and it looked inviting!
So is the PaperWhite an e ink type or not?
Yes, I can see you being more an activity man..!
RT : Q4 Are there any gadgets that youÕd like to read reviews on before buying/getting?
Agree, if just for reading no reason a $69 for tablet isn't too bad, but ebooks are still to pricey in my opinion
Does Logitech make any cool bluetooth headsets? I'm using a Jabra, but not as thrilled with it...
I wouldn't have the patience to be a captive to a Sim like game, thought I enjoy talking to people who *do* ;D
Got to head out early today. Keeping TweetChat open to read missed chat later. Thanks for another great discussion.
A4: Everything, I don't buy gadgets without reading reviews from major sites like Ars Technica, Amazon reviews...etc
Are you thinking free or under $5 for ebooks?
A4: Games and movies are abt the only thing I take a chance on when buying, or if someone gets you as a gift give it a chance
Thanks, Brad. Enjoy the rest of your day.
I hear you on ebooks being pricey.. I still like paper books, but ebooks so much better to fall asleep reading!
Agree, can't do SIM games, but MMO's are not much better for enslaving you.
Justin & staff will be joining us again on 1/9/13 3p EST when returns to blogging topics after holidays
Can't think of what are MMO's ;D
Q4: no more gadgets for me. think my bf might get me another tablet for xmas. i want jewelry lol
Massive Multiplayer Online games, like World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars Old Republic...etc
I'll take a movie above gaming any day..! and definitely above TV
I got my wife some Jewelry (hope she isn't on Twitter)
Jewelry is my weak point. I don't think I could every have too much :)
Do you want some scarves with your jewelry? lol!
ROFL (hope she isn't...) RT : I got my wife some Jewelry (hope she isnt on Twitter)
We won't tell ;D (What is her name? LOL)
My wife is same way, I am the dragonblogger but we joke that she could hoard jewelry like a dragon. (geek joke)
Ah yes, I've heard of those and some of my clients tell me their adventures there!
My wife is active Facebook user (non-public profile) but not active on Twitter almost never on.
I bought 3 copies of Guild Wars 2 so my 2 sons and I can play together, in same room 3 computers. SO MUCH FUN!
Always, I am dragonblogger on Facebook, fanpage is dragonbloggertech I get more traffic to my blog from Facebook
Thnx for the interview this morning! Stay tuned for video. It will be a part of the summary.
I have nothing against jewelry either ;D
Reminder I am hosting 14 giveaways total currently, including my 10 days of giveaways, go to http://dragonblogger.com
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great relationship time with the kids re: 3 copies of Guild Wars
Some of my prizes are Lenovo Laptop, Google Nexus 7, Kingston Wi-Drive, Hauppauge HD PVR2, 120GB SSD Drive, and more
And, enter that Lenovo giveaway! RT : Reminder ..14 giveaways total currently http://dragonblogger.com
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Yeah, minecraft, guild wars, Skylanders Giants, I engage on their level all the time.
RT : Reminder I'm hosting 14 giveaways currently, incl my 10 days of giveaways http://dragonblogger.com
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Any giveaways where we have to enter during this hour?
Oh my one advice, for any tech gift, find something that saves you time or automates something, you will appreciate it more.
Just think what sort of holiday present that Lenovo would be for that special someone! All you need to do is enter ;)
Thank you for joining us, Justin for our chat
Nope. U can take your time on the DOT com site and enter all 14.
Next week... Food allergies? We are talking about fun starter kits with Wed 3p EST 12/05
RT : Oh my one advice, for any tech gift, find something that saves you time or automates something...
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