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Surely everybody likes receiving gifts. Sadly, many of us don’t receive gifts very often, meaning those we do receive have extra meaning to them. It’s these extra special gifts 20 Gadget Gift Ideas For Geeks 20 Gadget Gift Ideas For Geeks Geeks love gadgets 365 days a year. However, with the holidays approaching, we really need to start compiling our Christmas lists. Read More we’re interested in hearing about in this week’s We Ask You. Assuming, of course, they’re gifts related to technology.

Gratitude For The Greatest Gifts Given

We want to know, What’s The Best Tech-Related Gift You Have Received? It doesn’t matter what the occasion was, as long as you were given something as a gift, it was related to technology in some way, and you were so happy that you remember the occasion to this day.

As you may have already noticed, it’s the holidays in some parts of the world right now. People are therefore preparing to exchange gifts with the people they love unconditionally, mildly like, and (in the the case of co-workers) openly despise. But we have readers from all around the world, so this question is open to everybody.

Whether you received an Atari 800XL computer on your fifth birthday, or a Game Boy 4 Hidden Gems From The Game Boy, Nintendo's Original Portable Console 4 Hidden Gems From The Game Boy, Nintendo's Original Portable Console Nintendo released tons of games on the Game Boy, the most popular of which are certainly the Pokemon games. However, the portable console has a massive library, and far too many games were overlooked by... Read More for Christmas 1990, we want to hear the details. Perhaps a loved one ignored the tradition of buying flowers or chocolate for Valentine’s Day and instead recognized your geekiness by giving you an iPod. If so, that’s an anecdote worth sharing with the rest of the MakeUseOf readership.

Perhaps, like the slightly overexcited spawn of Satan child in the video embedded below, you were given a Nintendo 64 4 Hidden Gems From The Nintendo 64 That You Should Play 4 Hidden Gems From The Nintendo 64 That You Should Play We are going to give these hidden gems their moment in the sun, and hopefully, you will go back and play them, because you will still have a great time! Read More as a gift. You know, back when Nintendo consoles were the first choice on wishlists rather than the booby prize bought purely because parents are too ignorant to know anyone else actually makes games consoles PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U: Which Games Console Will Win Out? [MakeUseOf Poll] PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U: Which Games Console Will Win Out? [MakeUseOf Poll] The PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U are all available to buy in most major territories. So, which games console will ultimately win the war that is currently raging? Read More .

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Whatever tech-related gift you vividly remember receiving, we want to hear all about it. Simply tell us what the gift was, the circumstances under which you received it, and why the memory has stuck with you through the years. We will then use your comments as the basis for an article published on MakeUseOf next week.

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All comments will be read and most will be replied to, before the responses are turned into a full article detailing your responses to the question. Those readers providing the best comments will thanked by name, receiving our extreme and everlasting gratitude for their efforts.

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  1. Leah
    December 7, 2014 at 1:52 am

    My favorite tech related gift? The smart TV I got for my birthday. I love being able to watch Netflix and Amazon videos on there instead of on my computer. Before that TV I was still using a CRT TV--old school. I've entered the HD age.

    • Dave Parrack
      December 12, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      Upgrading directly from a CRT to a smart TV is a huge leap. That must have blown your mind!

  2. DonGateley
    December 4, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Kindle DXG. I've got a whole lot of gadgets, and in 70 yrs the number I've had over that life as an engineer is huge, but nothing has given me more pleasure more often and for a longer duration that my Kindle DXG. I've even got a back up unit saved safely "off site" in case I lose or break my main unit or have an earthquake or fire or whatever. :-)

    • Dave Parrack
      December 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      Do you find yourself ever reading printed books now? I do love my Kindle but I still split my time between eBooks and the real thing.

  3. suzybel
    December 4, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    It's a toss up between 3...my husband bought me a Blackberry Playbook for our anniversary, my son bought me an Asus EEE PC for Mother's Day and then a 42" flat screen tv for Christmas. I have a great family.

    • Dave Parrack
      December 12, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      You do! I guess sentiment and meaning come into as much as (or more than) the quality of the gadget.

  4. Justin Pot
    December 4, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I got a Palm Pilot in the early 2000s, complete with a keyboard. I took most of my notes for class on that thing, synced it to the desktop when I got home. Also used it for ebooks and music. I think I've still got it in the closet somewhere, maybe I should dig out and see if it works...

    • Dave Parrack
      December 12, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      I bet it does still work, and you'll now start using it again in a retro, slightly hipsterish way ;)

  5. Von Adam Martinez
    December 4, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I am an IT student, so passing all my major subjects last year was the best one. No such thing can be grater than that.

    • Dave Parrack
      December 12, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      That wasn't a gift though, that was down to talent and graft, I'm sure. Congratulations though!

  6. pete
    December 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Many,many...MANY years ago I was lucky enough to receive a Game Gear for my birthday. I was 9 or 10 (it was a very long time ago) and that thing was stuck to my hands for years.

    All my friends had Game boys but I was the first to have a full colour screen hand held game and felt like a king!

    I used my birthday money to buy a few games and would extra chores and jobs to get scrape enough together to buy more.

    I have vivid memories of running down the hill to the video shop in my village (the shop that sold game gear games in those days) and handing over the £10 or so it cost for a new game and running all the way back to the top to play it. (Couldn't even attempt that now if I wanted to).

    Every now and then I have flashbacks to my favourite game LEGENDS OF SHINOBI, changing from the green ninja to the red one and the yellow in order to beat the level.

    In fact, I bet I could still finish that game in one go - the muscle memory in my hands must still be there! hahaha.

    • Dave Parrack
      December 12, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      The Game Gear was a phenomenal bit of kit. I remember it being really big though, especially compared to the Game Boy. Do you still have it? If so, I challenge you to test your muscle memory by playing Legends of Shinobi once more.

  7. A41202813GMAIL
    December 4, 2014 at 10:03 am

    An Old And Used 21 Inch NOKIA Multigraph 445X Professional Beast Monitor.

    Cheers.

    • Dave Parrack
      December 12, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      Old and used? If it's still your best gift it must be one hell of a good monitor.

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