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Question of the Day: What Tech Gifts are You Hoping to Receive for the Holidays?

Nexus 4 Christmas

As we start to wrap up the week and head into a long holiday weekend that for many, is filled with gift exchanges, we thought we’d ask a simple question. Since this is a tech site and all, mostly focused on Android, we can imagine that many of you were asking for tech-related gifts for X-mas.

Is there anything in particular that you were hoping to get? A new smartphone? New accessories? Something major like a TV? Let us know in the comments.

  • Adam Goldberg

    NEXUS 10

  • angermeans

    Me and the wife are going to Kauai, HI (where we got engaged). That will be our gifts to each other. Well, that and in the last month and a half I got he 13″ retina MacBook Pro, iPhone 5, and an HTC Windows Phone 8x (employee edition). I couldn’t decide between the 8X and the DNA. I went with the 8X as I just can’t deal with skinned Android. Thats why I dumped my GS3 this last week.

  • The_Other_Ray

    I’m still waiting for my free Moga controller to arrive!!! Fedex is sooooo slooooooow.

    P.S. Thanks Droid Life for the heads up on that awesome deal, btw.

  • Any of the 3 nexus devices, or galaxy note 2.

  • Jeremy Martin

    I want a “Bag of Crap” from woot.com. I can never seem to order a bag of crap from woot and I have been trying for many years now.

  • Alessandro Battisti

    iPhone 5(both colors), iPad 2 and 4th gen, iPad mini, Apple TV, Macbook Pro (the 17 inch one and the 13″ retina), a Macbook Air (11in), the iMac, 4 iPod touches (all yellow), 29 iPod nano (also all yellow), 5 Mac minis, a Mac Pro, 2 iPod shuffles (one blue and the other also blue), an iPod Classic, 3 Time Capsules, Airport, Airport Express, 2 Thunderbolt displays, 6 Magic Trackpads, 1 Magic Mouse

  • I would like a Galaxy S3 or Droid RAZR MAXX HD and maybe a Pioneer DDJ – WEGO but as long as i have my health and my family im good.

  • Brian

    I want Google to come out with a software update that can make this Nexus Q I bought on Ebay, months and months ago, worthwhile.

    FYI… I know I know…my own fault for buying it from a developer at the conference.

  • I want a Wii u. Besides that, perhaps a replacement kindle for the one that broke on me, and a better phone than my OG droid…..

  • Jtari Minter

    Wish I could I was getting nexus 4 for Christmas

  • I always ask for a LOT of things and hope for just a couple.

    * An SSD for my MacBook Pro.
    * Razer Orochi 2013 notebook gaming mouse
    * Amazon Gift Card to buy PC games with
    * Apple EarPods (I know, I know… but they’re the only ones that really fit in my weird ears)
    * A new thermos for my coffee addiction.

  • Alix8821

    Nexus 7, Samsung Soundbar to go along with the 32 SmartTV i splurged on… And happiness.

  • A portable headphone amp (I’m thinking the Firestorm Fireye Mini).

  • Labam88

    I’m hoping for a Playstation Vita or at least money towards it.

  • Raven

    I already know that my wife got me a Jawbone Jambox, so that was a pretty good accessory to go with my Droid 4 and Nexus 7.

  • Since I cannot upgrade until April nor want to pay a ton for a phone I would rather get the new Sony Smart Watch…. it looks pretty cool!

  • Tom

    A Lumia 920!

    • Sobr0801

      Already have mine!

  • gokusimpson

    Motorola Nexus. Oh wait….fine, an Asus Zenbook

  • Sean

    Nexus 7

  • sk3litor

    Only family I have is my grandma so the most technical thing I’ll get is a mechanical pencil:)

  • Wii U….i am interested in trying it, but i would never spend my own money on it lol

  • Shane Redman

    Can’t wait for next year when Google announces the Samsung Galaxy Flexus

  • LiterofCola

    Looking to get a new headset for the Xbox. Already bought myself a new TV πŸ˜€

  • Dan Frese

    A new set of hard drives, potatoes for my experimental spud RAIP server (Redundant Array of Independent Potatos), and a One X+.

  • DanWazz

    The only tech I really want is a new laptop, but I’m gonna drop some serious cash on that and wouldn’t expect anyone to gift that to me.

  • CopierITGuy

    I got my Vizio Co-Star 3 weeks ago! Really loving Google TV!

  • Julian Coronado

    A green flip cover for my Galaxy S3!

  • dsignori

    The NEST 2 learning thermostat . http://www.nest.com/

  • Jared Tau

    Nexus 7

  • Ken Bosse

    Bought me a 55 Inch Samsung LED TV right around thanksgiving.
    Hoping I get some Google TV to run with it. It makes me sad I keep hearing less and less about GTV though

  • derek connolly

    Got each of my 3 older kids 16gb Nexus 7s. I already have one so it’ll be interesting having 4 of them in the house…As for me, I really want a car mount for my GNEX to make it easier to listen to music in the car.

  • JΓ©rΓ΄me Besnard

    I ordered my Nexus 4 3 weeks ago. If I get it by Christmas I’ll be as happy as a child on Christmas Eve.

  • S.Ober

    Giving my wife my S3 for Christmas so Santa can bring me the Note II.

  • dangolds

    I was lucky this year – already upgraded to a GS3, got a free Nexus 7 and then scored an iPad 3 and iPhone 5 at work. If I bring one more new piece of technology home, my wife is going to slap me.

  • droidify

    Considering I promised to give my TFP and dock to anyone that bought me a Nexus 10, I am hoping that it’s under the tree right now.

  • Jason Brown

    kindle paperwhite and nexus 10

  • trd105

    I’m hoping to get either a jawbone Big Jambox or a Bose soundlink. Does anybody have any advice on which one to get?

  • Jake Chalupsky

    A new 35mm lens and a wifi dongle for my Nikon d3200. I am already blessed with a Nexus 10 and Kindle Fire. A new 80 in Sharp TV would be nice as well

  • enigmaco

    Nexus 7, new smartphone with no “upgrade fee” and still get to keep my unlimited data oh yeah!!

  • Nick Ault

    Microsoft Surface RT. I know it might not be as great as originally anticipated, but I think I would still enjoy it!

    • Sobr0801

      Me to. That would be one sweet gift. Held one in person at BB the other day, and I was impressed!

  • EnterTheNexus

    I’d want some Beats, Transformer Pad Infinity, and a phone case. Maybe a camera. I’m really hoping to pick up a Galaxy SIII tomorrow for my dad.

  • For the first time ever, all tech needs are satisfied.
    Springfield XD 45ACP 5″ Tactical.

  • Wouldnt mind another Nexus 7 πŸ˜‰

  • Justin Howard

    I’m hoping to get a NEXUS 4 phone for Christmas but I know I won’t be getting it because I can’t afford it πŸ™

  • why.did.i.buy.that

    I would actually want a USB Android PC

  • wes

    I’d love a Nexus 10, but I have absolutely zero need for it with my Nexus 7. All of my gadgets are less than six months old, so I’m good for now.

  • AgustinRodriguez

    I would rather buy it myself. I don’t want people spending that amount of money on me.

  • carluverdrm2004

    Andru Chill charger.

  • I just bought myself a Blade nano CPx, RC heli πŸ˜€

  • Bob G

    Nexus 4 wireless charging dock and wireless charging car dock

  • Androidfan 4 life

    like to get me a 32 gb nexus 7 tablet for christmas but will get it bye time we get taxes

  • ipad

  • JohnPA2006

    Salma Hayek to trip and fall on my face, and a Microsoft Surface tablet.
    and to get that huge 80 inch TV that is in Wal-Mart

  • Nexus 10 and Nexus 4….Don’t think I’m getting the Nexus 4 til next year though…Lol

  • Got me a nice 46″ Samsung Smart TV. Merry Christmas to me!

  • Hoping to get a Razr Maxx HD

  • paul_cus

    I want one of those Motorola flip docks.

  • Banana

    For Christmas, I want Apple to die….

  • Damian

    I’ve heard talk of a new tv, which I’m pretty excited about. But that’s it as far as tech goes.

  • specboy

    transformer pad infinity

  • bkDJ

    I wouldn’t mind a nexus 4 πŸ™‚

    Btw, the article picture is beautiful and would make nice background!

  • It is better to give than to receive.

    • Mode3fan

      Agreed. I got my wife an iphone and Nexus 7!!

      • Matthew Merrick

        don’t you love your wife? o_O

        • Mode3fan

          LOL! Yes, I do. In spite of her love of I phones!

      • Sobr0801

        Best of both worlds πŸ™‚

  • Hank 42

    Jambox & Motoactv

  • Bryan

    Nexus 10 would be nice. I’ve flat out said it more than anything but we’re getting furniture delivered from Eathan Allen on Saturday so I think I’ve been trumped.

  • cmonnats23

    Raspberry Pi!

  • sean.yesmunt

    a dslr

  • kep89


    • antwonw

      Assuming that’s GoPro

  • Vizio 58 inch cinemawide tv… My Xmas gift to myself

  • itsgonnalast

    Galaxy Camera, Nexus 7 3G, Chromebook… or an all-in-one Windows 7 PC

  • Shane McKeever

    HTC Stereo Clip. Get rid of the wires in my truck πŸ™‚

  • guest

    I actually want an iPad.don’t hate me though I still love my gnex

  • Allen Byrd

    Just recieved my Audio-Technica ATH-M50s headphones from Amazon!

  • andrew egger

    new SSD or a nexus 10.

  • ArrowCool

    Sonos play:3

  • Trevor

    Google Fiber?

  • PhillipNorris

    I already received my Cobb accessPORT for my Subaru Legacy GT

    • Futbolrunner

      Word! Another subbie lover! Just sold mine for my STI. Opensource ftw!

      • PhillipNorris

        I love my leggy and I love it more with the AP. I would go opensource but the closest place is hours away. Maybe a Infamous1 tune sometime πŸ™‚

  • andrew

    nexus 7 32gb but no sure the picture with the name i taped to the front door was obvious enough

  • calum wilper

    new nexus 7 πŸ™ last one broke

  • Getting myself a droid DNA tomorrow and hoping for a 32 GB nexus 7

  • Al

    Was hoping for a Nexus 7 or a PS Vita.

    • johnc7995

      PS Vita = No games

      • Al

        Depends assassins creed, call of duty, mortal kombat, UMvC. Few games. Psp had a slow start and eventually stepped up its game.

    • JohnPA2006

      I bought my 5 1/2 year old daughter a Nintendo DSi for xmas, I feel like I should get a 2nd one for myself. hahahah.

  • David Parrella

    Canon XF100 Pro Camcorder, Matte-box, other indie film goodies :3

  • hkklife

    Well, over the past few months I had really been considering treating myself to a nice BT gamepad for an early Christmas gift.

    So I was thrilled to see ladt week’s “deal”. I tried on and off for several hours last week to get one of those damned PowerA Moga gamepads but their server was overloaded. Then a few hours later when I was able to get back on they had ended the promo early. So I am giving them a nice spot on my permanent s***list for Christmas. That was a bait & switch scam if I have ever seen one. PowerA deserves a massive lump of coal for that one.

    Other than a gamepad I pretty much will just chill with the family over the holidays and eagerly await the new goodies being shown at CES in a few weeks!

  • pd240

    I got a vzw note 2. I loved the year with my gnex but I must say, after some time with the note2 I am not sure if I can ever go with a smaller screen size. Took almost 2 weeks to get used to the size.

    • benb70

      Everything else just seems tiny.

  • Another Nexus on VZW… without VZW mucking it up.

    • antwonw

      That’s the best wish list of them all! Give of GSM and LTE radios and I’d kiss every Verizon and Google employee I’d see!

    • michael arazan

      I’m hoping the dish / Google merger goes through to create a Nexus carrier. The so I can leave Verizon in a year. Hopefully they reinvest the 3 billion from the sale of Motorola cable boxes into a carrier or G Fiber

  • DiamondDave

    I bought my wife and my daughter Nexus 7’s….Hope they like them.

    • They definitely will. That’s awesome!

    • Dung

      They will i love mine.:)

  • Nothing already got my droid dna early, but for the wife i got her that game controller from powea. Com cause she likes playing games on her phone

  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 2! I’m buying it myself, of course. Not a fan of asking my parents for much.

  • Luke Grissom

    I was hoping to give my parents a samsung Chromebook but everyone is sold out except for the ebay/marketplace sellers trying to charge 80-100 dollars more for it. Guess I’ll have to think of something else.

  • bpow

    Just received my Christmas in the mail. A free Cruzerlite case!

  • Rodeojones000

    Nexus 10. Pretty sure my hints were obvious to my wife. I’m hoping that “I want a Nexus 10” was clear enough for her.

    • TrevorSP

      I too like Arrested Development.

    • itznfb

      Nexus 10 here too. Since myself and my sister are 30+ but neither of us have kids… my parents insist on having the same type of Christmas we had when we were 10. I keep telling them we don’t need to do the gift thing anymore…. but if they insist here’s a list of extremely expensive gadgets πŸ™‚
      Oh yea. For F’s sake someone better buy me the Battlestar Galactica Blu-Ray set this year. It’s the only thing on my list for the last 3 years and no one ever buys it for me πŸ™

  • Toolman

    I want sprint to release an honest quality phone in the same vein as the droid DNA, razr maxx HD, or htc 8x before I have to switch carriers.

  • Apple TV

  • Zach

    I think I’m the only one here who is getting an ipad. And I’m pumped for it. I love android phones but in the tablet space, I haven’t been impressed

    • yellowcanary73

      The wife and I both got new 32gig Ipads.

      • itznfb

        Get out. Both of you.

    • EJ McCarty

      I got the 32 gig iphone 5 and ipad 4. You’ll love it. Way better quality than anything you’ll Find on this site. Don’t care I had android phones and tablets for years. You just get sick of them trust me. Eventually you just want a great product that doesn’t have 30 other phones similar to it. Or get a phone then a week later something better comes out. The Apple side is better and hopefully once you see how great the iPads are you will get the iphone.

      • Colin Zack

        You’re right, the iPhone5 only has 4 other phones like it. The iPhone 4, 4s, 3, 3gs…

  • chris taylor

    I would like a HTC One X+

  • QQpayne

    Already using one present, the DNA I a typing on now. Also getting a new gaming headset and second video card for my pc.

  • jgheld

    32GB Nexus 10. A man can dream, right?

    • hkklife

      $100 permanent price drop across the board for the N10 plus the addition of a 64Gb SKU would make me very happy!!!

  • I’m hoping my Nexus 4 arrives. I had to sell my macbook pro to get that, a Nexus 10 and a Nexus 7 for my mom. Times were tough this year.

  • I was kinda hoping to win an Asus TF700 but I have the worst luck winning these contests

  • Hoping for a Samsung Chromebook.

  • Nexus 4, but it doesn’t look like it’ll happen πŸ™

  • Doggie925

    smartdock for my Gnote 2

    • Thomas


  • pball_inuyasha

    I’m hoping few a new pair of Sennheiser headphones. I had to get a budget pair 2 years ago as I was in college but now I want the HD439s with their replaceable cable and better looking design.

  • Last time I checked, it’s called Christmas. Not X-mas.

    • La2da

      Not trying to be rude, but you should do some research.

    • Sobr0801

      Christmas if your a Christian, X-mas to the rest of us.:)

      • While that is, I suppose, the polite thing to say.. X-Mas sounds silly and dumb in my honest opinion. Doesn’t sound very “holiday-e” to me. I’m sticking with with Christmas or Happy Holidays.

      • Religion aside, it looks a bit retarded.

      • They mean the same exact thing as Nick pointed out above.

      • Mack

        Whether or not you are Christian doesn’t change the fact that it is a religious holiday and that it is called Christmas. There is a reason behind the name.

    • Nick

      “The β€œX” is actually indicating the Greek letter β€œChi”, which is short for the Greek, meaning β€œChrist”. So β€œXmas” and β€œChristmas” are equivalent in every way except their lettering.”http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/12/the-x-in-xmas-doesnt-take-the-christ-out-of-christmas/#gygAO02ObO8V3BzY.99

      • Sobr0801

        Yes, my wife informed me of this after I told her about this thread. Egg on my face.

    • People write it as X-mas all the time. You should just tell us what tech gifts you want, rather than getting on some culture-war soap box.

  • Tom Christopher


  • Silver Veloz

    My Verizon bill paid…LOL. Seriously…I don’t ask for much, just JB for my Droid Bionic.

  • bassman418

    GN 2 in titanium gray for Verizon……

    • I hope your asking for some button covers too lol

      • hkklife

        A 32Gb Note 2 (in titanium) for VZw would be awesome. A 64Gb Note 2 would be even better. A 32/64Gb DNA with a 2500mAh batttery would also make the perfect first 2013 product announcement from Big Red! Every current VZW phone is seemingly gimped in storage and/or battery capacity other than the HD Maxx.

        • The note 2 has as good or better battery than the razr maxx

          • benb70

            +1 I can easily get 20+ hours out of mine with moderate usage. How much more do you need?

  • Green

    I should be getting a 10″ tablet with at least ICS. I give good hints. πŸ™‚
    I’ve been reading Droid Life for a few months. Still real new to all this stuff. Great place to learn!

  • DroidBricker

    I’m hoping I get the 28 Moga controllers I ordered by Christmas!

  • David Sellars

    Nexus 7. Entering contests like a mad fool, otherwise, it’s wait for the tax refund. *sigh*

  • V-moda crossfade M-100 headphones!

  • eddieonofre

    A Nexus phone with the Droid DNA hardware

    • eddieonofre

      or a Droid Razr Max HD developer edition, with a sdcard class >5 32 GB.

    • The nexus 4 has droid dna hardware fyi

      • TrevorSP

        I think he wants the really nice display

        • Mack

          Saw a DNA in person yesterday and WOW….that display is amazing.

    • What’s wrong with a Nexus with Nexus hardware?

  • Justin Brayman

    Nexus 10 I hope.

  • TimXer

    Kids are getting a wiiU so kinda psyched about that…get me some SuperMarioUniverse…havent played on that platform in years

  • John Santoro

    nexus7 32gb Wi-Fi

  • I really want a Kindle (Paperwhite), and probably will by one for myself after payday.

  • Sobr0801

    Bought my wife a 32gb nexus 7 on eBay for 218 dollars with shipping brand new. It was a steal. Just arrived today.

    • Just bought a 32GB one for 180$ on ebay.

      • 1bad69z28

        Ouch!!! lol I hate that when you get a nice bargain then you find out a buddy got a better deal

        • Sobr0801

          Mine was new, I don’t know if his was, but I consider mine a steal still!

  • Nexus 7 without a doubt

  • nexuschimp

    32gb nexus 7

  • UhOh

    A ray gun that i can blast the zombies with and listen to my favorite tunes with

  • Flyinion

    About the only thing on my list tech-wise (and way out of anyone’s budget so I won’t get it) is a GoPro3 HD.

    If it counts, also have a thermoworks Thermapen thermometer on there for smoking/cooking. Instant read (3 seconds vs. 10+) to help with smoking where the longer the lid is open the longer your smoke is (just a minute can add 30 minutes of cook time)

  • jcorf

    Nexus 7.

  • King of Nynex

    If I get a Nexus Q, does that mean Santa stopped by the Island of Misfit Toys?

    • Michael

      nope, its 20th century version of coal

      • Mack

        Well in that case…

      • Tan

        what century are we in?

  • Pedro

    That Nexus 4 Charging Orb!

    Settled for an Energizer charging pad.

  • A Nexus 7 tablet

  • King of Nynex

    Hoping Santa brings me a Nexus 7!

  • That I will be able to finally order a frickin’ Nexus 4. Geeze Google/LG. Get it together.

  • nightscout13

    I’m not expecting anything from anyone, this year has been tough on my loved ones. Just happy we’re all alive, and semi-healthy.

    • Guest


      • Timothy McGovern

        DOO DOO lolololol

        • Bobby Cornwell

          Seriously bro? Way to ruin the moment

          • Timothy McGovern

            No, ditto ruined the moment. I just finished off the moment.

    • James Hill

      Same Here

    • I can dig that. This year was rough with a capital “Holy Sh.t”

  • KennyVeltre

    Nexus 7!

  • Brian

    My girlfriend just bought me a nexus 10 :)!!!!!

    • Pedro

      She’s a keeper.

      • eddieonofre

        and by she he means the nexus 10

  • shamu11

    NEXUS 4!!!! WOOOHOOO!!!!