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I bought many toys for my computers over the years and I don't include the computers (9) and laptops (3).
I made a list of my favorite ones.
1- ADVC 100 by Canopus
I bought it to digitize my VHS movies to DVD.
The version I have was purchased on the Internet and it has a button to disable the Macrovison (crap used to prevent making copies). I even used to record movies or shows from Hulu by connecting my two computers and recording on the 2nd one.
That was a great device. I still have the original box and accessories.
2- Fusion HDTV 3 QAM gold from Dvico
I used it to capture HD videos from cable over the air.
I had a great time with this toy!
3- ION Turntable
I bought it to digitize my vinyls via USB on my computer.
It comes with a free editing software to help remove scratches, pops, clicks and background noise.
4 - HD PVR by Hauppauge
Even better than my ADVC 100! It can record HDTV straight to my computer and the quality is amazing! My favorite toy so far!
5 - WD Live TV Hub
I can watch TV online, play games, watch my own videos, play my music, look at pictures, etc.
Here's my next gadget I want to buy!
Okay that's it! What's your favorite computer toy?
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I'm not sure if it fits in my thread but man, this is cool!
I'm going to be getting a Moto X for Christmas (I know, kill me, I know what I'm getting - they asked me, though). At first when I saw the specs I thought 'ehh' but after looking at what it does and the way that the phone is actually built, it's pretty cool. It has a main dual-core, but it has a quad-core gpu so it (apparently) looks pretty smooth and it has two more low-power cores to 'listen' to movement and what you're saying. Basically, even when it's locked and the screen is off, you can shake it to go to the camera, tilt it to see notifications, or say 'Okay Google Now' and still have about as good of a battery as most other phones, or even better.
On top of that, there's this new thing that Motorola is apparently developing called Project Ara - basically, if you ever heard of Phonebloks, it's like that but by actual manufacturers, so it's a little bit closer to reality as opposed to a marketing idea. Plus, Motorola is backed by Google now, who tends to like creative technological projects and has a lot of money, so it definitely won't get underhanded. Apparently they already have a prototype as well. Linkage.
I just received my new Bluetooth LuguLake speakers.
Unfortunately, my Toshiba Thrive is too big to fit in the slot but I'll keep them anyway because the sound is surprisingly good via Bluetooth and it's real stereo. I'll try them connected via mini-jack later at bed time. The sound should be even better.
Check out this new toy!!! :O
Man this is insane what we can do now!
I was wondering how long it'd take before one of those big greedy companies
got on the boat and try to profit from the Raspberry Pi idea.
I just added this to my toy collection.
HD Fury II
It work as well as advertised and I love it because I can take movie pictures from everywhere! xD xD xD
Wow, I'm so interested in those.
When they're fast enough, I will ditch my Alienware laptop for one.
It kind of remind me of my first sound system in the early 90's it was a micro sound system, it looked so cool but wasn't really powerful though.
Now that's an interesting project!
Here's another one!
I think I'll get me one of those so I can record my 30 miles ride!
I wish there were something like that when I was a kid.
Here's something really interesting.
What do you think?
I really like my USB Converter and Playstation 2 joystiq to enjoying flash games such as Dude and Zombies. I lost them since me and the family moved to new home.
I'm sorry, I mean Earn To Die series.
Also Joy2Key software are very useful.
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