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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
http://dv411.com/canopusadvc100.html#specs

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
http://www.dvico.com/products_mul_hd3.html

I used it to capture HD videos from cable over the air.
I had a great time with this toy!

3- ION Turntable
http://www.ionaudio.com/products/details/ttusb

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
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr.html

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
http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=570

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!
http://www.audioquest.com/usb_digital_analog_converter/dragonfly-dac

Okay that's it! What's your favorite computer toy?

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Autoclicker software are very useful and fun for Clicker Heroes game. Lol.

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I enjoying Android Smartphone features on Bluestack.

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Xbox360cemu Emulator are useful for playing Limbo game on PC with Playstation 2 Controller.

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I was cleaning up my media room, and I decided to get rid of my last desktop that I used for storage so I removed the hard drive and put it in an enclosure so I can use it as an external storage device. I put 3 used PCs down the curb and 2 hours later they were gone!

Anyway I was remembering how many computers I owned since 1997.
I bought my first PC on October 1997, built my second PC in 1999, refurbished 5 more that I used for a good while then I refurbished 3 laptops and bought my Alienware a couple years ago. I'm typing this on my used laptop so now I only have two left.

So I owned 7 PCs, 4 laptops and a tablet + 2 eBook readers which are collecting dust in my closet.

My question is how many desktops, laptops, and tablets did you own?

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Thanks for the overwhelming participation!

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How's that for a small computer?

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@SSTG, That is Interesting. Will it be up for Sale any time?

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@SSTG, That is Interesting. Will it be up for Sale any time?

They seems to be serious about it so I guess it's going to be available later this year or next year.
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@SSTG, I think it may be worth a wait!

SSTG
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Here's another cool article.

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@SSTG, Do you think people will wait for that? Is it a Good Gadget?

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@SSTG, Do you think people will wait for that? Is it a Good Gadget?

Are you kidding? People are already buying those. The guys who built the Raspberry Pi have already sold millions of them.
SSTG
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How about a $9 computer?

akshobhya
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Sounds Interesting...

SSTG
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I found the Holy Grail of electronics!
http://schiit.com/products

My next buy after my Blu-Ray burner is going to be one of those amp and DAC from the site above!

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