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What's On Your Black Friday Tech Wish-list?

yechielk profile image Yechiel Kalmenson ・1 min read

It's that time of year again. Black Friday/Cyber Monday are upon us.

What's on your wish-list for this year?

What are you planning on buying?

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Yechiel Kalmenson Author

I have two things on my list:

  1. A good pair of Bluetooth headphones now that I started commuting using public transportation.

  2. A kindle, for the same reason.

Will be nice to be able to use my commute to catch up on my reading/podcasts.

BTW, looking for recommendations for the headphones, if you have any!

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Evan Oman

You can't go wrong with the classic Bose QuietComfort. I bought mine a year ago and they have been fantastic: I work from home and never hear my three year old when I am working. They are expensive but if you are looking for top tier, these are great (heard good things about the Sony WH-1000XM3 as well)

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Sherri Booher

I own the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones. They are the best headphones I've ever owned. The noise cancellation is sometimes TOO good! 😊

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Steve Klassen (He/Him)

+1 for Sony. I love them.

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Ian McGowan

The XM3 are great headphones - music and noise cancellation are outstanding. Unfortunately I also wanted headphones for long conference calls, and they were pretty bad at that in my experience. Bose QC35 are not as good for music (for my tastes), equal at noise cancellation, and much better on calls. YMMV though, and either are great headphones.

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Evan Oman

Yeah I've never trusted the QC35 for calls, I got the Plantronics Focus Headset for that instead.

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Holly Robertson

Plantronics V8200 Headset. Amazing headphones (comparing to previous headset I used - Bose QC35 II - wireless). Sound is strong and clear. Voice clarity is πŸ’―. I use them everyday for work.

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Daniel Crewdson

Can vouch for the Bose QC35's! Bought them a year or so ago and couldn't live without them now. An absolute blessing if you are working in an agency/office environment, the noise cancelling is crazy good.

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Jess Lee (she/her)

I love the Jabra wireless earbuds! I have the 65t -- the noise cancelling is great but I love that I can deactivate it and stay vigilant walking around at night. It always pairs really quickly and I have no complaints on the sound quality. No expert there though!

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Yechiel Kalmenson Author

Thanks!

Turning off noise cancellation easily is a useful feature!

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Yechiel Kalmenson Author

Thanks @jess ! That's what I ended up going with.

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Erik Kristofer Anderson

I didn't know I needed good Bluetooth headphones until I got a pair.

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Erik Kristofer Anderson

Beats studio 3. They came free with a new mac laptop I got for data science bootcamp. I'd never have paid full price for them, but now I like them so much I'd actually consider it. Although I'd more likely look for a cheaper brand with equal or comparable performance.

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Yechiel Kalmenson Author

What kind do you have?

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Diane

The sennheiser HD 4.50BT is pretty neat, and also supports active noise reduction when going through mini-jack.

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Shannon Crabill

Me and my BF have a shared list.

  • Ring cam for the backyard. Preferably the floodlight combo.
  • Wink home automation system
  • Smartwatch for me (maybe)
  • TV for the basement

The first two are things we've been meaning to get for a while, so if there's a good deal we'll jump on them. The later two are nice to haves if there is a good deal.

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Erik Kristofer Anderson

A longer HDMI cable, so I can connect my PC to my TV.

I'm actually surprised my list is so short, but I guess that shows I've got pretty much all I want in terms of tech gear. That's a good thing, and kind of a surprise.

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Peter Kim Frank

I recall buying a hilariously long HDMI cable from MonoPrice a while back (maybe 50ft?), might be worth checking their products out.

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Erik Kristofer Anderson

lol I only need like 10 ft

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Peter Kim Frank

This was before Chromecast and for some reason I wanted to hook up a desktop in a bedroom to the TV in the living room downstairs haha.

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Erik Kristofer Anderson

That seems like the kind of great idea that would be way too impractical too use.

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Thanos

Survive Black Friday/Cyber Monday without buying tech I don't really need because I already have noise-canceling headphones. πŸ˜…

  • I'm looking at you airpods pro! πŸ‘€
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Yechiel Kalmenson Author

Lol, yeah, that's the hardest 😭

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Shayegan Hooshyari

Just a kindle, If I can buy one since Iran is under US sanctions and I can't order it from amazon. :(

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miklax

Electronics, a lot's of it :) Arduino shields, ESP32, led screens, oled, ...

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Douglas Fugazi

I would love to buy a vinyl turntable, but I don't have too much money :(

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Sherri Booher

Have you looked for previously-owned turntables? Maybe find an estate sale/garage sale and look for one? You can usually find great deals on used turntables.

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Douglas Fugazi

Thanks Sherri, but I'm living in Colombia :( not much options available on the fleas market.

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Samuele Mattiuzzo
  1. A new job

  2. Nothing material

2.1 Maybe a game on GoG for less than 1Β£

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Yechiel Kalmenson Author

Good luck on the job! 🀞

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LyAVALE95

Same here, good luck! <3

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Joe Cavanaugh

A replacement to my Plasma TV. Upgrading to 4k and trying to figure out if TVs really last 8+ years anymore.

Tech-wise ... been contemplating letting go of the 12.9" iPad Pro for a 10" with Pen support and officially replacing my work notebooks. Not sure I can quite justify the costs though.

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Vincent Grovestine

The way prices are headed downward, I don't think we're far from the day that a TV joins the ever-growing list of "disposable" tech. (...at least for entry-level and mid-grade units.)

This summer, I picked up a 50" 4K TCL 4-Series TV for less than $375 (CAD). Between Roku streaming, satellite receiver, Blueray/DVD, and light XBox One play; so far so good! A friend bought the 65" model from the same series and uses it exclusively for gaming--no complaints from him either.

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LyAVALE95

I bought the new kindle yesterday and I'm so excited about ya O this black Friday week.
I''ve been seeking a nice price to get it. The last kindle I had was the 1st version!, broke it a year ago :(.

Now my wishlist is about a nice case for it or a support base for my Macbook.
And a new job.

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HackingUX

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shushugah

I wish I could buy tech that wasn’t built with military contracts or slave labor but that excludes, Microsoft, Amazon and virtually every other large tech conglomerate

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Steve Klassen (He/Him)

I really need to put a moratorium on spending leading up to this time of year. I've got nothing in the queue.

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Steve Klassen (He/Him)

Oops, I lied. If these go on sale I'd be hard-pressed not to give them a try.

Tap Strap 2 All-in-One Super Controller, Wearable Keyboard & Mouse, Air Gestures & Media Controller, Bluetooth Enabled, Input Into Any Device Using Any Surface (Large) amazon.com/dp/B07YCWNK3H/ref=cm_sw...

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Troy Jordan

I've been thinking about getting some AfterShokz, although I hadn't considered the advantages of noise cancellation.... πŸ€”

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Tim Downey

Bose QuietComfort headphones have been invaluable to me during my long commutes on BART.

Nothing else I've tried has been able to reduce BART's banshee screech.

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Yechiel Kalmenson Author

I'm getting the Bose Quiet Comfort a lot!

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Alejandro Perez

For me, a nice, ergonomic mouse.
None of that gamer stuff, I'm looking at just comfortable mice and hopefully one that has a scroll wheel toggle to quickly scroll through huge files.

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Alex Hadjivarnava
  1. NVMe M.2 SSD
  2. 49" curved monitor