123Macmini.com
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   GalleryPhoto Gallery   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

10 Gifts for the Mac mini Owner
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> 123Macmini.com News and Reviews
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
admin
Site Admin


Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Posts: 2192
Location: U.S.A

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:56 am    Post subject: 10 Gifts for the Mac mini Owner Reply with quote

10 Gifts for the Mac mini Owner
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Posted by: Brian

Well, the holiday shopping season is now officially upon us. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the Mac mini owner or Mac enthusiast in your life, or something new for yourself, here are ten great items. Who knows, maybe this list will prevent some of us from getting another tie or pair of socks this year. Now that would be a good thing! The following items range in price from $20.00 to $150.00 dollars.

Read more


http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/563.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
SOCOMRAIDER
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 26 Oct 2005
Posts: 2869
Location: Minneapolis

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decent list, I'm eyeing a few items on it.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Zalez
Member
Member


Joined: 27 Oct 2006
Posts: 109
Location: Montclair, CA

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the new 2G iPod shuffles are a good gift to give this year. Even for people like myself, that already have an iPod. iTunes gift cards would be another good thing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Yvan256
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 18 Aug 2005
Posts: 541
Location: Quebec, Canada

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:06 am    Post subject: Second Generation iPod shuffle Reply with quote

I agree, the 2nd gen. iPod shuffle makes a really great gift, even for those who already have another iPod (except maybe those who already have the 1st gen. iPod shuffle). The controls of the iPod shuffle are easier to use when you just want to listen to music without having to bother with an interface.

The new iPod shuffle is really sleek, tiny and makes a stunning addition to any Mac mini setup. When you're using the smallest Mac ever, why not add the smallest iPod ever to that setup. Wink

Another great gift suggestion is the miniStack V2. I'm guessing most Mac mini users could use an additional 250GB of storage and more FireWire and USB 2.0 ports (especially Mac mini G4 users).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
bsnoel
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 04 Jun 2005
Posts: 355
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:42 am    Post subject: If I may suggest a number 11 gift item. Reply with quote

I think that these two brand new sets of speakers from JBL complement the Mac mini quite nicely too.

JBL SPOT
JBL SPYRO

The spot is available at the Apple Store and the Spyro is comming soon to Amazon.com
_________________
Mac Pro Quad 2.66GHz, PowerMac G5 2.3 GHz, iMac Core Duo 17", MacBook Pro 2GHz, MacBook Pro 2.2GHz, Mac mini Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz. Multi-K9 Security System. No false alarms, just lots of sharp teeth.
www.grweather.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
g5g5
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 2768
Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a good chance that a lot of new cool gear and software will be coming out the beginning of next year. So I think a gift certificate might be the most practical thing to give. On the other hand, the new shuffle is a no-brainer for under $75. I bought my sister one for her birthday and she loves it.
_________________
1.25GHz Mac Mini / 1.8GHz iMac G5 / 2.0GHz C2D Mac mini (2009)
4GB iPod mini / 2G iPod shuffle / 16GB iPhone 3G
Apple TV 2
iLife's a Bitch!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bsnoel
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 04 Jun 2005
Posts: 355
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, the Elgato is very tempting. It might go on my Christmas list. Decisions, decisions......
_________________
Mac Pro Quad 2.66GHz, PowerMac G5 2.3 GHz, iMac Core Duo 17", MacBook Pro 2GHz, MacBook Pro 2.2GHz, Mac mini Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz. Multi-K9 Security System. No false alarms, just lots of sharp teeth.
www.grweather.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
bsnoel
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 04 Jun 2005
Posts: 355
Location: USA

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: If I may suggest a number 11 gift item. Reply with quote

bsnoel wrote:
I think that these two brand new sets of speakers from JBL complement the Mac mini quite nicely too.

JBL SPOT
JBL SPYRO

The spot is available at the Apple Store and the Spyro is comming soon to Amazon.com



I see that the JBL Spot speakers are on sale at the Apple Store today for their Black Friday sale. $108.00
_________________
Mac Pro Quad 2.66GHz, PowerMac G5 2.3 GHz, iMac Core Duo 17", MacBook Pro 2GHz, MacBook Pro 2.2GHz, Mac mini Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz. Multi-K9 Security System. No false alarms, just lots of sharp teeth.
www.grweather.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
MiniMoe
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 25 Apr 2006
Posts: 605

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of good Black Friday specials at http://store.apple.com
_________________
Moe
1.66GHz Core-Duo Mini, 2GB/120GB, Apple 23" Cinema HD Display
Apple Wireless Keyboard & Mouse, Apple iSight Camera
Apple USB Modem (for faxing), Bose Companion 2 Speakers
2.0GHz white MacBook 1GB/80GB
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Brian
News Moderator


Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 544
Location: Charlotte, NC

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bsnoel wrote:
For me, the Elgato is very tempting. It might go on my Christmas list. Decisions, decisions......


AMUG just posted a fantastic review of the EyeTV Hybrid. It might help you with your decision.

http://www.amug.org/amug-web/html/amug/reviews/articles/elgato/hybrid/
_________________
Brian
123Macmini.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jthawke
Member
Member


Joined: 21 Jul 2005
Posts: 57

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: Off Topic? Reply with quote

Happy Holidays, All.

The discussion of the TV Hybrid device reminded me of a question I meant to pose to this forum before. I have a new 1.83 Intel mini (sweet, by the way) and I am looking to bring both LP audio (via a pre amp) and Tivo programming (via the "out to vcr" function) into my Mini for CD and DVD creation. Does anyone have a suggestion for a device that I could purchase that would accomplish both? I don't need tv tuner functionality . . . just usb or firewire input to the mac with s-video and right/left audio inputs from the source.

Thanks!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
g5g5
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 2768
Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MiniMoe wrote:
Lots of good Black Friday specials at http://store.apple.com


Good day to buy a MacBook or Airport Express!

jthawke wrote:
I don't need tv tuner functionality . . . just usb or firewire input to the mac with s-video and right/left audio inputs from the source


The Elgato EyeTV 250 and Hybrid have break-out S-video cables.
_________________
1.25GHz Mac Mini / 1.8GHz iMac G5 / 2.0GHz C2D Mac mini (2009)
4GB iPod mini / 2G iPod shuffle / 16GB iPhone 3G
Apple TV 2
iLife's a Bitch!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
curt
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 17 Mar 2005
Posts: 1457
Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The EyeTV Hybrid is the number one item on my wish list. The Wacom Graphire4 is a nice gift idea too. I use the 6x8 version with my PowerBook at work just about every day. The 4x5 version is a little on the small, but it does cost around $100 less. I guess the LaCie mini or LaCie mini with hub would also make a nice gifts.
_________________
My Setup
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bsnoel
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 04 Jun 2005
Posts: 355
Location: USA

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian wrote:
bsnoel wrote:
For me, the Elgato is very tempting. It might go on my Christmas list. Decisions, decisions......


AMUG just posted a fantastic review of the EyeTV Hybrid. It might help you with your decision.

http://www.amug.org/amug-web/html/amug/reviews/articles/elgato/hybrid/


Thanks, I'll take a look.
_________________
Mac Pro Quad 2.66GHz, PowerMac G5 2.3 GHz, iMac Core Duo 17", MacBook Pro 2GHz, MacBook Pro 2.2GHz, Mac mini Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz. Multi-K9 Security System. No false alarms, just lots of sharp teeth.
www.grweather.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ranger1021
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 04 Oct 2005
Posts: 387

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: If I may suggest a number 11 gift item. Reply with quote

bsnoel wrote:
I think that these two brand new sets of speakers from JBL complement the Mac mini quite nicely too.

JBL SPOT
JBL SPYRO

The spot is available at the Apple Store and the Spyro is comming soon to Amazon.com

Saw the Spot at the Apple store today. Very nice looking. However, wasn't able to hear them as someone else was taking a million years working on the computer.
_________________
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
Saru mono hibi ni utoshi.
Solo Mini & Mac Cube
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> 123Macmini.com News and Reviews All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



      

Shop:  Apple Store  |  Refurbished Macs  |  Refurbished iPads  |  MacConnection  |  Mac Mini Vault  |  Other World Computing

MK 1 Studio Mac mini Racks  |  Crucial Mac Memory  |  Top Free Mac Apps  |  Top Paid Mac Apps



123Macmini.com is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Computer, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2011 123Macmini.com. All Rights Reserved.