11/14/2012

Gadchick Gift Picks

Emily Dismukes, contributing writer, adds her own twist to the Gadchick Holiday Gift Guide. She scrapbooks and writes at Oh! Emily Made That but her love for technology and gadgets makes her a great addition to the Gadchick team.



1. Nexus 7

My boyfriend got one of these when it was first released and it was love at first sight. The 7 inch size is perfect for both my small hands and my purse, and the pricing is great: a $200 tablet is a tablet I can afford. This wish may actually come true this Christmas; I’m highly considering buying one as a present for myself.

2. Silhouette Cameo

One of my newest hobbies (and my favorite at the moment) is scrapbooking. I have a small manual die-cut machine, but being able to add a Cameo, which is a multi-purpose electronic die-cutter that connects to a computer to cut any shape you can imagine, would please me greatly.
(Editor Note- I'm not familiar at all with what multi purpose die cutter was, so here's a video. It actually makes me want to scrapbook. Pretty cool!)
http://youtu.be/qwnuP3Gfc1M

3. Nintendo 3DSXL

I’m still rocking my old-school silver brick original Nintendo DS. Many of the games I play are for the DS, I would love to upgrade to a newer version of the device soon. If I had my choice, I’d go for the newest version, the 3DSXL. I like the larger size (I’ve found many of the “regular size” DS handhelds just feel too small) and the fact that I can get it in pink!

4. Adobe CS6 Master Collection

This one is definitely just a wish: at almost $2,600 regular price, there’s no way this version of CS6 will be under my tree this year. But that doesn’t stop me from wanting it. Having taken several classes in high school in which I used Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver extensively, I will not be truly happy until I can call those programs (and others included in this set, like Illustrator) my own.

5. Scrivener 2 for Mac

As I write this list, I’m undertaking what could be called the king of all writing challenges, NaNoWriMo, so I’ve got writing on the brain. Scrivener is a specialized word processor meant for writing novels and stories, and I’ve heard good things about it both online and from a “real life” friend of mine who uses it. I would love to have it on my computer, especially as I delve deeper into my creative writing degree at school.

6. Timbuk2 Control Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger

I’ve been looking for a messenger bag that’s small and stylish but large enough for my laptop and a few other items for awhile, and this one seems to fit the bill. It’s moderately priced (for a Timbuk2 bag), looks like a good size, and comes in a couple of great colorways (I think I’d go for the grey/blue version).

Thank you, Emily! 

1 comment:

  1. Great list! I have a Cameo (actually a present from last year) and it is awesome. I don't scrapbook, but it's been super handy for a variety of other projects. And I love that bag! If I toted a laptop around, I'd definitely want one that looks like that.

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