ThinkComputers Holiday 2011 Staff Wish List

Jack Wager (Posts)
Xbox 360 Slim


I’ve had my Xbox 360 since 2005. Back then Xbox 360’s were only one color (white), had 20GB hard drives, and they didn’t have an HDMI port or built-in Wi-Fi. As 2012 approaches, my launch console’s hard drive only has 47MB free, its USB ports are littered with 16GB flash drives to provide extra storage space, and, its remaining USB port is shared between Kinect and the Play & Charge Kit. So with all of these issues my launch console is facing, it feels that an upgrade is in order. A new “slim” Xbox 360 comes with a 250GB hard drive, a dedicated port for Kinect, five total USB ports, HDMI, built-in Wi-Fi, and if all that isn’t enough, it even uses less power which saves on energy costs. Yes, it is definitely time to upgrade.

Axiom VP150 v3


Years ago, I was looking for new speakers for my home theater setup. A friend of mine recommended a company named Axiom. I had never heard of Axiom, and the speakers he wanted me to buy were $400 (on sale). I took a leap of faith, and to this day, it is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. My current setup lacks a center channel. So, I’d like to add one to enhance dialog in movies. Sticking with the Axiom brand, I have picked out the Axiom VP150 v3. It isn’t Axiom’s cheapest or most expensive center speaker, but it seems like it’ll do just what I need, and a bit more 🙂

HIS IceQ Radeon HD 6970 2GB x2


If you frequent our forums here on Think Computers, you might’ve noticed I built a new computer earlier this year. While this computer has been everything I wanted, some of the newest games put stress on my Radeon 5750. I’d like to get a couple Radeon 6970’s in a CrossFire setup. Then I’ll be able to sleep at night knowing my computer will be able to run any game for the next year or two at max settings.

Logitech Squeezebox™ Radio


Music, it’s a huge part of almost everyone’s life. As technology changes and devices allow you to access your media practically anywhere you go, I still have one problem, multiple rooms in my house need music. Furthermore, I don’t want an iPhone dock, nor do I want to just put my iPhone on the table. I want to be able to control the music with my iPhone, and tell all of the devices what to play. While the Logitech Squeezebox isn’t the perfect solution, it is probably the best for the price. It conveniently packs the speakers and the control device into one package and, they offer an iOS app to control the device. The current Squeezebox model is more attractive than the previous iterations, but my favorite is still the original SLImp3 before Logitech acquired the rights.

PAC IS77 Universal iPod Dock and 3.5mm Input for FM Radios


Dear commercial radio,
There once was a time when I didn’t know any better. When I was happy listening to the same songs every hour. Although, that time has passed, and I want to hear what I want to hear when I want to hear it. Maybe I’m being a bit selfish, but listening to what I want makes driving so much more enjoyable. While you’re listening to the music you love, the person who just cut you off is now a ‘friend’. The pedestrian running through the middle of the street who made you slam on your brakes, was ‘just in a hurry’. Finally, the look other drivers give you while you’re rocking out, is priceless. So commercial radio, I’m sure you understand that this FM modulator is the right choice for me. And it isn’t just a standard cigarette lighter FM modulator. It is a complete kit that attempts to remove any interference to give the best possible quality it can. You see, the Peripheral PAC IS77 has my best interests in mind. I can listen to what I want whenever I want, and any possible road rage takes a backseat to my elevated spirits.

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