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This page is for things on Amazon.com that I've used and liked.

 

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USB xbox controller

 

Some PC games are better with a controller. If you get 2, and you have space at your computer for another chair, and a big monitor or multiple monitors, you can play PC games with a friend. Well, I've only used my controller for development, but a friend of mine does that.

 

 

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popcorn popper

 

Instead of buying bags of microwave popcorn, it's better to use something like this. Pour in some (cheap!) popcorn kernels, and put down a large bowl or pot to collect them. Add some vegetable oil, salt, and sugar or some spice, then cover your bowl and shake it.

 

 

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LED lightbulbs

 

LED lights have gotten good enough that I think it's worth switching to them. Note that packs will usually be a better value on Amazon, because of how their fees for sellers work. LED lights last longer when they stay cooler, which is why it's better not to put them in enclosed or recessed fixtures.

 

 

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CAD U37 USB microphone

 

I think it's worth getting a decent microphone if you use voice chat or make YouTube videos. This one is a good value, and good enough for professional work.

 

 

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The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

The Cartoon Guide to Physics

 

If you have kids, or you're getting a present for someone's kids, then I think these books are good things to get.

 

 

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green rooibos tea

 

Green rooibos is the only herbal tea that I'd put on the same level as green tea. It's probably good for you, it's less sensitive to steeping temperature and time than green tea, and it might help with acne problems.

 

 

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Macally iceKey2 keyboard

 

The volume and eject keys probably won't work, but this is the best keyboard for typing that I've ever used.

 

 

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hard drive dock

 

With a USB hard drive dock, you can use (cheaper) desktop hard drives for backup. Also, when I've had computer issues, being able to remove a hard drive and connect it to another computer has been very helpful.

 

 

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MDR7506 headphones

 

I've used a pair of these for over 5 years. Good audio quality, and relatively comfortable.


 

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