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I bought many toys for my computers over the years and I don't include the computers (9) and laptops (3).

I made a list of my favorite ones.

1- ADVC 100 by Canopus
http://dv411.com/canopusadvc100.html#specs

I bought it to digitize my VHS movies to DVD.
The version I have was purchased on the Internet and it has a button to disable the Macrovison (crap used to prevent making copies). I even used to record movies or shows from Hulu by connecting my two computers and recording on the 2nd one.
That was a great device. I still have the original box and accessories.

2- Fusion HDTV 3 QAM gold from Dvico
http://www.dvico.com/products_mul_hd3.html

I used it to capture HD videos from cable over the air.
I had a great time with this toy!

3- ION Turntable
http://www.ionaudio.com/products/details/ttusb

I bought it to digitize my vinyls via USB on my computer.
It comes with a free editing software to help remove scratches, pops, clicks and background noise.

4 - HD PVR by Hauppauge
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr.html

Even better than my ADVC 100! It can record HDTV straight to my computer and the quality is amazing! My favorite toy so far!

5 - WD Live TV Hub
http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=570

I can watch TV online, play games, watch my own videos, play my music, look at pictures, etc.

Here's my next gadget I want to buy!
http://www.audioquest.com/usb_digital_analog_converter/dragonfly-dac

Okay that's it! What's your favorite computer toy?

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I just received my new Bluetooth LuguLake speakers.
Unfortunately, my Toshiba Thrive is too big to fit in the slot but I'll keep them anyway because the sound is surprisingly good via Bluetooth and it's real stereo. I'll try them connected via mini-jack later at bed time. The sound should be even better.

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Check out this new toy!!! :O
http://www.solid-run.com/products/cubox-i-carrier/
Man this is insane what we can do now!

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I was wondering how long it'd take before one of those big greedy companies
got on the boat and try to profit from the Raspberry Pi idea.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/07/windows-comes-to-raspberry-pi-style-board-in-microsoftintel-project/

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I just added this to my toy collection.
HD Fury II
It work as well as advertised and I love it because I can take movie pictures from everywhere! xD xD xD

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Wow, I'm so interested in those.
When they're fast enough, I will ditch my Alienware laptop for one.
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/02/mini-desktops-are-a-rare-bright-spot-in-a-shrinking-pc-industry-says-intel/

It kind of remind me of my first sound system in the early 90's it was a micro sound system, it looked so cool but wasn't really powerful though.

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Here's another one!
I think I'll get me one of those so I can record my 30 miles ride!
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-23/polaroid-cube-going-after-gopro-with-a-99-action-camera

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This is really cool!
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-12-04/kano-has-a-shoebox-size-150-computer-for-kids

I wish there were something like that when I was a kid.

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I really like my USB Converter and Playstation 2 joystiq to enjoying flash games such as Dude and Zombies. I lost them since me and the family moved to new home.

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I'm sorry, I mean Earn To Die series.

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Also Joy2Key software are very useful.

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Autoclicker software are very useful and fun for Clicker Heroes game. Lol.

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I enjoying Android Smartphone features on Bluestack.

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