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What Tech Present Should I Buy My 81 Year Old Grandpa?

He is 81 and likes gadgets, new tech, etc. He has: computer, and tv Remember 81 Years Old Means Eyesight is not as good as kids but his is still pretty good PLEASE HELP!!!!

A dvd player and maybe dvds of movies from when he was a kid? A hearing aid, A wii, an ipod with songs that he likes A newer computer, or upgrades Not really a new gadget, but maybe a record play and records(or records if he has a record player) If he likes a sport, maybe something that's related to that sport( a book, movie,a baseball if he likes baseball, a football if he likes football, soccerball if he likes soccer ect.) Hopes this helps.
On the same note, if he still has records that he loves, you could get a USB turn table so he can convert them to mp3's or just listen to them through the computer.
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Some audiophiles believe that records sound better than digital media. Make sure your grandpa is not one of these people! Make sure that you return his records in playable condition (of course)!
you misspelled achtung...
So I did... Good catch!

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I speel reely bady.
Hearing aid might be insulting. Depending on whether or not he has arthritis, a Wii may not be the best thing... Or maybe not... I'm not sure.
Well of course, since I don't know his grandpa, I just suggested idea's that I had, not idea's that would just be 100% perfect for him.
Good point.
robots199 (author)  Rock Soldier5 years ago
Would he be able to see the ds or ipod?
I don't know, he's yours grandpa. Maybe if you get him a bigger screened one, or just an ipod shuffle(old one that doesn't have a screen, don't know if the new one does, so all he has to do is turn it on, and press play)
beachnomad4 years ago
Here's a new remote control.  It works the TV and set top box only.  Favorite channels go it, and it locks, so it doesnt mess up.  Its www.FlipperRemote.com
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ninja_mike5 years ago
a pace maker? lol
robotguy45 years ago
Does he have a new tv? If not, how about a digital converter box? Also, as part of the present, hook it up for him.
lemonie5 years ago
There are some cool (but not that cheap) things at gyroscope.com

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brokengun5 years ago
A really sweet LED flashlight with a crank or a shaker thing that is good. I recommend one from Brookstone, it's pricey but he'll appreciate it.
cdubnbird5 years ago
i bought my grandpa a watch that synced it's time with a satellite in space which synced it's time with an atomic clock in the U.S. it's pretty techy, and he liked it