It’s the most wonderful time of the year — the time to get stuff! From tablets to over-the-top TV, we talk about the best gear to give (and receive) on this special edition podcast.


Not sure what to get a loved one this holiday (or just want to make sure a loved one gets you the right gadget)? Then sit back and relax for this special GigaOM holiday gift guide episode of the Commutist podcast. Join myself, Erica Ogg, Kevin Tofel and Janko Roettgers as we break down the best gear to buy.



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Products discussed in this episode:

Plantronics Headphones
Samsung Chromebook
iPad mini
Nexus 4
Kindle Paperwhite
Gogo 3-Pack

War Tweets, Google TV and Nexus 4

Director Jay Duplass on low-fi movies through high-tech

Election Dissection, Ditching DSL and Dumping the iPad

Sandy’s Social, Infrastructure Impact and Forstall

Windows 8 Surfaces, and disruption eruption

iPad Mini, iMac gets skinny

Boxee Cloud DVR, Apple Rumors and Chromebook

Commutist interview: Joy of X author Steven Strogatz

Commutist podcast: Patent trolls, Costco ban and Passbook’s home run

Commutist, meet Nerdist, and interview with Chris Hardwick

T-Metro, Broadband Caps, Remembering Steve Jobs

Apple’s iO-Mess, Dirty Data Centers and Tesla

News from the Mobilize Conference

Paul Tough: How Children Succeed and what you can learn from them

The iPhone 5 Event

Come on, Kindle, Light My 4G Fire

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