There are certain Christmas gifts that we never forget. Now the Christmas is near and now its the time buying gifts. It’s something magical about Christmas and in this article I present some products that will make Amiga people happy. Time to get ready for Christmas.
KindWords might have started my love for doing a Amiga Magazine
The first Christmas gift that springs to mind is the KindWords package for my Amiga 500. It was in 1992 (I was 13 years old then!) and I had been desperate to get my hands on a word processor for Amiga since being introduced to me back in 1988. Unbeknownst to me, my parents had bought one while on travel and kept it well and truly hidden for the months prior to Christmas.
The great thing about the word processor like KindWords was that nothing like it had ever been seen. We had little graphical word processors made for the computer market at that time. Later I also got the Amiga version of WordPerfect I remember. I was tired of playing games and found out early on that Deluxe Paint package gave Amiga more power than just playing games.
Anyway, on the morning itself, I knew my luck was in. The wrapped box was the perfect shape and as I ripped away the paper, there it was – my own word processor package, complete with apps that I needed. Over the coming hours, I went about trying to master the KindWords magical word processor. And a day or two later, I spent my Christmas money on making art and having fun with KindWords. Now that might be my first signs of wanting to become a Amiga magazine editor. Who knows???
Great Amiga products to Buy for Christmas this year
The time is getting closer and closer for opening Christmas gifts on either 24th or 25th of December in many countries across the globe. Amitopia Amiga Magazine have gathered some products that we recommend as gifts this year! Here they are:
Paula Powered with Level Up is the perfect gift
This punk band is so unique! Paula Powered is performed by Sally Ann and her band. She delivers like no other. Her voice is strong, the guitar tones are impressive and they use a real Amiga 1200 which is playing Live at the stage. This Amiga 1200 at the stage provides the little extra that makes their punk songs so unique and cool.
Without getting any commission or anything else from them. Amitopia Amiga Magazine recommends this gift to anyone that knows a Amiga user this year. They will Love it!
At the same time I send a big hug and all the best Christmas wishes to Sally Ann which is doing a fantastic job for Distrita and Amitopia. A woman I just love from the bottom of my heart. A great friend, musician and supporter of Amiga.
Vampire 500 V2+ for Amiga 500, Amiga 1000 and Amiga 2000
This is the hottest and best accelerator for Amiga right now. So, if you want to impress your Amiga lover this Christmas. This Vampire V500 V2+ is the accelerator card to choose for a happy Amiga user.
Features of this Amiga 500, Amiga 1000 and Amiga 2000 compatible accelerator is strong! A powerful 68080 FPGA that is many times faster than 68060. 128MB RAM, Fast IDE controller and a MicroSD card slot is also included on the board. For just 379 EURO this is a bargain.
Get the hottest Amiga product for your Amiga buddy now for Christmas!
Psyria with Moving On for anyone loving Eurodance music
This is the perfect gift for not just any Amiga user. But also for anyone that loves Eurodance type of music. Dennis Lohr which is behind Psyria is now out with a new album “Moving On”. He used DigiBooster PRO on Amiga even for making the songs.
We highly recommend this album as a Christmas gift! This music is just perfect for productivity and inspiration for all Amiga and Eurodance users out there.
Also with this suggestion I want to send a huge thanks to Dennis and wishes him the best Christmas. What an awesome musician and person he is supporting Amitopia since the very beginning.
External PCMCIA adapter for Amiga 600 and Amiga 1200
KA02 is the perfect Christmas gift for any Amiga 600 or Amiga 1200 user. This is a PCMCIA adapter for Amiga 600 and Amiga 1200 in standard, desktop case. It is available very soon at Retro Ready.
With this adapter inserted, PCMCIA card is placed vertically along the Amiga side, and occupies much less place on the desk. Perfect for wife’s that hates cables. Buy this for your Amiga hobbyist boyfriend and get a more tidy room where the Amiga 600 or Amiga 1200 is located.
This Christmas product is perfect For Ethernet cards as the cable goes to the rear of the Amiga. Bulky cards with built-in RJ45 connector may be used with KA02 without any problem too. A really nice Christmas present that will make everyone happy!
RapidRoad USB2.0 for any Amiga with a Clockport
RapidRoad is a fantastic Christmas product for any Amiga users that deserves USB compatibility. This card gives any Amiga with a Clockport solution a dual-port USB2.0 High-speed (480MBit) connector option.
The RapidRoad USB2.0 package for Clockport also comes with a license for the most versatile and compatible USB stack that exists for the Amiga which is Poseidon by Chris Hodges. With it’s dual-interface design, it can be used with almost all types of Amiga computers.
With this any Amiga user can transfer files by using a USB Pen. Perfect Christmas gift for any Amiga user out there. But be aware. Clockport products needs to be inserted gently. There can be a risk if you’re not doing it right. If you think that you can’t do it. Ask any Amiga user with hardware expertise and they will help you out.
Get a Ethernet port for Any Amiga with Plipbox Deluxe
In our review of PlipBox Deluxe, Amitopia Amiga Magazine gave this product a Score of 4.6 !
This review of Plipbox Deluxe was done for almost a year ago and here is my final verdict of the product. I must personally say that this product is really great! Plipbox parallel Ethernet port adapter just works on my Amiga 500 with Vampire V500 V2+ without issues.
I am also using the Roadshow 68k tcp/ip stack with my Plipbox and there is absolutely no issues with it. Changing locations is neither a issue as Roadshow DHCP feature works out of the box. This tcp/ip stack should also be under the Christmas tree for many Amiga users also.
With this Ethernet adapter for any Amiga, you can get the speed of 12 ISDN lines. So every Amiga will get the speed boost. This solution is however not as fast as other solutions that you can get for the Vampire card etc. But it is really handy as you won’t need to have even more cables sticking out from your Amiga 500.
A perfect Christmas gift that we highly recommends.
So,.. let’s get ready for Christmas! This isn’t the only Christmas Amiga purchase guide article that will be released. So, don’t worry. More recommended Amiga Christmas gifts suggestions will come very soon.
Source: Amitopia Own Experience