The Drill Down 550: Holiday Gift Guide 2018
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, the secret customer score that determines how you’re treated, and The Drill Down‘s annual Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is coming up and The Drill Down would like you to be ready for it. So as we do every year around this time, we’ve prepared a list of what we consider the perfect gifts to give… and get this holiday. So before you stand around for hours this Black Friday, spend some time with us.



Holiday Gift Guide

1: Smart Home | 2: Interactive | 3: Freestyle | 4: Media | 5: Big Ticket

  1. The Sonos One is available in 5 new colors for a limited time “” here’s your first look $250
    1. Douglas Rain, Voice of HAL 9000 in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Dies at 90
  2. Perfect Blend Smart Scale and Recipe App $90
    1. Video
  3. Sony 1000X M3 $350
  4. Britbox $7/mo or $84/yr.
  5. Apple Watch Series 4 Aluminum $500
  1. Chromecast Ultra $70
    1. Douglas Rain, Voice of HAL 9000 in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Dies at 90
  2. Spider-man $60
  3. Waterpik Water Flosser $60
  4. Mission Impossible Fallout $27
  5. Sony HT-Z9F Soundbar & wireless rear speakers $1,200
  1. Google Hub $150
    1. Douglas Rain, Voice of HAL 9000 in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Dies at 90
  2. PlayStation 4 + Games (Uncharted 4, God of War, Spider-man, Red Dead Redemption II, The Last of Us, part 2) $300
  3. iPhone XS $1,000
  4. The Beatles (White Album) Super Deluxe Edition $140
  5. HTC Vive Pro $1400

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Music Break: Harry Potter theme  by John Williams

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Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all.

Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Vudu product manager Tosin Onafowokan.

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