He sounds like a lot of people that frequent these boards (incl. myself). A pure gadget freak. Wait until I have a proper income, and I'll show yez all how it's done, lol
But the one thing I will advice you (which doesn't make things any easier) is that buying gadgets for gadget freaks is more hassle that you think. The only people I like getting gadgets from is myself. I wouldn't trust any friend or relative to buy me a new phone/computer/console/entertainment centre etc, probably because I spend most of my time researching new products available, more so than my friends/family, so I couldn't expect them to get something that would live up to my standards. My folks know this already (christ I would never tell them something like that straight out
). Take for example I needed a new phone. I wouldn't advertise the fact around a birthday or Christmas, just incase somebody actually gets me one. I am very picky about things like this, and don't want to end up with a cheap handset on a prepaid tariff. I'm sure he's the same. We would accept the gift kindly, but would probably go to extreme lengths to hide the fact that we wouldn't be caught dead with it.
I know I'm not being very helpful, but maybe it's best that you keep away from the gadget stuff, unless you're in to them yourself of course.