PC Perspective's 2006 Holiday Shopping Guide
A Good Year for Geeks
Have you ever been in scenario? It's Christmas day, you're sitting there opening package and what do you find? Another 512MB stick of RAM. Geez! You exclaim as you toss it onto the pile of 2 dozen other sticks you got from people. Okay okay, maybe that doesn't happen that often, but needless to say we have to be a bit more imaginative when it comes to giving tech gifts. So throw away ideas of buying motherboards or RAM, let's see if we can find something a bit more special.
Notebooks are really popular these days. Though they are really nice tools to have, there are a few things you can buy for the notebook owner on your Christmas list that will really make their daily activities a lot more comfortable.
The Logitech V200 Cordless Notebook Mouse is a great little mouse that I've used in the past which tracks very well, is portable, and uses standard AA batteries so you're never stranded without power. Best of all, the Bluetooth transmitter can be stashed away with the mouse itself for ease of transport.
A computer input device is always a cool gift to give and Logitech has this order filled quite nicely. Their G7 Gaming Mouse is a great cordless mouse that boasts some impressive opinions around the 'net. If you're looking for something functionally similar but a little cheaper, then the G5 Gaming Mouse will fit your budget. Of course you can get other top-quality gaming mice from other manufacturers like Razer.
To match the G5 or G7 gaming mouse, you also have the Logitech G15 keyboard which has some great gaming specific features like a flip-up LCD display to give you vital in-game stats (like ammunition and health meters), and extra programmable buttons so you can bind frequently used actions to more accessible spots.
If a full-sized keyboard isn't what you're looking for, what about a WolfKing Warrior Game Pad or a Saitek Pro Gamer Command Unit.
Any gamer will tell you that worn mice feet suck... the resistance and the drag almost makes you want to throw your mouse out the window. Well maybe not, but there are good products out there that will help remedy this. Enter Hyperglide mouse skates. They're made from untextured teflon for good durability which lasts for months of usage. They're an inexpensive geek gift which says "I love you... for standing still while reloading".
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