Computer gifts can be as cheap at $6.99Written by Lori Golaszewski | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Buying gifts for the computer whiz in your life can be affordable and practical.
Randy Orner of Computer Discount in Maumee said USB flash drives and compressed air make great stocking stuffers.
USB flash drives, portable devices that allow users to store and transfer computer files, range in price from $10 to $99, although the average cost is $20. “You can get a pretty decent one for that amount,” Orner said.
Compressed air, which retails for $6.99, is useful for cleaning dust from inside one’s computer and for removing crumbs and other debris from the keyboard.
“It’s preventive maintenance for your computer,” Orner noted.
For PC gamers, Orner suggests a gamepad or joystick, which retail for about $19.99.
Laptop accessories, such as sleeves, carrying cases or security locks make practical gifts for computer users on the go. Also popular because of its portability and extended battery life is a wireless mouse, which can be purchased for about $39, Orner said.
For those interested in setting up a wireless desktop computer or laptop, Orner suggests giving them a USB wireless adapter, which costs around $29.
Web cams are also popular gifts for staying connected with family and friends no matter where they live. With various features, such as built-in lights, Web cams have an average price of $29 up to $59, Orner said. “We sell a lot for video conferencing and for people who are overseas.”
Computer Discount also sells gift cards in any amount.