|From the Kenosha News on 11-27-05
Select a gift for people who love electronics
If you have people on your Christmas list who love electronic gizmos and technology, here are some gift ideas, ranked by price. Those items that have been discussed in previous column have the date of the column in parentheses. You can view these past articles at www.sabbarpublications.com.
$300 and up: The ultimate technology gift is a new computer – either a laptop or desktop. (4/24, 7/24, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30). For people with desktop computers, a flat LCD panel monitor runs $300 to $750, depending on size.
$100 to $300: Get an all-in-one printer that scans, copies, faxes, and prints for about $200. For a unit that also does photo printing, expect to pay about $300. 4 or 5 megapixel digital cameras take excellent pictures and cost between $150 and $300. PDAs without wireless cost up to $200. An external USB or firewire hard drive is a good investment for backup purposes and costs around $150, depending on capacity.
Under $100: Try a wireless router for $50 to $100 (5/8), a web cam for $35 to $50 (11/20), a USB RAM drive for $20 to $100 (7/17) or a cordless mouse for about $30. For people who already have an iPod, try any of the cool accessories such as a car charger, FM transmitter, iTunes gift card, or an armband holder. For people with digital cameras, give the gift of a memory card (be careful to get the right format), a spare battery, a nicer carrying case, or printing media like photo paper or T-shirt transfers.
By Carol Sabbar from the Kenosha News on 12-4-05