Computer Peripheral Gifts for the Holidays

Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard, one of many peripheral gift ideas from

Computer peripherals such as keyboards and mouse may not be a first-in-mind gift idea even for the hardcore computer users, they are important to spice up your computer usage.  After all, if you do not feel bored staring at an old CRT monitor, typing on a stock keyboard that is uncomfortable to type, or checking yourself out as the stickcam captures an image of you every 5 seconds, then peripherals are not for you.

But for those who do care, has compiled the best peripheral gift ideas that you can provide to your friends or even to yourself.

Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard – What sets the Logitech G19 gaming keyboard (picture above) apart from the ordinary is its full-colored, tiltable LCD display panel that provides in-game information about your favorite online games.  It also comes with G-keys, replacing stroke-consuming commands.  You can even use up to five keys at once, perfect for more complex actions.  The Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard is available on various resellers, starting at US$165.

Apple Magic Mouse – This latest innovation from Apple lets the wireless Magic Mouse lie on the table and your fingers do the commands.  Scroll through long documents with a flick or pan across large images with a swipe of your fingers.  However, it only works on Apple computers, so far.  The Apple Magic Mouse is now available starting at $65.

HP 2709m Widescreen LCD Monitor – The 2709m, HP’s largest computer LCD screen to date at 27 inches, boasts of 1080p imagery, and contains an HDMI input apart from the DVI and VGA.  You can watch videos in high definition from most home theater systems.  It also features an anti-glare treatment, 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ration, two built-in 2W speakers, and a response time of only 5 milliseconds.  The HP 2709m is available starting at $268.

Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0 Webcam with Microphone – High-speed computers of today also demand high-quality webcams to complement its performance.  The Eyeball 2.0 by Blue Microphones captures 2-megapixel videos and high-def audio through its built-in microphone.  Not only you can look good, but even sound good as well! The camera is even retractable, so you can protect your privacy when you do not wish to broadcast.  The Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0 is now available starting at $49.99.

LaCie Rugged XL Portable Hard Drive – If you want to protect your precious digital data, it is best to save them in a portable hard drive that can put up with virtually any kind of abuse.  The LaCie Rugged XL external hard drive is contained in an aluminum casing, internal and external shock absorbers, and heat dispersing features.  The 1TB Rugged XL portable hard drive is available starting at $130.

Lenovo ThinkPad 320GB Secure Hard Drive – Keeping your electronic data secure and private is a major concern of many, which is why the Lenovo ThinkPad Secure Hard Drive works like a portable safe.  Data saved on Lenovo’s secure hard drive goes through a 128-bit encryption system, making it inaccessible even by hackers.  The 320GB secure hard drive from Lenovo is available starting at $146.

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