Like most things electronic, the coolest computer stuff eventually comes down in price, just in time for Christmas. In fact, there's so much stuff, I'm gonna bypass the computer games portions entirely -- which is personal preference mostly -- and focus on computer hardware and accessories as gift ideas for this report.
Gone are the days of singing Amazon.com commercials. Like the rest of the economy, the tech sector is struggling to stay afloat, and that's forcing prices down. Ads are full of enticements for shoppers.
Computers with more power than you could even buy a year ago are now selling at about half the price of last year.
Digital cameras, long beyond the reach of the average budget are now more in the $100-to-200 range for a good brand-name.
But for my money, the best buy for the holiday season is a thing that looks like a key fob. It's 128-megs of hard drive space in a small package, with a U-S-B connector. It plugs into any computer, and requires no software to install. It's perfect for the guy on the go, who wants to transfer files between computers.