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    25 Gifts Your Computer Probably Wants This Year

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    1. A handy laptop cooler with five different fans and an adjustable tilt function to keep your laptop a nice and effective temperature while you're getting the last of your project done. She's tired of overheating while you're using her!


    Promising review: "This cooling pad is designed well. I found after using this cooler that my laptop operated at over 20 degrees cooler! Not only do my applications now load faster, but the whole experience of using my laptop is now much more pleasant. For peace of mind I also ordered an extended four-year warranty. Test the operating temperature of your laptop and if you find it operating hot, get this laptop cooler, whether you are a gamer or not to make your computing experience much more pleasant and faster. My only question is why I waited so long to get this?" —Cajun Gourmet

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    2. A headphone stand for your most important computer accessory, because your iMac would love its companion to be shown a little love as well.


    Promising review: "This stand comes in a high-quality box, very well packaged. Putting it together literally takes seconds. I purchased this as a stand for the new headphones that my son gifted me. It looks great with my refurbished computer set up, and I can listen to everything from movies, music, to doing voiceovers without having to look for my headphones (where did I put them THIS time?!?) or to fight untangling the cord." —I. King

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    3. A subscription to Norton Computer Security (for up to FIVE devices!!!) so it won't be affected by those nasty viruses going around, making your laptop as slow as a snail.


    Compatible with Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS Sierra, and Mac OS X

    Promising review: "First of all, the thing that I always hated about Antivirus software was that it usually slows your system down quite a bit. Not with Norton 360. I didn't notice any system slow down at all. The second thing I liked about this is that it allows you to have protection on five devices, so my laptop, desktop, tablet, and phone are all covered. Third, I really like the VPN feature because it provides extra security. Lastly, they give you 50 GB of free cloud storage which is nice, although I haven't taken full advantage of it. They also provide free identity theft protection but you have to provide your information and set it up to take full advantage of it. Overall, I am really liking this antivirus software." —Daniparb

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    4. A silicone case for your MacBook charger to prevent scratches and scrapes while it's on the floor, because you CARE about your electronics!


    Promising review: "I wish I would have had this for my previous computer chargers. My other chargers are all scratched and banged up. I had to buy replacements. This cover is made out of silicone. Its a bit tough to put on at first because I was afraid to stretch it too much, but once it was on, its snug and theres now way its slipping out. It's smooth and will protect the charger! You've already spent so much for a MacBook, so why not buy this inexpensive case to protect your investment?" —Cin

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five colors).

    5. A trackpad cover so your laptop won't get gross scratches all over it since it allows you to scroll Twitter in the first place.


    Promising review: "I actually used this product to repair/replace a Samsung Chromebook mouse pad. The clear coat on our pad was chipped off in the middle where we'd used it so much. It worked okay, but really felt yucky. I took a chance on this product that was intended for the MacBook Pro and trimmed it to fit the Chromebook. It worked great and the functionality is 100%. It is so nice to have a fully functioning and smooth trackpad back!" —Susanne M. Millar

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in seven sizes).

    6. A portable hard drive, because you know your laptop is running slow since you have exhausted all the built-in memory and frankly? It's time.


    Promising review: "So far so great. I just put over 7000 photos from my computer on this and it barely takes up any of the full 1TB of space. Also, very fast transfer time. Easy to use, small and portable. Just what I needed!" —emrm

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    7. A bamboo monitor stand and organizer since your computer needs a boost in desk height. It's your number one and day one gadget.


    Promising review: "Arrived in pristine condition and was easy to assemble. Really impressed with the quality of materials used, it's really sturdy and I can't get it to wiggle at all. It even smells nice to boot. Worth the price!" —Hillary Murray

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    8. A bamboo charging station with a USB strip so that iPad Pro never has to suffer from a dead battery ever again.

    Promising review: "I have been using this daily for like the last 11 months or so to juice up my phones, tablets and bluetooth headsets, and it’s still holding up without any issues. No damages, no broken wooden pieces, no loose joints, and more importantly, the magnets are still doing a great job holding the two compartments together, which is important to note as it’s the most crucial component of the unit, if you ask me. Great product, and built to last, from my experience with it so far." —HFZ

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

    9. A clear keyboard cover that'll act as a barrier between all of your liquids and various food items and your laptop's motherboard.


    Compatible with the Surface Laptops! Check out a similar version for MacBooks here!

    Promising review: "I have been using it for one week. It is lightweight and practically you can not say there is a cover on the laptop. I had another Surface 2 laptop for which I did use protection and it was very easily damaged, so I got this protection for my new laptop and I like it." —Archi

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in six colors).

    10. A mini Bluetooth speaker to blast your laptop's favorite tunes throughout the house. He loves an audio helper.


    It has up to four hours of playtime!

    Promising review: "This little thing is legit. Pumps out mad sound at full blast. I will say that battery dies faster at full blast, but you can leave it plugged in while playing, and honestly, you can't beat having a party speaker in your pocket." —D. Salcedo

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in three colors).

    11. A Blue Snowball microphone so your desktop and you can record the best podcast of all time without the nasty background noises of yesteryear.


    Promising review: "Very good microphone and I cannot stress how good this is for that it is worth. There are two options, one with a switch to change modes and one without. I found this was the one without after it arrived as it was not so clear. Either way it has done the job excellently and records very clearly. I prefer this to my other blue microphones." —Ibaraki Ben

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in two colors).

    12. A simple lightweight laptop case for protecting your lifeline to the world from gross scratches and dents, because you KNOW you're super clumsy.


    Promising review: "The case is amazing: durable, stylish, smooth zippers, soft interior, useful pocket, and retractable handle (best part)." —Paula

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    13. A fashionable desk to properly house your thousand dollar investment because she honestly deserves better than an unstable nightstand to be thrown upon when you're done with her.


    Promising review: "I love this desk! It is just the right size, sturdy, and extremely easy to assemble. The assembly pretty much consisted of taking it out of its box, opening up the frame or legs of the table (the are already screwed together and ready to go), and snapping the table top into the frame. Done! It is lightweight, portable, and looks perfect as an office 'corner' in my bedroom." —Richard Lawson

    Get it from Amazon for $63.88+.

    14. A lap desk for your Chromebook, because the bed is probably your computer's favorite place to be.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $30.

    15. A selfie light ring, because your computer would really love you to have the best illumination while you're hosting your latest YouTube tutorial.


    Promising review: "Was super skeptical to purchase this light and I was NOT disappointed. I'm using it for Facebook live videos from my computer and it is so bright. I only need it to be on the lowest setting for it to be bright enough for videos. Definitely a good price for the quality of this product." —Taylor Willhite

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    16. An anti-theft laptop backpack with hidden zippers so your computer won't get randomly abducted while you're on the go. It doesn't know what it would do without you!


    Promising review: "Carried this around the Bahamas. It was splashed by pools and hot tubs. It also carried through the rain in Florida. A drink was also spilled on it. The laptop and tablet inside it were both protected and dry." —Pete Rogers

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in eight colors).

    17. A padded, waterproof and shockproof case so your computer won't break in two if you (unfortunately) drop the thing right on the concrete.


    Promising review: "This is a great protective case for a Microsoft Surface Pro. It's a perfect fit. The zipper is heavy duty and its built well. Shipped within a couple of days. It has smaller compartments within the case for a mouse and some cables too." —Mike Brenkman

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in three sizes and two colors).

    18. A trendy laptop backpack that'll be able to fit your 13-inch easily with a lined interior to keep it from slipping, sliding, and bumping against the other stuff in there while you're walking to class.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $80 (available in 23 colors).

    19. A swiveling laptop riser so your computer can have the podium it deserves and you can use it without getting a neckache.


    Promising review: "I was so tired of moving my laptop (17in) around and it taking up so much space on my desk. I went on a quest to find a solution. This stand had all I needed. It was a no-brainer to put together, the stand had a small footprint, it is elevated, it swivels making it easy to get to ports drives cables (OMG that in itself was a high five) and last but not least, it has a protected bottom panel to avoid scratches. Sturdy little thing too. I just love it!" —Juls

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two colors).

    20. A bamboo laptop nightstand, because it's tired of you rolling around on it, smothering it and blocking the fresh air needed to fake breathe.


    Promising review: "This is a very useful bedside tray for a bunk bed. Bought this item for my daughter, she loves it so much. She can organize her phone, computer, and headset in one place when she sleeps. She doesn't need to worry about smashing the stuff. Good to have." —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    21. An adorable corgi mousepad so your mouse can glide from website to website easily. Plus I heard it said you haven't washed the old one in months.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my co-worker for her birthday and she loved it. The Corgi’s butt is so squishy. She’s received quite a few compliments on her new mousepad." —VDN

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95 (available in nine colors).

    22. A spaceman LED light so your laptop or desktop can feel like it's in outer space, plus you'll have sufficient light to study for your finals.


    It simply plugs into your USB port and it can be angled any way you like without moving!

    Promising review: "We saw this and had to have it, actually we had to have several to give to our kids and grandchildren. Really cute! So far, no problems with any of the astronauts hovering above our computers. I would recommend this as a useful keyboard light and a cute novelty." —H.S.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    23. A bamboo laptop desk with cutouts so you can add an added computer fan so it doesn't get overheated while you and your boo are surfing the web.


    Promising review: "This is great. I am a lazy college student who doesn't ever want to get out of bed. That bit me in the butt last year because my computer overheated from not being able to vent properly on my comforter. This product allows me to be lazy and also allows me to take proper care of my computer! Not to mention it is very easy to store and looks cool!" —katie

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    24. A colorful USB-wired keyboard, because your desktop needs to add a bit of flavor to her conventional looks.


    Promising review: "Keyboard came in, looks exactly as described. The best part about this keyboard is the way the keys feel, it almost feels like grip-tape on a skateboard and feels very unique. I have a Mac with Windows 10 dual booted and it works perfectly on both." —Matt

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    25. A super duper dope Midi keyboard because your iMac wants to be able to produce the hottest mixtape of 2020, and it can't do it without the proper materials.


    It can easily be set up with any kind of music software and has a mixture of drums and keys to make any audio arrangements lit! Plus it simply plugs into your USB port for simple usage!

    Promising review: "I've been using the Akai Mini MKII for around a month now and I really like it so far! I've been on the search for a portable MIDI keyboard that I can easily set up and put away as needed and this fit the bill perfectly. The build quality is really good. It feels like it's made of sturdy material and is a quality product. Nothing feels fragile like it's going to fall off. It feels very well-made." —Edward

    Get it from Amazon for $99 (available in three colors).

    Here's to you and your computer being together forever!


    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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