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Top 5 Must Have Desktop Computer Gadgets

written by: Cindy Marcelle•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 1/28/2012

Looking for the hottest desktop gadgets? Shopping is made easy with this review of the latest in desktop computer gadgets.

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    It’s true:The holidays are just around the corner and shopping has already begun.To make your life a little easier and your loved one's smiles a little bigger, here are the top 5 newest desktop computer gadget accessories:

    Computer PowerCenter™ PC 800 RP with Surge Protection from Monster- A surge protector might seem elementary, but I’m surprised by the number of my friends who plug their computer into non-grounded, often over-worked, wall outlets.Protect your investment.All the gadgets in the world won’t matter if they short.And the folks at Monster are so sure their product will work for you that they offer a $25,000 guaranteed connected equipment protection and lifetime warranty.

    Crucial Ballistix™ DDR3 Memory Modules - Updating your desktop's memory will enhance every aspect of its performance, and Crucial makes it easy.Just surf over to their website and use their drop-down menus to select the upgrade that is right for you.

    The ATI Radeon HD 4650 Series Graphics Card - If you have a gamer on your holiday list, this is the gift that will make them squeal.This card delivers HD and Blu-ray to the user’s desktop along with platform-independent intelligent power management.The card boosts the computer's existing graphics capability to provide “graphics realism powered by 320 stream processing units and 1GB of DDR2 memory.”

    The Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic Sound Card- Music, movie, and game aficionados will all love this must-have gadget.The Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic sound card has a Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity audio processor that upgrades your existing library of MP3 or music files to their standard.The X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer enhances the sound quality of your existing CDs and lets you experience an awesome surround sound experience with your existing headphones.

    The WinTV-PVR-350 TV Antenna and Video Recorder - Want digital television on your desktop?Want to record what you watch?The WinTV-PVR-350 turns your PC into a digital recording television and you can watch your recorded programs on your computer or any home television.Converge home videos to MPEG or high definition MPEG 2.

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