It’s that time of year again. The air’s getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and once again you’ve got to figure out what to get everyone on your list this year.
Holiday shopping for the best tech gear is already stressful enough, but this year promises to be even tougher thanks to supply constraints and a crazy economy. Instead of endlessly refreshing your browser to see if that special something is back in stock or flipping through endless tabs checking every store, get everything you need straight from Dell.
Whether your college-bound nephew needs some new software to get him started off right or your gamer niece needs a new mouse, Dell’s got you covered.
SaaG - Software as a Gift
Having a great computer is only half the battle: you need great software to go with it. There’s still nothing on the market quite like Microsoft’s suite of office software products for getting work done - at school or at home.
Right now Dell is offering a full license for Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021 for $50 off (at time of writing) bringing it down to a can’t-miss deal at just $99. That unlocks the full versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint so your nephew has the tools he needs to do his best work (after the holiday parties of course). This deal ends on December 5 so act quickly to score your discount.
Gifts for Gamers
Every family has a gamer (or two) so be sure you don’t leave them off the list this year.
To help them chat with their friends during an epic gaming session, snag a Blue Yeti Microphone that is regularly rated as one of the best affordable microphones you can get for gaming or streaming. At $129, it’s hard to beat.
Logitech has long been one of the best names for computer accessories and their G502 Gaming Mouse is simply one of the best you can find. Add one to your favorite gamer’s stocking for 50% off right now (at time of writing).
Gaming is not just about seeing your opponents, you need to hear them too. Bose is quite well known for its QC line of noise-cancelling headphones, which are extremely helpful when the bad guys are trying to sneak up on you. Gift one this year and save 15% right now (at time of writing) at Dell.
To show off those amazing gaming skills, you need a good streaming camera. The Mevo Start camera is a full HD camera that lets you start streaming to your favorite apps like YouTube, and Twitch completely wirelessly with just a few taps from your smartphone. No streaming setup would be complete without it, so grab one before they’re gone.
It’s no secret that games are pretty chunky pieces of software. Some of the biggest games can come in at well over 60 GB which can quickly add up on your hard drive. The 1TB Western Digital BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD offers a ton of extra storage with 2000 MB/s data speeds so you won’t be stuck waiting for your games to load. Memory components like this one are being more heavily affected by the chip shortage so be sure to grab one quickly.
Protect and Connect
Power outages are an unfortunate by-product of electrical power and we’ve all had them happen at the worst possible moments - right in the middle of working on a big project or during an important presentation. And now that so many more of us are working from home, it’s a good idea to make sure your computer and other vital equipment is protected from power surges and outages.
The BC350 350 VA UPS System from Tripp Lite lets you plug in up to 6 devices in a small, compact unit that keeps your gadgets protected if there’s a surge. Three of the plugs also have a battery backup, so critical stuff like your computer and monitor won’t immediately shut down if there’s an outage. This gives you time to make sure your project is saved and let your coworkers know that you’ve got to call them back. Put one under your favorite work-from-homer’s tree this year.
To connect your laptop to all your new home office equipment, Tripp Lite also has a USB-C hub with VGA, ethernet, and USB-A connections making it easy to plug in whatever you need. You can also charge your laptop via USB-C if you need to and it’s compact size makes it the perfect travel companion for those who are heading back out into the world. You can pick one up from Dell right now for $49.99 (at time of writing).
Complete Your Setup
No work-from-home setup would be complete without a few essential accessories. For all those video calls throughout the day, make sure your co-workers can see you loud and clear with the Logitech C615 HD Webcam. It offers HD video calling and it’s small enough to easily drop into a bag if you need to get out on the road.
While most work is done digitally these days, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll still need to print something out every once in a while. For that, pick up the Epson EcoTank ET-4850 Supertank Printer. It’s a full color printer and does away with those annoying and expensive cartridges for ink tanks that are eco-friendly and easy to refill. Wrap one up today and get a $75 Dell eGiftCard included (at time of writing).
To ensure you get the highest quality audio on your conference calls next year, check out the Bose 700 series noise-cancelling headphones. They provide the same great noise-cancelling technology and audio capabilities as the QC 35s, but they are specifically designed for conference calls and busy working environments. It's built to enhance the audio experience with third-party cloud services such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Zoom, and more. Grab yours today.
Enjoy Your Favorite Holiday Entertainment
Bose doesn’t just make great over-the-ear noise-cancelling headphones, it also makes fantastic earbuds with the same impressive technology and features. But it’s not just the noise cancelling that makes Bose earbuds worth the money - the superb audio quality also makes your music sound great, which is important when working off all those holiday meals.. Pick up the Sport Earbuds today and save $30 (at time of writing).
When it’s time to gather ‘round the TV for everyone’s favorite holiday movies, make sure everyone can hear it all with the Bose TV Speaker. The same innovative technology that delivers incredible audio for their headphones will ensure that no one misses a moment. Right now these are $279 at Dell (at time of writing) and stock is already limited so pick one up today.
If you’re ready to upgrade your viewing experience, treat your family to a 4K home theater experience with the Epson Home Cinema 3200 4K Projector. Whether you want to game on a huge screen at a full 4K, 60 fps or you just want the whole family to enjoy a beautiful 4K theater experience, be sure add this projector under your tree this year.
No matter what tech gear you need this holiday season, Dell.com is your one-stop-shop to grab everything on your list from all the brands you trust. Check out their Holiday Gift Guide for even more gift ideas.