Last-Minute Gifts for the Palm in Your Hand

Pocket PCs/Windows Mobile
Memory cards: It may not seem to be the most imaginative gift, but an extra Compact Flash or Secure Digital (SD)card is sure to be appreciated. Give someone a memory card, and you’re actually letting them carry more files, songs, or games than they could before, and that can be a lifesaver. Cards are easy to find at any computer or electronics store and come in a wide range of storage amounts and prices.

Screen Protectors:Inexpensive and always useful, packs of screen protectors make handy token gifts for when you need to buy a co-worker a little something. Check out the packs from, which cost only $4.00 for a pack of 10.

Infiniter XP

Pen or Stylus: A pen or a stylus is a great gift, since most PDA users stick with the plastic stylus that comes with their devices. They come in a range of prices, so you can pick either a bargain model or a luxury executive version.

Some of our favorites include the Infiniter XP — works as a pen, stylus, laser pointer, and flashlight — and also the PenAgain — an ideal ergonomic choice for people who have difficulty holding a stylus. It comes in either pen or stylus versions. If you really want to make an impression, go with the Rotring Initial Data, an elegant, classic fountain pen that includes a stylus.

Pen Again

Cases: Don’t let your favorite handheld user stick with the lousy case that came with his or her device: help them upgrade to a better one. E&B Cases has a variety of great styles for every device. You can select from simple cases with belt clips, all the way to executive leather models that have room for notes and business cards.

Electrical Converters: Frequent flyers will appreciate a nice kit of electrical converters, knowing that wherever they roam, they’ll be able to power up their PDA (and laptop and cell phone). Check out the kits at Le Travel Store for a nice variety with something for any budget.

Palm Platform Devices


Veo SD Photo Traveler: Palm organizers can do a lot, but few of them have a built-in camera. With the Photo Traveler ($129), your gift recipient can take photos with a Tungsten T5 or other model with an SD slot. All he or she needs to do is pop the camera into the SD slot and start shooting. The attachment is so small, that’s its easy to keep on hand in a purse or briefcase. (Veo is also available for Pocket PCs.)


Cases: Do you know a Palm user who’s risking scratches by carrying his Palm without a case? Then you’ve got the opportunity to give him a gift he’ll use every day. We like the elegance and simplicity of the leather Book Case, but if your recipient is a true organization freak, then he’ll appreciate the comprehensiveness of the T5 Folio which has room for pads of paper, pens, business cards and more.

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