Anyone who needs to archive data, back up drives, or burn music onto CDs will cherish your gift of a CD-RW drive. While you’re at it, choose one that already sports a nice wrapper: the
CD Revo Cyclone CD-RW Drive
for USB (
), encased in your favorite iMac colors or in metallic gray. With a built-in handle and the hot-pluggable USB interface, it’s ready to travel. But don’t expect to get read times above 6x (because of USB’s bandwidth limitations); you’ll want to use an internal CD-ROM drive for intensive tasks such as installing software. Despite the limitation, this drive is a particularly useful gift.