Re: alternative to anti-static wrist band
You don't really need to do that, just touch something that is bare metal before you touch anything inside the computer. You can also get anti-static mats that plug into the grounded prong on an outlet.
Why don't you want to wear a wrist band? It's probably the best way to go. (or the mat)
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'