Peripherals: Most Popular Articles
Step-by-step instructions on how to add a second monitor to a laptop. Page 1 of 4.
For whatever reason, you may need to disable the integrated webcam on your computer or laptop. These easy steps will walk you through it.
A step-by-step tutorial with full color photos describing the process for taking an internal hard drive and turning it into an external one, in very simple terms.
Step-by-Step instructions on how to connect a wireless mouse
Looking to connect a webcam to your new PC? Many laptops come with webcams these days, but with most desktop PCs, you will need to connect a separate webcam via a USB port or similar connection, and this is a step-by-step guide for doing just that.
Troubleshooting tips for broken mice
3 things to know before you buy a portable hard drive
Backing up your data can be an overwhelming step, but it's a necessary one. Portable hard drives are a great way to secure your data. Here's what you need to know before you buy an external hard drive.
Having trouble setting up your Bluetooth device? Follow these step-by-step instructions to figure it out.
How to test and calibrate your PC monitor for the best color, picture, and professional performance. Learn the definitions of all the different settings, what they do, and how to use them to give your display the best looking picture.
Explaining the differences among the three
What's the difference between a nano USB wireless receiver and a regular one? Find out the definition here.
Weighing the pros and cons of each peripheral. A wired mouse is cheaper, for example, but a wireless one is more comfortable.
Not sure what size to buy? Read here for some helpful hints.
Buying advice for keyboards
These 5 cheap, cool earbuds will provide you with a striking listening experience at a low cost. Affordable and stylish, its hard to go wrong with these cheap earbuds.
Troubleshooting a broken keyboard
Using the mouse that comes with your computer is a lot like using the little white earbuds that come with your iPod.
A FAQ guide to the specifications, uses, and purposes of portable USB flash drives. Get all the details about the functionality, terminology, and physical design of USB flash drives.
What is surround sound? What is a 5.1 audio system? What is the difference between 2.1, 5.1, and other types of surround sound speaker systems? Answer those questions here, with a simple guide to surround sound audio systems, including what they include, and what they're for.
Things to think about before you buy a mouse
Travel mice aren’t always just scaled-down versions of full-sized mice (although they almost always have smaller footprints).
An explanation of the differences between optical and laser mice and why you should (or shouldn’t) care.
A list of 5 wallet-friendly webcams
What you should know before you buy a webcam.
Buying advice for USB flash drives
A high definition, widescreen computer monitor is one of the foundations of an exciting, effective multimedia PC. An HD display instantly makes any movie, video game, or online video experience better. Find out what HD can do in this article.
Defining read and write speeds. Computer Peripherals.
Having a sophisticated surround sound audio system for your computer, and the advanced, high-tech PC audio card that it usually requires takes more than simply purchasing it. You have to set up, test, calibrate and generally ensure yourself of the quality of your PC system, and here's how to do it.
An explanation of the term. Computer Peripherals.
Essentially, it means that the sound coming out of your 5.1 surround sound or other speaker system is being heard exactly as the audio engineer intended.
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF1800A computer speakers, which for the price tag is impressive looking and not too shabby sounding.
A definition of the term PCI. Computer Peripherals.
A list of some of the best travel keyboards
7 details to pay attention to before buying a webcam
Here's a handy FAQ for all of your SuperSpeed USB 3.0 questions.
A hands-on review of the Logitech M325 wireless mouse
A list of the best affordable keyboards in 2013, including the Genius SlimStar i815, Logitech Media Keyboard K200, and Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 2000.
5 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe
An explanation of mechanical keyboards
Still not sure what webcam frame rates are, and why they are important? Read this article to find out.
A hands-on review of the LifeCam HD-3000
A hands-on review of Logitech's Z323 desktop speakers
Step-by-step instructions to cleaning a wireless mouse
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards
: Although it evokes images of electrocution, when a company says a hard drive is shockproof, it is usually
Do you need a second monitor? We go over some of the advantages of adding a monitor to your laptop and provide the steps on how to do it.
How fast can you type? Take these tests to find out and even have some fun!
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Comfort Mouse 4500
Everything you need to know when you're considering a 5.1 surround sound speaker system for your computer. Many different types of PC users can find great use in 5.1 audio systems.
The Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard is a high performance keyboard with smooth typing action and extra functionality that will surely make anyone who uses their PC for more than day-to-day activities happy. Read the review and ratings here.
How to install and setup a webcam
Buying advice for ergonomic computer peripherals
A hands-on review of Logitech’s K200 Media Keyboard
Here is an overview of what you need to know before you buy a keyboard.
Looking for an inexpensive 2.1 speaker system with two satellite speakers, a powered subwoofer, and a low price tag? Find the perfect audio setup for your desktop PC at a cheap price here, with five top 2.1 speaker systems ranked and rated for your information.
A hands-on review of Lacie's 500GB Rugged USB 3.0 All-Terrain Hard Disk
Explaining the differences between the two listening devices
A hands-on review of the ADATA Superior S102 Pro flash drive
A close-up look at the Logitech M525 wireless mouse
Determining whether a wired or wireless keyboard is best
Eight computer peripherals to help you build your ultimate gaming rig, including the right kind of speakers, monitors, and more. Anyone can choose a fast, video game-ready PC, but it's the peripheral experience which can truly elevate your level of play.
A hands-on review of the LaCie CloudBox
Popular questions and their answers about the storage category
A hands-on review of Microsoft's LifeCam HD-5000
The Microsoft Arc Keyboard is the perfect complement to its sister product, but is it practical for everyday computing? Read our full review to find out.
Keyboards are an important purchase because of the heavy amount of use they go through. You’re going to want to something that’s durable, practical and comfortable, and some of you may want something with a few more bells and whistles. Here’s a list of some of the best keyboards on the market.
Stacking the Logitech Pro C920 against the C910
A hands-on review of the Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechnical Keyboard
The Logitech Z-5500 THX-Certified 5.1 Multimedia Surround Sound System reviewed, ranked and rated on the basis of features, functionality and performance. Pros and cons of a 5.1 surround sound system from Logitech.
Explaining the difference between the two noise-canceling types
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
Explaining the different types of headphones
How to choose the right headphones
What you should know before you buy computer speakers
FAQs About DVD-R Drives to answer all your questions about DVD storage, burning, and more.
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse
Answering the most common questions about Cloud storage
Both Microsoft and Logitech have mice that are designed to be used on traditionally inoperable surfaces. Instead of being tethered to a mousepad, or even a desk, these mice let you take use your laptops on granite kitchen counters, carpeted floors, or even couch cushions.
Review of the 22 inch LG Flatron monitor.
The Logitech Z-2300 THX-Certified 2.1 Speaker System offers professional-quality sound at a reasonable price. Even with just two satellite speakers and a subwoofer, this system has achieved THX certification to assure even the most thrifty of audiophiles that they're getting their money's worth.
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
10 things to look for in computer peripherals
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710
Five low-cost wireless mice reviewed, ranked and rated for anyone interested in a cheap, inexpensive cordless or wireless rechargeable mice.
The Madcatz Cyborg gaming keyboard isn't just for gamers, but they'll be sure to be pleased with this high-performance keyboard. It's cool, comfortable, stylish and smooth. Read it rated, ranked and reviewed here.
A list of 5 hard drives that do everything you need them to do and then some
A close-up look at the WD My Passport Ultra
A list of computer mice that would make great gifts for Mother's Day
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 portable hard drive
A hands-on review of the CloudLocker
The Frisby Fs-5015 5.1 3000 Watt Surround Sound System looks great and packs quite a punch at a very cheap price, as is clear in this review in which the powerful surround sound speaker system is ranked, rated, and reviewed for performance and features, not to mention style. Affordable yet powerful sound.
THX Certification is one of the holy grails of audio reproduction for audio speakers and surround sound systems. To be THX Certified ensures that the sound reproduced by your home audio system is heard in precisely the way the sound engineer intended.
A review of Kensington's Pro Fit Washable Keyboard
Thinking of buying a mobile (or travel) mouse? Make sure it has these three features.
An overview of the My Passport Essential portable hard drive
A close-up look Epson’s VS220 projector
The Bose Companion 2 Series II multimedia speakers provide great sound quality from a simple set of two desktop speakers. Enhance your computing experience with rich audio technology from Bose.
What is a solid-state drive (SSD) and how is it different than a hard disk drive?
Find out the definition of a down-firing subwoofer here. What is a down firing subwoofer vs. a side-firing subwoofer.
Move beyond the ugly tie with these handy computer peripheral gift ideas for Father’s Day.
Megapixels can be the single most important factor when considering a web cam or digital camera, as the megapixel performance is directly related to the quality of images a camera might produce. Read on to learn more.
Explaining the meaning of a short throw projector
An overview of the SwissArmy flash drives
A hands-on review of the Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard
An explanation of USB 3.1. Computer Peripherals.
Defining Logitech's Unifying Technology
Defining the term HDD. Computer Peripherals.
The Altec Lansing VS4221 2.1 Speaker Music & Gaming System is a speaker set featuring a subwoofer and two satellite speakers, all of which are specially designed for music and gaming applications.
A hands-on review of the SwannSmart Network Camera
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z623 desktop speakers
5 high-performance keyboards reviewed, ranked and rated. From backlights to customizable keys, extra powered USB ports and illumination schemes, find out which is best for you by reading through the reviews and ratings.
A hands-on review of the Ergo 8800 wireless mouse from Genius
A hands-on review of Logitech’s Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
A running list of some of the strangest and the coolest webcams on the Internet (and some fun and silly ones as well)
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000
A close-up look at the WD Elements portable hard drive
A hands-on review of Transcend's P7 multi-card reader
A review of Logitech's latest G-series speakers, the G51 5.1 Surround Sound System, which is designed for gamers, but enhances anyone's audio experience.
The Best Mice For Left and Right Hands
The ioSafe Solo USB hard drive promises it can protect against fire and water -- two things that never mix with electronics. Read our full review of the drive here.
The LG Flatron W2252TQ LCD Monitor is a large, high definition display which is great for everyday computing, as well as watching HD video and playing video games.
A review and rating of the PNY Attaché 16GB USB Flash Drive, including price range, specifications, performance and style descriptions. Useful for anyone looking to upgrade, improve, or add onto their current hard disk and removable storage device scheme.
A hands-on review of the Logitech Couch Mouse M515
An overview of the Logitech Marathon Mouse M705
A hands-on review of the GoFlex Desk from Seagate
A useful description of the different terms, phrases and specifications consumers should look for when choosing to buy a video card or upgrade their current one. What a gamer is looking for in a graphics card might be different from that of a graphic designer, and this article will help you tell the difference.
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF2020 speakers
A hands-on review of Logitech’s Z305 laptop speaker
A hands-on review of the clip-on Z205 Laptop Speaker from Logitech
Explaining the term ambidextrous as it relates to computer peripherals
: A USB hub is a device that features several different USB ports. Since many computer peripherals require
An in-depth overview of the Epson PowerLite 1761W projector
5 computer mice that get the job done without breaking the bank
Helpful links for learning about external storage
Of course you'll be able to hear music from your smartphone, but will you be able to answer calls without touching your phone?
The definition of a pico receiver
5 helpful links for learning about computer keyboards
Taking a look at Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
An explanation of the differences between flash and Flash
A hands-on review of the Genius Traveler 6000
A list of 5 keyboards that would fit any budget
Everything you need to know about the buying and using of webcams
A definition of ANSI. Computer Peripherals.
A hands-on review of the Logitech M310 wireless mouse
A hands-on review of the Traveler 900 optical mouse
If you need a large working area, or just love to be on your PC, check out five of the top monitors over 20 inches in size reviewed and rated here.
Hints and tips for increasing your productivity using computer peripherals
The Dell S2409 24-inch Widescreen Flat Panel LCD Monitor measures in at a massive 24 inches, and has performance stats that predictably match its high-end size and price tag. But if you're a serious PC user who needs that extra space for either multimedia entertainment or workspace necessity. See it rated and reviewed here.