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Peripherals: Most Popular Articles

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How to Easily Connect a Wireless Mouse
Step-by-Step instructions on how to connect a wireless mouse
How to Connect a USB Webcam to Your PC
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.
Get More Out of Your Computer by Setting Up a...
Step-by-step instructions on how to add a second monitor to a laptop. Page 1 of 4.
9 Tips for Fixing a Broken Mouse
Troubleshooting tips for broken mice
A Visual Guide to Disabling Your Webcam
For whatever reason, you may need to disable the integrated webcam on your computer or laptop. These easy steps will walk you through it.
The Easy Way to Setup Any Blurtooth Device
Having trouble setting up your Bluetooth device? Follow these step-by-step instructions to figure it out.
3 Tips for Buying an External Hard Drive
3 things to know before you buy a portable hard drive
Wired or Wireless Mouse?
Weighing the pros and cons of each peripheral. A wired mouse is cheaper, for example, but a wireless one is more comfortable.
What You Need to Know Before Buying an External...
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.
Make a Back Up Hard Drive From an Old Internal...
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.
5 Great Travel Mice - 2015 Edition
A roundup of the greatest travel mice you can buy
What Is a Nano Wireless Receiver?
What's the difference between a nano USB wireless receiver and a regular one? Find out the definition here.
What You Should Know Before Buying a Computer...
Using the mouse that comes with your computer is a lot like using the little white earbuds that come with your iPod.
What's the Difference Between Optical and Laser...
An explanation of the differences between optical and laser mice and why you should (or shouldn’t) care.
How to Get the Best Picture on Your PC Monitor
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.
What Is Surround Sound Audio?
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.
What is an In-Line Mic?
An explanation of the term. Computer Peripherals.
What Size USB Flash Drive Do I Need?
Not sure what size to buy? Read here for some helpful hints.
Logitech M325 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M325 wireless mouse
Frequently Asked Questions About USB Flash Drives
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 Shockproof
: Although it evokes images of electrocution, when a company says a hard drive is shockproof, it is usually
What Makes a PC Monitor High Definition?
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.
What are Read and Write Speeds?
Defining read and write speeds. Computer Peripherals.
What Does THX Certified Mean for Speakers or...
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.
4 Tips For Buying a Flash Drive
Buying advice for USB flash drives
Typing Speed Test Sites
How fast can you type? Take these tests to find out and even have some fun!
3 Important Keyboard Features
Buying advice for keyboards
How to Set Up a Webcam
How to install and setup a webcam
What is a Mechanical Keyboard?
An explanation of mechanical keyboards
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Webcam
What you should know before you buy a webcam.
My Keyboard Won’t Work. Now What?
Troubleshooting a broken keyboard
Before You Buy a Keyboard
Here is an overview of what you need to know before you buy a keyboard.
7 Important Webcam Features
7 details to pay attention to before buying a webcam
Do I Need a 5.1 Surround Sound System for My...
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.
Earphones vs. Ear Buds?
Explaining the differences between the two listening devices
Types of Headphones
Explaining the different types of headphones
How to Test and Adjust Your PC's Audio System
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.
5 Important Mice Features
Things to think about before you buy a mouse
Best Travel Keyboards
A list of some of the best travel keyboards
5 Ways to Back Up Your Data
5 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe
How to Clean a Wireless Mouse
Step-by-step instructions to cleaning a wireless mouse
5 Budget Webcams
A list of 5 wallet-friendly webcams
Best Cheap Keyboards 2013
A list of the best affordable keyboards in 2013, including the Genius SlimStar i815, Logitech Media Keyboard K200, and Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 2000.
What Are Webcam Frame Rates?
Still not sure what webcam frame rates are, and why they are important? Read this article to find out.
What is PCI?
A definition of the term PCI. Computer Peripherals.
Logitech Z323 Desktop Speakers Review
A hands-on review of Logitech's Z323 desktop speakers
Do I Need a Second Monitor?
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.
Genius SP-HF1800A Review
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF1800A computer speakers, which for the price tag is impressive looking and not too shabby sounding.
5 Things You Need To Know About USB Type-C
5 quick facts to know about the new USB Type-C spec
5 Cool Earbuds for Under \$30
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.
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
Before You Buy Computer Speakers
What you should know before you buy computer speakers
Five 2.1 Speaker Systems for Under \$100
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.
Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Review
A hands-on review of the LifeCam HD-3000
Logitech Media Keyboard K200 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s K200 Media Keyboard
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 FAQ
Here's a handy FAQ for all of your SuperSpeed USB 3.0 questions.
3 Keyboards You Can Use With Your Computer and...
3 wireless keyboards that you can use for both your tablet and your computer
Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse Overview
A close-up look at the Logitech M525 wireless mouse
10 Important Computer Peripheral Features
10 things to look for in computer peripherals
Where Can I Take a Typing Test?
5 fun sites to practice your typing skills
What is a mechanical keyboard?
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards
5 Wireless Mice for Under \$50
Five low-cost wireless mice reviewed, ranked and rated for anyone interested in a cheap, inexpensive cordless or wireless rechargeable mice.
FAQs About DVD-R Drives
FAQs About DVD-R Drives to answer all your questions about DVD storage, burning, and more.
What's the Difference Between the C920 and the...
Stacking the Logitech Pro C920 against the C910
How to Choose Headphones
How to choose the right headphones
What is Unifying Technology?
Defining Logitech's Unifying Technology
What is a Down-firing Subwoofer?
Find out the definition of a down-firing subwoofer here. What is a down firing subwoofer vs. a side-firing subwoofer.
5 Things to Know about Ergonomics
Buying advice for ergonomic computer peripherals
What is THX Certification?
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.
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
5 High-Performance Hard Drives
A list of 5 hard drives that do everything you need them to do and then some
What is Ambient Noise?
A definition of ambient noise. Computer Peripherals.
What is a Short Throw Projector?
Explaining the meaning of a short throw projector
3 Mice You Can Use (Almost) Anywhere
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.
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Comfort Mouse 4500
Transcend P7 Multi-Card Reader Review
A hands-on review of Transcend's P7 multi-card reader
Eight Peripherals to Build the Ultimate Gaming PC
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.
5 Buying Tips For Webcams
Buying tips for webcams. Peripherals.
What’s the difference between active and...
Explaining the difference between the two noise-canceling types
FAQ About External Storage
Popular questions and their answers about the storage category
Logitech Z-5500 THX-Certified 5.1 Surround...
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.
What Are Megapixels?
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.
Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse
Maxell NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones
Maxell's NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones reviewed, ranked and rated.
5 Wireless Keyboards That Cost Less Than \$50
5 wireless keyboards under $50
Review: Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia...
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.
WD My Passport Ultra Overview
A close-up look at the WD My Passport Ultra
Rapoo 3920P Wireless Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Rapoo 3920P wireless mouse
Epson PowerLite 1980WU Projector Overview
A close-up look at the Epson PowerLite 1980WU projector and the features it has
What is a Pico Receiver
The definition of a pico receiver
Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse
Deal Of The Week: Razer Anansi Expert MMO...
The Deal of the Week highlights a specific discount on a computer peripheral
Frisby Fs-5015 5.1 3000 Watt Surround Sound...
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.
5 Wireless Mice Under \$30
A roundup of 5 high-performance mice that cost less than $30
What is Flash?
An explanation of the differences between flash and Flash
What is a USB Key?
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Best Ambidextrous Mice 2013
The Best Mice For Left and Right Hands
10 Ways to Remember to Back Up Your Data
10 ways that let you remember to back up your data
Epson PowerLite 1975W Projector Overview
A close-up look at the Epson PowerLite 1975W projector and its features
What’s the Difference Between Washable,...
Explaining the differences among the three
LaCie CloudBox Review
A hands-on review of the LaCie CloudBox
What is an Ambidextrous Mouse?
Explaining the term ambidextrous as it relates to computer peripherals
Epson PowerLite 1955 Projector Overview
A close-up look at the Epson PowerLite 1955 projector and its features
Guide to Webcams
Everything you need to know about the buying and using of webcams
What is NFC?
A brief explanation of the term NFC (Near Field Communications) and how it relates to computer peripherals
ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 Review
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710
WD Elements Overview
A close-up look at the WD Elements portable hard drive
How to Test a Flash Drive’s Speed
Step-by-step instructions for testing a flash drive
Epson PowerLite 1960 Projector Overview
A close-up look at the Epson PowerLite 1960 projector and its features
Logitech Z623 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z623 desktop speakers
Weird, Strange and Cool Webcam Feeds
A running list of some of the strangest and the coolest webcams on the Internet (and some fun and silly ones as well)
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse Review
A hands-on look at this ergonomic computer accessory
5 Gifts for the Technophobe Mom
5 great gifts for moms who are still new to technology
What's the Difference Between 2.0 and 2.1?
A quickie explanation of the terms 2.0 and 2.1 as they pertain to computer peripherals
Nexus Silent Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse
Guide to Mice
Everything you need to know about computer mice
Genius Traveler 6000 Review
A hands-on review of the Genius Traveler 6000
Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard...
A hands-on review of the Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's LifeCam HD-5000
Microsoft Arc Keyboard Review
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.
Logitech Z-2300 THX-Certified 2.1 Speaker System
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.
Genius SP-i150 Mini Portable Speaker Review
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-i150 Mini Portable Speaker
Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
What is a Solid-State Drive?
What is a solid-state drive (SSD) and how is it different than a hard disk drive?
Gear Head Laser Wireless Rechargeable Mouse
The Gear Head Laser Wireless Rechargeable Mouse is a cordless mouse that offers customization and personalization, as well as the quality precision of a laser pointing system at low, affordable price. See it ranked and rated here.
What is a NAS?
Defining network-attached storage (NAS)
3 Must-Have Peripherals For a Tablet
What 3 tablet accessories you shouldn't go without
ioSafe Solo USB Hard Drive Review
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.
Will a Blu-ray drive play DVDs?
An answer to the question: Will a Blu-ray drive play DVDs?
Should I Get a Wired or Wireless Keyboard?
Determining whether a wired or wireless keyboard is best
Best External Storage
Looking for the best external storage solution for your data? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite suggestions.
What is Detent Scrolling?
A definition of detent scrolling
The Best Keyboards
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.
Logitech M310 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M310 wireless mouse
Deal Of The Week: Microsoft Wireless Mobile...
Deal of the Week: Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
What is Haptic Feeback
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Logitech K310 Washable Keyboard Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech K310 Washable Keyboard
5 Tough Flash Drives
Five high-performance flash drives
How to Clean a Keyboard
How to clean your external keyboard
Deal Of The Week: Logitech MK310 Desktop Set
Deal of the Week: Logitech's MK520 wireless keyboard and mouse set
Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Mouse
Logitech G303 Gaming Mouse Overview
A close-up look at the Logitech G303 Gaming Mouse
Logitech Anywhere MX Mouse Review
A Full Review of Logitech's Anywhere MX Mouse
Five Top Monitors 20-inches and Larger
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.
Can I burn a Blu-ray disc with a Blu-ray drive?
An answer to the question: Can I burn a Blu-ray disc with a Blu-ray drive?
What is DPI?
Defining the term DPI. Peripherals.
Cheap Mice
A list of some of the most affordable wired and wireless mice on the market.
Logitech HD Webcam C510 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech's C510 HD Webcam
Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechanical Keyboard...
A hands-on review of the Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechnical Keyboard

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