Computer Peripherals: Most Popular Articles
For whatever reason, you may need to disable the integrated webcam on your computer or laptop. These easy steps will walk you through it.
Step-by-step instructions on how to add a second monitor to a laptop. Page 1 of 4.
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.
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
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.
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.
Not sure what size to buy? Read here for some helpful hints.
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's the difference between a nano USB wireless receiver and a regular one? Find out the definition here.
What you should know before you buy a webcam.
Explaining the differences among the three
Using the mouse that comes with your computer is a lot like using the little white earbuds that come with your iPod.
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.
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.
An explanation of the differences between optical and laser mice and why you should (or shouldn’t) care.
Travel mice aren’t always just scaled-down versions of full-sized mice (although they almost always have smaller footprints).
A list of the best affordable keyboards in 2013, including the Genius SlimStar i815, Logitech Media Keyboard K200, and Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 2000.
A list of 5 wallet-friendly webcams
Buying advice for USB flash drives
Weighing the pros and cons of each peripheral. A wired mouse is cheaper, for example, but a wireless one is more comfortable.
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.
Troubleshooting a broken keyboard
A hands-on review of the Logitech M325 wireless mouse
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.
An explanation of the term. Computer Peripherals.
: Although it evokes images of electrocution, when a company says a hard drive is shockproof, it is usually
Five low-cost wireless mice reviewed, ranked and rated for anyone interested in a cheap, inexpensive cordless or wireless rechargeable mice.
Defining read and write speeds. Computer Peripherals.
Explaining the differences between the two listening devices
Buying advice for keyboards
Step-by-step instructions to cleaning a wireless mouse
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF1800A computer speakers, which for the price tag is impressive looking and not too shabby sounding.
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.
A list of some of the best travel keyboards
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
Still not sure what webcam frame rates are, and why they are important? Read this article to find out.
The Adesso Illuminated Multimedia Keyboard is a unique keyboard with ultra bright backlight illumination, multimedia capability, and a striking modern design sure to turn any heads that come across it.
A hands-on review of the LifeCam HD-3000
Here's a handy FAQ for all of your SuperSpeed USB 3.0 questions.
5 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe
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.
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.
An explanation of mechanical keyboards
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Comfort Mouse 4500
A hands-on review of Logitech's Z323 desktop speakers
A hands-on review of Logitech’s K200 Media Keyboard
A definition of the term PCI. Computer Peripherals.
How fast can you type? Take these tests to find out and even have some fun!
7 details to pay attention to before buying a webcam
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.
FAQs About DVD-R Drives to answer all your questions about DVD storage, burning, and more.
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.
Hints and tips for increasing your productivity using computer peripherals
A hands-on review of Microsoft's LifeCam HD-5000
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards
Defining the term HDD. Computer Peripherals.
A close-up look at the Logitech M525 wireless mouse
A hands-on review of the LaCie CloudBox
5 Cheap Headphones
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
Buying advice for ergonomic computer peripherals
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710
A hands-on review of the Ergo 8800 wireless mouse from Genius
A hands-on and in-depth review of the Logitech M560 wireless mouse
Stacking the Logitech Pro C920 against the C910
Explaining the different types of headphones
A close-up look at the WD Elements portable hard drive
A list of 5 hard drives that do everything you need them to do and then some
Here is an overview of what you need to know before you buy a keyboard.
A hands-on review of the Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated 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.
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 hands-on review of the Genius Traveler 6000
Move beyond the ugly tie with these handy computer peripheral gift ideas for Father’s Day.
Things to think about before you buy a mouse
Popular questions and their answers about the storage category
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.
A hands-on review of the Logitech TK820 Wireless All-in-One Keyboard
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000
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.
How to install and setup a webcam
A hands-on review of Transcend's P7 multi-card reader
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
Explaining the term ambidextrous as it relates to computer peripherals
An overview of the My Passport Essential portable hard drive
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z623 desktop speakers
Review of the 22 inch LG Flatron monitor.
The Western Digital 500MB My Book Home Edition is a massive external hard drive with multiple connectivity options for the user. It's stylish, quiet, with a small physical footprint and an elegant case with a fancy LDC screen on the front.
A hands-on review of the CloudLocker
An overview of the Logitech Marathon Mouse M705
The answers to your more pressing questions about Blu-ray drives
An explanation of USB 3.1. Computer Peripherals.
A hands-on review of the Seal Shield Silver Storm optical mouse
Maxell's NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones reviewed, ranked and rated.
A hands-on review of Logitech’s Z305 laptop speaker
10 things to look for in computer peripherals
A hands-on review of the GoFlex Desk from Seagate
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.
The 2014 Color Collection from Logitech
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 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 close-up look at the WD My Passport Ultra
Answering the most common questions about Cloud storage
A hands-on review of Lacie's 500GB Rugged USB 3.0 All-Terrain Hard Disk
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.
How to clean your external keyboard
The Creative Labs I-Trigue 3330 speaker system is a 2.1 multimedia audio set up geared toward desktop PC users with an interest in quality PC sound on a budget.
A Full Review of Logitech's Anywhere MX Mouse
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.
A definition of ambient noise. Computer Peripherals.
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 SwannSmart Network Camera
A hands-on review of Logitech's C510 HD Webcam
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.
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 list of 5 keyboards that would fit any budget
The Best Mice For Left and Right Hands
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000
A hand-on review of the Jelfin Mouse
The Greatland âScholarâ backpack and laptop case is a pretty standard looking backpack on the surfaceâthe
What you should know before you buy computer speakers
Explaining the meaning of a short throw projector
A hands-on review of the Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechnical Keyboard
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.
A hands-on review of the clip-on Z205 Laptop Speaker from Logitech
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.
An overview of Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable hard drives
10 ways that let you remember to back up your data
Defining network-attached storage (NAS)
A full review of the Microsoft Arc wireless mouse
A hands-on review of the Restt Keyboard Organizer
Step-by-step instructions for testing a flash drive
Defining Logitech's Unifying Technology
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.
A hands-on review of the ADATA HV610 portable hard drive
Looking for the best external storage solution for your data? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite suggestions.
Taking a look at Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
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.
A hands-on review of the ADATA Superior S102 Pro flash drive
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
What is a solid-state drive (SSD) and how is it different than a hard disk drive?
How to choose the right headphones
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z906 Surround Sound Speakers
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF2020 speakers