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Computer Peripherals: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
Get More Out of Your Computer by Setting Up a...
Step-by-step instructions on how to add a second monitor to a laptop
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.
My Mouse Won’t Work. Now What?
Troubleshooting tips for broken mice
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.
How To Connect a Wireless Mouse
Step-by-Step instructions on how to connect a wireless mouse
Before You Buy an External 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.
3 Tips for Buying a Portable or External Hard...
3 things to know before you buy a portable hard drive
5 Cool Earbuds Under \$30
Read about these 5 cheap, cool earbuds that provide you with a good quality, striking listening experience at a low cost. Affordable and stylish, its hard to go wrong with these cheap earbuds.
How to Test and Calibrate 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.
How to Set Up a Bluetooth Device
Having trouble setting up your Bluetooth device? Follow these step-by-step instructions to figure it out.
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 a High Definition PC Monitor?
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 Size USB Flash Drive Do I Need?
Not sure what size to buy? Read here for some helpful hints.
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.
My Keyboard Won’t Work. Now What?
Troubleshooting a broken keyboard
Before You Buy a Webcam
What you should know before you buy a webcam
Before You Buy a Mouse
Using the mouse that comes with your computer is a lot like using the little white earbuds that come with your iPod -- it gets the job done, but you can do a lot better. Here’s what you need to know.
How to Test and Adjust your PC 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.
Best Cheap Keyboards 2013
A list of the best affordable keyboards in 2013
5 Budget Webcams
A list of 5 wallet-friendly webcams
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 are Read and Write Speeds?
Defining read and write speeds. Computer Peripherals.
Best Travel Keyboards
A list of some of the best travel keyboards
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
5 Great Wireless Mice for Laptops
A list of some of the best mice for travelers
FAQs About DVD-R Drives
FAQs About DVD-R Drives to answer all your questions about DVD storage, burning, and more.
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.
Logitech M325 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M325 wireless mouse
5 Ways to Back Up Your Data
5 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe
Wired or Wireless Mouse?
Weighing the pros and cons of wired vs. wireless mice
LaCie CloudBox Review
A hands-on review of the LaCie CloudBox
What is an In-Line Mic?
: While shopping for new headphones or ear buds , you might have come across a company boasting that
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 Clean a Wireless Mouse
Step-by-step instructions to cleaning a wireless mouse
4 Tips For Buying a Flash Drive
Buying advice for USB flash drives
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.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 FAQ
Here's a handy FAQ for all of your SuperSpeed USB 3.0 questions.
Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Review
A hands-on review of the LifeCam HD-3000
Genius SP-HF1800A Review
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF1800A computer speakers
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's LifeCam HD-5000
3 Important Keyboard Features
Buying advice for keyboards
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Comfort Mouse 4500
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’s the Difference Between Washable,...
Explaining the differences among the three
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.
How to Set Up a Webcam
How to install and setup a webcam
Logitech Z323 Desktop Speakers Review
A hands-on review of Logitech's Z323 desktop speakers
What is PCI?
A definition of the term PCI. Computer Peripherals.
Review: LG 22" Flatron LCD Widescreen Monitor
Review of the 22 inch LG Flatron monitor.
ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 Review
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710
Earphones vs. Ear Buds?
Explaining the differences between the two listening devices
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.
7 Important Webcam Features
7 details to pay attention to before buying a webcam
StoAmigo CloudLocker Review
A hands-on review of the CloudLocker
What is a Mechanical Keyboard?
An explanation of mechanical keyboards
Logitech Media Keyboard K200 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s K200 Media Keyboard
What Is Shockproof
: Although it evokes images of electrocution, when a company says a hard drive is shockproof, it is usually
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.
Logitech Z623 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z623 desktop speakers
How to Test a Flash Drive’s Speed
Step-by-step instructions for testing a flash drive
Nexus Silent Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse
Adesso Illuminated Multimedia Keyboard
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.
Types of Headphones
Explaining the different types of headphones
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.
FAQ About Cloud Storage
Answering the most common questions about Cloud storage
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
Before You Buy a Keyboard
Here is an overview of what you need to know before you buy a keyboard.
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.
Logitech HD Pro C920 vs. C910
Stacking the Logitech Pro C920 against the C910
Western Digital My Passport Essential Overview
An overview of the My Passport Essential portable hard drive
Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse Overview
A close-up look at the Logitech M525 wireless mouse
5 Things to Know about Ergonomics
Buying advice for ergonomic computer peripherals
WD Elements Overview
A close-up look at the WD Elements portable hard drive
Logitech G51 5.1 Surround Sound System
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.
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.
SwannSmart Network Camera Review
A hands-on review of the SwannSmart Network Camera
Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
What is a mechanical keyboard?
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards
Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000 Review
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000
WD My Passport Ultra Overview
A close-up look at the WD My Passport Ultra
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 Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
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.
Logitech Z906 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z906 Surround Sound Speakers
Best Ambidextrous Mice 2013
The Best Mice For Left and Right Hands
Genius Traveler 6000 Review
A hands-on review of the Genius Traveler 6000
5 Important Mice Features
Things to think about before you buy a mouse
Typing Speed Test Sites
How fast can you type? Take these tests to find out and even have some fun!
Before You Buy a Video Card
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.
Altec Lansing VS4221 2.1 Speaker Music & Gaming...
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.
Before You Buy Computer Speakers
What you should know before you buy computer speakers
ADATA HV610 Portable Hard Drive Review
A hands-on review of the ADATA HV610 portable hard drive
The Creative Inspire T6100 5.1 Surround Sound...
The Creative Inspire T6100 5.1 surround sound audio system is an inexpensive, compact surround sound system that still delivers quality sound in a convenient package.
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.
What is a Solid-State Drive?
What is a solid-state drive (SSD) and how is it different than a hard disk drive?
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.
What Does HDD Stand For?
Defining the term HDD. Computer Peripherals.
Father's Day Gift Ideas
Move beyond the ugly tie with these handy computer peripheral gift ideas for Father’s Day.
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345 Overview
Taking a look at Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
Logitech Z305 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s Z305 laptop speaker
What are Onboard Controls?
Explaining the term onboard controls as it relates to computer peripherals
ADATA Superior S102 Pro Review
A hands-on review of the ADATA Superior S102 Pro flash drive
What is a Dongle?
Explaining the term dongle in the realm of computer peripherals
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.
Review: PNY Attaché 16GB USB Flash Drive
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.
How to Choose Headphones
How to choose the right headphones
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)
FAQ About External Storage
Popular questions and their answers about the storage category
Logitech Couch Mouse M515 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Couch Mouse M515
10 Ways to Remember to Back Up Your Data
10 ways that let you remember to back up your data
Will My Headphones Work With My Smartphone?
Of course you'll be able to hear music from your smartphone, but will you be able to answer calls without touching your phone?
Genius Ring Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Genius Ring Mouse
5 High-performance Keyboards
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.
Logitech M310 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M310 wireless mouse
Best External Storage
Looking for the best external storage solution for your data? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite suggestions.
Guide to Webcams
Everything you need to know about the buying and using of webcams
How to Clean a Keyboard
How to clean your external keyboard
Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechanical Keyboard...
A hands-on review of the Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechnical Keyboard
Genius Traveler 900 Review
A hands-on review of the Traveler 900 optical mouse
What is a Pico Receiver
The definition of a pico receiver
5 High-Performance Hard Drives
A list of 5 hard drives that do everything you need them to do and then some
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.
Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000
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.
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard
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.
What is a Short Throw Projector?
Explaining the meaning of a short throw projector
Logitech Wireless Touchpad Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Wireless Touchpad
What is USB 3.1?
An explanation of USB 3.1. Computer Peripherals.
Blu-ray FAQ
The answers to your more pressing questions about Blu-ray drives
Logitech Z205 Laptop Speaker Review
A hands-on review of the clip-on Z205 Laptop Speaker from Logitech
LG W2252TQ 22" Flatron LCD Display
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.
Essential Netbook Peripherals
Choosing a few computer peripherals can greatly enhance your netbook experience. Here are a few items that will maximize its potential.
Microsoft LifeCam Studio Overview
A look at the Microsoft LifeCam Studio webcam
5 Dorm Room Essentials
5 things you shouldn't go to college without
Wi-Reader DW09 Review
A hands-on review of the Wi-Reader DW09
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.
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable Hard...
An overview of Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable hard drives
Genius SP-HF2020 Review
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF2020 speakers
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 Anywhere MX Mouse Review
A Full Review of Logitech's Anywhere MX Mouse
What is an Ambidextrous Mouse?
Explaining the term ambidextrous as it relates to computer peripherals
Logitech K310 Washable Keyboard Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech K310 Washable Keyboard
Seal Shield Silver Storm Review
A hands-on review of the Seal Shield Silver Storm optical mouse
Maxell NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones
Maxell's NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones reviewed, ranked and rated.
Logitech M600 Touch Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M600 Touch Mouse
Epson EX6220 Projector Overview
A close-up look at the Epson EX7220 projector
Creative Labs I-Trigue 3330 2.1 Speaker System
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.

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