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Peripherals: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
9 Tips for Fixing a Broken Mouse
Troubleshooting tips for broken mice
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 Tips for Buying an External Hard Drive
3 things to know before you buy a portable 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.
What is an In-Line Mic?
An explanation of the term. Computer Peripherals.
What is a Mechanical Keyboard?
An explanation of mechanical keyboards
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.
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.
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.
3 Important Keyboard Features
Buying advice for keyboards
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.
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.
Earphones vs. Ear Buds?
Explaining the differences between the two listening devices
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 Size USB Flash Drive Do I Need?
Not sure what size to buy? Read here for some helpful hints.
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 Is Shockproof
: Although it evokes images of electrocution, when a company says a hard drive is shockproof, it is usually
What are Read and Write Speeds?
Defining read and write speeds. Computer Peripherals.
Logitech M325 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M325 wireless mouse
Best Travel Keyboards
A list of some of the best travel keyboards
Typing Speed Test Sites
How fast can you type? Take these tests to find out and even have some fun!
4 Tips For Buying a Flash Drive
Buying advice for USB flash drives
5 Important Mice Features
Things to think about before you buy a mouse
5 Ways to Back Up Your Data
5 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe
Types of Headphones
Explaining the different types of headphones
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Webcam
What you should know before you buy a webcam.
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.
How to Learn to Type
Tips, tricks and advice for learning how to type
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.
My Keyboard Won’t Work. Now What?
Troubleshooting a broken keyboard
How to Clean a Wireless Mouse
Step-by-step instructions to cleaning a wireless mouse
What Are Webcam Frame Rates?
Still not sure what webcam frame rates are, and why they are important? Read this article to find out.
5 Cool Earbuds for Under \$30
These 5 cheap, yet cool earbuds will provide you with a striking listening experience at a low cost. Affordable and stylish, it's hard to go wrong with these cheap earbuds.
5 Budget Webcams
A list of 5 wallet-friendly webcams
10 Important Computer Peripheral Features
10 things to look for in computer peripherals
How to Set Up a Webcam
How to install and setup 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.
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.
7 Important Webcam Features
7 details to pay attention to before buying a webcam
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
Before You Buy a Keyboard
Here is an overview of what you need to know before you buy a keyboard.
5 High-Performance Hard Drives
A list of 5 hard drives that do everything you need them to do and then some
Victorinox USB Flash Drive Review
A hands-on review of the Victorinox USB Flash Drive
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.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse Review
A hands-on look at this ergonomic computer accessory
FAQs About DVD-R Drives
FAQs About DVD-R Drives to answer all your questions about DVD storage, burning, and more.
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.
Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Review
A hands-on review of the LifeCam HD-3000
5 of the Toughest, Most Rugged USB Flash Drives
5 USB flash drives that can withstand the toughest and harshest conditions
How to Choose Headphones
How to choose the right headphones
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse Overview
A close-up look at the Logitech M525 wireless mouse
Before You Buy Computer Speakers
What you should know before you buy computer speakers
Should I Get a Wired or Wireless Keyboard?
Determining whether a wired or wireless keyboard is best
5 Things to Know about Ergonomics
Buying advice for ergonomic computer peripherals
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 FAQ
Here's a handy FAQ for all of your SuperSpeed USB 3.0 questions.
What is a USB Stick?
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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.
Deal of the Week: Logitech's M310, M317, M320...
In which this site scours the web for a great and practical deal on computer peripherals and/or accessories
What's the Difference Between the C920 and the...
Stacking the Logitech Pro C920 against the C910
Logitech Z323 Desktop Speakers Review
A hands-on review of Logitech's Z323 desktop speakers
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Comfort Mouse 4500
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.
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.
Cherry MX 6.0 Keyboard Overview
A close-up look at the Cherry MX 6.0 mechanical keyboard: its features and the user this device is designed for
5 Buying Tips For Computer Mice
Buying tips for computer mice. Peripherals.
What is Ambient Noise?
A definition of ambient noise. Computer Peripherals.
Mionix Castor Mouse Overview
An overview of the Mionix Castor gaming mouse
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.
Epson PowerLite 1985WU Projector Overview
A close-up look at the Epson PowerLite 1985WU projector and the features it has
What is PCI?
A definition of the term PCI. Computer Peripherals.
What is the difference between an external and...
The difference between an external and a portable hard drive
What is a Dongle?
Explaining the term dongle in the realm of computer peripherals
Genius Traveler 6000 Review
A hands-on review of the Genius Traveler 6000
Best Ambidextrous Mice 2013
The Best Mice For Left and Right Hands
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
What’s the difference between active and...
Explaining the difference between the two noise-canceling types
Adesso EasyTouch 635 (AKB-635UB) Mechanical...
Taking a look at the EasyTouch 635 from Adesso, as well as the pluses and minuses of having a mechanical keyboard
Logitech Z623 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z623 desktop speakers
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
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.
What is a Short Throw Projector?
Explaining the meaning of a short throw projector
5 Buying Tips For External Storage
Helpful links for learning about external storage
3 Keyboards You Can Use With Your Computer and...
3 wireless keyboards that you can use for both your tablet and your computer
Logitech Media Keyboard K200 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s K200 Media Keyboard
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.
WD Elements Overview
A close-up look at the WD Elements portable hard drive
10 Coolest Flash Drives On USBGeek
10 of the Coolest Flash Drives On USBGeek
What is a mechanical keyboard?
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards
Review: Logitech Classic Keyboard 200
The Review: Logitech Classic Keyboard 200 is a simple, cheap, effective USB powered keyboard that gets the job done with little frills and features.
Logitech M320 Wireless Mouse Review
A hands-on review of Logitech's M320 wireless optical mouse
5 Wireless Mice Under \$30
A roundup of 5 high-performance mice that cost less than $30
What’s the Difference Between Washable,...
Explaining the differences among the three
5 Buying Tips For Webcams
Buying tips for webcams. Peripherals.
What is Unifying Technology?
Defining Logitech's Unifying Technology
What is an Ambidextrous Mouse?
Explaining the term ambidextrous as it relates to computer peripherals
5 Things You Need To Know About USB Type-C
5 quick facts to know about the new USB Type-C spec
9 More Cool Flash Drives From USB Geek
A selection of cool, funky USB flash drives that are available for sale on USBGeek.com
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.
Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
Nexus Silent Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse
Maxell NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones
Maxell's NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones reviewed, ranked and rated.
LaCie CloudBox Review
A hands-on review of the LaCie CloudBox
Cherry JM-0800 Wired Mouse Overview
Examining the Cherry JM-0800 wired USB mouse: its features, its price, and its benefits
What is Flash?
An explanation of the differences between flash and Flash
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.
What is a Pico Receiver
The definition of a pico receiver
4 Back to School Must-Have Computer Peripherals...
A few necessary computer peripherals and accessories for the back to school crowd
Guide To Keyboards
Guide To Keyboards. Peripherals.
MovieMate 85HD 720p 3LCD Projector
A close-up look at the MovieMate 85HD projector from Epson
How to Clean a Keyboard
How to clean your external keyboard
Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum TKL Mechanical...
The Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum TKL Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is lightweight, portable keyboard for gamers
Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard...
A hands-on review of the Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard
Guide to Mice
Everything you need to know about computer mice
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.
3 Things You Need In A Mobile Mouse
Taking a look at the 3 most important features for a mobile mouse
LaCie Porsche Design USB Key Review
A hands-on review of the LaCie Porsche Design USB Key
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)
Best Cheap Headphones
5 Cheap Headphones
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.
Father's Day Gift Ideas
Move beyond the ugly tie with these handy computer peripheral gift ideas for Father’s Day.
Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard...
A hands-on review of the Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard
What is Bluetooth Smart?
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Iomega Prestige Portable Hard Drives
A close-up look of Iomega's Prestige portable hard drives
Logitech M560 Review
A hands-on and in-depth review of the Logitech M560 wireless mouse
How To Recycle Computer Peripherals
How to recycle your computer accessories and peripherals
What is Detent Scrolling?
A definition of detent scrolling
StoAmigo CloudLocker Review
A hands-on review of the CloudLocker
FAQ About External Storage
Popular questions and their answers about the storage category
Deal of the Week: Logitech M325 Wireless Mouse
The Deal of the Week provides info and buying advice for one special product that's on sale
Epson EX7235 Pro Projector Overview
Examining the features of the Epson EX7235 Pro projector
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 Overview
A closeup look at the PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 from Epson
ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 Review
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710
What is a Solid-State Drive?
What is a solid-state drive (SSD) and how is it different than a hard disk drive?
3 Important Projector Buying Features
Buying advice for projectors. Computer Peripherals.
10 Ways to Remember to Back Up Your Data
10 ways that let you remember to back up your data
Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Mouse
Epson EX7230 Pro Projector Overview
Examining the features of the Epson EX7230 Pro projector
Logitech G303 Gaming Mouse Overview
A close-up look at the Logitech G303 Gaming Mouse
Logitech HD Webcam C510 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech's C510 HD Webcam
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.
5 Great Cheap Mice – 2014 Edition
5 computer mice that get the job done without breaking the bank

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