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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.
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.
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 Easily Connect a Wireless Mouse
Step-by-Step instructions on how to connect a wireless mouse
9 Tips for Fixing a Broken Mouse
Troubleshooting tips for broken mice
3 Tips for Buying an External Hard Drive
3 things to know before you buy a portable hard drive
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.
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.
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 a Nano Wireless Receiver?
What's the difference between a nano USB wireless receiver and a regular one? Find out the definition here.
What Size USB Flash Drive Do I Need?
Not sure what size to buy? Read here for some helpful hints.
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.
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.
What’s the Difference Between Washable,...
Explaining the differences among the three
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Webcam
What you should know before you buy a webcam.
Logitech M325 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M325 wireless mouse
5 Great Wireless Mice for Laptops
Travel mice aren’t always just scaled-down versions of full-sized mice (although they almost always have smaller footprints).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4 Tips For Buying a Flash Drive
Buying advice for USB flash drives
What is an In-Line Mic?
An explanation of the term. Computer Peripherals.
My Keyboard Won’t Work. Now What?
Troubleshooting a broken keyboard
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.
3 Important Keyboard Features
Buying advice for keyboards
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.
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
What Is Shockproof
: Although it evokes images of electrocution, when a company says a hard drive is shockproof, it is usually
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.
How to Clean a Wireless Mouse
Step-by-step instructions to cleaning a wireless 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.
Earphones vs. Ear Buds?
Explaining the differences between the two listening devices
What Are Webcam Frame Rates?
Still not sure what webcam frame rates are, and why they are important? Read this article to find out.
7 Important Webcam Features
7 details to pay attention to before buying a webcam
5 Ways to Back Up Your Data
5 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe
Best Travel Keyboards
A list of some of the best travel keyboards
Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Review
A hands-on review of the LifeCam HD-3000
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 Comfort Mouse 4500 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Comfort Mouse 4500
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 PCI?
A definition of the term PCI. Computer Peripherals.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 FAQ
Here's a handy FAQ for all of your SuperSpeed USB 3.0 questions.
ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 Review
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710
LaCie CloudBox Review
A hands-on review of the LaCie CloudBox
What is a Mechanical Keyboard?
An explanation of mechanical keyboards
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.
Typing Speed Test Sites
How fast can you type? Take these tests to find out and even have some fun!
5 Things to Know about Ergonomics
Buying advice for ergonomic computer peripherals
5 Important Mice Features
Things to think about before you buy a mouse
Logitech Media Keyboard K200 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s K200 Media Keyboard
Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse Overview
A close-up look at the Logitech M525 wireless mouse
5 Ways to Work Faster
Hints and tips for increasing your productivity using computer peripherals
What is a mechanical keyboard?
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards
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-5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's LifeCam HD-5000
Types of Headphones
Explaining the different types of headphones
How to Set Up a Webcam
How to install and setup a webcam
Logitech HD Pro C920 vs. C910
Stacking the Logitech Pro C920 against the C910
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.
Father's Day Gift Ideas
Move beyond the ugly tie with these handy computer peripheral gift ideas for Father’s Day.
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.
Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000 Review
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000
What Does HDD Stand For?
Defining the term HDD. Computer Peripherals.
FAQ About External Storage
Popular questions and their answers about the storage category
WD Elements Overview
A close-up look at the WD Elements portable hard drive
Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard...
A hands-on review of the Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
Nexus Silent Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse
Genius Ergo 8800 Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Ergo 8800 wireless mouse from Genius
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)
Before You Buy Computer Speakers
What you should know before you buy computer speakers
Review: LG 22" Flatron LCD Widescreen Monitor
Review of the 22 inch LG Flatron monitor.
Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechanical Keyboard...
A hands-on review of the Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechnical Keyboard
Best Cheap Headphones
5 Cheap Headphones
StoAmigo CloudLocker Review
A hands-on review of the CloudLocker
5 High-Performance Hard Drives
A list of 5 hard drives that do everything you need them to do and then some
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.
Transcend P7 Multi-Card Reader Review
A hands-on review of Transcend's P7 multi-card reader
Before You Buy a Keyboard
Here is an overview of what you need to know before you buy a keyboard.
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.
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.
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.
10 Important Computer Peripheral Features
10 things to look for in computer peripherals
Logitech Z906 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z906 Surround Sound Speakers
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.
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.
FAQ About Cloud Storage
Answering the most common questions about Cloud storage
How to Clean a Keyboard
How to clean your external keyboard
Victorinox USB Flash Drive Review
A hands-on review of the Victorinox USB Flash Drive
Blu-ray FAQ
The answers to your more pressing questions about Blu-ray drives
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
LaCie’s 500GB Rugged USB 3.0 All-Terrain...
A hands-on review of Lacie's 500GB Rugged USB 3.0 All-Terrain Hard Disk
How to Test a Flash Drive’s Speed
Step-by-step instructions for testing a flash drive
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.
Logitech Anywhere MX Mouse Review
A Full Review of Logitech's Anywhere MX Mouse
How to Choose Headphones
How to choose the right headphones
Logitech Z623 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z623 desktop speakers
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.
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.
SwannSmart Network Camera Review
A hands-on review of the SwannSmart Network Camera
Seal Shield Silver Storm Review
A hands-on review of the Seal Shield Silver Storm optical mouse
Review: Greatland Scholar Backpack and Laptop Bag
The Greatland “Scholar” backpack and laptop case is a pretty standard looking backpack on the surface—the
Logitech Z305 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s Z305 laptop speaker
Maxell NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones
Maxell's NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones reviewed, ranked and rated.
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 M310 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M310 wireless mouse
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
Logitech Z205 Laptop Speaker Review
A hands-on review of the clip-on Z205 Laptop Speaker from Logitech
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.
What are Chiclet Keys?
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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.
Logitech's 2014 Color Collection
The 2014 Color Collection from Logitech
Genius SP-HF2020 Review
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF2020 speakers
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.
Saitek Eclipse Touch Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Eclipse Touch mouse from Saitek
Logitech Wireless Touchpad Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Wireless Touchpad
ADATA HV610 Portable Hard Drive Review
A hands-on review of the ADATA HV610 portable hard drive
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.
10 Ways to Remember to Back Up Your Data
10 ways that let you remember to back up your data
Western Digital My Passport Essential Overview
An overview of the My Passport Essential portable hard drive
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?
5 Budget Keyboards
A list of 5 keyboards that would fit any budget
Kensington Trackball With Scroll Ring Review
A full review of Kensington's Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring
What is an Ambidextrous Mouse?
Explaining the term ambidextrous as it relates to computer peripherals
What is USB 3.1?
An explanation of USB 3.1. Computer Peripherals.
5 Great Cheap Mice – 2014 Edition
5 computer mice that get the job done without breaking the bank
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 6000 Full Review
A Full Review of Microsoft's Wireless Keyboard 6000
Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
Seagate GoFlex Desk Review
A hands-on review of the GoFlex Desk from Seagate
3 Must-Have Peripherals For a Tablet
What 3 tablet accessories you shouldn't go without
The Best Gadgets of 2013
A look at the best computer peripherals this site reviewed in 2013
Western Digital 500MB My Book Home Edition
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.
Logitech M560 Review
A hands-on and in-depth review of the Logitech M560 wireless mouse
Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000
What is Unifying Technology?
Defining Logitech's Unifying Technology
Eclipse MobileMouse Review
A hands-on review of the Eclipse MobileMouse
What is DPI?
Defining the term DPI. Computer Peripherals.
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