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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.
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.
9 Tips for Fixing a Broken Mouse
Troubleshooting tips for broken mice
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
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.
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.
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 Optical and Laser...
An explanation of the differences between optical and laser mice and why you should (or shouldn’t) care.
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 is an In-Line Mic?
An explanation of the term. Computer Peripherals.
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.
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 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.
Logitech M325 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M325 wireless mouse
4 Tips For Buying a Flash Drive
Buying advice for USB flash drives
What Is Shockproof
: Although it evokes images of electrocution, when a company says a hard drive is shockproof, it is usually
5 Gifts for the Technophobe Mom
5 great gifts for moms who are still new to technology
What is a Mechanical Keyboard?
An explanation of mechanical keyboards
What are Read and Write Speeds?
Defining read and write speeds. Computer Peripherals.
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.
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
3 Important Keyboard Features
Buying advice for keyboards
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.
How to Set Up a Webcam
How to install and setup a webcam
Types of Headphones
Explaining the different types of headphones
Before You Buy a Keyboard
Here is an overview of what you need to know before you buy a keyboard.
5 Ways to Back Up Your Data
5 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe
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.
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
7 Important Webcam Features
7 details to pay attention to before buying 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.
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Webcam
What you should know before you buy a webcam.
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.
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.
Typing Speed Test Sites
How fast can you type? Take these tests to find out and even have some fun!
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.
5 Budget Webcams
A list of 5 wallet-friendly webcams
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.
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.
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.
What Are Webcam Frame Rates?
Still not sure what webcam frame rates are, and why they are important? Read this article to find out.
9 More Cool Flash Drives From USB Geek
A selection of cool, funky USB flash drives that are available for sale on USBGeek.com
Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
FAQs About DVD-R Drives
FAQs About DVD-R Drives to answer all your questions about DVD storage, burning, and more.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 FAQ
Here's a handy FAQ for all of your SuperSpeed USB 3.0 questions.
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
What is PCI?
A definition of the term PCI. Computer Peripherals.
Father's Day Gift Ideas
Move beyond the ugly tie with these handy computer peripheral gift ideas for Father’s Day.
Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Review
A hands-on review of the LifeCam HD-3000
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
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.
Before You Buy Computer Speakers
What you should know before you buy computer speakers
Logitech Z323 Desktop Speakers Review
A hands-on review of Logitech's Z323 desktop speakers
What is Unifying Technology?
Defining Logitech's Unifying Technology
5 Buying Tips For Webcams
Buying tips for webcams. Peripherals.
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.
Deal of the Week: Logitech M320 Wireless Mouse
The Deal of the Week highlights a limited-time deal on a specific computer peripheral, one that is perceived favorably by this site
What is a mechanical keyboard?
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards
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
10 Important Computer Peripheral Features
10 things to look for in computer peripherals
Logitech Media Keyboard K200 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s K200 Media Keyboard
What is a Short Throw Projector?
Explaining the meaning of a short throw projector
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Comfort Mouse 4500
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 M525 Wireless Mouse Overview
A close-up look at the Logitech M525 wireless mouse
How to Choose Headphones
How to choose the right headphones
FAQ About External Storage
Popular questions and their answers about the storage category
Should I Get a Wired or Wireless Keyboard?
Determining whether a wired or wireless keyboard is best
5 Tough Flash Drives
Five high-performance flash drives
Nexus Silent Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse
What’s the Difference Between Washable,...
Explaining the differences among the three
Genius SP-i150 Mini Portable Speaker Review
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-i150 Mini Portable Speaker
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.
5 High-Performance Hard Drives
A list of 5 hard drives that do everything you need them to do and then some
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)
WD My Passport Ultra Overview
A close-up look at the WD My Passport Ultra
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.
What is a Dongle?
Explaining the term dongle in the realm of computer peripherals
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.
Best Ambidextrous Mice 2013
The Best Mice For Left and Right Hands
What's the Difference Between the C920 and the...
Stacking the Logitech Pro C920 against the C910
What is Ambient Noise?
A definition of ambient noise. Computer Peripherals.
Logitech Z623 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z623 desktop speakers
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.
ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 Review
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710
5 Things You Need To Know About USB Type-C
5 quick facts to know about the new USB Type-C spec
What is a Solid-State Drive?
What is a solid-state drive (SSD) and how is it different than a hard disk drive?
Best Cheap Headphones
5 Cheap Headphones
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.
5 Wireless Mice Under \$30
A roundup of 5 high-performance mice that cost less than $30
What is Detent Scrolling?
A definition of detent scrolling
10 Ways to Remember to Back Up Your Data
10 ways that let you remember to back up your data
Where Can I Take a Typing Test?
5 fun sites to practice your typing skills
Logitech M310 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M310 wireless mouse
What is an Ambidextrous Mouse?
Explaining the term ambidextrous as it relates to computer peripherals
Rapoo 3920P Wireless Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Rapoo 3920P wireless mouse
WD Elements Overview
A close-up look at the WD Elements portable hard drive
Guide to Mice
Everything you need to know about computer mice
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
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
How to Test a Flash Drive’s Speed
Step-by-step instructions for testing a flash drive
What is Flash?
An explanation of the differences between flash and Flash
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.
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.
10 Coolest Flash Drives On USBGeek
10 of the Coolest Flash Drives On USBGeek
Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse
Maxell NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones
Maxell's NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones reviewed, ranked and rated.
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.
5 Low-Priced, High-Performance PC Gaming Headsets
5 PC gaming headsets that are provide strong performances without sending you to the poor house
Victorinox USB Flash Drive Review
A hands-on review of the Victorinox USB Flash Drive
Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse
Deal Of The Week: Logitech MK310 Desktop Set
Deal of the Week: Logitech's MK520 wireless keyboard and mouse set
Genius Traveler 6000 Review
A hands-on review of the Genius Traveler 6000
Transcend P7 Multi-Card Reader Review
A hands-on review of Transcend's P7 multi-card reader
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.
5 Wireless Keyboards That Cost Less Than \$50
5 wireless keyboards under $50
Logitech Anywhere MX Mouse Review
A Full Review of Logitech's Anywhere MX Mouse
What is a Thumb Drive?
: A thumb drive is another term for a portable USB drive. These are solid-state memory devices and are
SwannSmart Network Camera Review
A hands-on review of the SwannSmart Network Camera
FAQ About Cloud Storage
Answering the most common questions about Cloud storage
What is a Pico Receiver
The definition of a pico receiver
How to Clean a Keyboard
How to clean your external keyboard
Logitech V450 Cordless Laser Mouse
The Logitech V450 Cordless Laser Mouse is a rechargeable mouse offering laser precision at a low cost. See this affordable wireless mouse reviewed and rated here.
Sony SRSD21X 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System
The Sony SRSD21X 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System is a cheap solution for quality sound. With two satellites and a subwoofer for powerful bass, the SRSD21X is equipped with all you need for a good audio experience.
Windows 8 FAQ
Answers to some frequently asked questions about Windows 8 and how it pertains to computer peripherals
What is a Sweet Spot?
What is a sweet spot and why is it important for PC speakers?
What’s the difference between active and...
Explaining the difference between the two noise-canceling types
Acer V223-WBD 22-inch Widescreen TFT LCD Monitor
The Acer V223-WBD 22-inch Widescreen TFT LCD Monitor is a quality widescreen display with rich colors at a low price. See it ranked, rated and reviewed here.
3 Important Projector Buying Features
Buying advice for projectors. Computer Peripherals.
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
LaCie Porsche Design USB Key Review
A hands-on review of the LaCie Porsche Design USB Key
LaCie Rugged USB Key Review
A hands-on review of the LaCie Rugged USB Key
3 Things You Need In A Mobile Mouse
Taking a look at the 3 most important features for a mobile mouse
What is DPI?
Defining the term DPI. Peripherals.
Guide to Webcams
Everything you need to know about the buying and using of webcams
Cheap Mice
A list of some of the most affordable wired and wireless mice on the market.
Logitech M560 Review
A hands-on and in-depth review of the Logitech M560 wireless mouse
Logitech Z906 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z906 Surround Sound Speakers
LaCie CloudBox Review
A hands-on review of the LaCie CloudBox

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