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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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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’s the Difference Between Washable,...
Explaining the differences among the three
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.
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 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 Size USB Flash Drive Do I Need?
Not sure what size to buy? Read here for some helpful hints.
3 Important Keyboard Features
Buying advice for keyboards
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.
My Keyboard Won’t Work. Now What?
Troubleshooting a broken keyboard
5 Important Mice Features
Things to think about before you buy a mouse
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.
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Webcam
What you should know before you buy a webcam.
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 Budget Webcams
A list of 5 wallet-friendly webcams
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 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.
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).
4 Tips For Buying a Flash Drive
Buying advice for USB flash drives
What are Read and Write Speeds?
Defining read and write speeds. Computer Peripherals.
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.
Best Travel Keyboards
A list of some of the best travel 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.
ADATA Superior S102 Pro Review
A hands-on review of the ADATA Superior S102 Pro flash drive
What is an In-Line Mic?
An explanation of the term. Computer Peripherals.
ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 Review
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 portable hard drive
Logitech M325 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M325 wireless mouse
What Is Shockproof
: Although it evokes images of electrocution, when a company says a hard drive is shockproof, it is usually
What is a Mechanical Keyboard?
An explanation of mechanical keyboards
Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechanical Keyboard...
A hands-on review of the Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechnical Keyboard
What’s the difference between active and...
Explaining the difference between the two noise-canceling types
What is PCI?
A definition of the term PCI. Computer Peripherals.
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.
What Are Webcam Frame Rates?
Still not sure what webcam frame rates are, and why they are important? Read this article to find out.
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
5 Ways to Back Up Your Data
5 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 FAQ
Here's a handy FAQ for all of your SuperSpeed USB 3.0 questions.
LaCie CloudBox Review
A hands-on review of the LaCie CloudBox
Typing Speed Test Sites
How fast can you type? Take these tests to find out and even have some fun!
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
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 LifeCam HD-3000 Review
A hands-on review of the LifeCam HD-3000
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.
FAQs About DVD-R Drives
FAQs About DVD-R Drives to answer all your questions about DVD storage, burning, and more.
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.
How to Clean a Wireless Mouse
Step-by-step instructions to cleaning a wireless mouse
5 Things to Know about Ergonomics
Buying advice for ergonomic computer peripherals
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.
How to Set Up a Webcam
How to install and setup a webcam
Kensington Pro Fit Washable Keyboard Review
A review of Kensington's Pro Fit Washable Keyboard
Before You Buy a Keyboard
Here is an overview of what you need to know before you buy a keyboard.
Logitech Z323 Desktop Speakers Review
A hands-on review of Logitech's Z323 desktop speakers
Logitech Media Keyboard K200 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s K200 Media Keyboard
What is a mechanical keyboard?
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards
Earphones vs. Ear Buds?
Explaining the differences between the two listening devices
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.
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Comfort Mouse 4500
FAQ About Cloud Storage
Answering the most common questions about Cloud storage
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-5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's LifeCam HD-5000
What is USB 3.1?
An explanation of USB 3.1. 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.
Epson VS220 Overview
A close-up look Epson’s VS220 projector
5 High-Performance Hard Drives
A list of 5 hard drives that do everything you need them to do and then some
Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse Overview
A close-up look at the Logitech M525 wireless mouse
Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000 Review
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000
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.
FAQ About External Storage
Popular questions and their answers about the storage category
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.
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 HD Pro C920 vs. C910
Stacking the Logitech Pro C920 against the C910
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
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.
WD My Passport Ultra Overview
A close-up look at the WD My Passport Ultra
Before You Buy Computer Speakers
What you should know before you buy computer speakers
Epson PowerLite 1761W Projector Overview
An in-depth overview of the Epson PowerLite 1761W projector
ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 Review
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710
StoAmigo CloudLocker Review
A hands-on review of the CloudLocker
Types of Headphones
Explaining the different types of headphones
What Does HDD Stand For?
Defining the term HDD. Computer Peripherals.
Always Be Prepared
An overview of the SwissArmy flash drives
Should I Get a Wired or Wireless Keyboard?
Determining whether a wired or wireless keyboard is best
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
Review: LG 22" Flatron LCD Widescreen Monitor
Review of the 22 inch LG Flatron monitor.
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.
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.
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.
10 Important Computer Peripheral Features
10 things to look for in computer peripherals
Father's Day Gift Ideas
Move beyond the ugly tie with these handy computer peripheral gift ideas for Father’s Day.
Madcatz Cyborg gaming keyboard
The Madcatz Cyborg gaming keyboard isn't just for gamers, but they'll be sure to be pleased with this high-performance keyboard. It's cool, comfortable, stylish and smooth. Read it rated, ranked and reviewed here.
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
How to Choose Headphones
How to choose the right headphones
What is a Solid-State Drive?
What is a solid-state drive (SSD) and how is it different than a hard disk drive?
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.
Western Digital My Passport Essential Overview
An overview of the My Passport Essential portable hard drive
Mother's Day Mice
A list of computer mice that would make great gifts for Mother's Day
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.
What is a Short Throw Projector?
Explaining the meaning of a short throw projector
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.
What is Unifying Technology?
Defining Logitech's Unifying Technology
Seal Shield Silver Storm Review
A hands-on review of the Seal Shield Silver Storm optical mouse
Logitech Z623 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z623 desktop speakers
What is a USB Hub?
: A USB hub is a device that features several different USB ports. Since many computer peripherals require
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.
Best Cheap Headphones
5 Cheap Headphones
SwannSmart Network Camera Review
A hands-on review of the SwannSmart Network Camera
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.
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.
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.
Best Ambidextrous Mice 2013
The Best Mice For Left and Right Hands
What is an Ambidextrous Mouse?
Explaining the term ambidextrous as it relates to computer peripherals
Verbatim Adjust Go Easy Riser Nano Laser Mouse...
A hands-on review of Verbatim's Easy Riser Nano laser mouse
Logitech Z205 Laptop Speaker Review
A hands-on review of the clip-on Z205 Laptop Speaker from Logitech
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.
5 Buying Tips For External Storage
Helpful links for learning about external storage
Maxell NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones
Maxell's NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones reviewed, ranked and rated.
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.
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)
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?
3 Things You Need In A Mobile Mouse
Thinking of buying a mobile (or travel) mouse? Make sure it has these three features.
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 is Ambient Noise?
A definition of ambient noise. Computer Peripherals.
5 Buying Tips For Computer Keyboards
5 helpful links for learning about computer keyboards
Seagate GoFlex Desk Review
A hands-on review of the GoFlex Desk from Seagate
Blu-ray FAQ
The answers to your more pressing questions about Blu-ray drives
Genius Traveler 900 Review
A hands-on review of the Traveler 900 optical mouse
Logitech Couch Mouse M515 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Couch Mouse M515
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000
5 Ways to Work Faster
Hints and tips for increasing your productivity using computer peripherals
Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard...
A hands-on review of the Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard
10 Ways to Remember to Back Up Your Data
10 ways that let you remember to back up your data
Freetalk Everyman HD Webcam Review
A hands-on review of the Freetalk Everyman HD webcam
Transcend P7 Multi-Card Reader Review
A hands-on review of Transcend's P7 multi-card reader
3 Important Projector Buying Features
Buying advice for projectors. Computer Peripherals.
Logitech Wireless Touchpad Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Wireless Touchpad
Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
Microsoft Arc Mouse Review
A full review of the Microsoft Arc wireless mouse
What is Flash?
An explanation of the differences between flash and Flash
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