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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
3 Tips for Buying a Portable or External Hard...
3 things to know before you buy a portable hard drive
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.
How to Set Up a Bluetooth Device
Having trouble setting up your Bluetooth device? Follow these step-by-step instructions to figure it out.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Before You Buy a Webcam
What you should know before you buy a webcam
My Keyboard Won’t Work. Now What?
Troubleshooting a broken keyboard
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.
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.
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.
5 Great Wireless Mice for Laptops
A list of some of the best mice for travelers
Best Cheap Keyboards 2013
A list of the best affordable keyboards in 2013
5 Budget Webcams
A list of 5 wallet-friendly webcams
What are Read and Write Speeds?
Defining read and write speeds. Computer Peripherals.
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.
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'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.
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
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 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.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 FAQ
Here's a handy FAQ for all of your SuperSpeed USB 3.0 questions.
How to Clean a Wireless Mouse
Step-by-step instructions to cleaning a wireless mouse
What’s the Difference Between Washable,...
Explaining the differences among the three
Logitech M325 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M325 wireless mouse
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.
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 Ways to Back Up Your Data
5 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe
What Is Shockproof
: Although it evokes images of electrocution, when a company says a hard drive is shockproof, it is usually
4 Tips For Buying a Flash Drive
Buying advice for USB flash drives
3 Important Keyboard Features
Buying advice for keyboards
7 Important Webcam Features
7 details to pay attention to before buying a webcam
Earphones vs. Ear Buds?
Explaining the differences between the two listening devices
Logitech Z323 Desktop Speakers Review
A hands-on review of Logitech's Z323 desktop speakers
FAQs About DVD-R Drives
FAQs About DVD-R Drives to answer all your questions about DVD storage, burning, and more.
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Comfort Mouse 4500
Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Review
A hands-on review of the LifeCam HD-3000
Best Travel Keyboards
A list of some of the best travel keyboards
LaCie CloudBox Review
A hands-on review of the LaCie CloudBox
Genius SP-HF1800A Review
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF1800A computer speakers
What is an In-Line Mic?
: While shopping for new headphones or ear buds , you might have come across a company boasting that
What is PCI?
A definition of the term PCI. Computer Peripherals.
Logitech Media Keyboard K200 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s K200 Media Keyboard
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's LifeCam HD-5000
How to Test a Flash Drive’s Speed
Step-by-step instructions for testing a flash drive
Logitech Anywhere MX Mouse Review
A Full Review of Logitech's Anywhere MX Mouse
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.
Nexus Silent Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse
FAQ About Cloud Storage
Answering the most common questions about Cloud storage
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.
Review: LG 22" Flatron LCD Widescreen Monitor
Review of the 22 inch LG Flatron monitor.
SwannSmart Network Camera Review
A hands-on review of the SwannSmart Network Camera
Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse Overview
A close-up look at the Logitech M525 wireless mouse
5 Important Mice Features
Things to think about before you buy a mouse
How to Set Up a Webcam
How to install and setup a webcam
Types of Headphones
Explaining the different types of headphones
ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 Review
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710
What is a Mechanical Keyboard?
An explanation of mechanical keyboards
StoAmigo CloudLocker Review
A hands-on review of the CloudLocker
FAQ About External Storage
Popular questions and their answers about the storage category
Logitech Z623 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z623 desktop speakers
Logitech HD Pro C920 vs. C910
Stacking the Logitech Pro C920 against the C910
Genius Traveler 6000 Review
A hands-on review of the Genius Traveler 6000
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.
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.
5 Things to Know about Ergonomics
Buying advice for ergonomic computer peripherals
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 Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
Logitech Z906 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z906 Surround Sound Speakers
What is a Solid-State Drive?
What is a solid-state drive (SSD) and how is it different than a hard disk drive?
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 Does HDD Stand For?
Defining the term HDD. Computer Peripherals.
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 a Keyboard
Here is an overview of what you need to know before you buy a keyboard.
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000 Review
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000
What is a mechanical keyboard?
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345 Overview
Taking a look at Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
Logitech Z205 Laptop Speaker Review
A hands-on review of the clip-on Z205 Laptop Speaker from Logitech
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 High-Performance Hard Drives
A list of 5 hard drives that do everything you need them to do and then some
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.
Before You Buy Computer Speakers
What you should know before you buy computer 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.
Western Digital My Passport Essential Overview
An overview of the My Passport Essential 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.
Review: Logitech MX Revolution Wireless Mouse
Logitech's latest MX Revolution wireless mouse is a high-performance peripheral for those of us who outright live on our PCs. Cordless, wireless, and rechargable, the mouse delivers extended freedom with its high functionality.
Best Ambidextrous Mice 2013
The Best Mice For Left and Right Hands
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.
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.
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.
Seagate GoFlex Desk Review
A hands-on review of the GoFlex Desk from Seagate
10 Ways to Remember to Back Up Your Data
10 ways that let you remember to back up your data
Typing Speed Test Sites
How fast can you type? Take these tests to find out and even have some fun!
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
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.
What is an Ambidextrous Mouse?
Explaining the term ambidextrous as it relates to computer peripherals
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.
Logitech HD Webcam C510 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech's C510 HD Webcam
What is a Dongle?
Explaining the term dongle in the realm of computer peripherals
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.
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000
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.
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.
Blu-ray FAQ
The answers to your more pressing questions about Blu-ray drives
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.
Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechanical Keyboard...
A hands-on review of the Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechnical Keyboard
How to Choose Headphones
How to choose the right headphones
ADATA Superior S102 Pro Review
A hands-on review of the ADATA Superior S102 Pro flash 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?
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 are Onboard Controls?
Explaining the term onboard controls as it relates to computer peripherals
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.
How to Clean a Keyboard
How to clean your external keyboard
WD Elements Overview
A close-up look at the WD Elements portable hard drive
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
Genius SP-HF2020 Review
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF2020 speakers
Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000
Will a Blu-ray drive play DVDs?
An answer to the question: Will a Blu-ray drive play DVDs?
5 Dorm Room Essentials
5 things you shouldn't go to college without
Maxell NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones
Maxell's NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones reviewed, ranked and rated.
What is Unifying Technology?
Defining Logitech's Unifying Technology
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000
What’s the difference between active and...
Explaining the difference between the two noise-canceling types
What is Ambient Noise?
A definition of ambient noise. Computer Peripherals.
Microsoft LifeCam Studio Overview
A look at the Microsoft LifeCam Studio webcam
Genius Traveler 900 Review
A hands-on review of the Traveler 900 optical mouse
What is USB 3.1?
An explanation of USB 3.1. Computer Peripherals.
Can I burn a Blu-ray disc with a Blu-ray drive?
An answer to the question: Can I burn a Blu-ray disc with a Blu-ray drive?
What is ANSI?
A definition of ANSI. Computer Peripherals.
Logitech M600 Touch Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M600 Touch Mouse
Genius SlimStar i815 Review
A hands-on review of the Genius SlimStar i815 desktop set
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable Hard...
An overview of Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable hard drives
Epson PowerLite X17 Overview
A close-up look at the Epson PowerLite X17 Projector
Epson PowerLite 1761W Projector Overview
An in-depth overview of the Epson PowerLite 1761W projector
Samsung SP-H03 Review
A hands-on review of the Samsung SP-H03 pico projector
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.
Father's Day Gift Ideas
Move beyond the ugly tie with these handy computer peripheral gift ideas for Father’s Day.

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