Peripherals: Most Popular Articles
For whatever reason, you may need to disable the integrated webcam on your computer or laptop. These easy steps will walk you through it.
Step-by-step instructions on how to add a second monitor to a laptop.
Step-by-Step instructions on how to connect a wireless mouse
Troubleshooting tips for broken mice
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.
3 things to know before you buy a portable 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.
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.
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 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.
Weighing the pros and cons of each peripheral. A wired mouse is cheaper, for example, but a wireless one is more comfortable.
How fast can you type? Take these tests to find out and even have some fun!
Buying advice for keyboards
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's the difference between a nano USB wireless receiver and a regular one? Find out the definition here.
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.
Not sure what size to buy? Read here for some helpful hints.
A list of 5 wallet-friendly webcams
An explanation of the differences between optical and laser mice and why you should (or shouldn’t) care.
Using the mouse that comes with your computer is a lot like using the little white earbuds that come with your iPod.
An explanation of the term. Computer Peripherals.
Travel mice aren’t always just scaled-down versions of full-sized mice (although they almost always have smaller footprints).
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.
Troubleshooting a broken keyboard
Defining read and write speeds. Computer Peripherals.
What you should know before you buy a webcam.
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.
Buying advice for USB flash drives
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 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe
Things to think about before you buy a mouse
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.
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.
An explanation of mechanical keyboards
A hands-on review of the Logitech M325 wireless mouse
Explaining the differences among the three
The Saitek Eclipse II Illuminated Keyboard breathes new life into the extra-full category of high-end computer keyboards, offering not only substance and functionality, but high-tech style, as the backlight is available in three colors and comes with a dimmer switch.
Step-by-step instructions to cleaning a wireless mouse
A list of some of the best travel keyboards
7 details to pay attention to before buying a webcam
Here's a handy FAQ for all of your SuperSpeed USB 3.0 questions.
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards
A definition of the term PCI. Computer Peripherals.
Explaining the different types of headphones
: Although it evokes images of electrocution, when a company says a hard drive is shockproof, it is usually
The Saitek PK24U Eclipse III Wired Keyboard is the third generation of the immensely popular Eclipse high-performance keyboard series. It's illuminated with an impressive backlight, and has several extra keys for additional capabilities. See it reviewed here.
Explaining the differences between the two listening devices
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.
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.
Still not sure what webcam frame rates are, and why they are important? Read this article to find out.
Here is an overview of what you need to know before you buy a keyboard.
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 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.
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
A list of the best affordable keyboards in 2013, including the Genius SlimStar i815, Logitech Media Keyboard K200, and Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 2000.
Buying advice for ergonomic computer peripherals
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF1800A computer speakers, which for the price tag is impressive looking and not too shabby sounding.
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.
How to install and setup a webcam
A hands-on review of the LifeCam HD-3000
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.
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.
FAQs About DVD-R Drives to answer all your questions about DVD storage, burning, and more.
A hands-on review of Logitech's Z323 desktop speakers
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.
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.
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.
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Comfort Mouse 4500
A hands-on review of Microsoft's LifeCam HD-5000
Popular questions and their answers about the storage category
A close-up look at the Logitech M525 wireless mouse
A hands-on review of the LaCie CloudBox
A hands-on review of the SwannSmart Network Camera
A hands-on review of Logitech’s K200 Media 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.
Find out the definition of a down-firing subwoofer here. What is a down firing subwoofer vs. a side-firing subwoofer.
A running list of some of the strangest and the coolest webcams on the Internet (and some fun and silly ones as well)
Explaining the term ambidextrous as it relates to computer peripherals
10 things to look for in computer peripherals
A list of 5 hard drives that do everything you need them to do and then some
A hands-on review of the Ecliipse Wireless Litetouch Keyboard
Review of the 22 inch LG Flatron monitor.
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.
Defining Logitech's Unifying Technology
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z623 desktop speakers
An overview of the My Passport Essential portable hard drive
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710
What you should know before you buy computer speakers
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.
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
How to choose the right headphones
An overview of the SwissArmy flash drives
Stacking the Logitech Pro C920 against the C910
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.
How to clean your external keyboard
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.
An explanation and a photograph of a VGA cable
A close-up look at the WD My Passport Ultra
An answer to the question: Will a Blu-ray drive play DVDs?
Move beyond the ugly tie with these handy computer peripheral gift ideas for Father’s Day.
A list of computer mice that would make great gifts for Mother's Day
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
Answering the most common questions about Cloud storage
A hands-on review of the GoFlex Desk from Seagate
Defining the term HDD. Computer Peripherals.
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.
A hands-on review of the Logitech M310 wireless mouse
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.
An overview of Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable hard drives
Explaining the difference between the two noise-canceling types
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.
Maxell's NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones reviewed, ranked and rated.
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000
Five low-cost wireless mice reviewed, ranked and rated for anyone interested in a cheap, inexpensive cordless or wireless rechargeable mice.
The answers to your more pressing questions about Blu-ray drives
A hands-on review of the Rapoo 3920P wireless mouse
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.
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Everything you need to know about the buying and using of webcams
Of course you'll be able to hear music from your smartphone, but will you be able to answer calls without touching your phone?
What is a solid-state drive (SSD) and how is it different than a hard disk drive?
A hands-on review of Logitech’s Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
A hands-on review of Logitech's C510 HD Webcam
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.
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.
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.
10 ways that let you remember to back up your data
The definition of a pico receiver
Looking for the best external storage solution for your data? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite suggestions.
A full review of the Microsoft Arc wireless mouse
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z906 Surround Sound Speakers
A close-up look Epson’s VS220 projector
A definition of ambient noise. Computer Peripherals.
A hands-on review of the CloudLocker
Buying tips for webcams. Peripherals.
A hands-on review of the Victorinox USB Flash Drive
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.
: A USB hub is a device that features several different USB ports. Since many computer peripherals require
Defining a pico projector. Computer Peripherals.
A hands-on review of Logitech’s Z305 laptop speaker
A hands-on review of the Logitech Wireless Touchpad
A close-up look at the WD Elements portable hard drive
A hands-on review of the clip-on Z205 Laptop Speaker from Logitech
Defining the term DPI. Computer Peripherals.
A review of Kensington's Pro Fit Washable Keyboard
A review of Microsoft's LifeCam Show webcam
A hands-on and in-depth review of the Logitech M560 wireless mouse
Black Friday 2013 Deals. Computer Peripherals.
Explaining the meaning of a short throw projector