Peripherals: Most Popular Articles
Step-by-step instructions on how to add a second monitor to a laptop. Page 1 of 4.
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 connect a wireless mouse
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 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.
Troubleshooting tips for broken mice
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.
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.
Explaining the differences among the three
What's the difference between a nano USB wireless receiver and a regular one? Find out the definition here.
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? 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.
Not sure what size to buy? Read here for some helpful hints.
Buying advice for keyboards
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.
Troubleshooting a broken keyboard
Things to think about 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.
What you should know before you buy a webcam.
An explanation of the differences between optical and laser mice and why you should (or shouldn’t) care.
A list of 5 wallet-friendly webcams
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.
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.
Travel mice aren’t always just scaled-down versions of full-sized mice (although they almost always have smaller footprints).
Buying advice for USB flash drives
Defining read and write speeds. Computer Peripherals.
7 details to pay attention to before buying a webcam
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 list of some of the best travel keyboards
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.
A hands-on review of the ADATA Superior S102 Pro flash drive
An explanation of the term. Computer Peripherals.
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 portable hard drive
A hands-on review of the Logitech M325 wireless mouse
: Although it evokes images of electrocution, when a company says a hard drive is shockproof, it is usually
An explanation of mechanical keyboards
A hands-on review of the Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechnical Keyboard
Explaining the difference between the two noise-canceling types
A definition of the term PCI. Computer Peripherals.
A list of the best affordable keyboards in 2013, including the Genius SlimStar i815, Logitech Media Keyboard K200, and Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 2000.
Still not sure what webcam frame rates are, and why they are important? Read this article to find out.
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
5 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe
Here's a handy FAQ for all of your SuperSpeed USB 3.0 questions.
A hands-on review of the LaCie CloudBox
How fast can you type? Take these tests to find out and even have some fun!
A hands-on review of Lacie's 500GB Rugged USB 3.0 All-Terrain Hard Disk
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF1800A computer speakers, which for the price tag is impressive looking and not too shabby sounding.
A hands-on review of the LifeCam HD-3000
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 to answer all your questions about DVD storage, burning, and more.
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.
Step-by-step instructions to cleaning a wireless mouse
Buying advice for ergonomic computer peripherals
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 install and setup a webcam
A review of Kensington's Pro Fit Washable Keyboard
Here is an overview of what you need to know before you buy a keyboard.
A hands-on review of Logitech's Z323 desktop speakers
A hands-on review of Logitech’s K200 Media Keyboard
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards
Explaining the differences between the two listening devices
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.
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Comfort Mouse 4500
Answering the most common questions about Cloud storage
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.
A hands-on review of Microsoft's LifeCam HD-5000
An explanation of USB 3.1. Computer Peripherals.
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.
A close-up look Epson’s VS220 projector
A list of 5 hard drives that do everything you need them to do and then some
A close-up look at the Logitech M525 wireless mouse
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000
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.
Popular questions and their answers about the storage category
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 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.
Stacking the Logitech Pro C920 against the C910
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse
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 close-up look at the WD My Passport Ultra
What you should know before you buy computer speakers
An in-depth overview of the Epson PowerLite 1761W projector
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710
A hands-on review of the CloudLocker
Explaining the different types of headphones
Defining the term HDD. Computer Peripherals.
An overview of the SwissArmy flash drives
Determining whether a wired or wireless keyboard is best
A hands-on review of Logitech’s Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
Review of the 22 inch LG Flatron monitor.
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.
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.
Five low-cost wireless mice reviewed, ranked and rated for anyone interested in a cheap, inexpensive cordless or wireless rechargeable mice.
10 things to look for in computer peripherals
Move beyond the ugly tie with these handy computer peripheral gift ideas for Father’s Day.
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.
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
How to choose the right headphones
What is a solid-state drive (SSD) and how is it different than a hard disk drive?
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.
An overview of the My Passport Essential portable hard drive
A list of computer mice that would make great gifts for Mother's Day
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.
Explaining the meaning of a short throw projector
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 Seal Shield Silver Storm optical mouse
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z623 desktop speakers
: A USB hub is a device that features several different USB ports. Since many computer peripherals require
A close-up look at the WD Elements portable hard drive
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.
5 Cheap Headphones
A hands-on review of the SwannSmart Network Camera
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.
Find out the definition of a down-firing subwoofer here. What is a down firing subwoofer vs. a side-firing subwoofer.
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.
The Best Mice For Left and Right Hands
Explaining the term ambidextrous as it relates to computer peripherals
A hands-on review of Verbatim's Easy Riser Nano laser mouse
A hands-on review of the clip-on Z205 Laptop Speaker from Logitech
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.
Helpful links for learning about external storage
Maxell's NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones reviewed, ranked and rated.
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.
A hands-on review of the Ergo 8800 wireless mouse from Genius
A running list of some of the strangest and the coolest webcams on the Internet (and some fun and silly ones as well)
Of course you'll be able to hear music from your smartphone, but will you be able to answer calls without touching your phone?
Thinking of buying a mobile (or travel) mouse? Make sure it has these three features.
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.
A definition of ambient noise. Computer Peripherals.
5 helpful links for learning about computer keyboards
A hands-on review of the GoFlex Desk from Seagate
The answers to your more pressing questions about Blu-ray drives
A hands-on review of the Traveler 900 optical mouse
A hands-on review of the Logitech Couch Mouse M515
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000
Hints and tips for increasing your productivity using computer peripherals
A hands-on review of the Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard
10 ways that let you remember to back up your data
A hands-on review of the Freetalk Everyman HD webcam
A hands-on review of Transcend's P7 multi-card reader
Buying advice for projectors. Computer Peripherals.
A hands-on review of the Logitech Wireless Touchpad
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
A full review of the Microsoft Arc wireless mouse
An explanation of the differences between flash and Flash