Computer 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
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.
Troubleshooting tips for broken mice
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.
Step-by-Step instructions on how to connect a wireless mouse
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.
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.
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? 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.
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.
What you should know before you buy a webcam
Troubleshooting a broken keyboard
What's the difference between a nano USB wireless receiver and a regular one? Find out the definition here.
Not sure what size to buy? Read here for some helpful hints.
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.
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.
A list of some of the best mice for travelers
A list of the best affordable keyboards in 2013
A list of 5 wallet-friendly webcams
Defining read and write speeds. Computer Peripherals.
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.
Weighing the pros and cons of each peripheral. A wired mouse is cheaper, for example, but a wireless one is more comfortable.
An explanation of the differences between optical and laser mice and why you should (or shouldn’t) care.
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
Still not sure what webcam frame rates are, and why they are important? Read this article to find out.
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.
Here's a handy FAQ for all of your SuperSpeed USB 3.0 questions.
Step-by-step instructions to cleaning a wireless mouse
Explaining the differences among the three
A hands-on review of the Logitech M325 wireless mouse
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.
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 Keep Your Data Safe
: Although it evokes images of electrocution, when a company says a hard drive is shockproof, it is usually
Buying advice for USB flash drives
Buying advice for keyboards
7 details to pay attention to before buying a webcam
Explaining the differences between the two listening devices
A hands-on review of Logitech's Z323 desktop speakers
FAQs About DVD-R Drives to answer all your questions about DVD storage, burning, and more.
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Comfort Mouse 4500
A hands-on review of the LifeCam HD-3000
A list of some of the best travel keyboards
A hands-on review of the LaCie CloudBox
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF1800A computer speakers
: While shopping for new headphones or ear buds , you might have come across a company boasting that
A definition of the term PCI. Computer Peripherals.
A hands-on review of Logitech’s K200 Media Keyboard
A hands-on review of Microsoft's LifeCam HD-5000
Step-by-step instructions for testing a flash drive
A Full Review of Logitech's Anywhere MX Mouse
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 the Nexus Silent Mouse
Answering the most common questions about Cloud storage
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 of the 22 inch LG Flatron monitor.
A hands-on review of the SwannSmart Network Camera
A close-up look at the Logitech M525 wireless mouse
Things to think about before you buy a mouse
How to install and setup a webcam
Explaining the different types of headphones
A hands-on review of the ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710
An explanation of mechanical keyboards
A hands-on review of the CloudLocker
Popular questions and their answers about the storage category
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z623 desktop speakers
Stacking the Logitech Pro C920 against the C910
A hands-on review of the Genius Traveler 6000
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.
Five low-cost wireless mice reviewed, ranked and rated for anyone interested in a cheap, inexpensive cordless or wireless rechargeable mice.
Buying advice for ergonomic computer peripherals
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.
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z906 Surround Sound Speakers
What is a solid-state drive (SSD) and how is it different than a hard disk drive?
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.
Defining the term HDD. Computer Peripherals.
A running list of some of the strangest and the coolest webcams on the Internet (and some fun and silly ones as well)
Here is an overview of what you need to know before you buy a keyboard.
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards
Taking a look at Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
A hands-on review of the clip-on Z205 Laptop Speaker from Logitech
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.
A list of 5 hard drives that do everything you need them to do and then some
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.
What you should know before you buy computer 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.
An overview of the My Passport Essential 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.
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.
The Best Mice For Left and Right Hands
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 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 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.
A hands-on review of the GoFlex Desk from Seagate
10 ways that let you remember to back up your data
How fast can you type? Take these tests to find out and even have some fun!
A hands-on review of Logitech’s Wireless Solar Keyboard K750
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.
Explaining the term ambidextrous as it relates to computer peripherals
A close-up look at the WD My Passport Ultra
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 hands-on review of Logitech's C510 HD Webcam
Explaining the term dongle in the realm of computer peripherals
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.
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000
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 ADATA HV610 portable hard drive
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.
The answers to your more pressing questions about Blu-ray drives
Find out the definition of a down-firing subwoofer here. What is a down firing subwoofer vs. a side-firing subwoofer.
A hands-on review of the Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechnical Keyboard
How to choose the right headphones
A hands-on review of the ADATA Superior S102 Pro flash drive
Of course you'll be able to hear music from your smartphone, but will you be able to answer calls without touching your phone?
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.
Explaining the term onboard controls as it relates to computer peripherals
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 your external keyboard
A close-up look at the WD Elements portable hard drive
Explaining the meaning of a short throw projector
A hands-on review of the Logitech Wireless Touchpad
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-HF2020 speakers
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000
An answer to the question: Will a Blu-ray drive play DVDs?
5 things you shouldn't go to college without
Maxell's NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones reviewed, ranked and rated.
Defining Logitech's Unifying Technology
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000
Explaining the difference between the two noise-canceling types
A definition of ambient noise. Computer Peripherals.
A look at the Microsoft LifeCam Studio webcam
A hands-on review of the Traveler 900 optical mouse
An explanation of USB 3.1. Computer Peripherals.
An answer to the question: Can I burn a Blu-ray disc with a Blu-ray drive?
A definition of ANSI. Computer Peripherals.
A hands-on review of the Logitech M600 Touch Mouse
A hands-on review of the Genius SlimStar i815 desktop set
An overview of Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable hard drives
A close-up look at the Epson PowerLite X17 Projector
An in-depth overview of the Epson PowerLite 1761W projector
A hands-on review of the Samsung SP-H03 pico projector
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.
Move beyond the ugly tie with these handy computer peripheral gift ideas for Father’s Day.