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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.
How to Easily Connect a Wireless Mouse
Step-by-Step instructions on how to connect a wireless mouse
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.
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.
9 Tips for Fixing a Broken Mouse
Troubleshooting tips for broken mice
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.
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.
3 Tips for Buying an External Hard Drive
3 things to know before you buy a portable hard drive
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.
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.
5 Great Travel Mice - 2015 Edition
A roundup of the greatest travel mice you can buy
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 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'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.
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 is an In-Line Mic?
An explanation of the term. Computer Peripherals.
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 Size USB Flash Drive Do I Need?
Not sure what size to buy? Read here for some helpful hints.
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
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.
What is a Mechanical Keyboard?
An explanation of mechanical keyboards
My Keyboard Won’t Work. Now What?
Troubleshooting a broken keyboard
How to Set Up a Webcam
How to install and setup a webcam
Typing Speed Test Sites
How fast can you type? Take these tests to find out and even have some fun!
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.
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.
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Webcam
What you should know before you buy a webcam.
How to Clean a Wireless Mouse
Step-by-step instructions to cleaning a wireless mouse
Types of Headphones
Explaining the different types of headphones
3 Important Keyboard Features
Buying advice for 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.
5 Ways to Back Up Your Data
5 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe
5 Budget Webcams
A list of 5 wallet-friendly webcams
5 Important Mice Features
Things to think about before you buy a mouse
Before You Buy a Keyboard
Here is an overview of what you need to know before you buy a keyboard.
Best Travel Keyboards
A list of some of the best travel keyboards
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.
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.
What Are Webcam Frame Rates?
Still not sure what webcam frame rates are, and why they are important? Read this article to find out.
Earphones vs. Ear Buds?
Explaining the differences between the two listening devices
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.
7 Important Webcam Features
7 details to pay attention to before buying a webcam
Logitech Z323 Desktop Speakers Review
A hands-on review of Logitech's Z323 desktop speakers
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
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.
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.
What’s the Difference Between Washable,...
Explaining the differences among the three
5 Buying Tips For Webcams
Buying tips for webcams. Peripherals.
What is PCI?
A definition of the term PCI. 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.
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.
5 High-Performance Hard Drives
A list of 5 hard drives that do everything you need them to do and then some
Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Review
A hands-on review of the LifeCam HD-3000
Before You Buy Computer Speakers
What you should know before you buy computer speakers
Father's Day Gift Ideas
Move beyond the ugly tie with these handy computer peripheral gift ideas for Father’s Day.
10 Important Computer Peripheral Features
10 things to look for in computer peripherals
WD My Passport Ultra Overview
A close-up look at the WD My Passport Ultra
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 FAQ
Here's a handy FAQ for all of your SuperSpeed USB 3.0 questions.
What is Unifying Technology?
Defining Logitech's Unifying Technology
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.
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.
What is a mechanical keyboard?
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards
FAQs About DVD-R Drives
FAQs About DVD-R Drives to answer all your questions about DVD storage, burning, and more.
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
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.
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.
Logitech Media Keyboard K200 Review
A hands-on review of Logitech’s K200 Media Keyboard
What's the Difference Between the C920 and the...
Stacking the Logitech Pro C920 against the C910
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Comfort Mouse 4500
What is an Ambidextrous Mouse?
Explaining the term ambidextrous as it relates to computer peripherals
Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse
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: 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.
9 More Cool Flash Drives From USB Geek
A selection of cool, funky USB flash drives that are available for sale on USBGeek.com
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
Logitech Anywhere MX Mouse Review
A Full Review of Logitech's Anywhere MX Mouse
5 Wireless Keyboards That Cost Less Than \$50
5 wireless keyboards under $50
5 Things You Need To Know About USB Type-C
5 quick facts to know about the new USB Type-C spec
How to Choose Headphones
How to choose the right headphones
5 Things to Know about Ergonomics
Buying advice for ergonomic computer peripherals
Should I Get a Wired or Wireless Keyboard?
Determining whether a wired or wireless keyboard is best
Rapoo 3920P Wireless Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Rapoo 3920P wireless mouse
Where Can I Take a Typing Test?
5 fun sites to practice your typing skills
Mionix Castor Mouse Overview
An overview of the Mionix Castor gaming mouse
What is Flash?
An explanation of the differences between flash and Flash
5 Tough Flash Drives
Five high-performance flash drives
Epson PowerLite 1985WU Projector Overview
A close-up look at the Epson PowerLite 1985WU projector and the features it has
Deal Of The Week: Razer Anansi Expert MMO...
The Deal of the Week highlights a specific discount on a computer peripheral
Guide to Mice
Everything you need to know about computer mice
What is Ambient Noise?
A definition of ambient noise. Computer Peripherals.
FAQ About External Storage
Popular questions and their answers about the storage category
5 Wireless Mice Under \$30
A roundup of 5 high-performance mice that cost less than $30
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.
Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse
Maxell NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones
Maxell's NC-III Noise Cancellation Headphones reviewed, ranked and rated.
Logitech M525 Wireless Mouse Overview
A close-up look at the Logitech M525 wireless mouse
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)
What is a Short Throw Projector?
Explaining the meaning of a short throw projector
What’s the difference between active and...
Explaining the difference between the two noise-canceling types
Best Ambidextrous Mice 2013
The Best Mice For Left and Right Hands
Logitech M560 Review
A hands-on and in-depth review of the Logitech M560 wireless mouse
What is a Pico Receiver
The definition of a pico receiver
Nexus Silent Mouse Review
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse
What is NFC?
A brief explanation of the term NFC (Near Field Communications) and how it relates to computer peripherals
Microsoft BlueTrack Mice
A list of the current Microsoft BlueTrack mice
Deal of the Week: Logitech M325 Wireless Mouse
The Deal of the Week provides info and buying advice for one special product that's on sale
5 Gifts for the Technophobe Mom
5 great gifts for moms who are still new to technology
Victorinox USB Flash Drive Review
A hands-on review of the Victorinox USB Flash Drive
Guide to Webcams
Everything you need to know about the buying and using of webcams
What is a Dongle?
Explaining the term dongle in the realm of computer peripherals
Sony SRSD21X 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System
The Sony SRSD21X 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System is a cheap solution for quality sound. With two satellites and a subwoofer for powerful bass, the SRSD21X is equipped with all you need for a good audio experience.
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.
Windows 8 FAQ
Answers to some frequently asked questions about Windows 8 and how it pertains to computer peripherals
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 Review
A hands-on review of Microsoft's LifeCam HD-5000
What is Detent Scrolling?
A definition of detent scrolling
10 Coolest Flash Drives On USBGeek
10 of the Coolest Flash Drives On USBGeek
LaCie CloudBox Review
A hands-on review of the LaCie CloudBox
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.
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.
Logitech V450 Cordless Laser Mouse
The Logitech V450 Cordless Laser Mouse is a rechargeable mouse offering laser precision at a low cost. See this affordable wireless mouse reviewed and rated here.
Logitech Z623 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Z623 desktop speakers
How to Clean a Keyboard
How to clean your external keyboard
What is the difference between an external and...
The difference between an external and a portable hard drive
How to Test a Flash Drive’s Speed
Step-by-step instructions for testing a flash drive
3 Must-Have Peripherals For a Tablet
What 3 tablet accessories you shouldn't go without
3 Keyboards You Can Use With Your Computer and...
3 wireless keyboards that you can use for both your tablet and your computer
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.
Cherry MX 6.0 Keyboard Overview
A close-up look at the Cherry MX 6.0 mechanical keyboard: its features and the user this device is designed for
Epson PowerLite 1980WU Projector Overview
A close-up look at the Epson PowerLite 1980WU projector and the features it has
Epson PowerLite 1975W Projector Overview
A close-up look at the Epson PowerLite 1975W projector and its features
Saitek PK24U Eclipse III Wired Keyboard
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.
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?
Rapoo E9080 Wireless Touchpad Keyboard Review
A hands-on review of the Rapoo E9080 Wireless Touchpad Keyboard
Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard Review
A hands-on review of the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard
Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000 Review
A hands-on review of the Nexus Silent Mouse SM-5000
WD Elements Overview
A close-up look at the WD Elements portable hard drive
Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard...
A hands-on review of the Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard
Kensington Trackball With Scroll Ring Review
A full review of Kensington's Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring
What is USB 3.1?
An explanation of USB 3.1. Peripherals.
What Kind of Mouse User Are You?
Not sure what kind of mouse you need? Read these scenarios to find out what kind of user you are.
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.
Logitech Couch Mouse M515 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech Couch Mouse M515
Genius SP-i150 Mini Portable Speaker Review
A hands-on review of the Genius SP-i150 Mini Portable Speaker
Genius Traveler 6000 Review
A hands-on review of the Genius Traveler 6000
Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard...
A hands-on review of the Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard
Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechanical Keyboard...
A hands-on review of the Adesso MKB-135B Full Size Mechnical Keyboard
Logitech M310 Review
A hands-on review of the Logitech M310 wireless mouse

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