Computer Gear

minion-flash

I know there are more than a few of you out there who love those little yellow gibberish-speaking Minion characters from the Despicable Me movies and their soon to be released solo movie due out in July. Now you can have your own set of Dave, Kevin and Stuart Minions that not only look cute, [...]

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choetech C0045S-01

More power!  That's the cry of today's desktop.  If you're anything like me, you probably have a tangled web of mismatched chargers, or you may find yourself looking behind furniture for that spare outlet to test out some gadget.  The CHOETECH Desktop Multi USB Power Strip aims to address this in one simple package. The CHOETECH Desktop [...]

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satechi-sata-disk-docking-station

If space is at a premium on your desk, you'll like the Satechi Aluminum USB 3.0 SATA III HDD/SSD Docking Station with 2-port Hub and SD Card Reader.  The aluminum docking station allows you to add 2.5" or 3.5" HDD or SSD disks without needing an enclosure, and you'll be able to quickly switch between [...]

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evomouse-8

When is the last time you gave much thought to mice? No, not the critters with beady little eyes, I'm talking about the mice you use with your desktop and laptop computers. Other than wireless, there really hasn't been that much innovation in the input device that millions of people use every day. Until now. The [...]

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logitech-play-mice

Why have a boring black or white computer mouse when you can have a colorful Logitech Play Collection Mouse?  The mice are covered with bright animal designs or with geometric designs.  They fit comfortably in your hand, and they track precisely and accurately, thanks to Logitech's 1000 dpi Advanced Optical Tracking.  They are compatible with [...]

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inatek hb4009-01

So you've got two computers on your desk.  Windows, Mac, or one of each?  OK, now what if you wanted to move files between the two?  Instead of flash drives, setting up a home network and storage, or even emailing yourself a file (we've all done that before!), how about just one USB device that [...]

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HP_Perfection - 1

Capturing images has changed dramatically since 2007 when the iPhone brought in the expectation of having a really capable camera with you at all times. With the miniaturization of smaller image capture sensors, scanners, as well as phones, have gradually increased in processing power to the level that every office of any size will have [...]

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EasyACC-H70-7

I recently purchased a 1993 Midwest Micro Elite notebook off of eBay.  It boots to BIOS but that's about it.  I just wanted to own my very first "real" laptop computer again...I sold it off on the comp.sys.laptops USENET group back around 1995 and kind of regretted it ever since.  It has a serial port, [...]

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Satechi-Stand-Review-Main

For my home office I use an iMac, which normally sits at the wrong height for my posture since I place my keyboard directly on the same surface as where my iMac stands.  It would be nice to raise it up a bit, and also add a small USB hub since I only have four [...]

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Inateck-Enclosure-Review-01

I'm a bit of a computer parts junkie. When a thumb drive or hard drive goes on a great sale, I grab it if it's my ideal price range. This leaves me with extra working parts around that I might not use right away.  Recently I swapped out an SATA hard drive for an SSD [...]

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hp-sprout

The HP Sprout is an all-in-one desktop computer with the power to set your mind and hands free to design.  The Sprout runs Windows 8.1 on a machine with a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790S processor, 8 GB DDR3-1600 memory (expandable to 16 GB), NVIDIA™ GeForce GT 745A graphics with 2GB DDR3 dedicated memory, and a 1TB SATA [...]

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infinit-filetransfer-1

As a gadget geek, I find myself using several different devices throughout the day. I often find myself starting a project on one device, only to finish it on another. This often results in having to transfer pictures, videos, and documents from one device to another. Generally this is an easy process, I can attach [...]

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synergy-synergypro-1

Synergy, a mouse and keyboard sharing utility, recently released a new version of its software – Synergy Pro. The Pro version offers turn-key SSL encryption, which helps keep sensitive data safe on public networks, as well as upgraded technical support. Synergy lets you use one mouse and keyboard combination on two or more different computers. [...]

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patriot-typec

The Type-C USB flash memory drive from Patriot has been designed for computers that feature a Type-C USB port like Apple's new MacBook. Whether you hate the idea of a laptop with just one port or love it, you have to admit that it will be a hassle to use an adapter every time you [...]

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corsair-flash-survivor-usb-3-flash-drive

If you don't like to leave home without your digital data, you should check out the Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 flash drive.  The casing is made of anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum, and it's waterproof to 200 meters, and it's both vibration- and shock-resistant.  Because it's USB 3.0, it offers read-speeds up to 4 times faster [...]

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Satechi_4_Port_Hub_6

I’ll admit up front: this review will be short. After all, it’s a USB hub. How exciting can that be? Well … the Satechi Aluminum Premium 4-Port USB Clamp Hub is at least interesting. Satechi—known for making almost any geek accessory imaginable—was bothered by the hard-to-find USB ports Apple hides at the rear of their [...]

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lexar-jump-drive-m10

These Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 flash drives have a little eInk screen on the front that constantly show you the amount of free space left in the drive.  Because they are USB 3.0 drives, they are up to 4x faster (up to 100MB/s read and 55MB/s write) than USB 2.0 drives.  Your data is [...]

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imacompanion

I loved my 27" iMac for its sheer beauty and gorgeous display. But what I didn't love was all the ports hidden on the back side of the computer. Although the location of the ports allowed the iMac to have a very clean look and design, accessing the ports was a big pain in the [...]

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orico-hub

Have you jumped on the Qi wireless charging band wagon yet? If you haven't, what the heck are you waiting for? Once you go wireless, you'll never want to plug in another micro USB cable into your phone again. Trust me. If you're lucky enough to have a smartphone that is Qi capable, the ORICO [...]

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odin-projection-mouse

After I recovered from the cool factor, I've always wondered why people would want to use a projection keyboard with their tablet or smartphone.  Sure, the projected keyboard is likely bigger than the on-screen keyboard, but it still suffers from the same problems that the virtual keyboard does - flat, no tactile feedback to let [...]

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