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12 in 1 USB 2.0 Card Reader / Writer Review

Product Requirements: A computer running Win98SE/2000/ME/XP/Mac OS 8.6 or higher  Some days it can seem as if there is a conspiracy being perpetrated against the consumer by all of the digital camera, mobile phone and PDA manufacturers. How so? As each new device comes out, there seems to be a new type of flash media …

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Apple Wireless (Bluetooth) Mouse Review

Product Requirements: Device: Mac OS X v.10.2.6 or later and a either internal Bluetooth technology or an external Bluetooth adapter Finally, a mouse that even Pinocchio can love. The Apple wireless mouse uses 2 Lithium Energizer batteries (included). Absolutely NO cables or devices of any kind, provided that your Macintosh either has internal Bluetooth technology …

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FlexUSB Adapter Review Updated

Product Requirements: Device: Any computer with a standard sized USB port I have a real weakness for widgets, doodads, thingamabobs and whatzits. I have drawers full of them. That’s the problem. I buy these little doo-hickeys thinking they will make my life easier somehow, when all they do is clutter up my drawers. When I saw the FlexUSB …

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USB Cup Warmer Review

Product Requirements: Device: PC or MAC with a USB 1.1 or 2.0 port I’m a tea drinker and have been since I came out of the womb. My mom would fix us hot tea every morning for breakfast (good old Lipton) and we would then have iced tea for supper. It’s no wonder that now, …

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Parental Internet Control Key Review

Product Requirements: Windows XP, 25MB free disk space, One free USB port Back in the late 70’s and early 80s, my parents trusted me to stay in the house by myself and not invite friends over when I was left at home alone. There really wasn’t that much I could do that would put me …

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Contour Design Perfit Mouse Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows PC, MAC The lowly computer mouse is an often overlooked PC peripheral. Quite often, users will buy a new input device only when their current one has become defective. This is surprising considering the fact that we use the mouse much more than other add-on hardware. If you’ve ever needed to …

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iTunes Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Mac OS X Every company is always looking for the “killer app.”  The software title that makes everyone just have to get a product.  Visicalc was the killer app for the Apple IIe, Lotus and WordPerfect were the killer apps for the original IBM computers and now …

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Intelligent Stick USB Drive Review

Product Requirements: A computer with a USB port There is something so James Bond about the product I am reviewing today… I can almost hear the music cuing in as Pierce Brosnan slips this tiny purple stick into an enemy’s computer, downloads all of their files, and then casually walks out of the evil lair …

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Audio Notepad Speaker System Review

  “Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast”  Right? Well, that really all depends on just how good your speakers sound! This review is going to take a look at the Audio Notepad Speaker System from Zmart Shoppers, which is actually a repackaging of the 56MS system from AcousticSpecialties. More about the repackaging details …

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USB to IrDA Mini Adapter Review

Product Requirements: Device: Pocket PCs, Palm PDAs, etc. When you are a gadget maven like myself, you tend to have a rats nest of cables all over your desk. A cradle for PDA #1 and #2, sync cables for PDA #3 and #4, etc. etc.. While I know that most of you only have 1 …

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MouseCaster Digital Radio Receiver Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows 95 or higher, PC with PS/2 port and Line-In port on sound card Do you appreciate clever ideas? If so, here’s one that you might enjoy reading about… A mouse that has a built-in radio that can be controlled through an onscreen interface. It might sound more like a novelty product, …

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I-Pen Electronic Pen and Pen&Internet\’s Complete Note Taking Solution Review

Product Requirements: Device: Processor: Pentium class CPU 400 MHZ or higher, Memory: 64MB RAM or more, Monitor: SVGA (800×600) or better, Writing device: screen tablet, Tablet PC, graphics tablet, mouse, touchpad, Operating System: Windows 98/2000/XP and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Inquire by email about ports to other platforms, Handwriting Recognition: Pen&Internet’s riteScript handwriting recognition …

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Everglide Optical Mouse Pads Review

Product Requirements: Device: A computer with a mouse Can a mouse pad seriously improve your computing experience? Before I started this review, I had never really thought about it. Sure, I considered things like comfort and safety, and so I had a preference for mouse pads with a built in gel wrist rest. I also …

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