computer accessories

Plan for a Headache-Free Graphics Card Upgrade

So, you’re planning on upgrading your computer’s graphics card. That’s great. A new graphics card can help speed up older systems tremendously, under the right circumstances. A new graphics card can also make your system compatible with newer displays, provided you can make everything work.

Two New Stands for the iPad 2

Choosing between the newly arrived Gorillamobile Ori and the Gorillamobile Yogi is a matter of lifestyle. Both Gorillamobiles are from Joby, the company that re-imagined mini tripods with trippy, twisty legs and colorful accents.

New Flight Stick from Thrustmaster

Whether you’re playing games on a PC or a Playstation 3, you’ll gain an edge with the new T.Flight Stick X Joystick from Thrustmaster. Though the plug-and-play USB controller comes preconfigured for Microsoft Flight Simulator X on the PC as well as for Ubisoft's Blazing Angels, Tom Clancy's HawX and IL-2 Sturmovik's Birds of Prey on the PS3, the joystick is fully compatible with the larger world of games available for Windows-based computers and PS3 consoles.

Cloud Storage for Everyone

Why should you care about cloud storage? The two biggest reasons are convenience and security: enabling you and others you’ve afforded access to global retrieval of your documents, photos, videos and other files as well as insuring data backup to an alternate location, too.

Plantronics USB Speakerphone

Headset maker Plantronics has unveiled two accessories that make VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephony more accommodating. One is a USB-attached speakerphone; the other a wireless headset that links to a base station capable of three-way connectivity: landline, cellular and VoIP.

Using KVMs

Most people own only one computer, or at least they operate only one computer at a time. After all, you can always multitask on a computer; that is, perform more than one operation simultaneously. For example, you might have a file downloading in the background while you check email in the foreground.

How to Watch Free TV on Your Computer without Wireless Broadband Even While Moving

Anyone who has ever used a USB DTV tuner stick and antenna to watch TV on a notebook knows that reception is fickle. It works when you’re still—just don’t expect to see much while repositioning the computer, or in a moving vehicle.

A Bodyguard for iPads and Netbooks

For many people, an iPad, or even a netbook, is a sizable investment that’s worth protecting. Pelican has just announced a new hard case for iPads and netbooks. Made of high-strength ABS, the Pelican 1075 HardBack Case is dustproof, watertight and crushproof, with a built-in purge valve to control air pressure.

My Book Live Drives Now Compatible with OS X Lion

New firmware has been released for Western Digital’s My Book Live series of home network hard drives that makes the drives compatible with Apple’s new OS X Lion. Prior to this firmware update, there were issues with the My Book Live drives and Time Machine (a free data recovery program that is included with every Mac computer).

Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse

Logitech’s new M185 wireless mouse is a great deal. For less than $20 you get a plug-and-play wireless mouse with a symmetrical design that’s just as easy to use with your left hand as it your right hand.


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