desktop accessories

  • Samsung's Sexy Hybrid Hard Drive

    Samsung's Sexy Hybrid Hard Drive

    No, this hybrid hard drive isn’t actually sexy (though it is topless) and it is difficult to get excited about hard drives in general. But, since Samsung’s still an underdog in the category, the company’s doing its best to innovate the space instead of just cranking out larger sizes (though it did that, too). The 2.5-inch MH80 notebook hard drives feature 256MB of… Read More

  • AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid Ultra USB TV Tuner Goes Both Ways

    AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid Ultra USB TV Tuner Goes Both Ways

    The AVerTV Hybrid Ultra USB might look a tad on the dull side, but the little gray box contains a TV tuner for receiving both standard- and high-definition broadcasts and has an MPEG-2 hardware encoder as well. Plus, there’s an FM tuner built in for those of you that still listen to FM radio and want to listen and record it on your computer. The $129.99 (MSRP) package is designed to… Read More

  • Altec Lansing FX5051 5.1 Speakers Crank Good Sound Via USB


    EverythingUSB has a full review posted of Altec Lansing’s FX5051 5.1-channel speakers, which promise to provide full surround sound over a single USB-port connection. The reviewer was “quite pleased with the FX5051’s performance” and was overall impressed with the complete package including design and setup. Also, he notes that despite Altec Lansing stating no support… Read More

  • Again With The Combo Ports: Plextor PX-755UF External Dual-Layer DVD Burner


    OK, so I showed you Buffalo’s new USB 2.0/FireWire hard drives, so here’s Plextor’s external dual-layer DVD±RW drive to go with them, which includes combo ports as well. And it is also Plextor’s first external drive to feature 10x DVD+R dual-layer recording speed (6x for -R). Also, while some drive makers throw in some “lite” utilities, Plextor’s… Read More

  • Buffalo Technology Goes Both Ways With DriveStation Combo


    Nothing groundbreaking here, but Buffalo Technology has added a handful of USB 2.0/FireWire combo external hard drives to its DriveStation lineup. It does the usual good stuff Buffalo drives do (Windows/Mac support, plug-and-play, driver-free installation, fanless, silent operation) and includes Memeo AutoBackup and the company’s own Windows SecureLockWare software that does the… Read More