Gift Guide – Peripherals/Accessories

  • Review: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard

    Review: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard


    Quick Version: The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard sports a sleek design combined with a number of functional enhancements that make it a cut above most others. While the illuminated keys are the main feature, the first thing you’ll notice upon removing it from the box is how extremely slim the keyboard is. It’s a good 75% slimmer than your traditional keyboard, and has a… Read More

  • Review: Fastmac TruePower U-Charge universal charger

    Review: Fastmac TruePower U-Charge universal charger

    If you have multiple batteries for your (post-1997) Apple laptop and prefer not to tote around multiple power adapters then Fastmac may have a solution for you. The U-Charge is a lightweight, cost effective, and compact charger for iBooks, PowerBooks, MacBooks and MacBook Pros, with a nice little bonus feature: it can charge a battery without the help of a laptop. No more swapping batteries… Read More

  • Review: Beats Tour by Dr. Dre from Monster Cable

    Review: Beats Tour by Dr. Dre from Monster Cable

    Monster Cable’s second foray into the in-ear monitor area is much, much better than their first go-around with the Turbines. Knowing that Monster Cable loves to gouge folks on overpriced cables, one has wonder if their headphones are overpriced as well? Perhaps, but it depends on who you’re asking. Read More

  • Review: IOGEAR 3-Port USB 2.0 Mobile Hub

    Review: IOGEAR 3-Port USB 2.0 Mobile Hub

    Short Version: It’s small, it’s inexpensive, and it pulls double duty as a three-port hub and mini-USB device charger all in one. Read More

  • Review: Targus Chill Mat for Mac

    Review: Targus Chill Mat for Mac

    Have a case of the Mac Sweats? Embarrassed by the wet stains on your lap after hours of using your MacBook? Targus has what you’re looking for, friend. Read More

  • Review: Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5

    Review: Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5

    Having recently been exposed to all sorts of high-end in-ear monitors from the likes of Shure and Etymotic, my ears are quite sensitive to craptacular headphones and low grade MP3s. The recently announced Super.Fi 5s from Ultimate Ears have been my weapon of choice the last two weeks in a variety of environments that include the streets of Manhattan, on multiple planes, working out and around… Read More

  • Review: Logitech V550 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for notebooks

    Review: Logitech V550 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for notebooks

    Quick Version: The V550 Nano from Logitech is by no means the first cordless mouse to be produced, nor will it be the last. But it is one of the better ones that have come out in recent years.
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  • Review: SimpleTech Signature 500GB external HDD

    Review: SimpleTech Signature 500GB external HDD


    This will be a quick one! What we have here is a dead-simple, compact 500GB external USB hard drive. To be honest there’s very little else to add. That won’t stop me from making you click through to hear about it, though. Read More

  • A trio of iPhone/iPod chargers for your perusal

    A trio of iPhone/iPod chargers for your perusal

    Quick Version: We take a look at three different iPhone/iPod chargers from Kensington, RichardSolo, and i.Sound, weighing the pros and cons of each. Read More

  • Review: Kensington ShareCentral 1 USB switch

    Review: Kensington ShareCentral 1 USB switch

    Short Version: Kensington’s “ShareCentral 1” provides an easy, hassle-free way to share a USB device between two computers. At $39.99, it’s not too expensive, either. Read More