pc accessories

  • Asus getting into the sound card game, Creative starts to sweat

    Asus getting into the sound card game, Creative starts to sweat


    Asus, who has been doing so much stuff right lately, has begun dipping its toes into the sound card game. I understand the onboard audio on their motherboards is supposed to be the best, but as with onboard video, that’s not saying much. So Asus has separated their sound unit and beefed it up, making it a PCI-e interface card. It’s a full-featured, high-quality card now… Read More

  • Logitech's Alto Cordless Notebook Stand Announced

    Logitech's Alto Cordless Notebook Stand Announced


    Logitech released today the latest addition to their line of Alto notebook stands. This one is, you know, cordless, and also comes with a keyboard and three USB ports for all your printer/monitor/iPod needs. Not shabby for $100 if you want to give your wrists a break from your laptop’s slimmed-down keyboard. Product page Read More

  • I-O Data Slim DVD Burner Announced

    I-O Data Slim DVD Burner Announced

    Sometimes having an external DVD burner is a great idea. I mean think about it. What if that hot chick from math class comes over and she want’s a copy of American Pie 2 burned for her? You’d use your internal burner, except you cheaped out configuring your laptop and bought the combo drive. Bummer! What do you do? You fish out the lunch money you’ve saved up over the past… Read More

  • Memorex M-Flyer Pilot Gets Refreshed, Still A USB Drive

    Memorex M-Flyer Pilot Gets Refreshed, Still A USB Drive

    My favorite part of the M-Flyer Pilot—part of Memorex’s TravelDrive line of USB flash drives—is that its USB connector is retractable. In fact, that’s its most exciting feature, though it does now support Vista’s ReadyBoost feature and it’s been gussied up a bit with metallic blue or red accents. The drive also comes loaded with Portable Vault USB… Read More

  • IOGEAR Mouse Protects Passwords, You From Cooties

    IOGEAR Mouse Protects Passwords, You From Cooties


    Yep, it’s a mouse. A corded, laser mouse with a biometric fingerprint reader. Oh, and its surface is covered with a Titanium Dioxide and Silver nano-particle compound that contains antimicrobial properties. The IOGEAR Personal Security Mouse with Nano Technology (also known by its far catchier name, the GMEFP1W6) lets you login to a computer or Web site or anything else password… Read More

  • Novint Falcon Now Shipping. No Really. It is. Promise.

    Novint Falcon Now Shipping. No Really. It is. Promise.

    Novint Technologies, Inc. has finally started shipping its first round of preorders of the “highly anticipated” Falcon game controller. It was definitely on the verge of being vaporware. Actually, were it not for the fact that I kept seeing it show up at trade shows, I totally would’ve thrown it into the “hey, whatever happened to…” pile in the back of… Read More

  • PNY, SanDisk Solid State Drives In Sizes Worth Buying

    PNY, SanDisk Solid State Drives In Sizes Worth Buying

    At Computex Taipei 2007, SanDisk showed off its two new additions to its line of solid state drives (SSD): SanDisk 1.8-inch 64GB UATA 5000 and 2.5-inch 64GB SATA 5000 SSD products. This was trumped by PNY’s announcement of a 2.5-inch 128GB SSD. SanDisk and PNY are stating read speeds of 67MBps and 66MBps, respectively. How’s that for fast boot times and file access… Read More

  • Memorex's TravelDrive 2007 Flashy Flash Drives Add Flash To Your Flash Drive Options

    Memorex's TravelDrive 2007 Flashy Flash Drives Add Flash To Your Flash Drive Options


    With flash memory prices dropping faster than Apple stock after a fake iPhone delay (I swear it’s the last time I’ll mention it), manufacturers of USB thumb drives have to do something to convince consumers to buy its drives over a competitor’s. Memorex’s TravelDrive 2007 for example uses a unique jack-knife design, multiple color options and encryption software to… Read More

  • Creative Unleashes 2MP Auto-focusing, Plug-N-Play Webcam

    Creative Unleashes 2MP Auto-focusing, Plug-N-Play Webcam

    I know it’s pretty difficult to get excited by a Webcam, so I forgive you for not reading this. But, on the off chance you’re actually shopping for one, you should maybe add the Creative Live! Cam Optia AF to your list; it became available today. Creative promises the $130 camera has a “true 2-megapixel sensor and Live! View technology for sharp, HD-resolution… Read More

  • Targus DEFCON 1 More Flexible Than The Average Laptop Lock

    Targus DEFCON 1 More Flexible Than The Average Laptop Lock


    The product’s name sounds a bit more threatening than the device actually is. The $24.99 Targus DEFCON 1 is in fact a retractable cable lock for notebooks. And while it does feature the protection of a galvanized steel cable and a resettable, 4-digit combination-lock that allows for more than 10,000 different codes, it will not authorize you to use nuclear weapons. A lock slot… Read More

  • Samsung SpinPoint S166 Hard Drives Don't Bring The Noise

    Samsung SpinPoint S166 Hard Drives Don't Bring The Noise

    While sizes and speeds of hard drives always seem to be going up, it’s a little more rare to see a company doing something about the sound given off by the fast-spinning platters. Samsung’s SpinPoint S166 hard disk drive series, however, does address noise by using its proprietary SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies “to accelerate operational speed while reducing… Read More

  • M-Audio's Session KeyStudio: $99 Band In A Box


    And while we’re on the subject of M-Audio and music creation, the company’s been slowly building its catalog of “Make-Music-Now” products, which includes both hardware and software solutions for creating, editing and playing back computer-based music. Today, it released a new package that combines two of its popular products: a 49-Note USB keyboard and Session software… Read More

  • Laptop Batteries Made Just For You, Not From Babies

    is a one-stop online shop offering built-to-order laptop batteries for models both new and old. And though on first viewing of the company’s homepage I thought it made the batteries from babies, the picture is apparently a reference to the “Born On” date that appears on each battery ensuring freshness. Finding the right battery using the site’s multiple search tools… Read More

  • My Mac Pro Is Well Hung Thanks To Sonnet, Is Yours?


    My desktop is so big I have no choice but to let it rest on the floor. My wife doesn’t complain ’cause she likes that it’s big, and she actually thinks it’s kinda sexy. However, it does make vacuuming around it and keeping it dust free a bit of a chore. But thanks to Sonnet’s new MacCuff Pro I can suspend my Mac Pro under my desk while I work. The $129.95… Read More

  • Sonnet Technologies Gives You Four Inputs, No Waiting


    Earlier this week, we posted a collection of Mac accessories, including a Western Digital My Book Pro featuring three inputs: FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. However, Sonnet Technologies’ new Fusion R400Q four-bay rack mount drive goes one higher with four interface choices—FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and SATA II. An integrated port multiplier supports up to four… Read More

  • The Help Key: Back The Frak Up

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/editor, the situation was particularly dire.) Since then I’ve been very “don’t let this happen to you” when I talk to people about backing up their files. The number of digital media files alone on my computer skyrocketed over the past few years and to lose that stuff would be devastating. You… Read More

  • Ultra Chill-TEC Keeps CPU Cool So You Don't Have To

    CPU cooling is all thermo electrics these days. Ultra Products joins the fray of Peltier-effect processor coolers with the $149 Ultra Chill-TEC. For the unfamiliar, the cooler uses a solid-state active heat pump that takes heat from one side of the device to the other. A fan, heat pipes and copper plates then quietly get rid of the heat. The best part is that it can help cool down an… Read More

  • Gateway Wins Best Budget LCD


    Those shopping for a new LCD monitor, but don’t have a bottomless wallet of cash, should check out this budget LCD roundup at ComputerShopper.com. If you’re not picky about your monitor’s features, but are just looking to, you know, see what you’re doing on your computer, it looks like the Gateway FPD1975W is the answer, nabbing top honors amongst the five 19- to… Read More

  • Tiny Desk Heater For The Inherently Frigid


    This litte heater isn’t a new, new product, but I wanted to mention it because it totally kicks ass. I’m not big on Sharper Image’s products for the most part, ’cause they always seem a bit cheesy and shoddy. However, my hands get pretty cold, to the point where typing is a chore due to my stiff fingers. Sharper Image calls it the World’s Smallest Big Heater… Read More

  • US Robitics' Skype-tastic Webcam On The Way


    I’ll say one thing for US Robotics, it’s certainly picked its pony and is going to stay with it until it wins. Continuing to expand its line of Skype-powered products, the networking company launched the USR9640 USR Mini Cam for Skype yesterday. Aside from being dirt cheap for a Webcam/headphone setup (just $40), it’s optimized for Skype, features true 1.3-megapixel… Read More