Components

Penguin 4X Quad Charge Station for Wii
REVIEW

Penguin 4X Quad Charge Station for Wii

The Penguin 4X Quad Charge Station does a great job charging and storing up to four Wii remotes.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 18, 2008
Nyko Charge Base 2
REVIEW

Nyko Charge Base 2 ( PS3)

The Nyko Charge Base 2 is a convenient way to keep your wireless PS3 controllers charged without having to turn on your PlayStation 3.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 2, 2008
AMD Phenom X4 9850
REVIEW

AMD Phenom X4 9850 ( 2.5GHz)

AMD's new Phenom X4 9850 is overpriced and outclassed compared with its Intel-based quad-core competition. If PC vendors can use this chip to make cheap systems (as they did with older Phenoms), we might have nicer things to say, but as a DIY part at this price, we can't recommend AMD's latest quad-core CPU.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 26, 2008

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Monster iSlimCharger for iPod Shuffle
REVIEW

Monster iSlimCharger for iPod Shuffle

The Monster iSlimCharger is an ideal travel accessory for the iPod Shuffle.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 17, 2007

MSRP: $19.95

AMD Phenom 9600
REVIEW

AMD Phenom 9600 ( 2.3GHz)

AMD's new Phenom quad-core CPU has little to recommend it over competing chips from Intel. The Phenom is marginally less-expensive, but not enough to make up for its subpar performance. Unless AMD drops prices more aggressively, it looks like Intel will maintain its grasp on the CPU market for the foreseeable future.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 10, 2007

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AMD Phenom 9500
REVIEW

AMD Phenom 9500 ( 2.2GHz, OEM)

AMD's new Phenom quad-core CPU has little to recommend it over competing chips from Intel. The Phenom is marginally less expensive, but not enough to make up for its subpar performance. Unless AMD drops prices more aggressively, it looks like Intel will maintain its grasp on the CPU market for the foreseeable future.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 10, 2007

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ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
REVIEW

ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT

If you're looking to build a home theater PC, we recommend ATI's Radeon HD 2600 XT as the midrange card to use, thanks to its nearly perfect HD video image and its no-fuss installation. But for 3D gaming, you'd be much better off looking for a good deal on a faster, older graphics card.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 1, 2007

MSRP: $229.00

M-Audio Torq Mixlab
REVIEW

M-Audio Torq Mixlab

For the aspiring digital DJ, the M-Audio Torq Mixlab is an unmatched value.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 31, 2007

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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
REVIEW

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850

The quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6850 keeps the desktop CPU performance belt tied firmly around Intel's waist at a price that helps offset the lack of sizable performance gains. New products at the end of the year may outclass this new chip when they arrive, but for now, the QX6850 reigns supreme.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 17, 2007
Plextor PX-HDTV500U Mini Digital HDTV Receiver
REVIEW

Plextor PX-HDTV500U Mini Digital HDTV Receiver

The Plextor PX-HDTV500U Mini Digital HDTV Receiver provides a cheap and easy way to watch and record HDTV on your PC. We recommend this compact tuner and antenna kit particularly for laptops that feature Microsoft's Media Center app.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 22, 2007

MSRP: $99.00