Components

Gemini iKey
REVIEW

Gemini iKey

The concept behind the Gemini iKey is brilliant, but a sound issue keeps us from recommending it. However, the upcoming Gemini iKeyPlus looks mighty promising--save your money for that.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on April 5, 2006

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My IC-TV Media Center Deluxe
REVIEW

My IC-TV Media Center Deluxe

The My IC-TV Media Center Deluxe package works mostly as advertised, but for the same money you can find a sleeker and more flexible TV tuner.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on February 27, 2006

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Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-USB2
REVIEW

Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-USB2

The Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-USB2 offers admirable image quality, but you'll need to bring your own A/V cables.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 7, 2006

MSRP: $249.00

Plextor ConvertX PVR PX-TV100U
REVIEW

Plextor ConvertX PVR PX-TV100U

The Plextor ConvertX PVR is an affordable USB TV tuner with a decent software bundle, but its performance is less than stellar.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on February 7, 2006

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CPS Cellboost phone charger
REVIEW

CPS Cellboost phone charger

Small, light, and reliable, the CPS Cellboost phone charger makes it easy to revive a spent handset in case of an emergency.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 30, 2006

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Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150
REVIEW

Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150

Whether you're looking to turn your PC into a DVR or simply want to watch TV on your desktop, the Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150 does the job at a reasonable price.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 9, 2005
2.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

MSRP: $99.99

ATI TV Wonder Elite
REVIEW

ATI TV Wonder Elite

Aptly named, the ATI TV Wonder Elite is easily the best PC TV tuner card we've seen.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 9, 2005

MSRP: $89.00

Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-500 MCE
REVIEW

Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-500 MCE

Hauppauge's WinTV-PVR-500 MCE is a good choice if you want to record two programs simultaneously, but it assumes you have a Media Center remote and the correct decoding software.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 9, 2005

MSRP: $199.00

Hercules DJ Console
REVIEW

Hercules DJ Console ( PC)

Budding laptop DJs will appreciate the way this compact portable device turns any laptop into a DJ rig, but for pros, it doesn't come close to the sound quality and tactile nature of vinyl.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 14, 2005

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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro
REVIEW

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro

Creative's Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro is the must-have sound card for hard-core gamers, PC-theater aficionados, and audiophiles.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 8, 2005

MSRP: $299.99