Components

Creative Sound Blaster X7
REVIEW

Creative Sound Blaster X7

The Creative Sound Blaster X7 offers a ridiculous number of features for the money and sound quality is generally very good, but its appeal is limited.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2015
Actiontec Wireless Network Extender Plus Powerline Network Adapter 500 Kit
REVIEW

Actiontec Wireless Network Extender Plus Powerline Network Adapter 500 Kit

The Actiontec gets the job done for those who want to quickly extend their home network without much concern about performance.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 14, 2014
Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot Pro
REVIEW

Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot Pro

The Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot Pro's superfast 4G LTE speed and exceptionally long battery life make it a great buy on its own, but its juice pack feature sweetens the deal that much more.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 18, 2013

Available direct from T-Mobile.

Novatel MiFi Liberate
REVIEW

Novatel MiFi Liberate ( AT&T)

The Novatel Wireless MiFi Liberate is arguably the best mobile router AT&T has offered yet.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 9, 2012
1 star User rating out of 2 votes
Targus Space Saving Lap Chill Mat
REVIEW

Targus Space Saving Lap Chill Mat

Most laptop stands either are too big to carry, or only support smaller notebooks. The Targus Space Saving Lap Chill Mat packs down nearly flat, and can also support 17-inch desktop-replacement laptops.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 2, 2012
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote
NZXT Cryo E40
REVIEW

NZXT Cryo E40

For under $30, the NZXT Cryo E40 provides efficient cooling through its movable fans, and its metal body makes it look like a more expensive accessory.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 18, 2012
Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt adapter
REVIEW

Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt adapter

All things considered, the Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt adapter is currently the best investment for those who want a superfast storage device to use with a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 15, 2012
AMD A8-3850
REVIEW

AMD A8-3850

We recommend the AMD A8-3850 to mainstream desktop PC users in search of capable gaming power and multithreaded application performance.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 30, 2011

MSRP: $135.00

Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11
REVIEW

Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11 ( by Samsung)

Business users who need a superfast mobile Internet connection will be happy with the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11. Others should be aware of its expensive data plans and hot temperature.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 10, 2011
1 star User rating out of 10 votes
Elgato EyeTV Hybrid
REVIEW

Elgato EyeTV Hybrid

If you're a Mac user who's been looking for a way to add live TV and DVR functionality to your computer, the Elgato EyeTV Hybrid could be the solution you've been waiting for. However, in a world of ever-increasing streaming video options, you might find your needs for live TV recording to be ever diminishing.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 18, 2011
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Roxio Game Capture
REVIEW

Roxio Game Capture

While the Roxio Game Capture system might satisfy the ultranovice game capturer, many average users and do-it-yourselfers will be better served seeking alternatives.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on April 12, 2011
2.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
XCom Global MiFi Hotspot
REVIEW

XCom Global MiFi Hotspot

The XCom Global MiFi Hotspot is pricey, but if you need reliable Internet coverage abroad, the cost will be worth it.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 24, 2011
2 stars User rating out of 6 votes
Idapt i3 Universal Desktop Charger
REVIEW

Idapt i3 Universal Desktop Charger ( black)

Though it's not flawless, the Idapt i3 Universal Charging Dock does a good job at simultaneously powering up to three devices, but a few annoyances keep it from being a must-buy.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 30, 2010

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Ineo USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station
REVIEW

Ineo USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station

The Ineo USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station is a good hard-drive docking station for those who work frequently with internal hard drives. It saves time and negates the need to open the computer's case.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 13, 2010

MSRP: $44.99

Targus AWE55US Lap Chill Mat
REVIEW

Targus AWE55US Lap Chill Mat

The Targus Lap Chill Mat is among the least-ugly laptop fan stands we've seen, helping it rise above the generic-looking competition.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 11, 2009
1 star User rating out of 2 votes
Logitech N110 Notebook Riser
REVIEW

Logitech N110 Notebook Riser

The Logitech Notebook Riser N110 is a flexible ergonomic stand, but check first for a perfect fit if you use a thinner laptop.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 11, 2009
Sound Blaster Wireless System for iTunes and Receiver
REVIEW

Sound Blaster Wireless System for iTunes and Receiver

The Sound Blaster Wireless System for iTunes and Receiver is a painless way to stream audio from your PC or Mac to a set of speakers or AV receiver.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 13, 2009
Voyager Q
REVIEW

Voyager Q

The Voyager Q is a versatile hard-drive-docking station for people who work with more than one internal hard drive. It saves time and spares you from having to open the computer's case.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 11, 2009

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EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked
REVIEW

EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked

We don't think most gamers shopping for a midrange 3D card are looking for power efficiency, but for those conscientious few, the EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked is the card for you. Otherwise, you can get noticeably more performance and capability from an only slightly more expensive ATI card.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 6, 2009
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2
REVIEW

Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 ( PCI-e 2.0, 2GB, GDDR3)

Even if it's a relative power hog, the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 brings so much speed and utility to the table it's hard for us to recommend another midrange 3D card. Only the particularly power conscious or those who play games with known multichip scaling issues should look elsewhere.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 6, 2009