Peripherals

Monster Central Power Control 100MC
REVIEW

Monster Central Power Control 100MC

The Monster Central Power Control Kit sits behind the competition on features, making its $140 price point completely outlandish.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on February 19, 2015
SteelSeries Stratus
REVIEW

SteelSeries Stratus

The SteelSeries Stratus is the best-feeling and most versatile iOS game controller, but it's a lot to pay for an accessory.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 16, 2014
Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery
REVIEW

Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery

Logitech's first stab at an iOS game controller nails design and feel, but lacks flexibility or extra features.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 16, 2014
Quirky Pivot Power Genius
REVIEW

Quirky Pivot Power Genius

This power strip is smart, but "Genius" might be pushing it. Even though it has only one socket, for now we still prefer the Belkin WeMo Switch.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 14, 2013
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop
REVIEW

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop

Whether you're already noticing early signs of carpal tunnel syndrome or just want to get started on prevention, the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is a cost-effective, well-thought-out solution that puts a healthy posture at your fingertips.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 26, 2013
3.2 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Leap Motion Controller
REVIEW

Leap Motion Controller

Leap Motion's Kinect-like PC motion controller has its moments of magic, but right now it's more toy than productivity tool.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 22, 2013
1 star User rating out of 5 votes
Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650
REVIEW

Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650

The Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650 makes it easy to add a standalone touch pad to your Windows 8 tablet or desktop, but mimicking touch-screen gestures is still an imperfect experience.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 14, 2012
2 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Sony PlayStation Move Racing Wheel
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation Move Racing Wheel

Despite a couple of limitations, the Sony Move Racing Wheel performs well, delivering a good sense of steering a car in racing games, and is much easier to set up than a full racing wheel.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 21, 2012
Duo Games Duo Pinball
REVIEW

Duo Games Duo Pinball

Pinball Duo is a cute idea with little purpose for anyone, even hard-core pinball fans, especially at its high price. It's a one-trick plastic pony for one app.

1 stars Editors' rating on October 3, 2012
Discovery Bay Games Duo Gamer Controller
REVIEW

Discovery Bay Games Duo Gamer Controller

The good news: the iPad has a game controller. The bad news: it only works with a few games. Meet the awkward Duo Gamer.

1.5 stars Editors' rating on October 3, 2012
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Ion Audio iCade Mobile
REVIEW

Ion Audio iCade Mobile

The iCade Mobile is a retro gaming oddity for the iPhone that adds physical buttons, but for a lofty $70 price. Its lack of universal compatibility, lack of analog sticks, and large size relegate it to strictly novelty status.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 19, 2012
Wacom Intuos5 touch (large)
REVIEW

Wacom Intuos5 touch ( large)

Though it doesn't add any new graphics-specific capabilities over its predecessor, the Wacom Intuos5 input tablet remains a must-have for digital brushworkers.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 29, 2012
Razer Onza Tournament Edition
REVIEW

Razer Onza Tournament Edition

With its bevy of forward-thinking features and customization options, the Razer Onza Tournament Edition is easily one of the best third-party Xbox 360 controllers we've ever used.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 4, 2011
2 stars User rating out of 3 votes

MSRP: $49.99

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller w/Transforming D-Pad and Play and Charge Kit
REVIEW

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller w/Transforming D-Pad and Play and Charge Kit

The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with Transforming D-pad is a must-have for 360 gamers who demand a precise D-pad response.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 2, 2010
Nintendo Wii Remote Plus (Pink)
REVIEW

Nintendo Wii Remote Plus ( Pink)

For families and lovers of casual games, the still-affordable Wii represents the best console bundle value of the holiday season in terms of dollars spent; however, the Wii's getting long in the tooth, and other game consoles offer more entertainment options and functionality for their higher price tags.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 22, 2010
Microsoft Kinect
REVIEW

Microsoft Kinect

With its impressive body tracking and unique, controller-free experience, Kinect is great for casual gaming parties and workouts--assuming you have enough room to play it.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 3, 2010
Nyko Wand+ (Clear)
REVIEW

Nyko Wand+ ( Clear)

Nyko once again beats Nintendo to the punch by offering a two-in-one remote/MotionPlus design at the same price as an original Nintendo Wii remote controller.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 26, 2010
Apple Magic Trackpad
REVIEW

Apple Magic Trackpad

Apple's Magic Trackpad offers all the functionality of a MacBook clickpad in a standalone Bluetooth device. For most people, however, it's not worth the pricey upgrade over an existing mouse.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 28, 2010
4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Wacom Intuos4 Wireless
REVIEW

Wacom Intuos4 Wireless

Wacom improves on its excellent Intuos4 tablet by adding relatively seamless Bluetooth connectivity.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 1, 2010

MSRP: $399.00

Logitech Wireless Desktop MK700 Keyboard and Laser Mouse
REVIEW

Logitech Wireless Desktop MK700 Keyboard and Laser Mouse

Although it's not our favorite keyboard and mouse combination, the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK700 set earns our recommendation for its comfortable "Incurve" key design, quick scrolling mouse, and impressive battery life. If you're looking to upgrade your input devices and are on a budget, this $100 combination deserves your attention.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 12, 2009
Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen & Touch CTH661
REVIEW

Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen & Touch CTH661

Multitouch in place of a mouse may not appeal to pro designers, but the Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch is an excellent choice for mobile users who want to begin dabbling with art tools.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 4, 2009
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard
REVIEW

Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 Keyboard

The Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 is a solid keyboard and mouse combination with a bevy of customizable buttons that make it a no-brainer to use with a home theater PC, but the asymmetrical button layout on the keyboard requires time to learn. If you're looking for a more ergonomic desktop set and willing to put in a little work, the Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 will serve you well.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 19, 2009
Belkin Conserve Surge Protector (8-outlet)
REVIEW

Belkin Conserve Surge Protector ( 8-outlet)

Belkin's Conserve surge protector probably won't save you a ton of money, but it does provide a convenient way to selectively shut off any power-sucking devices in your home.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 17, 2009
Kensington 72327 SlimBlade Trackball
REVIEW

Kensington 72327 SlimBlade Trackball

Kensington resurrects a dying breed with the SlimBlade Trackball, but the potential of its unique shortcut buttons devolves into a mess of clumsy extra functions and awkward movements that restrict productivity.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on April 14, 2009
3.2 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Wacom Intuos4 (extra large)
REVIEW

Wacom Intuos4 ( extra large)

With a beautiful and more functional new design, Wacom's Intuos4 tablet demonstrates that a lack of competition doesn't necessarily keep you from innovating.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 24, 2009
Canson PaperShow Kit
REVIEW

Canson PaperShow Kit

The PaperShow kit merges paper scribbling and digital presentation and makes exchanging ideas fun. It would be an excellent tool if it was easier to install and the pen had a longer battery life.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 4, 2009

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Logitech Driving Force Wireless
REVIEW

Logitech Driving Force Wireless

Logitech's Driving Force Wireless for the PS3 may not be for hard-core racers, but what you give up in performance you get back in ease of use and set up.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 17, 2008
Nyko Kama Wireless Nunchuk (Wii U)
REVIEW

Nyko Kama Wireless Nunchuk ( Wii U)

While it's more of a luxury accessory than a must-have accessory, the Nyko Kama Wireless Nunchuk does a good job of eliminating that final cable from your Wii's controller.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 9, 2008
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 Keyboard and Mouse Set
REVIEW

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 Keyboard and Mouse Set

Though it may not offer much relief from clinical repetitive stress injuries, the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 will satisfy users who want a slightly more comfortable keyboard and mouse than the one that came with their computer.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 23, 2008
0 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Wacom Cintiq 12WX
REVIEW

Wacom Cintiq 12WX

A great input device if you do a lot of brush-based graphics, the Cintiq 12WX nonetheless has some awkward design aspects and a bit of a high price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 21, 2008
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $1,241.20