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Yurbuds Review: Earbuds for Serious Exercisers

Yurbuds Review: Earbuds for Serious Exercisers

For the average person, keeping earbuds plugged into your head isn’t likely a problem. The standard in-ear variety tends to work well enough unless you snag the cord on something and accidentally yank them out of your ears. But for runners or other serious exercise enthusiasts, who like to listen... Read More »

Asus EeeBook X205TA-SH41-CB Review

Asus EeeBook X205TA-SH41-CB Review

A new range of low-cost Windows-based laptops, like HP’s Stream 11 and Acer’s Aspire E 11 have cropped up in the last several months, in an attempt to sway buyers away from similarly priced portables running Google’s Chrome OS. While Chrome OS has come a long way, and is capable... Read More »

TP-Link AC1900 Archer C9 Review

TP-Link AC1900 Archer C9 Review

Many aspects of computing technology have become more consumer-friendly and easier to understand over the last couple decades. But networking, whether it be WiFi or Ethernet, can still be confusing, even to those with plenty of experience. If you’re in the market for a new router, it’s easy to get... Read More »

Livescribe 4GB WiFi Propack

Livescribe 4GB WiFi Propack

These days, many of us take notes on a laptop or a stylus-friendly tablet like Microsoft’s Surface or Samsung’s various Note devices. But in a lot of ways, it’s still tough to beat the speed, simplicity, and reliability of traditional pen and paper. The problem with old-school notes, though, is... Read More »

Gaming Headset Comparison Review

Gaming Headset Comparison Review

Three PC Gaming Headsets Compared There are several things to consider if you’re shopping for a new computer gaming headset. Most mid-to-high-end headsets from familiar brands deliver sound that’s pretty good. But do you want wired or wireless connectivity? Do you also want it to work with your Xbox or... Read More »

D-Link DAP-1650 Wireless AC1200 Range Extender Review

D-Link DAP-1650 Wireless AC1200 Range Extender Review

The D-Link DIR-880L isn’t as discrete as other routers when it comes to form factor. It has three long antennas sticking out the top to boost signaling and a big body that won’t easily be tucked away in the corner. Despite its size, it provided plenty of ventilation to keep... Read More »

Asus Transformer Pad (TF103C-A1) Review

Asus Transformer Pad (TF103C-A1) Review

Over the past several years, many computer users on a budget have shifted from low-cost laptops and netbooks to tablets and smartphones. But if you actually do more writing than short social media posts and the occasional terse email, you’ll likely find yourself missing the physical keyboard. Asus’ $349 Transformer... Read More »

Verbatim MediaShare Wireless Portable Streaming Device Review

Verbatim MediaShare Wireless Portable Streaming Device Review

With services like Netflix and Crackle, it’s easy enough to stream video to your mobile device when you’re somewhere with a good WiFi signal. But start loading up your smartphone or tablet with enough movies or other video for a long flight or road trip when you’re away from WiFi,... Read More »

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LA-SB31-CB Review

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LA-SB31-CB Review

Lenovo’s original Yoga convertible, with its 360-degree hinge that allows the screen to fold all the way over against the laptop’s bottom, allowing the touchscreen laptop to function like a big tablet, is successful enough that several PC makers are offering similar devices. HP has their Pavilion x360, Dell sells... Read More »

Wired Gaming Mice Comparison (2014)

Wired Gaming Mice Comparison (2014)

If you’re in the market for a new gaming mouse, there are a few specs that are worth paying attention to, including sensor type and sensitivity, button number and placement, and whether you want a wired or wireless model (though many prefer wired mice, so you don’t have to worry... Read More »