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  1. LaCie FireWire Speakers review

    LaCie FireWire Speakers review

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    LaCie, like Apple, puts a premium on good design. So when LaCie set about making these FireWire desktop speakers, it should come as no surprise that design luminary Neil Poulton was called in to do the job

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    Creative Xmod Wireless review

    Creative Xmod Wireless review

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    There seems to be a modern obsession for enjoying media as far from the source as possible. Slingboxes enable us to watch television from a Web café in Phuket and Orb gives us access to our MP3 files from darkest Siberia

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    Epson Perfection 4490 Photo review

    Epson Perfection 4490 Photo review

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    The 4490 offers much of the appeal of the 4990 Photo but at a far lowerprice. It boasts the same 4800x9600dpi resolution for a start, thoughthe stratospheric resolution figures being bandied about

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    Kensington SlimBlade Media Notebook Set review

    Kensington SlimBlade Media Notebook Set review

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    Simply in terms of the idea, I like the thought of a modular keyboard, especially if you're talking media centre-style. Having a full keyboard with a removable number pad and media remote would be very handy. Sometimes you don't need the extra buttons and sometimes you do - see, handy.

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    Hercules Dualpix HD webcam review

    Hercules Dualpix HD webcam review

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    Hercules' latest webcam joins a relatively overcrowded market, so it's lucky that it has a few features that set it apart from similarly priced units. It's particularly cheap at only £27, which would immediately suggest a deficit in terms of features or performance

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    Epson Perfection 4990 Photo review

    Epson Perfection 4990 Photo review

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    One of the aims of such tests is to establish how much you need to payfor a flatbed scanner. Central to this is whether you want high-quality film scanning, as this is what tends to bump up the price.

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    Macally Accuglide review

    Macally Accuglide review

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    This slimline, wired mouse (powered via USB) takes up next to no space in a laptop bag and is particularly good for presentation work on the road. Like all super-small mice, though, it's fiddly to use over a long period of time, so isn't the ideal solution for regular office work.

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    ATEN two-port KVMP switch review

    ATEN two-port KVMP switch review

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    If two PCs have to run through one monitor and you intend to use one keyboard and mouse, your choices are limited to how you proceed. That's why we've taken a look at ATEN's two-port switch, which provides stellar performance in a unit that won't look out of place in your home.

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    Creative Gigaworks T40 review

    Creative Gigaworks T40 review

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    We're big fans of the Gigaworks T20 speaker set, and very familiar with it, so it was amusing when the T40 arrived having sprouted an extra midrange cone on each speaker, like some kind of sonic mutant.

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    Tritton SEE2 review

    Tritton SEE2 review

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    Plugging a monitor into your PC via USB, daisy-chaining your panels to provide a grand vista of screeny goodness, sounds like the stuff of dreams.

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    Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse review

    Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse review

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    We were initially worried by the Sidewinder's angular stealth bomber aesthetic - after all, when was the last time you gripped something pointy and thought to yourself, 'Mmm, this is the very pinnacle, the apogee if you will, of comfort.'

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    Logitech Quickcam Chat review

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    Logitech is a leading webcam manufacturer, and the quality of the QuickCam Chat reflects the company's expertise. The spherical camera has cool white-and-blue styling and a flexible stand for attaching it to your laptop

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    Targus ExpressCard Dock review

    Targus ExpressCard Dock review

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    Adding a docking station to your laptop is not a new idea, but this is the first ExpressCard solution we've seen. Using this card means you'll get a faster throughput, so peripherals will link to your laptop easier and faster, for better overall performance.

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    Yoggie Pico review

    Yoggie Pico review

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    The Pico is a miniature computer that does all of the work of your security software, so that your PC doesn't have to. It sounds like an extravagant luxury to have a whole computer dedicated to security work, but the Yoggie is the size of a USB stick.

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    Creative Gigaworks HD50 review

    Creative Gigaworks HD50 review

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    Small and compact, these Creative Gigaworks HD50 speakers have a minimalist look. When it comes to sound quality we found them perfectly acceptable but, with no dedicated subwoofer, you'll notice the lack of bass, especially at high volume.

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    Micropod SE Active review

    Micropod SE Active review

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    Are you in the market for some speakers to bring all that fantastic Mac media potential up a notch? Then you might as well get a pair that look as good as these. Fun is the order of the day here with these retro-looking boxes from Scandya.

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    Hercules Blog Webcam review

    Hercules Blog Webcam review

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    Capturing live audio and video from your PC was once a needlessly complicated affair. Webcams didn't have built-in microphones, offering poor resolutions and low refresh rates.

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    Storage Depot SATA Hard Disk Drive Cradle review

    Storage Depot SATA Hard Disk Drive Cradle review

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    Most people never see a naked hard disk; for the majority, they sit happily inside computers or external enclosures, and that's where they'll stay.

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    Tritton Audio Xtreme PC headphones review

    Tritton Audio Xtreme PC headphones review

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    We're used to thinking of surround sound as being created by encircling the listener with several speakers positioned around a room. So how is it possible to create this effect using a pair of headphones?

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    Wizcom Quicktionary 3 Lite review

    Wizcom Quicktionary 3 Lite review

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    Providing a quick way to translate text from French or Spanish to English and vice versa is the Wizcom Quicktionary 3 Lite. By inputting text using the built-in scanner or its touchscreen keyboard and stylus, it's easy to use when

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    Tritton AXPC review

    Tritton AXPC review

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    Okay, so what’s the most important thing when you’re looking for a new set of gaming headphones? Well, most of the time I’d say sound quality, in which case these AXPC headphones come up trumps.

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    Genius Numpad PRO review

    Genius Numpad PRO review

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    Unless you have a 17-inch laptop it is unlikely your machine will have its own numeric keypad, so this external calculator from Genius is a possible replacement.

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    DomiaLite Bye Bye Standby Intro Kit review

    DomiaLite Bye Bye Standby Intro Kit review

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    It's only been in the last few years that the PC industry has started to recognise that it really ought to have a conscience about how much energy it is wasting. CPU manufacturers are fighting wars on how efficient their chips are and PSU companies especially are at least trying to be seen to fight the good fight.

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    Thrustmaster T.Flight Stick X review

    Thrustmaster T.Flight Stick X review

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    Budget twig ahoy! This cheap and cheerful offering from Thrustmaster is designed to work straight out of the box with Flight Simulator X thanks to a preassigned config – though we’ve rarely found a waggler that didn’t get the basic setup (pitch, roll, throttle and so on) correct.

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