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  1. Eikon Protector Suite review

    Eikon Protector Suite review

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    This is a biometric security finger swiper that adds protection to your Mac beyond your standard user ID and password. It’s new to Macs, but has been available for PCs for a short while. In fact, it’s so new to Macs that no installer comes in the box.

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    Plantronics Audio 770 review

    Plantronics Audio 770 review

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    We've had a lot of issues with gaming headsets recently, mainly down to the fact that so many of them use a USB connector and boast instant surround sound. All well and good if you're running onboard sound, but if you've spent out a little on a decent sound card, like the wondrous X-Fi, then no matter how good the cans, you're going to go for a set with analogue connectors.

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    Logitech Harmony One review

    Logitech Harmony One review

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    Logitech has firmly ensconced itself in the world of AV through its Harmony universal remote series.

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    Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 review

    Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 review

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    Microsoft cops probably more criticism than any other company in the world. People just seem to like moaning about Windows and Office, and let's face it, it's easy to see why. But one thing Microsoft cannot be criticised for is making rubbish peripherals. Because it makes great ones.

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    One For All URC 7781 review

    One For All URC 7781 review

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    We can’t imagine any Wotsat reader needs a universal remote for more than 12 devices but we’ve all got stacks of gear (probably) but only tolerate using only a couple of remotes at the most to control them.

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    Canon PIXMA MP520 review

    Canon PIXMA MP520 review

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    Under the bonnet of the Canon MP520 lies a neat row of four individually replaceable ink cartridges, from Canon's latest ChromaLife 100 range. This marries a pigment-based black ink with dye-based cyan, magenta and yellow inks, theoretically enabling fast, high-quality document printing and passable photo output.

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    Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks Pro review

    Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks Pro review

     

    While many modern laptops carry built-in webcams as standard, the Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Pro (£80 inc. VAT) is a great option for older laptops that don't.

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    Creative Live! Cam Optia review

    Creative Live! Cam Optia review

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    While the last decade has seen the rest of the digicam world undergo a frenetic patch of technical evolution, it seems webcam developers have been taking it easier

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    HP Officejet J5780 review

    HP Officejet J5780 review

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    Bristling with heavy-duty features that belie its relatively inexpensive asking price, the HP J5780 not only includes a 35-sheet auto document feeder, but also full standalone fax functions, so you can send and receive faxes even when your PC is switched off

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    Canon PIXMA MP610 review

    Canon PIXMA MP610 review

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    The Canon MP610 has a secret weapon in the shape of a second black ink cartridge in its arsenal. The result is spectacularly fast mono and colour document printing, along with photo quality that simply outdoes the competition.

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    Lexmark X4550 review

    Lexmark X4550 review

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    Considering that Lexmark is such a big name in the world of business printing, the X4550 feels surprisingly flimsy, with a build quality that doesn't seem to match the competition. We can't see this device remaining in one piece for long under heavy office conditions. Its main claim to fame is that it's fully Wi-Fi compatible straight out of the box, and in our tests this proved quick and easy to set up.

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    Epson Stylus Photo RX585 review

    Epson Stylus Photo RX585 review

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    Banishing compromise from its outlook on printing, the Epson RX585 nails its vibrant colours firmly to the mast of photographic output, with a purely dye-based range of six Epson Claria inks.

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    Epson Stylus DX8400 review

    Epson Stylus DX8400 review

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    Whether they use pigment- or dye-based inks, one almost universal problem with inkjet printers is that their output onto plain paper can be ruined by smudging, either merely by wiping a hand across the page or by a wayward drop of water. By contrast, the DX8400 uses Epson's cunning Durabright inks, which are resin-based.

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    Genius Look 316 review

    Genius Look 316 review

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    Adding a webcam to your laptop is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. Letting you take photos and add video to instant messaging software, the Genius Look 316 (£15 inc. VAT) is an accessible option

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    HP Photosmart C5280 review

    HP Photosmart C5280 review

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    With the HP Photosmart C5280 you get a colour screen, multi-format card reader and some clever photo enhancement options, such as red-eye removal, that you can apply even in direct photo print mode, when printing from memory cards. Also unlike the Officejet, you can print direct onto CDs and DVDs.

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    MSI StarCam Genie review

    MSI StarCam Genie review

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    The MSI StarCam is a stylish webcam that's both modern and neat. The oval-shaped camera has a magnetic attachment for connecting to the clip, which you can use to attach to the lid of your laptop or rest on a flat surface.

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    Zalman FG-1000 FPS Gun review

    Zalman FG-1000 FPS Gun review

     

    The FG-1000 acts much more like a gun with your left and right movements operated by swivelling the wrist rather than moving the whole hand across the desktop. It takes a while to get used to, but once mastered it could give you far more lateral control over your crosshair.

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    Logitech Quickcam Deluxe review

    Logitech Quickcam Deluxe review

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    Apple introduced system-wide support for USB webcams in the Mac OS X 10.4.9 update. So, even though on Logitech's site this camera and others don't appear to be Mac compatible, they are, and Logitech hasn't picked up on this or needs to update its site

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    Numark iDJ2 review

    Numark iDJ2 review

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    Numark’s iDJ2 takes over from the iDJ, the first iPod mixing console to cross our tech radar back in 2005

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    Pentax DSmobile 600 review

    Pentax DSmobile 600 review

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    The Pentax DSmobile 600 scanner measures 280 x 51 x 38mm, and is a small and convenient device to carry around.

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    Genius G-Pen F610 review

    Genius G-Pen F610 review

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    The Genius G-Pen F610 is a slim, cheap and large USB tablet. It has pressure levels that compete with the best and even sports the highly useful Hot Key system. For general-purpose use this piece of kit is perfect.

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    Saitek 3D 380 2.1 Speakers review

    Saitek 3D 380 2.1 Speakers review

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    This mid-price speaker set from Saitek, just misses out on the 'quality' sector. Despite having a fairly impressive sub-woofer the satellite speakers of the Saitek 3D 380 are a bit of a disappointment. They aren't particularly stable sat up on their end and get in the way when laid down on their bellies.

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    Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 review

    Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 review

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    The Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000 doesn't seem to have the same feel of long-lived solidity as the old Intellimouse. There's something a little too complex about the over-designed ergonomics that forces your hand into a rigid, RSI-inducing claw shape. And if you're a sinister lefty then you can definitely forget about this little rodent.

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    Kyocera FS-1300DN review

    Kyocera FS-1300DN review

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    Kyocera was pushing the green message before it became fashionable, and this model continues the tradition. While many other manufacturers include the developer and drum with the toner cartridge, the FS-1300D’s developer and drum are part of the printer – guaranteed for its working life – and the toner cartridge itself is simple and holds only toner.

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