Review: Logitech Cordless Navigator Duo

The Logitech Cordless Navigator Duo is a somewhat watered-down version of the Internet Navigator Keyboard and the Cordless Click! Mouse. It’s an excellent cordless keyboard and mouse combo with few frills and outstanding quality. Logitech Cordless Navigator Duo Manufacturer Logitech Interface USB (keyboard/mouse) and PS/2 (mouse), with PS/2 adapter for PS/2 keyboard port Keyboard Buttons […]

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Review: Logitech Cordless Comfort Duo

The Logitech Cordless Comfort keyboard is the successor to the Newtouch keyboard, which had a great ergonomic design and an integrated touchpad. The touchpad, thankfully, has been eliminated and replaced with a Cordless Mouseman Optical. Not the best choice for a mouse, but it’s better than the touchpad. Design Physically, the Cordless Comfort is narrower […]

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Review: Iwill XP4-G

This unit is Iwill’s upgrade from the XP4, which was a decent unit in itself, but the XP4-G is far superior in many ways. To begin with, it has an AGP slot for video expansion and a more robust power supply that will accomodate high-powered graphics cards like the Radeon 9700Pro. It also uses the […]

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Choosing a Mouse

If you’re still using a ball-roller mouse, this article is definitely for you. Ball mice are of lower quality and durability, need regular maintenance and cleaning, and generally have poor tracking quality when compared with a decent optical mouse. The first laser mice required a metallic mousepad with thin blue lines on it and it […]

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Choosing a Keyboard

Most people are using the cheap keyboard that came with their computer. Unless you have a specific complaint about it, you probably can’t think of a good reason to replace it. But the fallacies of a cheap keyboard aren’t always apparent at first — sometimes you have to compare it to a really nice keyboard […]

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Commonly Misunderstood Terms, Part 2

A few weeks ago in part 1 we examined five often misused or misunderstood terms in the computing world. Today we’re going to take a look at five more industry terms that many people are confused about or use interchangeably in the wrong context. 1. BIOS and CMOS. BIOS stands for Basic Input/Output System, and […]

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Five Commonly Misused Technical Terms

Too often I hear people new to computers tossing around technical terms that they obviously do not understand. Using terms you aren’t familiar with will confuse you even more, and if you’re going to be spending big bucks on a new computer, you darn well better know what you’re buying — and that means understanding […]

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Total Cost and Benefit of Ownership

One of the most common buzz phrases in the computer press today is Total Cost of Ownership, or TCO for short. The term is relatively self-explanatory: it is a measure of how much your computer will cost you for as long as you use it, or how much it costs to own it. Previously this […]

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