Don't-Miss Computer accessory Stories

USB 3.0 speed: real and imagined

In theory, USB 3.0 transfers data at an awesome 5gbps, but the flash drives available now can't even hit USB 2.0's much-lower speed ceiling.

Switch to Mac: Bring your hardware with you

When switching to a Mac from another computer, you’ll likely worry about software compatibility. But don’t forget all your keyboard, mouse, and other external accessories. Here’s how to get that gear to work with your Mac.


Why it's a good idea to own a USB-to-SATA adapter

When the time comes to replace or upgrade your hard drive, you'll be glad to have one of these inexpensive tools.

How to make your own wrist-rest

You can use a variety of household objects to keep your mouse hand warm and comfy and your wrist supported.

Meet the Hassle-Solving USB Cable, Cheaper Edition

If you liked the idea of the tri-connector Magic Cable Trio but not the $20 price tag, here's a $3(!) alternative.

How to Create Your Own Cable Organizers

Here are a few tips for organizing those pesky cables without pricey cable organizers.

The Best $3.95 You Can Spend on Your Laptop

If you use your laptop as your primary PC, chances are good you've got USB cords sticking out at all kinds of weird, unflattering angles. This cheap gizmo can help.

The Most Indispendable Tool in My PC Repair Kit

This item sits in a drawer most of the time, but every now and again it emerges to save the day.

Long Live Your Laptop Battery!

Keep your laptop battery working for years (and for hours between charges).

A PC For Your Home Theater

Kurt asked the Answer Line forum about buying a PC for his home theater