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2011 Innovations Awards Honorees: Computer Peripherals

From printers to Webcams to monitors to mice, these computer peripherals were honored as part of the 2011 CES Innovations Awards.


How to Fax From Your Computer

You can use your PC to send free, easy faxes.

HP Envy100 e-All-in-One MFP Prints, Copies, and Scans in High Style

Built for style rather than efficiency, this multifunction printer operates adequately but expensively.

Lexmark Genesis: A First Look

PCW senior editor Melissa Riofrio gives a quick demonstration of Lexmark's new Genesis inkjet multifunction printer, devoting special attention to the new digital camera-based, 10-megapixel scanner.

How to Scan Slides

If you have a flatbed scanner, follow these simple tweaks for scanning slides.


How Do I Convert Old Photos Into Digital Files?

Transfer old photographs from a shoe box to a computer box, easily.


Storage and Useful Gadgets: Best of 2010

Our picks for serious storage--like the 3TB Western Digital MyBook Essential and the Iomega eGo SuperSpeed USB 3.0--mix here with innovative mice such as the Microsoft Arc Touch, and easy networking in the form of Cisco's M20 Valet Plus.

PlanOn DocuPen Xtreme X05: Scanner Pen Doesn't Live Up to Its Price

This portable scanner does a serviceable job of scanning documents on the go, but its $300 price is high for its level of performance and its iffy build quality.

Canon's Pixma MP495 Creates High-Quality Text and Photos Wirelessly on the Cheap

This low-priced MFP offers high-class performance and even includes wireless, but supports only rudimentary paper handling is rudimentary.

HP Photosmart e-All-in-One Boasts Web Apps and Good Performance

This home-oriented multifunction printer offers good speed and print quality plus access to some fun Web apps, but its pricey inks and skimpy paper-handling options are disappointments.