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Portable electronics come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes don't fit a standard category. Check here for information on products like personal communicators and ebook readers.
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All Weather Performer: JVC Everio Quad-Proof Camcorder
JVC tries to serve up a light yet tough all-weather camera at an affordable price. So how does its video performance stack up to its ruggedness?

On The Case: The Samsung Galaxy S5 Case Roundup
In honor of the Ninja Turtle’s return to the big screen, I check out the half shell heroes of the smartphone world: cases. Here’s a look at four cases for Samsung’s Galaxy S5 phone.

Review: Grovemade iPhone Dock
Grovemade iPhone dock melds steel and wood for a clean, modern look.

Tutorial: How to Take a Screenshot, Crop Photo With the LG G Flex
Taking a screenshot with your LG G Flex Android smartphone is easy as one-two-three.

Two-Piece: Seidio Surface Combo Case Review
The Seidio Combo case for Samsung's Galaxy S3, S4 and S5 provide easy installation and drop protection without the chunk.

Review: Sandisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive gives mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets extra memory in a pinch.

Girls Gadget Gift Guide for Guys
Gadget-related suggestions for guys looking for gift ideas for girls.

Girls Gadget Gift Guide for Guys | Part II
Part 2 of our gadget-related suggestions for guys looking for gift ideas for girls.

Gifts for Guys, Dads and Dudes
A look at several gadget gift recommendations for guys.

Gifts for Guys, Dads and Dudes: Part 2
The ROCCAT Kave XTD comes with multiple drivers on each earpiece and a built-in sound card.

Review: Bluenio Nio Tag Tracker
Nio Tag alarm alerts owners if their tablet, smartphone or other item get separated.

Review: Happy Hour Timepieces Lightweight 'Beer Watch'
Happy Hour Timepieces goes old-school with a traditional watch that doubles as a bottle opener.

Review: C6 Tote Laptop Bag
C6 Tote bag tries to offer laptop protection without compromising on style.

Review: Kenu Highline iPhone Security Leash
The Kenu Highline keeps the iPhone tethered for active weekend warriors or forgetful folks.

Review: Kensington Proximo Tag Tracker
Kensington Proximo tag is designed to keep users from losing items such as keys, purses or phones.

Review: EA Sports Football Club Official Wired Controller
PDPs EA Sports Football Club official controller is solid for a third-party device though a tad pricey for a wired gamepad.

Review: Sensu Artist Brush and Stylus for iPad and Tablets
Sensu Artist Brush and Stylus tries to give the best of both worlds by providing two different tips in one package for digital artists.

Review: Prong PocketPlug iPhone Case
Prong PocketPlug comes with a built-in prong for easy charging via wall outlets.

Review: Outdoor Tech Safe 5 Waterproof iPhone Case
Outdoor Tech’s Safe 5 provides IPX7 waterproof capabilities for the iPhone at a low cost.

How to Change the Ouya Controller Battery

Review: Leef Bridge Dual USB
Leef Bridge thumb drive doubles as a USB memory stick for computers and smartphones.

Review: Grovemade iPhone Bamboo/Wood Case
The Grovemade bamboo and wooden case adds touch of nature to the iPhone’s modern design.

Review: Rapoo E6300 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
The Rapoo E6300 wireless Bluetooth keyboard packs a premium feel in a small package.

Review: Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive
Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive doubles as a computer thumb drive and memory stick for Android phones.


Review: Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB Digital-to-Analog Converter
Cambridge Audio’s digital-to-analog converter improves audio quality of music from your laptop or computer.

Review: Loop Mummy Case for iPhone 4/4s and 5/5s
Silicone case from Loop goes for a unique mummified look for your iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S.

Review: Leef Supra 3.0 USB Thumb Drive
Leef eschews going big and decides to go small with its Supra 3.0 thumb drive.

Review: PDP Official Battlefield 4 Controller
PDP tries to step up its game from its regular budget controllers with the official Battlefield 4 gamepad.

Gadget Gift Guide: 2013-2014 Edition - Part II
Part 2 of our 2013-2014 Gadget Gift Guide features several headphone recommendations.

Gadget Gift Guide: 2013-2014 Edition - Part I | About.com Portables
For Part III of this Gadget Gift Guide, we look at a high-tech pot that charges portable electronics, a bean bag tablet stand and a high-tech pooper scooper among other things. Seriously.

Gadget Gift Guide: 2013-2014 Edition
Portable electronics and gadget recommendations for gift givers.

Review: DefenderPad Laptop Radiation Shield
DefenderPad shields your lap from heat and nasty laptop electromagnetic radiation emissions — for a price.

Review: Vivatar 285HV Auto Zoom Thyristor Flash
Old-school flash eschews convenience of modern flashes for solid yet affordable performance.

Review: Mimoco Mimobot Chewbacca USB 2.0 Drive
Mimoco’s Mimobot line gives the Star Wars universe’s favorite wookie his own USB thumb drive.

Review: Digital Treasures Props Power Case for iPad 2 and New iPad
Protective case provides extra juice to iPad 2 and second- and third-generation iPads but rechargeable battery suffers from some charging drawbacks.

Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 Seidio Ledger Flip Case
The Seidio Ledger Flip Case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 trades in extra protection for a thin and light profile.

Review: Rokform Rokbed V3 Samsung Galaxy S4 Case
Rokform brings its modular mounting system to the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Review: Snow Lizard SLPower 7
It only charges newer iPads halfway but the Snow Lizard SLPower 7’s dual ports makes it ideal for juicing up multiple phones and other gadgets on the road.

Review: Ogio Gambit 17 Backpack
With its myriad pockets and robust padding, the Ogio Gambit 17 backpack is ideal for gadget lovers who bring a lot of portable electronic devices with them.

Review: Penclic B2 Bluetooth Mouse
A review of the Penclic B2 Bluetooth Mouse.

Review: Moneual Rydis Robot Vacuum
A review of the Moneual Rydis robot vacuum and dry mop cleaner.

Review: G-Form Xtreme Samsung Galaxy S3 Case
A review of the G-Form Xtreme Samsung Galaxy S3 case.

Review: ROCCAT Lua Tri-Button Gaming Mouse
ROCCAT’s Lua mouse serves up basic gaming features on a budget.

Review: Pantone Universe Bookcase iPhone 5 Case
Pantone Universe iPhone 5 case designed for fashionable color geeks.

Tough Enough? G-Form Xtreme iPad Case Review
A review of the G-Form iPad case for iPad 1, iPad 2 and iPad 3.

Review: Seidio Obex iPhone 5 Case
Seidio Obex waterproof case protects iPhone 5 from falls and the elements.

Rolling Stone, Er, Ball: Sphero Robotic Ball Review
Remote-controlled ball uses iOS and Android apps to operate.

Apple iPad Central
Need to know the Apple iPad's specs? Want to know what the device looks like? Maybe you just want to hear what others think about Apple's iPod/laptop tweener? The Apple iPad Central section is the place to visit for all things iPad-related.

Review: Apogee Mic With Zacuto Zgrip
A review of the Apogee Mic with Zacuto Zgrip for the iPhone.

Review: ECBC Tomahawk Messenger Laptop Bag
A review of the ECBC Tomahawk Messenger Laptop Bag.

Android Travel Tutorial: Using Wi-Fi Only with 3G/4G Off
How to turn on Wi-Fi while disabling 3G, 4G or phone calls on Android.

Review: iRig Keys
A review of the iRig Keys portable keyboard for PC, Mac, and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).

Review: Korg microKEY25
Review: Korg microKEY25

Review: Cord Hog
A review of the Cord Hog cord organizer.

Crowd Mentality: Face Watch, Jorno and Humble Ebook Bundle
A look at crowd-based initiatives of interest. For this go around, we peek into the Face Watch, Jorno keyboard and Humble eBook Bundle

Backpack Fits Large Laptops with Plenty of Room to Spare
A review of the Slappa Stovepipe Chaos laptop backpack.

House of Rok: Rokshield V3 iPhone 5 Case Review
A review of Rokform’s Rokshield v3 modular case for Apple’s iPhone 5.

Review: Marware Revolution Carbon Fiber Case for iPhone 5
A review of Marware's carbon fiber Revolution case for the iPhone 5.

Review: Quirky Crates Modular Storage System
A review of the Quirky Crates modular storage system.

Wearable Portables: Just How Viable is Google’s Project Glass?
Google Glass Project gives new meaning to portable electronics.

Review: Energizer iSurge Travel Charging Station
A review of the Energizer iSurge Travel Charging Station

The Back-to-School Gadget List
Recommended gadgets, gear and portable electronics for back to school.

Review: NZXT Cryo LX Aluminum Cooler for Laptops
A review of the NZXT Cryo aluminum laptop cooler.

Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Back Cover Tutorial
Tutorial on removing the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant back cover, battery, SIM Card and MicroSD memory card.

Review: The Toddy Smart Cloth Cleaner by Toddy Gear
Toddy Gear Toddy Smart Cloth review.

Review: Swann PenCam
Review of the Swann PenCam pen camera.

How to Remove the Back Covers of an HTC Inspire 4G to Access Its Battery & Cards
How to remove the back covers of an HTC Inspire 4G in order to change or replace the battery, SIM, and MicroSD memory card.

Review: Balanzza Mini Luggage Scale
A review of the Mini Luggage Scale from Balanzza.

Review: Balanzza TRUCO 3-in-1 Carry On
A review of the Balanzza TRUCO three-in-one carry on luggage system.

Removing HTC Thunderbolt Back Cover to Access the Battery, SIM & Memory Card
How to remove the back cover of a Verizon HTC Thunderbolt smartphone to access the battery, microSD and SIM card.

Review: Joby Gorillapod Focus with Ballhead X
A review of Joby’s Gorillapod Focus and its Ballhead X attachment.

Review: Apple iPad Delivers Solid Multimedia Experience Despite Misses
A review of the 16GB version of Apple's new iPad Wifi slate tablet.

Review: Level Up Gaming Storage Tower
Review of the Level Up Alloy Gaming Storage Tower for the PS3.

The Portable Charger and Portable Battery Roundup
Portable chargers provide a convenient way to power up your portable devices %mdash; and extend the use of your gadgets on the road in the case of portable batteries. Things to consider when picking a portable charger or battery are compatibility, capacity, convenience and speed. Here's a list of portable batteries and chargers that I've personally tried out and are worth a look.

Review: GiiNii 8-Inch All-In-One Digital Frame
Review of the GiiNii GH-8DNM/GH-ADNM All-In-One 8-inch digital frame.

The iPad App Roundup: A Quick Look at Applications for the Apple iPad
With a ton of apps to choose from, wading through Apple's App Store can be a doozy for iPad users. Here's a running list of apps your guide has personally tried along with a quick take on each of them. Links will be updated for each individual app when a more thorough review is available.?

Review: iSkin Silo Slim Laptop Carrier
A review of the iSkin Silo Slim laptop bag.

Review: Four Door Media's Road Mice Wireless Car Mouse
A review of the 800 dpi Road Mice wireless car mouse.

iNews: A Roundup of the Latest Apple News, Views and Updates
All the latest news, views and updates about the Apple iPad slate tablet.

Review: Sony Swarovski DPF-D72N Digital Picture Frame
Review of the Sony Swarovski DPF-D72N Digital Picture Frame.

Review: Accell AVGrip Pro Locking HDMI Cable
A review of the Accell AVGrip Pro Locking HDMI Cable

Apple iPad Accessories
Accessories complete the whole package. Just ask the ladies. Or Apple. Or the slew of third-party companies now ready to cash in on the latest sexy gadget on the block, the iPad. The paint wasn't even dry yet from the Apple iPad unveiling and there already were several accessories announced for Steve Jobs' latest touchy-feely device. Here's a...

Apple iPad Availability and Pricing
A look at iPad availability and pricing by model.

Review: GelaSkins Protective Skins
A review of GelaSkins protective skins for laptops, gaming devices and portable media players.

What Is the Release Date for the Apple iPad?
Information on the release date of the Apple iPad tablet.

The Slate Tablet Roundup
Whether you love or hate Apple's iPad, the device has undoubtedly injected fresh interest into the formerly sluggish slate tablet sector. So what exactly is a slate? For some, a slate is a lighter, slimmed down tablet without a dedicated physical keyboard and other extra components (as opposed to, say, a convertible tablet which looks very...

The Apple iPad Tablet Image and Photo Gallery
An image gallery/photo gallery of the Apple iPad tablet, including profile shots and app screen images.

First Look: The Apple iPad Tablet
A look at the features of Apple's iPad tablet.

eBook Spotlight: The enTourage eDGe
A look at the enTourage eDGe Dualbook and its features.

The CES 2010 Tablet Roundup
3D TVs and eBook readers weren't the only devices that flooded this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Also making a big statement were tablets, no doubt buoyed by all the interest surrounding Apple's own take on the format. Here's a look at some of the tablets that were featured at CES. Individual links featuring more specs for each device...

The CES 2010 eBook Reader Roundup

The end of 2009 proved to be a breakout season for eBook reader sales. And if presence is any indication, the sector continued its hot streak during the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show.

Besides getting their own section, eReaders saw a bevy of new additions from company's eager to capitalize on the burgeoning sector. Below is a list of some upcoming devices featured at CES. (Note that li…

Review: Sony Reader Touch Edition
A review of the Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600.

Preview: The Camangi WebStation
A quick overview of the Camangi WebStation

Review: The SanDisk 16GB MicroSD HC
A review of the SanDisk 16GB MicroSD HC.

Review: The Hercules XPS 2.140 Slim Portable Speaker Set
A review of the Hercules XPS 2.140 Slim speaker set.

Review: Ambient Flurry Clock
A review of the weather-enabled Ambient Flurry alarm clock.

Review: Moshi Voice Control Travel Alarm Clock
A review of the Moshi Voice Control Travel Alarm Clock.

Tutorial: Step-By-Step Picture Guide to Removing the Back Cover of an LG Quantum
A step-by-step guide with images for removing the back cover of an LG Quantum to access the battery and SIM card.

Mighty Mouse: The Unotron Washable Mouse Review
A review of Unotron's M11 - a corded, washable, antibacterial mouse.

Review: SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2
A review of SanDisk's Memory Stick Micro M2

Review: EZ Find Item Finder
A review of the EZ Find item finder

The BoxWave ClearTouch Crystal Screen Protector
A review of the BoxWave ClearTouch Crystal screen protector.

Review: The WikiReader Portable Wikipedia Encyclopedia
A review of the WikiReader portable Wikipedia encyclopedia.

How to Remove Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Back, Battery, SIM Card & Memory Card
A tutorial on removing the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate's back case to access and remove the battery, SIM card and MicroSD memory card.

Product Preview: Digital Foci Photo Book
The Digital Foci Photo Book is a digital photo viewer which tries to look somewhat like a real photo album. This digital picture viewer comes in a leather case and has an eight inch display for viewing digital photos. For more details on the Photo Book, read this product preview.

Digital Foci Pocket Album Deluxe OLED 2.8 First Look
The Digital Foci Pocket Album Deluxe OLED 2.8 is a digital photo viewer designed for portable use. It has a 2.8-inch display and lets you view digital photos on the go. For more details, check out this first look.

Peek Email Device First Look
Don't want to check your email through your iPhone? Desire a device which only lets you check email and nothing else? It is called the Peek and it is new to the market as one of the first products to do just one task - let you read and respond to your email. For more details on the Peek, check out this first look.

Archos Internet Media Tablets First Look
The idea of a handheld media device which also lets you easily browse Web sites and check your email is certainly not a new product idea. Such a device would, at the minimum, require a touchscreen interface, ease of use and some type of wireless Internet connectivity. Archos is trying this with its new Internet Media Tablets.

Sony mylo Review
The Sony mylo is a personal communications gadget designed for teenagers and young adults who instant message and who like to chat with their friends from free wireless hotspots. This portable communications device lets one browse the Web, listen to music and do other activities. Is it a good gadget though? Check out our full review of the Sony mylo.

Pure Digital Point & Shoot Camcorder First Look
The Pure Digital Point & Shoot Camcorder looks to be an easy to use digital camcorder which is pocket size and from the makers of the one time use digital cameras. This digital camcorder records 30 minutes of video and has built-in software which does a variety of functions. For more details, check out this first look.

Sony mylo First Look
The new Sony mylo may look like a PlayStation Portable, the consumer electronic giant’s portable gaming device, but it is anything but. This device is designed to get you online in style and stands for “my life online”, meaning it makes use of wireless Internet connectivity to get you online and instant messaging with your friends. For more details, check out this first look.

Review: Pico Freeloader Solar Charger
A review of the Pico Freeloader solar charger

How to Replace a BlackBerry Torch Battery, SIM card or MicroSD Memory card
A tutorial on removing the BlackBerry Torch's back case to access and remove the battery, SIM card and MicroSD memory card.

FLO TV Gets Cancelled
Qualcomm announced the end of FLO TV sales on Oct. 2010. A look into what led to the demise of this particular portable TV experiment.

How to Remove Motorola Droid 2 Back Cover, Battery and Memory Card
How to remove the Motorola Droid 2 back cover in order to access the battery and MicroSD memory card.

What do star ratings mean?
A guide to the star ratings used by Portable Electronics guide, Jason Hidalgo.

Review: Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard
A review of the Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard.

Review: Satechi USB Portable Humidifier
Satechi’s compact humidifier works with water bottles and is designed for travelers.

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