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Portable Electronics: Most Popular Articles

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Quick and Easy Apple iPad Tips
Doing a hard reset on an Apple iPad. Page 13.
How to Use Windows Media Player to Rip CDs
A step-by-step tutorial/lesson on how to rip or copy music/tunes from a CD by using Windows Media Player.
What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Portable...
Tips and features to consider before buying a portable DVD player.
Tutorial: How to Take a Screenshot, Crop Photo...
Visual guide to taking a screenshot with the LG G Flex smartphone. Page 2.
How to Remove Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Back,...
Push in the MicroSD memory card to unlock or lock it. Page 6.
Top Portable DVD Players
A list of recommended portable DVD players out on the market.
Step-by-Step Directions for Updating Your...
Step-by-step instructions for updating the software of your Kindle Fire tablet
The Correct Way to Travel with Your Android Phone
How to turn on Wi-Fi while disabling 3G, 4G or phone calls on Android.
Save Your Data by Backing Up Your iPad
Using text-to-speech on your iPad. Page 2.
Yurbuds a Great Fit For In-ear Earphones
A review of the Yurbuds earphone cover and earbud adapters.
Secure Your iPad by Setting a Passcode
Setting Up Your iPad password. Portable Electronics.
5 Fast Facts About Google Glass
Google Glass Project gives new meaning to portable electronics.
Sync Gmail Contacts to Your iPhone in 7 Easy...
A tutorial on how to sync your Gmail contacts to your iPhone.
How to Cancel a Frozen App Download on Android
What to do when your app download freezes during an Android Market crash.
Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Tutorial: Removing...
Removing the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant smartphone.
The Portable Charger and Portable Battery Roundup
A roundup of portable battery and charging options for electronic devices.
Setting Up an iPad Without a Computer
How to set up a new iPad without a computer. Page 2.
Nook Battery Removal: How to Change Battery of...
How to remove the Nook's back cover. Page 2.
Top Budget MP3 Players
MP3 players for those on a tight budget can be a reality. Cheap MP3 players may not have all the same features as their more expensive kin, but budget MP3 players still offer a lot for the dollar. Many cheap MP3 players are flash memory based. For more details on some of the best cheap MP3 players on the market today, check out this list.
Beach Books: Which E-Reader to Bring?
Which e-reader is best for summer reading on the beach. Which e-reader should you bring to the beach. List of the best e-readers for summer reading on the beach. Comparing e-readers for summer beach reading.
Kids' Gift Guide: Top Electronics for Kids
A list of top electronics devices for kids.
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro Headphones
A review of the Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro headphones.
Review: Rock Candy Xbox 360 Controller
Performance Designed Products’ Rock Candy Xbox 360 controller attempts to provide gamers with affordable alternative.
How To Turn Your NOOK Color Into An Android...
How to install Android Honeycomb on NOOK Color. How To Upgrade NOOK Color To Honeycomb. Installing Android HoneyComb On NOOK Color. Honeycomb Makes NOOK A Cheap Android Tablet.
Top Portable Satellite Radios
XM and Sirius satellite radio are extremely popular these days. Satellite radio is a great way to get your favorite music crystal clear and commercial free and now there are ways to enjoy your favorite satellite radio via portable devices. XM and Sirius both offer portable satellite radio devices so you can listen to music, sports and talk radio almost anywhere. We offer advice here on some of the top picks for portable satellite radios.
Review: Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset
A review of Performance Designed Products’ Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset.
E-Mail on Kindle: How to Use the Kindle For...
How to use the free 3G on Kindle to access e-mail on the go. How to use a Kindle for free e-mail. How to use a Kindle as a free e-mail device. Hack a Kindle for free e-mail anywhere in the US.
What is E Ink?
An explanation on how E Ink works.
Review: The Rock-It Portable Vibration Speaker...
A review of OrigAudio's Rock-It portable vibration speaker.
Borrowing Free Books Through Amazon's Kindle...
How to borrow a free e-book for your Kindle Fire tablet through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Page 3.
Review: The Sony DVP-FX930 Portable DVD Player
A review of the Sony DVP-FX930 portable DVD player.
The 5 Best Portable Devices for a Long Plane...
A list of the top five portable devices to bring with you on a long plane flight.
How to Remove the Back Covers of an HTC Inspire...
Locating and taking out the HTC Inspire 4G SIM and MicroSD memory card. Page 3.
How to Borrow an E-Book From Your Public...
How to borrow e-books from library. How to borrow e-books from the library. How to download books from your library to your e-reader. How to borrow a digital book from your library.
Review: Turtle Beach PX22
Turtle Beach releases the successor to its PX21 headset for gamers on a budget.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung tries to one-up Apple’s iPad 2 with its sleek, new Android Honeycomb tablet.
Review: V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones
Review of the V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones
Review: Coloud Brings ‘The Boom’...
A review of Coloud’s “The Boom” headphones with speakerphone and remote functionality for iOS devices and Android.
Google’s Nexus 10 vs. iPad Air, Kindle...
Google second-generation Nexus 10 goes head to head against the iPad Air, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Surface in the large tablet space.
Slate PC's: The Slate Tablet PC Roundup
A roundup of popular slate tablet PC's in the market and new ones that are on the way.
Before You Buy an eBook Reader
Tips Before Buying an eBook Reader
Review: Skullcandy SLYR
Skullcandy SLYR delivers solid gaming headset on a budget if you don’t mind wires.
10 Reasons To Buy An E-Reader for Kids
10 reasons why buying your kid an e-reader is a good idea. Why buying an e-book reader for your kids makes sense. 10 reasons why you should buy your kids an e-reader. Why parents should consider an e-book reader for their kids.
Review: Philips PET7402A Portable DVD Player
Review of the Philips PET7402 Portable DVD Player.
Kindle Software Update Version 3.1
Learn about Kindle Software Update Version 3.1. What's new in Kindle Software Update Version 3.1. Features of Kindle Software Version 3.1. Features of Kindle Software Update Version 3.1.
How to Change the Ouya Controller Battery
At first glance, it seems like there's no way to put the battery into the Ouya console's controller. Here's how to do it.
Best eReaders: A Roundup of the Most Popular...
Best eReaders? A roundup of the top popular eReaders on the market.
Skimming the Surface: Surface 2 vs. iPad Air,...
Skimming the Surface: Sizing up Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet against the iPad Air and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
Review: Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth Headset
Ultimately, this headset’s biggest strength is being an all-around player.
Apple iPad Central
Apple iPad Central: A resource for iPad-related news, views and information.
What Is Kobo?
An overview of kobo books and kobo e-readers. Kobobooks.com, the kobo e-reader and information about the company. Information about kobo e-books and kobo e-readers. Listing of Kobo details including e-readers up to the new kobo Touch.
Review: iHome iBT4 Rechargeable Bluetooth Boombox
Review of the iHome iBT4 rechargeable Bluetooth boombox.
How to Replace a BlackBerry Torch Battery, SIM...
Accessing the BlackBerry Torch SIM card. Page 6.
How to Delete Photos on a BlackBerry PlayBook
Swiping downward from the top bezel of the BlackBerry PlayBook while a picture is highlighted will bring up a drop down menu.
Review: The Toshiba SDP93S Portable DVD Player
A review of the Toshiba SDP93S portable DVD player.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab Android-Powered Tablet
How does the first serious iPad competitor stack up? Here’s a look at the Verizon version of Samsung’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab.
Quick Look: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android Tablet
A quick look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet.
Preview: Amazon’s 4th-Generation Kindle
A quick look at Amazon’s 4th-generation Kindle reader.
Battle of the Compact Touchscreen E-Readers
Which is the best e-book reader when it comes to compact, touchscreen models? The latest NOOK, Kobo and a veteran Sony compared to determine which is the best e-reader. We compare models from Sony, Kobo and Barnes & Noble to find the best e-reader among compact touchscreen devices.
Review: SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Controller...
The SteelSeries Stratus adds console-style precision to your iPhone and iPad games but at a price.
10 Reasons Why You Should Buy An E-Reader For...
10 reasons why school e-books plus an e-reader are a winning combination. E-textbooks one of the 10 reasons for buying an e-reader for school.
Is It Worth Buying an E-Reader to Save Money on...
Find out if buying e-books saves you money. Learn whether cheaper e-books means that e-reader pays for itself. Do e-books still cost less after you factor in the cost of buying an e-reader?
What features should I consider when buying a...
Portable CD players give you the option to take your shiny silver discs with you on the road or to the gym. What are the best things to consider when shopping for that perfect portable CD player? Check out our buying guide to portable CD players to help you make an informed decision.
How To Take Screenshots on a BlackBerry...
Screenshots, screenshots, screenshots. Ever since I learned about the “Print Screen” function on Windows,
Sony D-NF400 CD Walkman Review
Sony's D-NF400 CD Walkman is a well thought out CD player which supports standard audio, MP3 and Sony's ATRAC3 CDs. It offers long battery life, good button layout, a very useful LCD information display and a variety of control choices to enhance your listening experience. Uninterrupted playback via a memory buffer is offered for those times when the player takes a bump. It also can tune to FM, AM, TV and weather stations, with the ability to program 51 total presets.
All You Need to Know About the Amazon Kindle
A guide to everything you need to know about Amazon’s Kindle line.
Review: iRig Keys
A review of the iRig Keys portable keyboard for PC, Mac, and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card...
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card Tutorial. Page 2.
Review: Apple iPad Delivers Solid Multimedia...
A review of the 16GB version of Apple's new iPad Wifi slate tablet.
Review: The Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray...
Review of the Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player
iPad 2 Review
A review of Apple’s second-generation iPad 2 tablet, including its pros and cons.
How to Convert Video for Portable Devices
A guide to converting videos for portable devices such as the iPod, PSP and smartphones.
Review: Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive
Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive doubles as a computer thumb drive and memory stick for Android phones.
Review: GelaSkins Protective Skins
A review of GelaSkins protective skins for laptops, gaming devices and portable media players.
First Look: The Apple iPad Tablet
A look at the features of Apple's iPad tablet.
NOOK Color Receives Update, App Store
NOOK Color receives Android 2.2 upgrade with App Store. Nook Color system update 1.2 brings tablet functionality including app store and Flash support. Barnes & Noble upgrades the NOOK Color. NOOK Color becomes an inexpensive Android tablet thanks to firmware update.
How To Copy Music from CDs Using Real Player 10
Real Player 10 is one of the leading music management software applications. You can use Real Player 10 to copy (rip) CDs and convert them to MP3s which you save on your hard drive. To learn how to copy (rip) music CDs using Real Player 10, read my step by step how to tutorial on copying CDs using Real Player 10.
Review: Hitcase Pro Waterproof iPhone Case
Jason Hidalgo reviews the Hitcase Pro waterproof iPhone case by donning his swim shorts and heading to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels waterpark.
Review: PDP Official Battlefield 4 Controller
PDP tries to step up its game from its regular budget controllers with the official Battlefield 4 gamepad.
How to Remove Motorola Droid 2 Back Cover,...
Unlocking the back of a Motorola Droid 2 to remove the cover.
Sideloading: What Is It?
What is sideloading an e-book. What is side loading an e-book. What does it mean when you sideload an e-book. What does it mean when you side load an e-book.
Top 5 Hard Drive MP3 Players
A hard drive based MP3 player provides you the ultimate in the ability to take your music collection on the go. Capable of holding up to and over 15,000 songs, hard drive based MP3 players provide a wide variety of features for song lovers. For details on some of the best hard drive based MP3 players out there, such as the Apple iPod, check out this list.
Review: Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400
Review of the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400 gaming headset for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
What is EPUB?
: What is EPUB? : EPUB, short for “electronic publication,” is an open standard format for eBooks. As
Alternative E-Readers
Alternatives to the top e-book readers. E-readers from Aluratek, Pan Digital, Velocity Micro, iriver and other alternatives to Kindle or NOOK. A list of e-book readers from manufacturers other than Amazon, Sony and Barnes and Noble.
What's The Best E-Reader For School?
The best e-reader for school is Amazon's Kindle DX. E-textbooks, big screen, free 3G and advanced notes make Kindle DX the top choice for students. Kindle DX beats out iPad and smaller e-readers as our top pick for students seeking an e-reader.
Grudge Match: Sizing Up iPad, Nexus, Kindle...
When Apple’s iPad first released in a not-so-crowded field in 2010, choosing a consumer-friendly tablet was pretty easy. Fast forward to today, however, and you’re looking at a tablet landscape that’s far more diverse. Here's a comparison between between the iPad Air, iPad mini, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Surface 2, Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
Tablet Buying Guide: Tips Before You Buy a...
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy.
Removing HTC Thunderbolt Back Cover to Access...
How to remove the back cover of a Verizon HTC Thunderbolt smartphone to access the battery, microSD and SIM card. Page 5.
Review: Grovemade iPhone Bamboo/Wood Case
The Grovemade bamboo and wooden case adds touch of nature to the iPhone’s modern design.
\$300 For Headphones? Are They That Good?
With its Ear Force i30, Turtle Beach attempts to leverage its gaming headset know-how to create a solid wireless headphone for daily use.
Review: Four Door Media's Road Mice Wireless...
A review of the 800 dpi wireless Car Mouse.
Review: Edifier Prisma E3350 2.1 Bluetooth...
A Review of Edifier’s E3350 Prisma speaker.
Buying a Tablet: From Travel to Business
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy. Page 2.
NOOK Color Review
Review of Barnes & Noble NOOK Color. NOOK Color tablet e-reader reviewed. NOOK Color rates 3 stars in review. How good is the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color e-reader.
Preview: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android...
A look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet.
Amazon Updates Its Large Tablet With Kindle...
With the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Amazon updates its 8.9-inch tablet in time to go head to head with Apple's iPad Air.
Apple iPad Accessories
A list of official and third-party Apple iPad accessories, including docks, cables, chargers, keyboards, cases and skins.
Review: Divoom Bluetune Solo Rechargeable...
A review of the Divoom Bluetune Solo rechargeable speaker with Bluetooth 2.1.
Give Me Some Space: Sandisk Connect Wireless...
Sandisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive gives mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets extra memory in a pinch.
How to Change the LG G Flex SIM Card
A tutorial on how to open the SIM tray of the LG G Flex Android smartphone and positioning the SIM card.
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Talk Earphones
Good grip makes Yurbuds Ironman Talk ideal for exercisers who listen to music on their smartphones.
Review: Skullcandy PLYR 2 Wireless Gaming Headset
Skullcandy serves up a wireless gaming headset on a budget with PLYR 2.
Review: Seidio Obex Combo Waterproof Samsung...
A review of the Seidio Obex Combo waterproof case with holster for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.
To USB Or Not To USB: Is Wi-Fi An E-Reader Must...
Does NOOK WiFi or Kindle beat Sony Reader because of wireless connectivity? Is WiFi a must have feature for e-readers? Does the best e-book reader have to offer WiFi connectivity?
Review: Rapoo E6300 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
The Rapoo E6300 wireless Bluetooth keyboard packs a premium feel in a small package.
Review: Balanzza Mini Luggage Scale
A review of the Mini Luggage Scale from Balanzza.
What is the Kindle 3G and Kindle Wi-Fi?
A look at the features of Amazon's new Kindle 3 lineup: the Kindle 3G and Kindle Wi-Fi.
Review: Joby Gorillapod Focus with Ballhead X
A review of Joby’s Gorillapod Focus and its Ballhead X attachment.
Go-Go Gadget: Best Portable Electronics for Kids
Looking for a present for your older child or teen? Then check out our gadget picks for potential ideas.
Review: Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About...
Chop suey the undead through the ages in the sequel to the popular ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ game.
Review: Jabra Revo Wireless Headphones
Jabra Revo melds wireless capability with plenty of features.
What do I look for in a MP3 player?
Hard drive or flash memory? PC or Mac compatible? FM tuner or not? Not sure what features to consider for your digital audio player? Check out our digital audio player buying guide and let us help you sort out the best player for your needs.
Apple Wins, iBooks Has Lock on iOS Buy From...
Apple forces Kindle, NOOK and Kobo apps for iOS to drop in-app purchases. Amazon blinks, Kindle app for iOS loses its Shop From Kindle Store button. Book apps on iPad and iPhone from Amazon, Kobo and NOOK lose in-app purchase capability.
Review: Outdoor Tech Buckshot Bluetooth Speaker
Rugged, compact Buckshot speaker from Outdoor Tech targets cyclists and outdoor lovers.
Review: Kobo eReader Touch Edition
Kobo Touch review shows a decent e-reader with display issues that keep it from NOOK Simple Touch level. Review of Kobo eReader Touch shows decent device that's hurt by display issues. New e-reader from Kobo is compact and light but touchscreen needs improvement.
Preview: Apple’s Second-Generation iPad 2
A preview of Apple's second-generation iPad 2
Review: ECOXGEAR ECOROX Waterproof Speaker
ECOXGEAR’s rugged ECOROX portable speaker is dunkable in water and can be clipped on bike handlebars.
Review: The I-Dog Soft Speaker
A review of Hasbro's I-Dog Soft Speaker.
Amazon Kindle Ebook Reader Review
The Amazon Kindle ebook reader is an amazing ebook device with only a few minor flaws. The Kindle from Amazon lets you read hundreds of ebooks, download ebooks wirelessly, download newspapers wirelessly and read your favorite blogs. The Kindle is a solid ebook reader worth checking out.
Apple iPad Unboxing: Package Contents
What's in the box of Apple iPad packaging. Page 12.
Review: Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-350)
A review of the Sony Reader Pocket Edition. A review of the Sony PRS-350. A review of Sony's latest Pocket Reader. Sony's smallest e-reader reviewed.
Review: Arctic Sound E361 Headphones
A Review of Arctic Cooling's Arctic Sound E361 headphones.
E-Readers: Is It Worth Buying Used?
What you can expect to pay for a used e-reader. Guide to buying a used e-reader. B&N Nook tops our list of best value used e-readers. Buying an e-reader on e-Bay.
Preview: Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
A quick look at Amazon’s first tablet, the Kindle Fire.
Review: SuperTooth HD Voice In-Car Bluetooth...
Answering calls on your smartphone while driving is a bit like playing Russian roulette. Does the Supertooth HD Voice Bluetooth speakerphone make phone conversations safer for road warriors?
Review: Auris Bluetooth 4.0 Mini Receiver
A review of the Auris Bluetooth 4.0 receiver.
Review: Pico Freeloader Solar Charger
A review of the Pico Freeloader solar charger
eBook Reader Central
A hub for ebook reader news, tips and information.
Tutorial: How to Play PS4 Games on PS Vita with...
A step-by-step guide on how to play PS4 games on the PS Vita.
Digital Tipping Point? Amazon Says E-Books Now...
Amazon.com press release says Kindle e-books now outsell print books. Kindle e-books are now outselling hardcover and paperback versions combined on Amazon.com. Amazon.com CEP Jeff Bezos says customers choosing Kindle e-books over print versions. E-book sales now surpass printed books on Amazon.com.
Scosche boomSTREAM Review
Scosche’s boomSTREAM doubles as both a portable Bluetooth speaker and charger.
Before You Buy a Portable Media Player
Portable media players let you carry and enjoy digital audio, video and photos all at the same time. Portable media players are good for hauling around large amounts of these types of files so you can have hours of enjoyment. For more details on the best portable media player features to consider, check out this buying guide.
Review: Bloodmasque for iPad and iPhone
Touchy-feely vampire hunting strikes at the heart of iPhone and iPad gamers.
Tutorial: How to Add or Remove Apps From LG G...
Adding and removing apps or app shortcuts from the LG G Flex home screen.
Review: Seidio Obex iPhone 5 Case
Seidio Obex waterproof case protects iPhone 5 from falls and the elements.
Review: PDP Afterglow Prismatic Wireless Gaming...
PDP’s Prismatic headset updates its original Afterglow design while maintaining solid audio quality, but setup for an HDMI connection remains tricky.
Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad Review
A review of the Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad.
Review: Leef Supra 3.0 USB Thumb Drive
Leef eschews going big and decides to go small with its Supra 3.0 thumb drive.
What Is E Ink Pearl?
An overview of the differences between E Ink and E Ink Pearl e-reader displays. An overview of the differences between E-Ink and E-Ink Pearl e-reader displays. Is E ink Pearl superior to original E ink displays. Why upgrade to an E Ink Pearl e-reader.
Apple iPad 2 - Rear View
Portable Electronics. Page 2.
Review: Coloud C22 Retro-Style Themed Headphones
A review of the Coloud C22 Marvel-themed retro headphones.
Online Shopping Tips: 7 Ways to Avoid Online...
7 tips to avoid auction fraud and scams when shopping online.
Review: Moneual Rydis Robot Vacuum
A review of the Moneual Rydis robot vacuum and dry mop cleaner.
Creative Labs MuVo V100 : In-Depth Review
The Creative Labs MuVo V100 offers a strong combination of functionality,capacity, and value in a compact package, but is the MuVo V100 your best option?
Girls Gadget Gift Guide for Guys
Gadget-related suggestions for guys looking for gift ideas for girls.
Review: The LeapFrog Tag Junior is Educational...
A review of the LeapFrog Tag Junior reading system.
Removing Kindle Cover Made Easy
How to remove the cover from a Kindle 3. Removing Kindle cover in 3 easy steps.
iCloud and New iBooks Features Help Apple Chip...
With the introduction of iCloud and release of iBooks v1.3, Apple draws closer to Kindle features on iPad. iCloud and new iBooks release give iPad the equivalent to Kindle's Whispersync and Read-to-Me. iPad becomes a more compelling e-reader thanks to iCloud's Whispersync-like features and new iBooks read-aloud feature.
Archos AV400 Pocket Video Recorder
A description of the Archos AV400 Pocket Video Recorder, a portable video player which can record scheduled programming off of a television ala Tivo. It can also playback hours of music and video, as well as displaying photos.

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