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Portable Electronics: Most Popular Articles

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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.
Step-by-Step Directions for Updating Your...
Step-by-step instructions for updating the software of your Kindle Fire tablet
Quick and Easy Apple iPad Tips
Quick and easy tips, tricks and tutorials for the Apple iPad.
What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Portable...
Tips and features to consider before buying a portable DVD player.
How to Cancel a Frozen App Download on Android
What to do when your app download freezes during an Android Market crash.
Kids' Gift Guide: Top Electronics for Kids
A list of top electronics devices for kids.
Pairing an Xbox One Astro A50 with other...
Despite its name, the Xbox One Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset actually can be used with other systems.
Portable DVD and Blu-Ray Player Picks
A list of recommended portable DVD players out on the market.
How to Change the Battery on Your Barnes and...
Replacing the battery of a Barnes & Noble Nook
How to Take a Screenshot and Crop It with LG G...
Taking a screenshot with your LG G Flex Android smartphone is easy as one-two-three.
How to Set Up a 2nd-Gen Astro Gaming A50...
How to set up Astro Gaming's second-generation A50 gaming headset.
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
Backing up and restoring an iPad.
Secure Your iPad by Setting a Passcode
Setting Up Your iPad password. Portable Electronics.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks
Wondering about how you can take a screenshot with your Samsung Galaxy S5? How about replacing the battery, SIM or microSD card? Check this tutorial to find out.
The Takeaway on Samsung's Android-Powered...
How does the first serious iPad competitor stack up? Here’s a look at the Verizon version of Samsung’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab.
Forgot Lock Screen PIN for Your Android Device?...
Are you staring at your Android device’s lock screen after forgetting your password or PIN? Here’s how you can reset it safely and remotely to access your device again.
How to Remove Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Back,...
Prepping the Samsung Galaxy S Back cover for removal.
Check Your Selfie: 6 Tips on How to Choose a...
Mulling a new selfie stick for your travels and other picture-taking hijinks? Here are some helpful tips to ensure that you get the right one for you.
Touch of Honey: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review
Samsung tries to one-up Apple’s iPad 2 with its sleek, new Android Honeycomb tablet.
The Switch: Swapping the SIM Card of a Samsung...
How to switch the SIM card on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.
Connecting Portable USB Devices, Moving Content...
Accessories can help you connect USB devices or transfer media to and from your iPhone or iPad. Here's a quick primer on how to do it.
First Look: The Apple iPad Tablet
A look at the features of Apple's iPad tablet.
What is E Ink?
An explanation on how E Ink works.
Finders Keepers: Tracking Down a Lost or Stolen...
Lost your Android phone? You can use Android Device Manager to track down that missing phone, with some caveats, of course.
Quick Look: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android Tablet
A quick look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet.
The Top 4 Portable Satellite Radios on the Market
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.
A Solid 3rd-Party Xbox Controller for Gamers on...
Performance Designed Products’ Rock Candy Xbox 360 controller attempts to provide gamers with an affordable alternative.
Before You Buy an eBook Reader
Tips Before Buying an eBook Reader
10 Reasons to Buy an E-Reader for Your 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.
Leaving on a Jet Plane? Here are Some Gadgets...
A list of the top five portable devices to bring with you on a long plane flight.
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.
Setting Up an iPad Without a Computer
How to set up a new iPad without a computer.
How To’s: Replacing the Samsung Galaxy...
Got yourself a Samsung Galaxy Note Edge? Here's how you take out the back cover in order to replace the battery and SIM or insert a new memory card.
All You Need to Know About the Amazon Kindle
A guide to everything you need to know about Amazon’s Kindle line.
How to View eBooks from a Public Library on...
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.
Before You Buy: Picking a New Tablet or Slate
The Tablet Buying Guide: From Apple's iPad to Android and Microsoft's Surface tablets, here are some tips when picking or choosing a slate to buy.
How Amazon Kindle Owners Can Loan eBooks for Free
Amazon launches book lending service for Kindle-owning Amazon Prime members.
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.
All Rounder: Astro A50 Gen 2 Wireless Headset...
The Xbox One variant of the A50 can actually be used with other consoles as well as PC and mobile.
These Are the Best Ultra-Low-Cost 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.
Shows on the Road: Philips PET7402A Portable...
Review of the Philips PET7402 Portable DVD Player.
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.
Review: The Toshiba SDP93S Portable DVD Player
A review of the Toshiba SDP93S portable DVD player.
The Top 5 Portable USB Chargers
A roundup of portable battery and charging options for electronic devices.
Best eReaders: A Roundup of the Most Popular...
Best eReaders? A roundup of the top popular eReaders on the market.
Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Tutorial: Removing...
Removing the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant smartphone.
Comparing Kindle Fire HD 7, HD 6 to Previous...
Amazon refreshes its Kindle Fire HD line with not one but two new tablets. Here's a look at how it compares to the previous model as well as Apple's iPad Mini.
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.
How to Remove the Back Covers of an HTC Inspire...
How to remove the back covers of an HTC Inspire 4G in order to change or replace the battery, SIM, and MicroSD memory card.
Gadgetology: Wet and Dry Audio Go-Go
Gadgetology looks at the Thonet and Vander Ratsel BT, Paww Wavesound 2, iDeaUSA AtomicX S204 aptX and iHome Wireless Go+ Grip splashproof speaker.
Review: The Sony DVP-FX930 Portable DVD Player
A review of the Sony DVP-FX930 portable DVD player.
Gadgetology: Dock, Rock and Light It All Up
This edition of our portable gadget roundup looks at the Marley BT Liberate speaker, Basecamp dock for iOS devices, the Spyder Commuter 3-in-1 battery charger and Bevan LED Camping Work Light.
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?
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.
Mini Key: iRig Keys Universal MIDI Keyboard...
A review of the iRig Keys portable keyboard for PC, Mac, and iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad.
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 Inspire Pro Headphones
A review of the Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro headphones.
Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD...
Amazon unveils 2012 Kindle lineup with Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Kindle Paperwhite.
4 Amazing eBook Readers You Didn't Know About
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.
Ahead of Curve: Removing LG G Flex 2 Back...
Removing the back cover of the LG G Flex 2 to access the SIM and microSD card is easier than you think.
What to Consider Before Buying a Portable CD...
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.
What's the Best E-Reader for Beach Reading?
Here's a list of the best e-readers for summer reading on the beach. Compare them and find out which one is best for you.
Sync Gmail Contacts to Your iPhone in 7 Easy...
A tutorial on how to sync your Gmail contacts to your iPhone.
Tutorial: How to Add or Remove Apps From LG G...
Adding and removing apps or app shortcuts from the LG G Flex home screen.
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.
Review: SwannSecure All-in-One WiFi HD...
Swann’s security camera features solid build and day and night capability but the user interface can be unwieldy.
Android Phone Fight: Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9...
Need help deciding between the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G Flex 2 and HTC One M9? Here's a comparison of features to help you decide.
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.
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card...
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card Tutorial
First Look: Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition
Amazon releases a new version of its Fire tablet for little ones with the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition.
Changing Your Wallpaper in Android Honeycomb
Bring up the Android Honeycomb wallpaper submenu by touching and holding an empty part of the screen.
From Screenshots to Memory Cards: HTC One M8...
A quick tutorial on how to take a screenshot with your HTC One M8 Android smartphone.
Tablet Fight: iPad Air vs. the Competition
A look at how Apple's flagship slate, the iPad Air, fares against the Nexus 10, Surface 2 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
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.
The More You Know: Kindle 3G and Wi-Fi Features
A look at the features of Amazon's new Kindle 3 lineup: the Kindle 3G and Kindle Wi-Fi.
Gadgetology: A Radiation-Proof Case, Bamboo...
A smartphone case that funnels radiation away from your face, bamboo keyboard, smart control plug and mini tripod shore up the latest Gadgetology roundup.
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.
How to Replace the Battery/SIM/MicroSD on...
How to remove the back cover of a BlackBerry Torch.
Take Two: Apple Follows Up Its First iPad with...
A review of Apple’s second-generation iPad 2 tablet, including its pros and cons.
Affordable Performance: Afterglow Universal...
A review of Performance Designed Products’ Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset.
Little Boom: JBL Flip 2 Portable Bluetooth...
JBL’s Flip 2 serves up dynamic sound for a portable speaker.
Stick to It: Yurbuds In-Ear Earphones Review
A review of the Yurbuds earphone cover and earbud adapters.
Gadgetology: 3D Scanning, Home Spying and...
This Gadgetology roundup is for the makers, spymasters and folks who, uh, run out of battery and lose their stuff. Hey, not everyone can be special.
What to Expect from Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth...
Ultimately, this headset’s biggest strength is being an all-around player.
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 Remove Motorola Droid 2 Back Cover,...
Unlocking the back of a Motorola Droid 2 to remove the cover.
Preview: Amazon’s 4th-Generation Kindle
A quick look at Amazon’s 4th-generation Kindle reader.
Coloud Brings 'The Boom' With Light Headphones
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Review: Apple iPad Delivers Solid Multimedia...
A review of the 16GB version of Apple's new iPad Wifi slate tablet.
Top 3 Sports MP3 Players
When you're jogging on the treadmill, you need a sports MP3 player which can take the licking and keep on ticking. You also want a sports MP3 player which offers features which can help you track your athletic prowess. It should also pump out plenty of tunes as well. Need some tips on the best sports mp3 players for the athletic set? Check out About's list.
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?
The Pros and Cons of the Rock-It Portable Speaker
A review of OrigAudio's Rock-It portable vibration speaker.
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.
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.
E-what? So What Exactly is EPUB?
E-what? Here's a quick explanation of the EPUB format and what it's all about.
Finding the Settings App or Menu on Android...
On the top right of the Honeycomb home screen, you’ll see the “Apps” icon. Go ahead, touch it. You know
Top Gaming Headsets with a Mic
Looking for a good pair of headsets to accompany your gaming fix? Then check out our list of gaming headsets with mics to help you with your decision.
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.
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.
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.
Preview: Apple’s Second-Generation iPad 2
A preview of Apple's second-generation iPad 2
Portable Juice: Picking a Portable USB Charger...
Need extra power in a pinch? Here are some tips to help you pick the right portable battery and USB charger to juice up your smartphones and other gadgets.
Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400: Same Performance,...
Review of the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400 gaming headset for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Let it Glow: PDP Afterglow Prismatic Wireless...
PDP’s Prismatic headset updates its original Afterglow design while maintaining solid audio quality, but setup for an HDMI connection remains tricky.
On The Surface: Microsoft Surface 2 vs. iPad...
Skimming the Surface: Sizing up Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet against the iPad Air and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
Review: Seidio Obex Combo Waterproof Samsung...
A review of the Seidio Obex Combo waterproof case with holster for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.
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.
Leef iBridge Expands iPhone, iPad Memory in a...
The Leef iBridge lets users easily move files to and from their iPhone or iPad via the Lightning port.
How to Delete Photos on Your Blackberry Playbook
Swiping downward from the top bezel of the BlackBerry PlayBook while a picture is highlighted will bring up a drop down menu.
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.
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: Samsung Galaxy S5
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Apple iPad Central
Links to iPad-related news, views, tutorials, photo galleries, and general information.
Zip It: ZipBuds Pro Mic Tangle-Resisitant...
Nice pants, er, earphones. ZipBuds uses a zipper cord design to prevent annoying earbud tangling.
Form Over Function? Samsung Changes Game With...
Samsung doubles down on design at expense of some staple features with its latest Galaxy flagship smartphones.
Skullcandy SLYR: Solid Gaming Headset on a Budget
Skullcandy SLYR delivers solid gaming headset on a budget if you don’t mind wires.
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.
Are Kindle E-Books Getting More Expensive?
An informal survey of Amazon bestsellers found Kindle e-books often priced higher than tradition paper versions. Amazon pricing questioned: why are Kindle versions of some bestsellers priced higher than the paper version?
The Portable Electronics and Gadget Gift Guide
A list of top gadget and gift recommendations for portable electronics.
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.
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.
Force Multiplier: SMS Audio Star Wars Second...
SMS Audio launches its second wave of Star Wars cans with its new Star Wars Second Edition line of headphones.
Review: SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2
A review of SanDisk's Memory Stick Micro M2
Phablet fight: iPhone 6 Plus vs. Nexus 6
It's the clash of the phone titans. Here's the tale of the tape between Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and Google's Nexus 6 smartphone.
Sandisk Connect Wireless Drive Adds Memory to...
Sandisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive gives mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets extra memory in a pinch.
Sandisk iXpand Ups Memory Options for iPhone,...
Sandisk’s iXpand portable storage device lets you play media from the device or manage storage on your iPhone or iPad.
Getting a Charge: Portable Charging and Battery...
Looking for a portable battery and charger to help extend the life of your portable gadgets on the go? Here's a sampling of storage batteries both big and small to help get you on the right track as well as a charging option for multiple devices.
Affordable Quad: Swann QuadForce Video Drone
Swann’s QuadForce features low-cost and durable entry-level quadcopter minus some bells and whistles.
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.
Review: The I-Dog Soft Speaker
A review of Hasbro's I-Dog Soft Speaker.
Perfect Gadget Gift Ideas for Men
A look at several gadget gift recommendations for humanity's other half (i.e. guys).
Review: Skullcandy PLYR 2 Wireless Gaming Headset
Skullcandy serves up a wireless gaming headset on a budget with PLYR 2.
Old Meets New: Pyle Vintage Vinyl Record Player...
The Pyle Vintage player lets you listen to vinyl records and stream tunes via Bluetooth.
Eye See You: Kodak Home Video Monitor CFH-V15...
Kodak’s CFH-V15 video monitor acts like your own little eye of Sauron at home minus the dark, emotional baggage.
Review: Four Door Media's Road Mice Wireless...
A review of the 800 dpi wireless Car Mouse.
All Wet: 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: M-Edge E-Luminator Book Light
Review of M-Edge e-Luminator reading light. Review of LED reading light for e-reader.
Sharp Move: Amazon’s Sharper Kindle...
Amazon freshens up its Kindle Paperwhite reader by improving its screen with a sharper 300ppi display while keeping the same $119 price tag.
Removing Kindle Cover Made Easy
How to remove the cover from a Kindle 3. Removing Kindle cover in 3 easy steps.
Preview: Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
A quick look at Amazon’s first tablet, the Kindle Fire.
Apple iPad Unboxing: Package Contents
What's in the box of Apple iPad packaging. Page 12.
Phabulous? LG G Flex Phablet Smartphone Review
LG literally tries to get ahead of the curve with the uniquely shaped G Flex.
Review: iHome iBT4 Rechargeable Bluetooth Boombox
Review of the iHome iBT4 rechargeable Bluetooth boombox.
Should You Upgrade to the Latest Kindle Fire...
How does Amazon's 2014 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 size up against its previous model and the iPad Air? Here’s a quick look.
Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad Review
A review of the Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad.
Next Big Thing Gets Edgy: Samsung Galaxy Note...
Samsung’s Note Edge features a curved screen edge that acts as a secondary display on the side.
Small Beats: Korg MicroKEY 25 MIDI Controller...
Looking for an extra-portable MIDI keyboard to take with you on the go? Here's a review of Korg microKEY25 MIDI controller.
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.
Review: PDP Official Battlefield 4 Controller
PDP tries to step up its game from its regular budget controllers with the official Battlefield 4 gamepad.

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