Portable Electronics: Most Popular Articles
Visual guide to taking a screenshot with the LG G Flex smartphone.
The USB workaround for the iPad comes in the form of Apple's $29 official iPad camera connection kit.
Tips and features to consider before buying a portable DVD player.
A step-by-step tutorial/lesson on how to rip or copy music/tunes from a CD by using Windows Media Player.
Setting Up Your iPad password. Portable Electronics.
Step-by-step instructions for updating the software of your Kindle Fire tablet
Backing up and restoring an iPad.
A list of recommended portable DVD players out on the market.
How to remove the Nook's back cover. Page 2.
How to turn on Wi-Fi while disabling 3G, 4G or phone calls on Android.
What to do when your app download freezes during an Android Market crash.
A review of the Swann Micro Lightning remote-controlled helicopter.
Push in the MicroSD memory card to unlock or lock it. Samsung Galaxy S Captivate. Page 6.
Removing the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant smartphone.
Old-school flash eschews convenience of modern flashes for solid yet affordable performance.
A list of top electronics devices for kids.
How to set up a new iPad without a computer.
Performance Designed Products’ Rock Candy Xbox 360 controller attempts to provide gamers with an affordable alternative.
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.
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.
How to take off the battery cover of the HTC Inspire.
A roundup of portable battery and charging options for electronic devices.
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 tutorial on how to sync your Gmail contacts to your iPhone.
A guide to everything you need to know about Amazon’s Kindle line.
A step-by-step guide on how to play PS4 games on the PS Vita.
A list of the top five portable devices to bring with you on a long plane flight.
An explanation on how E Ink works.
A review of the Sony DVP-FX930 portable DVD player.
A review of Coloud’s “The Boom” headphones with speakerphone and remote functionality for iOS devices and Android.
A review of the Yurbuds earphone cover and earbud adapters.
Tips Before Buying an eBook Reader
How to borrow a free e-book for your Kindle Fire tablet through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
A review of the Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro headphones.
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.
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.
A tutorial on how to open the SIM tray of the LG G Flex Android smartphone and positioning the SIM card.
A review of OrigAudio's Rock-It portable vibration speaker.
Links to iPad-related news, views, tutorials, photo galleries, and general information.
A review of the Toshiba SDP93S portable DVD player.
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 of the Philips PET7402 Portable DVD Player.
A roundup of popular slate tablet PC's in the market and new ones that are on the way.
Looking for a present for your older child or teen? Then check out our gadget picks for potential ideas.
Accessing the BlackBerry Torch SIM card.
Ultimately, this headset’s biggest strength is being an all-around player.
Rapoo 8900P combines a full-size wireless keyboard and ergonomic mouse in one package. We put it through the paces in our latest gadget review.
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.
Samsung tries to one-up Apple’s iPad 2 with its sleek, new Android Honeycomb tablet.
A quick look at Amazon’s 4th-generation Kindle reader.
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card Tutorial. Page 2.
Swiping downward from the top bezel of the BlackBerry PlayBook while a picture is highlighted will bring up a drop down menu.
Review of the Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player
A review of Performance Designed Products’ Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset.
A review of the iRig Keys portable keyboard for PC, Mac, and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
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.
A hub for ebook reader news, tips and information.
A look at the features of Apple's iPad tablet.
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.
Best eReaders? A roundup of the top popular eReaders on the market.
Rugged, compact Buckshot speaker from Outdoor Tech targets cyclists and outdoor lovers.
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.
Skullcandy SLYR delivers solid gaming headset on a budget if you don’t mind wires.
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.
How does the first serious iPad competitor stack up? Here’s a look at the Verizon version of Samsung’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab.
A quick look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet.
A look at iPad availability and pricing by model.
A review of GelaSkins protective skins for laptops, gaming devices and portable media players.
Remember when back-to-school shopping was all about pencils and notebooks? Not these days. Here are gadget ideas for students headed back to class.
A quick look at the. Portable Electronics.
Affordable doesn't have to mean terrible. A look at some budget gaming headset alternatives that still serve up pretty nice sound.
A look at several gadget gift recommendations for humanity's other half (i.e. guys).
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.
Water-resistant speaker fits plenty of extras in a small package, such as Bluetooth and the ability to charge portable devices.
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.
The Rapoo E6300 wireless Bluetooth keyboard packs a premium feel in a small package.
A guide to converting videos for portable devices such as the iPod, PSP and smartphones.
How to open the microSD tray of the HTC One M8 and access the memory card.
With its Ear Force i30, Turtle Beach attempts to leverage its gaming headset know-how to create a solid wireless headphone for daily use.
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 of the V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones
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.
Review of the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400 gaming headset for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
How to remove the back cover of a Verizon HTC Thunderbolt smartphone to access the battery, microSD and SIM card. Page 5.
Skimming the Surface: Sizing up Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet against the iPad Air and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
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.
Divoom’s Voombox ups the ante in the portable Bluetooth speaker space by offering solid audio in a rugged package.
Turtle Beach releases the successor to its PX21 headset for gamers on a budget.
Amazon updates its 7-inch tablet to go toe-to-toe with Apple iPad mini and Google Nexus 7.
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy.
Screenshots, screenshots, screenshots. Ever since I learned about the âPrint Screenâ function on Windows,
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.
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.
Unlocking the back of a Motorola Droid 2 to remove the cover.
Leef eschews going big and decides to go small with its Supra 3.0 thumb drive.
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy. Page 2.
A review of the 16GB version of Apple's new iPad Wifi slate tablet.
Touchy-feely vampire hunting strikes at the heart of iPhone and iPad gamers.
Review of the iHome iBT4 rechargeable Bluetooth boombox.
A look at the features of Amazon's new Kindle 3 lineup: the Kindle 3G and Kindle Wi-Fi.
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.
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.
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?
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.
A review of the Divoom Bluetune Solo rechargeable speaker with Bluetooth 2.1.
A review of the Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad.
RAVPower’s Luster portable charger features a compact design, LED flashlight and aluminum body in various colors. Here’s a look at how it performs.
A review of Apple’s second-generation iPad 2 tablet, including its pros and cons.
A review of the Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard.
A look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet.
7 tips to avoid auction fraud and scams when shopping online.
Barnes & Noble Nook Wi-Fi eBook reader review.
A review of the Divoom IFIT-1 rechargeable speaker.
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.
ECOXGEAR’s rugged ECOROX portable speaker is dunkable in water and can be clipped on bike handlebars.
A review of the 800 dpi wireless Car Mouse.
A Review of Arctic Cooling's Arctic Sound E361 headphones.
A review of Hasbro's I-Dog Soft Speaker.
Good grip makes Yurbuds Ironman Talk ideal for exercisers who listen to music on their smartphones.
Apple App Store Still Offering Kindle App, day after deadline to remove in-app purchase option. Amazon and Apple spat buts Kindle e-books on iPad in jeopardy. Kindle on iPad at risk because of Amazon's Shop in Kindle Store button. Apple and Amazon butt heads over Kindle app for iPad.
Adding and removing apps or app shortcuts from the LG G Flex home screen.
Skullcandy serves up a wireless gaming headset on a budget with PLYR 2.
PDP tries to step up its game from its regular budget controllers with the official Battlefield 4 gamepad.
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?
A preview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.
Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive doubles as a computer thumb drive and memory stick for Android phones.
College textbooks made more affordable thanks to Amazon's Kindle rental program. Kindle textbooks are now cheaper thanks to Amazon rental option. Rent Kindle books for school to save money. University textbooks cost much less when you rent the Kindle version from Amazon.
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.
A quick preview of Microsoft’s new Surface tablet.
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.
Prong PocketPlug comes with a built-in prong for easy charging via wall outlets.
Sandisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive gives mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets extra memory in a pinch.
Chop suey the undead through the ages in the sequel to the popular ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ game.
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.
From bass-thumping cans and wireless speakers to headsets that add immersion to your gaming experience, portable audio devices can help your world sound much better. Here’s a roundup of headphones, gaming headsets and portable speakers tested by About.com's Portable Electronic and Gadgets site.
Wicked Audio’s Evac crams tons of bass in old-school design.
A quick look at Amazon’s first tablet, the Kindle Fire.
A review of the Seidio Obex Combo waterproof case with holster for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.
A first look at the Coby Kyros MID7015 Android tablet.
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.
New Nook and Kobo e-readers followed by Amazon.com announcement of Kindle 3G With Special Offers. Amazon.com tries to steal spotlight from new Nook and Kobo e-readers with discounted Kindle 3G. Amazon extends Special Offers with ad-based Kindle 3G at $25 savings.
Amazon unveils 2012 Kindle lineup with Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Kindle Paperwhite.
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.
A review of Joby’s Gorillapod Focus and its Ballhead X attachment.
Jabra Revo melds wireless capability with plenty of features.
A review of SanDisk's Memory Stick Micro M2
BlueAnt’s Pump HD headphones feature an offbeat yet sticky design as well as waterproof capabilities.
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.
The Acoustibuds earphone adapter wraps around iPod-style earbuds for a better fit. That sounds great on paper but how does it perform in the real world?
A review of the Sansa Clip+ MP3 player.