Portable Electronics: Most Popular Articles
Visual guide to taking a screenshot with the LG G Flex smartphone.
As with many electronic devices that sport an operating system, there might come a time when your apps
A step-by-step tutorial/lesson on how to rip or copy music/tunes from a CD by using Windows Media Player.
Tips and features to consider before buying a portable DVD player.
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.
Setting Up Your iPad password. Portable Electronics.
How to turn on Wi-Fi while disabling 3G, 4G or phone calls on Android.
Replacing the battery of a Barnes & Noble Nook
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.
What to do when your app download freezes during an Android Market crash.
Removing the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant smartphone.
Performance Designed Products’ Rock Candy Xbox 360 controller attempts to provide gamers with an affordable alternative.
Push in the MicroSD memory card to unlock or lock it. Samsung Galaxy S Captivate. Page 6.
A list of top electronics devices for kids.
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.
A tutorial on how to sync your Gmail contacts to your iPhone.
How to set up a new iPad without a computer.
A roundup of portable battery and charging options for electronic devices.
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.
A list of the top five portable devices to bring with you on a long plane flight.
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.
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 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.
An explanation on how E Ink works.
A review of Coloud’s “The Boom” headphones with speakerphone and remote functionality for iOS devices and Android.
Tips Before Buying an eBook Reader
A guide to everything you need to know about Amazon’s Kindle line.
A review of the Yurbuds earphone cover and earbud adapters.
A review of the Sony DVP-FX930 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.
How to take off the battery cover of the HTC Inspire.
A review of the V-Moda Remix Remote with with built-in microphone
A quick look at Amazon’s 4th-generation Kindle reader.
A tutorial on how to open the SIM tray of the LG G Flex Android smartphone and positioning the SIM card.
Looking for a present for your older child or teen? Then check out our gadget picks for potential ideas.
A review of OrigAudio's Rock-It portable vibration speaker.
A look at iPad availability and pricing by model.
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 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.
A roundup of popular slate tablet PC's in the market and new ones that are on the way.
Best eReaders? A roundup of the top popular eReaders on the market.
Links to iPad-related news, views, tutorials, photo galleries, and general information.
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.
Turtle Beach releases the successor to its PX21 headset for gamers on a budget.
Samsung tries to one-up Apple’s iPad 2 with its sleek, new Android Honeycomb tablet.
A review of the Toshiba SDP93S portable DVD player.
A review of Performance Designed Products’ Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset.
Swiping downward from the top bezel of the BlackBerry PlayBook while a picture is highlighted will bring up a drop down menu.
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.
A look at the features of Apple's iPad tablet.
Review of the Philips PET7402 Portable DVD Player.
With the back cover of the Samsung Galaxy S5 removed, you can access the battery, SIM and microSD card.
A quick look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet.
Changing the batteries of the Ouya controller. Page 2.
Ultimately, this headset’s biggest strength is being an all-around player.
How does the first serious iPad competitor stack up? Here’s a look at the Verizon version of Samsung’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab.
Accessing the BlackBerry Torch SIM card.
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card Tutorial. Page 2.
Features and technical specs of Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet
How to open the microSD tray of the HTC One M8 and access the memory card.
A review of the iRig Keys portable keyboard for PC, Mac, and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive doubles as a computer thumb drive and memory stick for Android phones.
Review of the iHome iBT4 rechargeable Bluetooth boombox.
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.
A step-by-step guide on how to play PS4 games on the PS Vita.
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.
Skullcandy SLYR delivers solid gaming headset on a budget if you don’t mind wires.
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.
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.
Barnes & Noble Nook Wi-Fi eBook reader review.
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.
BlueAnt’s Pump HD headphones feature an offbeat yet sticky design as well as waterproof capabilities.
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.
A quick look at the. Portable Electronics.
A look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet.
Rugged, compact Buckshot speaker from Outdoor Tech targets cyclists and outdoor lovers.
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.
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.
A review of GelaSkins protective skins for laptops, gaming devices and portable media players.
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 of the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400 gaming headset for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy.
Headphone fit is a bit finicky but Kinivo BTE40 receiver a nice audio option.
Screenshots, screenshots, screenshots. Ever since I learned about the âPrint Screenâ function on Windows,
PDP tries to step up its game from its regular budget controllers with the official Battlefield 4 gamepad.
A guide to converting videos for portable devices such as the iPod, PSP and smartphones.
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.
A look at the features of Amazon's new Kindle 3 lineup: the Kindle 3G and Kindle Wi-Fi.
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.
ECOXGEAR’s rugged ECOROX portable speaker is dunkable in water and can be clipped on bike handlebars.
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.
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 quick look at Amazon’s first tablet, the Kindle Fire.
The Seidio Combo case for Samsung's Galaxy S3, S4 and S5 provide easy installation and drop protection without the chunk.
PDP’s Prismatic headset updates its original Afterglow design while maintaining solid audio quality, but setup for an HDMI connection remains tricky.
Grovemade iPhone dock melds steel and wood for a clean, modern look.
Good grip makes Yurbuds Ironman Talk ideal for exercisers who listen to music on their smartphones.
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.
PDP’s EA Sports Football Club official controller is solid for a third-party device though a tad pricey for a wired gamepad.
Skullcandy serves up a wireless gaming headset on a budget with PLYR 2.
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy. Page 2.
How to remove the back cover of a Verizon HTC Thunderbolt smartphone to access the battery, microSD and SIM card. Page 5.
A review of the 16GB version of Apple's new iPad Wifi slate tablet.
Unlocking the back of a Motorola Droid 2 to remove the cover.
A review of the Seidio Obex Combo waterproof case with holster for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.
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.
Skimming the Surface: Sizing up Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet against the iPad Air and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
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.
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.
Review of the Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player
Leef eschews going big and decides to go small with its Supra 3.0 thumb drive.
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?
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.
Affordable doesn't have to mean terrible. A look at some budget gaming headset alternatives that still serve up pretty nice sound.
Jason Hidalgo reviews the Hitcase Pro waterproof iPhone case by donning his swim shorts and heading to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels waterpark.
Nyko’s PlayStation 4 Charge Base adds convenience to charging your DualShock 4 controller.
A review of Hasbro's I-Dog Soft Speaker.
A review of SanDisk's Memory Stick Micro M2
Rokform brings its modular mounting system to the Samsung Galaxy S4.
What's in the box of Apple iPad packaging. Page 12.
A review of Apple’s second-generation iPad 2 tablet, including its pros and cons.
Amazon updates its 7-inch tablet to go toe-to-toe with Apple iPad mini and Google Nexus 7.
A hub for ebook reader news, tips and information.
Sandisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive gives mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets extra memory in a pinch.
50 Cent’s latest SMS Street boutique cans feature active noise cancelling, balanced sound.
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.
Chop suey the undead through the ages in the sequel to the popular ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ game.
A preview of Apple's second-generation iPad 2
To set up your BlackBerry PlayBook's Wi-Fi connection, access your Settings menu.
Front view of Apple iPad after unboxing. Page 13.
A review of the Divoom Bluetune Solo rechargeable speaker with Bluetooth 2.1.
A quick look the features and specs of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
Gadget-related suggestions for guys looking for gift ideas for girls.
A review of the Divoom IFIT-1 rechargeable speaker.
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A review of the 800 dpi wireless Car Mouse.
A first look at the Coby Kyros MID7015 Android tablet.
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.
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.
A review of the Auris Bluetooth 4.0 receiver.
Does having a gaming headset sound good to you? From Turtle Beach and Astro to ROCCAT and PDP, here are options for consoles and PC at any budget.
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 Apple iPod family spans across a variety of different types of MP3 players. The Apple iPod, iPod shuffle and iPod nano offer up different functions like random song playback, playlists, MP3 and AAC music support and more. Each iPod is geared towards a different type of person. Is the iPod, iPod shuffle or iPod nano best for you? Read this iPod help article and introduction to decide.
A review of the In Scene Disney Princess Flix Video Camera.
A review of Joby’s Gorillapod Focus and its Ballhead X attachment.