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Michael manages PCWorld's hardware product reviews and contributes to TechHive's coverage of home-control systems and sound bars.

Sound Blaster X7

Sound Blaster X7 preview: Creative Labs aims to make PC audio interesting again

The sound card pioneer launches a whole new family of USB audio devices and headphone amps at IFA.

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Netgear Nighthawk X6

Netgear's Nighthawk X6 router packs 6 antennas, 3 Wi-Fi radios, and 802.11ac

Asus was first to announce, but it looks like Netgear will be first to market.

PowerCube Extended USB

PowerCube Extended USB review: Quirky and efficient, but no surge protection

My search for the perfect power strip continues.

Coalesse Free Stand

Coalesse Free Stand review: The perfect desk for the work-at-home stiff

This impeccably designed work surface helps you get the job done in the most casual spaces.

D-Link DIR510L travel router

D-Link DIR-510L travel router review: Feature packed, but not the fastest

Best-of-breed features, with a price tag to match

Travel Routers

Review: 6 new travel routers that can deploy a secure Wi-Fi network almost anywhere

We've evaluated a half-dozen models and will help you find the one that's right for your needs.

Netgear Trek travel router

Netgear Trek PR2000 travel router review: Fast and very inexpensive

It’s a couple features short, but it has a great price-to-performance ratio.

TP-Link TL-WR710N travel router

TP-Link TL-WR710N travel router review: Featurific, but lacking in performance

This compact travel router is versatile enough; it’s just not fast enough.

TP-Link TL-MR3040 travel router

TP-Link TL-MR3040 travel router review: It packs light

When inches and ounces matter, this is the travel router to buy.

Asus WL-330NUL travel router

Asus WL-330NUL travel router review: The world’s tiniest, temporarily insecure router

It’s remarkably small, but that’s its only claim to fame.

Trendnet TEW-714tru travel router

Trendnet TEW-714TRU travel router review: This device has one great feature

World travelers will appreciate this router’s interchangeable power tips.

Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router

Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router review: Faster than anything we’ve tested

Don’t let the retro design fool you: This puppy’s a speed demon.

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Linksys WRT1900AC

Linksys announces the audacious-looking WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi router

Industrial design recalls that of iconic WRT54G, first introduced in 2002.

tripplite usb rev gallery

You don’t have to wait to buy USB cables that fit both ways

Tripp Lite already manufacturers reversible USB cables, but they're not inexpensive and they're available only as USB 2.0.

WD My Cloud EX4 review: Four-bay NAS wins on features, not speed

The design brings the security of RAID plus features that are good enough for business, at a price that's low enough for consumers.