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You don't have to spend a lot to get great headphones. We tested six full-size models that each cost less than $100 (one of them significantly less), and we came away impressed by what you can get.
Thunderbolt docks let you connect all kinds of different devices to your MacBook's Thunderbolt port(s) with a minimum of cable mess. But which dock is the best? We tested a bunch of them, and here is our favorite.
Adam's F5 is a powered, near-field monitor small enough for a medium-sized desk. When properly positioned, you'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding speaker for the price.
Tom Bihn’s Synapse 19 is a superbly versatile backpack, as long as you travel light. The company's new Synapse 25 sheds that limitation, accommodating a laptop, an iPad, and much more in a comfortable, multipurpose package.
Bluetooth is seemingly everywhere, but until recently, getting a good set of wireless headphones meant spending a bunch. We take a look at six Bluetooth headphones for those on a budget.
The speakers and headphones you've spent hard-earned money on don't sound as good as they could, because your computer's audio hardware is likely mediocre. These compact accessories are easy audio upgrades.
Booq Mamba Courier messenger looks great! But as far as usability goes...we have notes.
Designed for Apple iMacs or Apple displays, this kit lets you sit or stand at your desk, but it comes with a case of the jiggles.
Logitech's Ultrathin Touch Mouse T631 sacrifices some ergonomics for portability, but the result is an impressively travel-friendly mouse that gives you much of the Multi-Touch functionality of a trackpad.
This is the Fort Knox of backpacks. Because it's impossible to break into, not because it's full of gold bars.
This convenient keyboard connects to up to four devices (three via Bluetooth, one over USB) simultaneously, letting you easily switch between them, though its keys are a step down from Apple's.
First Jawbone made the original Jambox. Then the company made the device bigger. So it was only logical for Jawbone to then make it smaller. But is the Mini Jambox half the speaker or twice the performer?
Cambridge Audio's Minx Air 100 and Minx Air 200 speaker systems both include AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity. One's more portable and a little more affordable, but the other's a sonic beast.
Your ears deserve better than the cheap cans you've been using all these years. Luckily, $300 or so can buy world-class quality.
Wacom's smallest and most-affordable Cintiq has many charms going for it—but it's held back by its lack of Multi-Touch capability.