Logitech's line of Pure-Fi iPod speaker docks has swelled to seven, so you could be forgiven for mixing them up. The latest entry--the Pure-Fi Anytime--is basically a cheaper entry-level version of the Pure-Fi Dream.
Razer's new Lycosa gaming keyboard has several unique features. The rubber coating on the keys provides a soft, comfortable touch. You can switch between three backlight configurations via a touch-sensitive control pad. You can even use Razer's software to program each of the Lycosa's keys to work as a separate macro, either individually or in combination with one another.
The Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 is nearly identical to the QuickCam Pro for Notebooks Webcam, except for the fact that it's a better fit for laptops. This $99 desktop Webcam is larger than its laptop sibling, but its flexible, two-hinged stand works equally well resting directly on your desk or atop your desktop's LCD or your laptop's screen.
MICROSOFT'S WIRELESS LASER DESKTOP 6000 features an ergonomic curved layout, which took some getting used to but did eventually make typing easier. The bundled mouse boasts an addictive InstantViewer function that let me see all the open windows on my desktop at once by clicking the scroll wheel. MSRP: $104.95
The Microsoft LifeCam NX-3000 is an inexpensive, basic Webcam for laptops that delivers acceptable video quality and little else. The bundled LifeCam software is third-rate -- we prefer the apps that Creative and Logitech bundle with their Webcams -- although the design mirrors the Creative Live Cam Notebook Ultra, which we like.
In designing its new Sidewinder Gaming Mouse, we imagine Microsoft's product designers going over the features of the Logitech G5 and the Razer DeathAdder and asking "what else can we cram in there?" For a suggested price of $80, the Sidewinder delivers all of the complexity hardcore gamers demand in their mice, plus it goes a few steps farther.
Last year, we liked the Logitech VX Revolution Cordless Laser Mouse so much that we gave it an Editors' Choice award. Now the company's follow-up to that device, the smaller VX Nano, has likewise earned our affections and the Editors' Choice designation.
Logitech has been gradually going more upscale with its PC-programmable Harmony remotes, so it's no great surprise that it's finally entered high-end territory with a touch screen, tablet-style model, the Harmony 1000.
Some alluring alternative keyboard designs are hitting the market nowadays. I put five new models through their paces at Blue-Sky Solutions, my graphics firm in Brick, N.J.By Matthew Terranova, FSB Magazine
­ According to the taxi drivers, this is the busiest Consumer Electronics Show in years, with more than 30,000 visitors dashing around town to see the latest gizmos and gadgets from an increasingly global and vibrant industry.
The next time you find yourself sitting in a dim conference room staring at a PowerPoint presentation, forget the message about market share and focus instead on that crystal-clear, 10-foot-tall pie chart.