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Five Best USB Hubs

You know the feeling: you look for somewhere to plug in a phone, a portable hard drive or some other peripheral, and discover you’re completely out of USB ports. When that happens, it’s time to buy a hub — but some hubs are definitely better than others. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.


How To Choose The Best Mechanical Keyboard

Mechanical keyboards — keyboards with full, individual switches under every key — have exploded in popularity recently, although the technology inside is as old as the keyboard itself. There’s really no substitute for that solid, clicking sensation under your fingers as you type, and the satisfying sound each key makes when you press it. However, choosing the best mechanical keyboard can be tricky, since there are dozens of models sporting different switch types, and more popping up every day. Here’s how to tell them all apart and pick the right one for you.


The Best Streaming Music Services You Aren't Using

Streaming music apps and discovery services are a dime a dozen, but even the best ones have a hard time competing with the names everyone already knows. Even so, getting out of your comfort zone a little bit and trying a new service will only reward you with lots of great new music. Here are a few services we love that we think you’ll love too.


Under The Hood: Five Best Small Form Factor PC Cases

If you’re building a home theatre PC (HTPC) or you simply don’t want your rig to take up lots of space, you need a smaller PC case. Something that fits the important stuff, but doesn’t waste a lot of space on expansion bays or components you won’t use. This week we’re going to take a look at five of the best for the job.


Under The Hood: The Five Best DVD Ripping Tools

If you want to take your movies with you on the road or ditch your physical discs to save space, you’ll need to rip them first. Thankfully, there are plenty of great utilities designed to make the process easy and give you files that are playable on any device you choose. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.


Under The Hood: Five Best Computer Monitors

Upgrading your computer’s hardware isn’t the only way to get that new machine experience. A new monitor can go a long way towards making your computer more fun to use and more functional. Here are five of the best to choose from, based on reader nominations.


Under The Hood: The Best PCs You Can Build For $700 And $1400

Want the challenge and fun of building your own computer? Use our suggested list of components to put together a machine for $700 or $1400.


Under The Hood: Five Best Desktop Computer Cases

If you’re building a new system, one of the first choices you have to make is the case you plan to use to house all of your components. There are a lot of things to consider: bang for your buck, overall size, expansion bays, ease of installation, cooling and airflow. This week, we’re looking at five of the best desktop computer cases, based on your nominations.


The Best Desktop Mice

Picking the best mouse is a personal decision, but there are some stand-out models that are more likely than others to be recommended. This week we’re taking a look at five of the best desktop mice.


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The Five Best Android Launchers

Whether you’re tired of your stock home screen or just want to try something new, there’s bound to be an Android launcher that’s just right for you. This week we’re going to check out our top five Android launchers for customisation, speed, design and features.