From picky programmers who custom-build their PCs to those looking to streamline their computer setup, your computer is only as good as the peripherals that power it. What good is a beefed-up hard drive if you’re still using the same clunky mouse from the last decade? Upgrading your PC peripherals such as your mouse, keyboard and speakers not only enhances your comfort and computer capability, but increases productivity as well. Learn how to make the most of your computer accessories.
Power At Your Fingertips
When it comes to technology trends, the two main driving forces are convenience and customization. Wireless continues to lead the way as more and more people are cutting the cord and embracing Bluetooth and RF technology. According to the research firm IHS, 623 million PCs, laptops and tablets will ship in 2014 with the majority supporting Bluetooth.
Bluetooth-enabled mice like the Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630will pair with many computers on their own and won’t take up your precious USB ports or tangle up your desktop. Whether you’re looking to avoid wrist strain or you’re just sick of scrolling, this wireless mouse offers precision in a pocket size. From image editing to gaming, it responds to even the slightest movements, and the touch surface responds to nine different Windows®8 touch gestures. And with a 10-day battery life, it’s perfect for working in or out of the office.
Make Your Keys Count
If you’re really strapped for space, or prefer the functionality of a touchpad, the Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 allows you to work in your most comfortable position without being tethered to a wired setup. When hammering away on your keyboard all hours of the day, it’s important to find one that suits your specific needs. Ergonomic design, key feel and functionality all are important factors to consider.
Along with its ultra-slim, space-saving design, the TK820 keyboard features responsive, concave keys that are contoured to fit your fingertips. Shortcuts and function keys can also save you time and sanity. You can customize the settings of the keyboard and touchpad to launch apps, control settings and use 13 unique Windows 8 gestures on the keyboard’s integrated touchpad. Simply plug in the tiny Unifying receiver and start typing and swiping.
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