Stories by Eric Butterfield

iPod Nano

Like the first iteration of the iPod Nano, the 4GB second-generation Nano (US$199 as of January 9) is small. It weighs 1.4 ounces and measures roughly a quarter-inch thick--thin and light enough to be barely noticeable sitting in your shirt pocket. I...

iPod Nano

The second-generation Nano delivers top-notch audio, and has a brighter screen than its predecessor.

Samsung K5 digital audio player

Wrapped in an attractive black case, the Samsung K5 is a flash-based digital audio player has a unique design that integrates slide-out speakers. I tried out a shipping version of the US$210 (street) 2GB model; Samsung also offers a 4GB model for US$...

Logitech's Wireless DJ System falls short

Here's a device -- the US$250 Logitech Wireless DJ System that promises an easy way to play the tunes stored on your PC through your stereo speakers, with no wireless network required. I looked at a shipping version of the product, and while I apprec...

Pantone Huey Monitor Calibration Tool

If you've ever fought to get the photos you print at home to look like the images you've been adjusting on screen, an incorrectly calibrated monitor was likely at the heart of your problem. Enter the Pantone Huey, an inexpensive monitor calibration t...

Microsoft clarifies Windows XP support plans

Microsoft yesterday confirmed that it will continue to provide mainstream support for all flavours of Windows XP, including Home and Professional editions, for two years after the release of Windows Vista.

Your next camera could see in the dark

If the demonstration I saw at CES is to be believed, digital cameras could soon be equipped with a chip that can capture a detailed image in very low light without the help of a flash.

Software simplifies becoming a rock star

Want to be a rock star? It's never been more affordable to pursue the only valid excuse to trash a hotel room. Cheap software makes it easy to record CD-quality audio to the PC in your bedroom -- or to a notebook in the back seat of a taxi, for that ...

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

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Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

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HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

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Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

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