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Speakers, Keyboards & Mice
Computer Speakers, Keyboards, and Mice: Where to begin
PCs are still the preferred choice of many computer users today. Even with the advent of other devices, such as laptops, mobile devices and smartphones, they remain relevant and useful. In most cases they are cheaper, have larger storage capacities and many other advantages over the devices mentioned above. In keeping up with the technological advances in computing, hardware such as computer speakers, keyboards and mice have not been left behind. Here is a look at some of the latest and best options one has when buying such computer products.
When it comes to speakers, it's all about sound quality, and nothing else. Other criteria may include style, size, make (owing to the reputation they have), or price. So to make an informed decision, we are going to advice you on what to look for, using each criteria.
Style: This is basically the visual appeal of a speaker. Even if it may seem nothing to go by, you surely need something that pleases the eye. It may have something to do with the color or shape, but all-in-all it must be appealing.
Size: Here the consideration is on the space you have on your desk to accommodate the speakers.
Make: There are reputable companies that have come up with quality products for years. Here you might have to rely on reviews, but the best way is to read through the features yourself.
Sound: Above all these, the sound output should be good. This can be determined by the Wattage rating, the number of speakers in the package, the ability to connect with other speakers or devices, and so on.
Price: This comes almost last, basically because of the budget you may have.
You may say that a keyboard is just a keyboard, but there are slight differences that would make you choose one over another.
Connection: Here we are simply saying if its connection is wireless or not.
Illuminating keys: When you work in the dark, you can still see the keys as you type.
Other minor features may include quieter keys, spill resistance, adjustable tilt legs and so on.
An offer with a keyboard and mouse combo would sound better, if you are a stickler for matching items like me, but let us look at some features in mice.
Here is where the whole idea of "click" matters. You surely need a mouse that would make this obvious action quicker and easier to navigate around the window. Here you may look for things like:
Wireless Connectivity: This is by far the most important capability in today's mice technology; the ability to connect to the screen, usually via USB port. Although there is a difference in price, it gives you more freedom.
Other features like the scroll wheel, the illuminating light, and the ease of clicking, power management and others can be used in making a choice.
Ultimately, it is the experience you get when using these products that matters. Just know that the features and capabilities count a lot, so make a wise choice. The warranty period, normally around two to three years, also matters a lot on these products.