Accessories Reviews
Accessories reviews balance between a spectrum of products from computer cases to video surveillance cameras and even to accessories that enable users to squeeze more storage into smaller footprints. Accessories reviews form a large catch-all to compile all of the tech extras that users require, but that don't quite fit into our other categories of SSDs, HDDs, SOHO NAS and the like.
by Ben Stafford

Lexar Echo ZE Backup Drive Review

The Lexar Echo ZE backup drive is a miniature thumb drive meant to be a "plug-and-stay" backup solution - it stays in your USB drive and backs up files while you work (or play).  Available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB models, the Echo ZE comes with Lexar Echo backup software that provides encryption of backed up data and ongoing backups to store changes to files as you make them.

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by Brian Beeler

Icy Dock SATA 2.5" Rack For 3.5" Drive Bay Review

The Icy Dock MB991IK-B is a tray load rack that supports 2.5" drives and fits in a standard 3.5" drive bay. The principle is pretty simple, to give users an easy way to swap out 2.5" drives in a convenient tray system, rather than having to open up the PC case to trade them out. 

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by Brian Beeler

Connectland USB 3.0 2.5" SATA Enclosure Review

As computer systems slowly make their way to USB 3.0, accessories are being released to take advantage of the new speed gains. Of course external enclosures are included in the push, Brando recently sent us the ultra-slim Connectland USB 3.0 2.5" SATA enclosure. If you need a simple enclosure that looks great and is barely larger than the drive it holds, this one might be for you.

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by Brian Beeler

Samsung SE-S084D External DVD Drive Review

In mid-June Samsung released a rainbow array of ultra-thin external DVD drives. The drives come in seven colors and due to their minimalist take and sleek lines, the family picked up an iF Product Design Award. Designed for notebook and netbook users without an embedded optical drive, the Samsung SE-S084D promises to solve a lot of problems by being portable and able to handle most and DVD/CD reading or burning needs.

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by Thomas Sullivan

Aleratec HDD Copy Cruiser Mini Review

When upgrading your personal computer most items require very little work if you are just swapping out a single component. Swapping in a new processor or video card can take minutes and the gains are seen as soon as you turn the computer back on. Hard drive upgrades on the other hand require much more work, especially if you plan on upgrading the boot drive in your system. 

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