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Linksys WUSBF54G

Linksys’ inelegantly named WUSBF54G is not just an 802.11b/g network adapter, it’s also a handy Wi-Fi finder. It’s just the ticket for frequent travelers, especially those with laptops predating 802.11g.

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Hitachi Notebook Upgrade Kit

Every notebook user has confronted capacity issues at some point: The dinky 20GB or 40GB drive that seemed big enough when you bought your laptop fills up, and you need more storage. You could buy an external USB/FireWire drive, but then you’d have to lug it around with you. Or you could upgrade the internal hard drive in your notebook, but what would you do with the old drive?

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WD Raptor X

Like a real-life raptor chasing down a tasty treat, the Western Digital Raptor blazes through benchmark records.

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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

Finding the perfect keyboard can be tricky, especially if you prefer the split “ergo” design to the traditional style—as the options for the former have become increasingly limited in recent years. Fortunately, we’ve long been able to count on Microsoft’s Natural Keyboard Pro, finding its combination of split design, traditional key layout, and integrated USB 1.0 ports superior to all others. Now it seems Microsoft’s Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 could finally replace the aged Natural Pro as our split-keyboard of choice.

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Konica Minolta Dimage X1

The X1 makes it clear that Konica is well aware of our penchant to gravitate toward, hold, and purchase shiny objects. However, unless you care little about performance and getting the highest-quality images possible for your dollar, there are better options available.

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M-Audio StudioPro 3

A lack of low frequency fortitude puts M-Audio's new 2.1 system in a 'sub' par category.

Sytrin Nextherm ICS 8200 ML

The only thing missing from the refrigerated case from Nextherm is a chilled six-pack.

Acoustic Research Digital Media Bridge

This small, smart media bridge lets you connect your video and audio components in one machine.

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Nikon D50

Nikon’s D50, the company’s latest foray into the sub-$1,000 digital-SLR category, outstrips most other budget bodies in its class and kicks much point-and-shoot ass.

Much of that capability comes from the D50’s lineage. The body feels and functions like a detuned D70, which was itself a breakthrough product. The D50 sports the same imaging sensor as the more expensive D70, and delivers terrific bang for the buck.

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