Product Reviews


  1. Electronics
  2. Accessories
If it goes on your device or plugs into it, we have you covered with reviews of everything from cases to cables to docks to keyboards, and whatever other accessories you may need for your smartphone, computer, tablet, and more. Our team’s picks will help you personalize, protect, and be productive—this is the stuff you use every day, and we’ve found the best of it.
  • Six compact mechanical keyboards in an assortment of colors, one plugged in, and a couple of keyboard keys scattered nearby.

    The Best Compact Mechanical Keyboards

    by Kimber Streams

    A compact mechanical keyboard takes up less space on a desk than a regular one—but you might need to be prepared to give up some keys in return.

  • A few of our favorite mechanical keyboards, next to some extra keycaps, keycap pullers and some USB dongles.

    The Best Mechanical Keyboards

    by Kimber Streams

    If you spend a lot of time typing, a mechanical keyboard can be a great quality-of-life improvement. We have recommendations for just about every budget.

  • An orange surface holds a selection of bluetooth trackers that we tested to find the best bluetooth tracker.

    The Best Bluetooth Tracker

    by Nick Guy

    If you’re worried about losing your stuff, a Bluetooth-enabled tracker can help. We have recommendations for iPhone and Android users.

  • A dashboard car phone mount

    The Best Car Phone Mount

    by Thom Dunn and Nick Guy

    After researching hundreds of car phone mounts and testing more than 50 models on the road, we’ve made the iOttie iTap Magnetic 2 our top pick.

  • An iPhon shown charging vertically on the Belkin Boost Charge Wireless Qi charging stand.

  • Three phone mounts we tested to find the best wireless charging phone mounts for cars, with a smartphone and set of keys.

    The Best Wireless Charging Phone Mounts for Cars

    by Thom Dunn and Nick Guy

    A wireless charging mount lets you safely use a phone while driving and keep it juiced up along the way. iOttie’s Easy One Touch Wireless 2 remains the best.

  • Our top pick Qi power bank, the Kenu BingeBank, alongside our runner-up pick.

  • Seven of the surge protectors we tested, all different sizes and shapes, shown next to each other.

    The Best Surge Protector

    by Sarah Witman

    Tripp Lite’s 12-outlet TLP1208TELTV absorbs thousands of volts so they won’t fry your gear, and it helpfully lets you know when its protection wears out.

  • An array of the wireless HDMI transmitters and receivers that we tested to find the best.

    The Best Wireless HDMI Video Transmitter

    by Adrienne Maxwell

    If you want to send HDMI signals wirelessly instead of through cables, the Nyrius Aries Home+ performs reliably and has more features than the competition.

  • Our pick for best portable power strip and surge protector with USB charging.

  • Two of our keyboard picks, the MX Keys full-size and the Logitech k380 compact, which is paired with a standalone number pad.

    The Best Keyboards

    by Kimber Streams

    We’ve spent thousands of hours typing on keyboards of all kinds to help you find a comfortable, satisfying option that fits your needs and budget.

  • A laptop next to four usb-c chargers we tested to find the best usb-c laptop and tablet chargers.

    The Best USB-C Laptop and Tablet Chargers

    by Nick Guy

    The best replacement for your original charger is the Nekteck 60W USB-C GaN Charger. It’s cheaper and smaller but just as powerful and reliable.

  • All of our picks for best rechargeable battery charger, shown in a row with some batteries in and out of the chargers.

  • A selection of our picks for the best portable chargers and power banks for phones and tablets, together with cables.

  • An iPhone 12, with four of the best phone chargers surrounding it, including models from Anker, Aukey, and Spigen.

    The Best USB Phone Charger

    by Nick Guy

    No matter what kinds of USB-powered devices you own, we have picks to power them at their fastest charging speeds.

  • A collection of fast charging power sources and adapters, along with the devices they charge, laid out in an orderly fashion on top of a cream color surface.

    The Best Fast Chargers for Every Device

    by Nick Guy

    We’ve researched and tested the fastest chargers available and collected our recommendations of the best ones, no matter what device you need to charge.

  • The keyboards and number pads we tested to find the best bluetooth and wireless keyboards.

    The Best Bluetooth and Wireless Keyboards

    by Kimber Streams

    The best wireless keyboards are comfortable, reliable, and a joy to type on, whether you want a compact option like the Logitech K380 or something full size.

  • The five wireless mice we recommend, artfully arranged against a sage-green backdrop.

    The Best Wireless Mouse

    by Kimber Streams and Justin Krajeski

    If you’re looking for a convenient, comfortable, and long-lasting wireless mouse, the Logitech M720 Triathlon is the best choice, assuming you’re right-handed.

  • Our three picks for the best trackballs including two finger operated and one thumb-operated trackball.

    The Best Trackballs

    by Thorin Klosowski

    Trackballs aren’t for everyone, but the best models offer a comfortable and customizable alternative to traditional mice.

  • A variety of iPad keyboard cases with a stylus and a pair of glasses.

    The Best iPad Keyboard Cases

    by Roderick Scott and Nick Guy

    Apple’s 10th-gen iPads aren’t compatible with previous cases, so if you’re upgrading, you need a new accessory.

  • A few of our picks for best lightning cables for iPhones and iPads.

    The Best Lightning Cable for iPhone and iPad

    by Sarah Witman

    The best Lightning cable isn’t made by Apple. We tested dozens of options to find the best cable for charging an iPhone, iPad, AirPods, and Mac accessories.

  • Our pick for best iPad Pro keyboard, the Zagg Pro Keys, shown attached to an iPad next to the also great Logitech Combo Touch.

    The Best iPad Pro Keyboard Cases

    by Nick Guy

    With the right keyboard, your iPad can be a workable laptop replacement, and we’ve picked some great options built into a protective case.

  • Two Anker USB hubs plugged into a Mac laptop.

    Accessories for Your USB-C Laptop

    by Haley Perry

    We’ve tested the best cables, hubs, and dongles to help you connect your all your peripherals to your new laptop, even if it has only USB-C ports.

  • An assortment of iPhone 14 cases in several colors, including: orange, navy blue, red, transparent, tropical floral, and more.

  • 2 smartphones mounted on tripods; the tripod on the left standing rigidly and the one on the right showing more flexibility.

    The Best Tripod for iPhones and Other Smartphones

    by Arriana Vasquez, Erin Roberts, and Signe Brewster

    Joby’s GorillaPod 1K Kit and the Square Jellyfish Metal Spring Tripod Mount are the best choices to steady your smartphone when shooting photos and video.

  • Our top three picks after rounds testing to find the best gimbal for Androids and iPhones.

    The Best Android and iPhone Gimbal

    by Signe Brewster

    If you want smooth smartphone video, we think the DJI OM5 is the best gimbal. But if you want finer-tuned control, the Zhiyun Smooth 5 could be a better choice.

  • A an iPhone shown surrounded by screen protectors and their installation materials.

    The Best iPhone Screen Protectors

    by Nick Guy

    After testing dozens of brands’ protectors over the past five years, we’ve found the two best screen protectors for your iPhone.

  • A selection of various apple watch bands of different colors and types, and an apple watch in the middle with a gray band.

    Apple Watch Bands We Like

    by Haley Perry and Nick Guy

    The cheapest Apple Watch bands are uncomfortable and poorly made. We found great bands that look better, last longer, and don’t cost too much more.

  • A white anker wall charger, connected by a charging cable to a smartphone, next to another untethered charger.

  • A photo of four different USB hubs, sitting on a peach colored table.

    The Best USB Hubs

    by Nick Guy

    USB hubs offer the best way to add more functionality to a PC or notebook without many ports, and we have recommendations for almost every situation.

  • A computer monitor next to one of the monitor arms that we tested to find the best monitor arm.

    The Best Monitor Arms

    by Melanie Pinola

    We tested 10 monitor arms ranging in price from $50 to $335, and we recommend the Fully Jarvis for its great adjustability, smooth movements, and long warranty.

  • A group of some of our picks arranged on a wooden table.

    The Best Travel Plug Adapter

    by Geoffrey Morrison

    We tested more than a dozen travel plug adapters to find the best to bring on a trip overseas. Nothing can cover you everywhere, but here are four good options.

  • A person wearing a purse with their phone, that has a customized Jack Nicholson cover, sticking out of its pocket.

  • Our two picks for best power banks for laptops with USB-C, together with charging cords and a laptop.

    The Best Power Banks for Laptops With USB-C

    by Sarah Witman

    The ZMI PowerPack 20000 is our favorite power bank for charging modern laptops at top speed while on the go—no need to hunt for a power outlet.

  • Our two picks for best universal remote.

    The Best Universal Remote Control

    by Adrienne Maxwell

    The SofaBaton U1 has a good physical design and lots of features for the price. Though it has flaws, it’s the best remote we’ve found in a dying category.


Read More Computer Accessories & Peripherals Product Reviews

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button