Our Favorite Windows Peripherals for Desktop PCs

Our Favorite Windows Peripherals for Desktop PCs

Range Govindan
Mar 11, 2011

It's true that we do enjoy our MacBooks, but that doesn't mean that we don't love and use our PCs. In fact, there are a few of us here at Unplggd who use PCs daily for our work. Desktop PCs have the added advantage of being customizable and upgradeable, without too much of a fuss. Here are our favorite Windows peripherals that we just can't live without.

1. Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Speaker Unlike your usual desktop speakers, these are actually true hi-fi speakers. Hi-fi comes at a price: they sell for $500 but they look as amazing as they sound. With more people using their computers as their boomboxes, investing in a cool pair of speakers is much needed.

2. Data Robotics Drobo Anyone who needs secure backups of their data or simply needs a lot of storage should look into getting a Drobo. They can accommodate 4 and more hard drives in an array, which can be configured as RAID, allowing you to safeguard your data even if one of your hard drives fail. Prices start at $340 and go up without any hard drives. They can even be NAS drive on your WiFi home network. This means that they will connect wirelessly to your home network, allowing anyone in your family to access them via your WiFi network.

3. LaCie Minimus External Hard Drive These minimal hard drives come in 1TB or 2TB enclosures and you will barely notice them on your desk. A few of them can be stacked to provide with extra storage space. Prices start out at $84 and to up to $135 for 2TB.

4. Logitech Performance MX Mouse All of our PCs have used Logitech mice, and we have to say that they work well. In fact, they will work for years before they stop functioning, and that is mostly because of frequent drops! This mouse costs $76.

5. Logitech diNovo Edge Keyboard While this keyboard isn't as minimal as some of the others around, it definitely works well. Instead of using batteries, it can be recharged on its stand. This keyboard costs $156.

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