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HGST Touro Mobile Pro 500GB USB 3.0

Price: $89.99

It’s sleek, it’s sexy and it hold all your most personal information. No, it’s not your little black book (though it does come in black): it’s the Touro Pro is a dual-purpose external hard drive. It can physically store up-to 500 Gb and includes 3 Gb free cloud-based internet storage (upgradeable to 25 Gb with a paid subscription). The Touro is USB 3.0 compatible and can transfer to and from your internal drives at up-to 5 Gb/s. All necessary software for cloud storage and physical back-up comes pre-installed.

Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam

Price: $74.99

Host video conferences or Skype in glorious 1080p! You’d better make sure your shirt is clean and your hair is styled, because the monitor-mountable sees all… well, all within its 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. If you’re rather transfer your HD videos faster, the HD Pro easily formats its recordings into H.264 compression for smoother buffering, smaller file sizes and with less strain on your processor. Even if you don’t look your best, Logitech’s RightLight 2 will auto-correct lighting and auto-focusing features will keep you sharp in the frame.

Logitech 963290-0403 Extreme 3D Pro USB Joystick

Price: $25.99

If you love flight sims, or want to try one out, don’t even think about installing Microsoft Flight Simulator or Il-2 Sturmovik without a decent joystick. The Logitech 3D Pro is USB 2.0 compatible, features 12 configurable buttons, a rubberized, multi-setting hat-switch, twist-handle rudder control and comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. Serious flight enthusiasts might consider spending a little more to get a professional-quality joystick, but gamers new to flight sims or veteran pilots on a budget should get their money’s worth from this reasonably-priced joystick.

Logitech Precision Gamepad 2

Price: $16.99

Love your PC’s graphics, but long for feel of a console controller? Pick up this economy gamepad and relive your favorite emulated NES, SNES, N64, Sega, Dreamcast, PSOne games straight from your PC without spending more than $20. Old-school games will feel just the sames with the Precision’s D-pad, 4 action buttons and 4 shoulder buttons, 8 in-total, and who can forget about ‘Start’ and ‘Select’? The Precision 2 isn’t cutting edge, but reliving your favorite console classics doesn’t require much more than a USB port, an emulator and a dose of nostalgia for the 90’s.

Logitech G13 USB Advanced Gameboard

Price: $63.99

Are the WASD-keys the only worn parts of your keyboard? If mouse/keyboard gaming is your passion, think about upgrading the the ergonomically designed G13 for the ultimate in left-hand MMO, RTS or FPS precision. Featuring two-dozen-plus programmable keys and customizable presets and player profiles, Logitech’s G13 gets how important efficient hotkeying is in competitive gaming. The gamepad requires a USB port, works with XP or newer as well as Mac OS 10.4 and up, and comes with a one-year limited parts and labor warranty.

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