​The Best Smartphone Car Mount

Mounting a smartphone in a car shouldn't be complicated. It just needs to be sturdy, secure, and adjustable. The Ram X-Grip dominates on all those fronts, and does it with military-grade construction, an array of modular accessories, and a grip that accommodates damn near any smartphone on the market. » 2/02/15 6:26pm 2/02/15 6:26pm

​How To Find The Perfect Pocket Knife

Want to be prepared? That starts right here, with a good pocket knife you can carry with you everywhere. Here's what to look for and how to buy one. » 6/13/14 12:16pm 6/13/14 12:16pm

​How To Find The Perfect LED Flashlight

​How To Find the Perfect Multitool In Six Easy Steps

Fix anything, anywhere. That's the multitool promise, but buying the wrong one can leave you stranded. Here's how to get the right one, the first time. » 5/20/14 10:45am 5/20/14 10:45am

Computer Manufacturers Ranked: How to Pick a Laptop That Won't Fail

With so many options available, picking the right laptop can prove awfully difficult. How do you know you'll end up with a reliable model? Or one that will last you at least three years without feeling outdated? While you can't predict the future, you can use information from the past to figure out your best bet… » 11/19/13 2:39pm 11/19/13 2:39pm

The Four Gaming PCs Worth Lusting After

We asked Maximum PC editor-in-chief Will Smith to name the best gaming PCs in four categories: monster laptop, value laptop, over-the-top desktop and "cheap" desktop. Though that last one is still a bankbuster, his picks are hot as hell: » 11/24/09 12:00pm 11/24/09 12:00pm

The iPhone and Pre Buyer's Guide Flowchart

Still have a problem trying to decide to buy the iPhone 3GS or the Pre, despite the notes we already gave you? Do you prefer someone to guide you through the process? Like flowcharts? Then this is for you. » 6/18/09 4:01pm 6/18/09 4:01pm

Smartphone Buyers Guide: The Best of the Best

As the dust settles from the last two weeks of mobile madness, one question remains unanswered: Which of the new generation of smartphones should you actually buy? We've collected everything you need to know. » 6/12/09 2:00pm 6/12/09 2:00pm

Ten Things You Should Know Before You Upgrade to Mac OS X Leopard

Click to viewThose of you who haven't been poring over all of Mac OS X Leopard's feature list (because you actually have lives) probably only know a few things about it. There's this new backup software...and...some iChat stuff? That's where we come in. We distill all the features down to ten points to help you decide… » 10/26/07 3:26pm 10/26/07 3:26pm

How to Buy the Best CPU

Do it yourselfers have a bit of a hassle keeping up with 64-bit, Dual Core, and all the different price ranges when buying CPUs for their machines. So much so, many people just buy pre-built systems to save time. But if you're still intent on building the fastest and cheapest systems for your money, head over to… » 7/27/07 1:50pm 7/27/07 1:50pm

Wait! Ten Things You Should Know Before You Buy an iPhone

Although Apple's iPhone may be feature-packed and great to use, it, like every other product, has limitations. And that's why we're putting it through our Ten Things You Should Know buyer's guide series so new buyers and people who don't live and breathe the iPhone (your parents, your co-workers, or your wife) can be… » 7/02/07 4:20pm 7/02/07 4:20pm

Ten Things You Should Know Before Buying a High Def DVR

Click to viewWith the recent launch of CableCARD Vista Media Centers, many people are reconsidering buying (or upgrading to) a high definition DVR. But with all the different choices and various benefits and drawbacks of each, it's hard to choose the one that's right for you. » 5/23/07 5:20pm 5/23/07 5:20pm

Ten Things You Should Know Before You Buy an Upscaling DVD Player

Click to viewTen Things You Should Know is a new feature series here at Gizmodo aimed at first-time buyers or people who don't have (or need) extensive knowledge on a product before making a purchase. To blast things off, we're starting it up today with Ten Things You Should Know Before You Buy an Upscaling DVD Player. » 5/07/07 4:00pm 5/07/07 4:00pm

Intro to MP3 Players

It's not like us to toot our own horns here at Gizmodo—we hire elves to do that for us—but we get a lot of email from readers in search of a basic MP3-player buyer's guide. Well, I wrote a little something up for Runner's World and it talks about all the different types and even makes a few suggestions for the runner… » 9/14/05 12:27pm 9/14/05 12:27pm