Arduino Project 5: Digital audio player

Arduino Project 5: Digital audio player

So far in this series we’ve had a diverse look at how Arduino can interact with a range of real-world devices from servo motors to ultrasonic range finders TVs to humidity sensors. Now we’ll see if we could get the Arduino to make a few sounds. We’ll actually do a bit better than that -…

Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go 1TB review

Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go 1TB review

 Price: $145  |  From: Verbatim  |  Verdict: 8 out of 10. Highly recommended. As we saw with Verbatim’s 500GB drive it’s a company with a real talent for compact designs. With the Store ‘n’ Go 1TB Verbatim has managed to shrink its device down to the smallest size you could possibly imagine containing a 2.5in…

Western Digital My Passport 500GB review

Western Digital My Passport 500GB review

 Price: $99  |  From: Western Digital  |  Verdict: 7 out of 10. Not as sleek as the new Edge series the My Passport (formerly known as My Passport Essential) isn’t without considerable appeal. Sure it’s a little chunkier than the Verbatim Mobile Hard Drive and the design’s quite bland but it’s what inside that counts…

The backup sweet spot: Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB review

The backup sweet spot: Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB review

Coming in the now familiar ‘book’ aesthetic common to Western Digital’s desktop drives this 3TB monster among the most affordable of the 3TB drives on the market with a street price of around $239. That’s a great deal for a drive that comes with some very useful software and is one of the best looking…