January 21, 2013 - Hammondsport Mac Users Group

ATTENDING: Tom B, Larry T, Bob M, Jerry L, Bob G, Gene N, Diane B and Henry B.

TOPIC: Gadgets



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All were invited to show, share and 'splain a gadget or device they found to be useful with a Mac computer.

Data Doubler (Optical Bay Hard Drive/SSD Mounting Solution) - Jerry opened up his MacBook Pro to show a new upgrade he had done, replacing the CD/DVD drive with an enclosure to house a 2nd hard drive.

- Voyager Hard Drive Dock by Newer Technology - access extra 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard drives via USB port ($38) or Firewire 400-800, eSATA, USB 3 ports ($78)) connected to your Mac.

IceCam2 - inexpensive USB camera ($16 from Amazon) - Tom demonstrated its flexibility in capturing live closeups of Jerry's demo for projection on large screen via QuickTime Player 7 - also MacAlly MegaCam for $29 at OWC)

10 ' USB extension cable is available for $1.42 from MonoPrice.

L5 Remote Adapter - Gene showed us this device which he recently added to his iPad; it plugs into the power socket and allows you to control many devices in your home from a single screen of buttons on his iPad - it also works with iPhone and iPod - see FAQ - retail price $59 (Amazon $37)

RocketFM - Tom showed how easy it is to broadcast high quality FM internet radio from your Mac to any FM radio or home sound system - still available on eBay auctions from $10-$30 - search for Griffin RocketFM - drivers and user manual available free online - download here.


10x6 Monoprice Tablet - $49 - works with Mac up to Snow Leopard 10.6.8



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