Wire­less gear for your Mac

Pe­riph­er­als, net­works and much more kit can be used with­out plug­ging it in

Mac Format - - WIFI SECRETS -

While many of the new smart gad­gets avail­able in our homes have been de­signed to work with the iPhone, iPad and Ap­ple Watch – of­ten us­ing HomeKit – the Mac is far from be­ing ne­glected. Ap­ple, of course, sells its own wire­less de­vices, both in terms of Blue­tooth pe­riph­er­als such as the Magic Key­board, Magic Track­pad 2 and Magic Mouse 2, as well as its Air­Port Ex­treme and Air­Port Ex­treme Time Cap­sule wire­less routers. Then there are ini­tia­tives such as Air­Play and AirPrint. Air­Play, of course, en­ables you to send mu­sic to com­pat­i­ble speak­ers, and video to Ap­ple TV, while AirPrint en­ables you to print wire­lessly from your Mac (or iOS de­vice) to a huge range of com­pat­i­ble print­ers. There’s a list of those at ap­ple.co/1Y5BXwu.

There’s also a huge range of wire­less de­vices that en­able your home and your Mac to be smarter still – from the Ne­tatmo Weather Sta­tion, which en­ables you to be­come your own lo­cal weather fore­caster, to wire­less net­workat­tached stor­age (NAS) drives, which you can use to store all of your files and then en­able any­one in your home to get ca­ble-free ac­cess to them.

Each of Ap­ple’s lat­est Blue­tooth in­put de­vices has an in­te­grated bat­tery, which can be fully recharged in two hours.

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