Wireless gear for your Mac
Peripherals, networks and much more kit can be used without plugging it in
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.