Chapter 1: Hardware That Will Make You Giddy
In This Chapter
Using digital cameras, digital video camcorders, and scanners
Adding keyboards, trackballs, joysticks, and drawing tablets
Using optical recorders
Adding speakers, subwoofers, and an iPod
Hardware. We love it. To a Mac power user, new hardware holds all the promise of Christmas morning, whether your new toys are used for business or for pleasure. We pore over magazines and visit our favorite Mac websites like clockwork to check on new technology.
These hardware devices don’t come cheap, however, forcing you to make the painful decision regarding which new hardware you really need in order to accomplish what you want and which hardware is a luxury. Also, if you’re a new Mac owner, you might not know what’s available. For example, I constantly get e-mail from readers, asking, “What can I connect to my new computer?” I guess I could reply, “Why, the kitchen sink!” To that end, I decided to add this chapter to the book to let you know how you can expand the hardware for your OS X Mountain Lion powerhouse.
Each section in this ...