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A Camera for MAC

Added a camera to the MACmini. 

macOS is intended to work with iSight camera built into the Apple screens and laptops. So sometimes it can be problematic adding a USB camera to the Apple Operating System. 

I have a Logitech 9000 pro, a rather older edition in the Logitech camera line. I did some on-line research and Logitech says no drivers are necessary for the latest macOS.

I plugged the camera in the one of the USB3 ports in the back of the MAC. The camera could not be found. I checked through the probable causes on the Logitech site.

One of them was using a USB3 connection. […] Continue reading » A Camera for MAC

Seems Logi-cal

Dongle

I have a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse on the NUC computer. I installed the tiny USB dongle on the backside of the NUC case. All seemed to be working well but occasionally I could see the mouse and even the keyboard would act a bit wonkey. I think wonkey is the official term.

The mouse pointer would hop, skip and jump. I was doing PhotoShop editing and it was driving me crazy. I thought perhaps the mouse and keyboard need a fresh charge.

I put them both on charge then started to do a bit of research. I discovered there is a known problem with […] Continue reading » Seems Logi-cal

All Keyed Up

I have done some research on wireless keyboards. The NUC computer has Bluetooth (BT) built in. But there are two major types and one minor type of wireless keyboards. The BT and the 2.4 GHz (using a USB dongle) are the most prevalent. There is another for gamers that uses a light wave transceiver. It’s hyped to be the best wireless for gamers who get to pay 2x to 3x for everything.

My focus is on the BT and 2.4 GHz systems. I am not intending to be 30 feet away from the computer to use the keyboard. Range is not a factor. Lag and dropouts are factors of concern.

[…] Continue reading » All Keyed Up