USB adapter for the iPad
I’m using the PowerPoint app on my iPad, and am accessing all my presentations from the Dropbox app. I have adapters for both a VGA and digital projector. The only thing lacking was a wireless presentation mouse that would plug into the iPad lightning port.
I’d purchased the Satechi SP800 Smart-Pointer in 2012 to use with my laptop. It’d be nice if I could get it to work, but the iPad has no USB port. I found a USB adapter for the iPad, but it was for digital cameras. I love shopping on Amazon because previous buyers always offer such great tips and advice. Several of them had mentioned getting this adapter to work with more than just a digital camera. But no guarantees. Couldn’t find anyone who had used it with this wireless mouse.
I ordered it anyway. (There is a newer presenter that works with the iPad, etc., but this adapter would help me save money.)
I plugged the adapter into the iPad’s lightning port, and plugged the presenter’s dongle into this adapter. Although I got a “not supported” message, it worked! It also worked with my Samson Go-Mic, and my Logitech headset. (I have the iPad 4.)
I’m traveling lighter these days. When I’m doing a PowerPoint-only presentation, no need to take the laptop. Here are my other purchases to accompany my iPad.
Links to each on Amazon.
Present Using iPad Adapters for Projectors
Here are the two adapters I purchased so I can use my iPad for either type of projector a conference makes available.
External Keyboard – Logitech K480
I’m a power typist, and when I’m using apps such as Word or PowerPoint on my iPad, I need a bigger keyboard with shortcuts I’m used to. Here’s the external keyboard I chose. It’s the Logitech K480. You set the dial to tell the keyboard which gadget you’re typing on (iPad or iPhone, for example), or if you’re using it on a computer.
To avoid being without any way to charge my gadgets, this mobile charger is a must-have. This one is more compact than my older one.
For long trips in the car, it just makes sense to add a car charger to the list.
I use the OneNote app (free from Microsoft) to organize my notes. Its Draw command allows you to handwrite/draw on a page. I like the feel of this stylus.
After so much tapping and swiping, the screen on your gadget or computer can get rather cloudy. This cleaner pad fits right on your hand and wipes the surface to clear.
Get work done on the go using the iPad. Contact me directly to schedule a SKYPE session, Webinar, conference seminar, or a hands-on workshop. The focus of the training is improving your personal productivity while on the go.
- Explore important Settings you have unfortunately ignored.
- Organize an on-the-go toolkit of must-have apps and iStuff built for mobile productivity.
- Capture and organize notes and photos, file everything, and find it quickly when you need it.
- Create and edit documents using tap and flick shortcuts and Office apps you’re already used to.
- Sync the Safari browser and navigate with ease.
- And so much more!
Whether you want individual, customized training via SKYPE (or in person), a Webinar, a conference seminar, or a hands-on workshop, contact me directly to get started.