Book Review: Does This Plug into That?

plug“Does This Plug into That?” I’m sure you’ve asked yourself that a few times.  I know I have.  I have so many plugs at my desk that look similar – they all go in to USB but then are they for my camera? my nook? my GPS? my external hard drive? I have to try it and see if it’ll plug in.  Usually the answer is “nope”.  Technology is supposed to make things easier – but does it really?

As a tech savvy person (or so I like to think) this book kind of repeated a lot of information that I already knew. But if you are looking to be kept up to date on the greatest new gadgets and if you should get a Windows PC or a Mac (I have one of each), this book will probably help you out. It does list some information on storing files on the Cloud though, which is something that I am definitely thinking of looking in to in the near future.

In addition to information on computers there is also a chapter on printers, HDTVs, DVRs, and even a cheat sheet for hooking up your TV and all the components – which probably would have come in handy when we moved and couldn’t remember how any of our TVs were supposed to be hooked up to the cable boxes and DVDs players. (Trial and error worked out in the end)

Certainly an interesting read and I did learn a few things or better my understanding on them by reading this book.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

The first really easy-to-use consumer guide to buying, installing, and using electronic gadgetry including HDTVs and home networks, tablets, smart phones, MP3 players, GPS systems, car electronics and more, for you and me, not geeks!

Smartphone, router,  Blu-ray,  LED—America’s use of electronics has gotten increasingly more challenging since the invention of the light bulb. If you don’t know how many pixels your HDTV should contain for maximum viewing pleasure, or if you are ready to throw your hands up when you hear that you have to configure your Internet router using the WPA-PSK (TKIP) or WPA-PSK (TKIP) + WPA2-PSK (AES) security protocols, then  you need Eric Taub’s Does This Plug Into That?

 

Taub ignores the jargon and demystifies the technology that can make our lives easier, but usually leaves us bewildered, flummoxed, and defeated—especially after consulting the manufacturer’s installation and usage instructions.  Does This Plug into That? cracks the geek code and offers practical advice and directions for everything from purchasing a new TV, to setting up a Web connection, installing a home network, and more. Does This Plug Into That? is the all-inclusive resource that will make you smarter than your smartphone while enhancing your gadgetry and electronic prowess.

Does This Plug into That? is every consumer’s Rosetta Stone, distilling down all the extraneous technical information into simple actions without the gobbledygook. Now you can join the technophile generation without panicking in the process.

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