If you are a techie and a Mac person this may be of interest .. if not go to another post.
The BBQ Guru Cyber Q II is for foodies who have as much interest in computers as food. The challenge for me was the Cyber Q II is not made to work with the Macintosh OSX operating system. So using the Boot Camp program to make my MacBook Pro laptop run Windows XP the CyberQ II works. Add to that a PC program called TightVNC to the laptop and a Mac program called Chicken of the VNC to my desktop iMac I am able to monitor my pit from my desktop computer. As with any good techie curiosity got the best of me and yes there was an iPhone VNC program and now I can check and control my pit from my iPhone.
I still need to learn all the features of the Cyber Q II and that involves cooking, which then involves eating, my third favorite pass-time.
These pictures are of both computers on my desk. In real use the laptop will need to be by the pit. To get around this I will use a wireless USB hub so I do not have to leave my laptop out in the Ohio cold.
Here are both computers the iMac Running Mac OSX and the MacBook Pro running Windows XP.
I just love the names developers come up with.
Here the iMac is mirroring the Cyber Q II dashboard.
Last picture is the Cyber Q II dashboard.
I'll try to document my first cook and learning how to utilize the Cyber Q II sometime this next week if you have any interest. I'm hoping unlike buying new clubs to improve my golf game, the the Cyber Q II will improve my food, but I really think only time and experience will do that
If for some reason you don't know you can find out all about the Cyber Q II at http://www.thebbqguru.com/