CDR-King products on Mac OS X

CDR-King USB Gamepad being used on Macbook ProMost CDR-King products are only labelled as being compatible with windows. If you’re a fellow Mac user then you might be a bit disappointed with this. The good news is that most of their products are in fact compatible with Mac. They may not work straight out of the box but usually you’ll be able to find a mac compatible driver on the manufacturers website or a community based driver.

Most of the products sold by CDR-King are generics which they’ve re-branded. The good news is that most generics are sold so wildly that they generally get support for most operating systems. Although it’s worth noting that the product may not work exactly the same as it would on a Windows OS. For example a webcam may well work in Mac but it might not give access to the same full set of features of high quality picture.

Since the product is unbranded, the first thing to do is look through the manual and see if it includes a model number which hints towards the true maker of the hardware. If you have no luck with this then plug the device into a Windows computer and look in the device manager for the manufacturer and model number. Once you find out what the product is, search on Google for a Mac driver.

To date I’ve tested the following products from CDR-King which have worked fine on my Macbook (Mac OS X):

Product Outcome
USB 3D Sound card Worked out of the box
USB Sound card Worked out of the box
USB Game Pad Worked out of the box
Multiple USB Wifi Cards Worked after downloading Mac drivers from manufacturers website
USB Card readers Worked out of the box
Webcams Very little success. Rarely one will work if you use Macam. As a side note, all webcams I’ve tested from CDR-King do work on Ubuntu (Linux)
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One comment on “CDR-King products on Mac OS X
  1. Aye, you’re right about CD-R King webcams being compatible with Linux. I have one that I bought for 280 and it was detected in Cheese, Skype and a few other apps. Problem’s that probing them with LSUSB only gave me a device ID, and the actual name for the chipset was nothing but a blank space.

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