Elgato EyeTV 250 Plus

Plug in to Mac TV

Griffin GarageBand Microphone Cable

The GarageBand Microphone Cable is a lot cheaper than an XLR converter box.  If you’re a podcaster who wants good voice audio in your podcasts (and who doesn’t?), you need to use an XLR microphone. Macs don’t have XLR connectors, but you can use Griffin’s GarageBand Microphone Cable, which features an XLR jack for your mic and a stereo minijack so you can plug into a Mac’s standard audio line-in port.

Touch it, love it. The guitar gods compel you!  Sliding around the living room in your underwear with a hairbrush for a microphone might be cool…wait, wait, wait…that was never cool. If what you really want to do is learn how to play an instrument, it seems that starting with one that’s got a built-in cool factor is, well, cool. 

No Strings Attached

Clockwise from top: Lubix UBHS-NC1, iSkin Cerulean F1 earphones, iSkin Cerulean TX Bluetooth transmitter (sold separately), and Lubix UBHS-LC1. Thanks to Bluetooth wireless technology, you no longer have to be tethered to your iPod or iPhone. Lubix’s UBHS-LC1 and UBHS-NC1 are Bluetooth headsets you can use with the iPhone, while iSkin’s Cerulean F1 works as either a Bluetooth iPhone phone headset or as Bluetooth headphones for an iPod equipped with a Bluetooth transmitter.

The Great Communicator, Pt. 2

Our look at VoIP continues with reviews of hardware designed for regular VoIP users.

The Great Communicator, Pt. 1

Making a call using a phone? That's so over. Here’s how to use your Mac to keep in touch by voice and other means more affordably - and more instantaneously - than ever before.

Parliant PhoneValet Message Center 5.2.1

Say hello to the answering machine, evolved.

Matias USB 2.0 Keyboard for Mac

By the power of Greyskull, this keyboard brings power to your fingertips.

Ovolab Phlink

Thanks for calling my Mac, dude.

X-Arcade Tankstick

The Tankstick puts old-school controllers like those at left to shame, both in size and capabilities.  You call yourself a serious gamer - but what are you doing fumbling with keyboard controls and a mouse? You can’t call yourself a serious gamer until you get a nice game controller. If you want to let everyone know you’re really serious, then get a Tankstick.