You can turn your iPod into a digital audio recorder with
Griffin Technology’s iTalk, which the company unveiled this week at
Macworld Conference & Expo. It snaps onto the top of the diminutive music player and offers voice recording and playback, as well as a pass-through headphone jack.
Griffin notes that the iTalk allows you to record sources from up to 100 feet away and uses Automatic Gain Control to assure optimum signal quality. A mini-jack allows you to connect an external microphone, and its integrated speaker is loud enough to be heard from several feet away. You can also download recordings to your Mac for playback or archiving.
iTalk will ship in April for US$39.99 retail, but until then you can take advantage of a $34.99 pre-order special if you pre-order through the Griffin Web site.
Video pros know how important lighting is. So does Griffin, which introduced the FireWire-based SightLight. It’s been designed to slip over the front of an iSight camera and share the FireWire connection while casting a warm glow on you as you sit at your Mac.
SightLight features three settings: on, off, and auto mode, which senses the ambient light in the room and adjusts its own level accordingly. Its Fresnel-based lens gives off diffused light that Griffin Technology says improves skin tone coloring and evens out shadows.
The company adds that it will be shipping the light this spring for $39.99. However, pre-orders are being accepted now and you can check out the SightLight at Griffin’s booth (#2033) at Macworld Expo.