Elgato HDHomeRun

Even if you’re not into baseball, you should appreciate the tech inside the Elgato HDHomeRun ($180). This simple solution connects to a TV antenna or digital cable line and to your wireless router via Ethernet, providing wireless HD streaming around your home.

Thanks to the dual tuner inside, two users can tune into two different channels simultaneously, and Elgato’s EyeTV 3 software makes it easy to pause and rewind TV, or record it DVR-style, with iTunes export for later watching on your favorite Apple portable device. As a bonus, its black and silver body will look great next to most Macs, although since it’ll be connecting directly to your router, odds are you won’t be looking at it very often anyway.

Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.