Not strictly Macintosh but a mixture of very old and very new technologies. My 4 favourite gadgets this year have been…
1. Cold-Press Coffee in the Aeropress.
I’ve rigged up two Aeropress to give a consistently smooth rich cold drip coffee.
2. Nissan Leaf Electric Car
We bought a 5 year old second hand Nissan Leaf this year to try out. It’s been amazing. Very soon we will all look back and wonder why we drove petrol cars for so long. Last week I filled up our other car with fuel at the petrol station and pumping flammable liquid into a car felt so stupid. It felt like I was going back to the steam age and putting coal into a steam engine – it really did!.
3. Rode wireless Go mic
A very simple portable mic solution when recording on an iPhone or Google phone. Not perfect audio quality – a little too much compression for my liking, but unless your after a very professional result, this is fantastic. (The Leaf video above was recorded with these mics – thanks to Matthew Dickerson for introducing me to them!) They will be my go-to mics for recording interviews on the phone.
4. Hand Forged Mezzaluna
My boys bought me this fantastic hand forged Mezzaluna for my Birthday. Perfect for cutting home cooked Pizzas which has been our weekly tradition this year.