Elgato Turbo 264 USB Turns Regular Video into iPod Video

This tiny USB stick might make your life considerably easier if you regularly convert video to h.264 for use in the iPod and the Apple TV and iPod. The device offloads the conversion load to a separate processor and includes software for video conversion that starts up when you insert the stick. It will be available this Spring for about $130. Might be handy if you follow the advice in this week’s Help Key, eh?

Test: Elgato Turbo 264 [Macwelt]
H.264 hardware encoder for Mac – encode movies for iPod, Apple TV and iPhone [iPhone-forums via Engadget]