July 27, 2010
Shape Services has released an update to their wireless headset imitating iPhone app, Mobiola Headset, which finally allows Mac users who are sporting the corresponding desktop software to talk and record conversations over Skype or a myriad of other voice services. Mobiola Headset is an iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad compatible app that syncs with the free corresponding desktop software for Windows and now Mac computers over Wi-Fi to turn your iDevice into a wireless headset. Both pieces of software are ridiculously easy to use. Just download and install the Mobiola Headset app ($1.99), download and install the free Windows or Mac software, launch both and let them find each other. That's it. Now you can start talking on your iPhone, iPod touch (only with a headset that sports a mic), or iPad and it will be relayed to your computer. The software works with a variety of voice services, including Skype, MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo, YouTube, AOL IM, ICQ, and more. This not only allows you to save money by not having to purchase a physical Bluetooth wireless headset for your computer, or get held down by wires, but it also doubles as an easy way to record conversations. Recorded conversations are saved as .wave files, which can be opened by iTunes and played back. You will need to make sure that your audio input and output are designated to use the Mobiola Headset instead of any built-in or external products, however.
The update to Mobiola Headset also fixes some of those nasty bugs, and improves connection stability. That's in addition to the Mac OS support. If you already own the app, the update is available for free, but you must also make sure to download the updated desktop software to keep everything working smoothly.