I purchased a microwave chip maker (called a Chipster from Epicure) just before Christmas but I haven't tried it out until now. It's super easy to use but does take some time as you can only make about 15 chips at a time and you have to cook them for four minutes. I tried some with Epicure Poutine Seasoning for Chips, then some with just sea salt, but my favorite were the ones I made without seasoning. I grabbed some chip dip from the fridge and ate them with that. That way I could enjoy the guilty calories of the dip with some not-so-guilty calories from the potato chips.
I also purchased a ceramic slicer as the potato does need to be thinly sliced and the slicer makes fabulously thin slices. It's probably not a necessity though.
It appears that Epicure only ships to Canada, but there are similar products available at various kitchen gadget stores in the US. Creative Kitchen (my favorite) sells a Paderno silicone baking mat and a Kyocera Ceramic Slicer that appears to be super similar to the Epicure one. Amazon.com also sells similar products (chip maker and baking mats). Amazon.ca sells a similar chip maker and slicer set. They also have a wide variety of baking mats. Any items that can make cooking easier and snacking less fattening are almost certain to make me happy!