Listen up, podcast junkies. Go get $500, buy one of these, and make me a podcast worthy of listening to. The MicroTrack 24/96 is a pocket digital recorder that is the cat's pajamas and more. Field recording is a dime-a-dozen in less-professional media outlets, and this gadget will hopefully solve that problem. The 24/96 uses flash memory and can record in both WAV and MP3 formats. It comes with a micro mic that does an exceptional job for its size and also has the ability to use many different professional mics. It can dock and charge easily via USB, but unfortunately the battery lasts only 3-5 hours. Line in, line out, S/PDIF—this does it all, and it's small enough to easily carry around and sneak into concerts. Recording junkie? This is a must-have.
Review: M-Audio MicroTrack 24/96 Pocket Digital Recorder [O'Reilly Digital Media]