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Belkin Releases Voice Recorder for 3G iPods

pic Belkin has released a new voice recorder ($50) for 3G iPods (Mac or Windows) and requires iPod Software 2.1.

“With the new voice recording features, iPod users can use a Belkin Voice Recorder to record and instantly review over 600 hours of lectures, interviews or notes on a 40GB iPod. Once the iPod is connected to a Mac or Windows PC, the voice notes are automatically synced with the computer just like songs and playlists are synced in the iTunes library. These audio recordings are stored in WAV file format and can be easily edited or even sent to others via email. The Belkin Voice Recorder for iPod is the first third-party voice recording accessory to take advantage of these new capabilities in iPod. Belkin

Belkin Press Release excerpt:

Belkin Voice Recorder for iPod (F8E462)

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In addition:

There is a HUGE difference between NEED and WANT, so I say get your damn priorities straight and stop complaining. patience is a virtue.

Posted by dottz on October 17, 2003 at 12:15 PM (CDT)

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Dottz, I’m not an audio engineer and I can clearly hear a little hum our of an iPod that’s not present in my 3-year-old Rio.

I’m a true believer—I’ve had a Mac since 1986 and a 1G, 2G, and now a 3G iPod. And I’ve noticed a trend with the iPod - it’s dumbing down and Apple seem to be reducing the quality.

The new case scratches easier, the headphones are cheaper, and new battery life is terrible and much less than my older 2G, and after several years I’ve watched other players get all these things you say are not “essentials” but the difference is they get them in the package price, for free, no add-ons required. Seriously, think of the “progress” in iPods over the past couple of years and I see useless case redesigns—that’s like the way Microsoft change the look of WIndows every few years without fixing what’s really wrong with it.

Apple is a great company and I want to know how if some crappy company like Creative can put all this stuff into its players why can’t Apple? Instead while other players are getting cheaper, the iPods remain fixed at a high price with less hardware. To me that’s not a sign of quality or progress but simply price gouging. Apple has moved from a company that innovates with hardware to a company that just markets like crazy.

Steve Jobs has reduced Apple’s R&D spending by nearly 50% over the past three years and it really shows. Our beloved iPod is falling behind and unless we make a stink about it instead of being blindly optimistic then we will be shuffled into the dustbin of history.

Posted by quixotic on October 17, 2003 at 12:50 PM (CDT)

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The idea of e-mailing .wav files is hilarious!  HA!

Posted by alexei on October 17, 2003 at 10:03 PM (CDT)

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Belkin just posted FAQs on the Voice Recorder site. Maybe this helps to get people to understand the specs a little better:
http://web.belkin.com/support/kb/kbsearch.asp?resultsPP=25&basic=F8E462&moddate=1&befaf=1&doctype=4&type;=*

Posted by Bademeister on October 17, 2003 at 11:56 PM (CDT)

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ipods suck. get an iriver.

Posted by Anonymous on October 12, 2004 at 10:52 PM (CDT)

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