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Griffin iTalk Voice Recorder now shipping

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, April 22, 2004
News Categories: iPod Accessories

“Griffin Technology, Inc, innovator of exciting accessories for iPod like the iTrip, today announced the iTalk Voice Recorder for the iPod is now shipping - on schedule. This stylish accessory snaps directly on top of the iPod and turns it into a fully functional voice recorder and playback device. In addition to it’s superior built in microphone and internal speaker; the iTalk has a connector that supports both headphone monitoring and the use of an external microphone. Recording control is handled directly on the iPod and recording time is limited only by the iPod’s size. The iTalk retails for $39.99 and is available now at www.griffintechnology.com

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Griffin Announces iTalk Voice Recorder for iPod Now Shipping
Exclusive features include external microphone input and headphone play-through

NASHVILLE, TN - April 22, 2004. Griffin Technology, Inc, innovator of exciting accessories for iPod like the iTrip, today announced the iTalk Voice Recorder for the iPod is now shipping - on schedule. This stylish accessory snaps directly on top of the iPod and turns it into a fully functional voice recorder and playback device. In addition to it’s superior built in microphone and internal speaker; the iTalk has a connector that supports both headphone monitoring and the use of an external microphone. Recording control is handled directly on the iPod and recording time is limited only by the iPod’s size. The iTalk retails for $39.99 and is available now at http://www.griffintechnology.com

“We’re very excited to be shipping the Griffin iTalk iPod Voice Recorder. It’s the next ‘must-have’ iPod accessory from Griffin and a great follow up to our wildly popular iTrip FM Transmitter. Our iPod customers love extending their iPods and the Griffin iTalk takes that to the extreme - turning an iPod into a super cool, easy to use, iTunes syncing Voice Recorder. Our customers are going to love it.” said Andrew Green, VP Marketing & Design at Griffin Technology.

With iTalk connected to an iPod, users can record literally thousands of hours of seminars, meetings, classes, etc. An iTalk on top of a powered 40 Gig iPod could record for a whole month! Its built in microphone was designed to record crystal clear audio. Automatic Gain Control assures that the best possible signal level is achieved; from up close voice memos to a keynote speaker 100 feet away. For even higher quality recordings users can connect an external microphone directly to iTalk via a mini-jack connection on top of the unit.

The iTalk can play back recordings through its very capable integrated speaker. It is loud enough to fill a small office with sound or be heard in a car - making it a great solution for listening to audio books or sharing the playback of a previously recorded meeting. However iTalk also includes a pass-through headphone jack that allows monitoring of voice recording or listening to music without having to remove iTalk from the iPod. Users can also download recordings to their computer for playback or archiving.

Pricing & Availability

The iTalk Voice Recorder for iPod is priced $39.99 USD and is now shipping, as scheduled, in April 2004. Orders can be placed at http://www.griffintechnology.com

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Comments

21

doug: try disconnecting it completely for at least 1 minute and then connect it. I’m getting really pissed because even that doesnt work most of the time. I think you just have to keep it disconnected all the time unless you are using it. Darn thing.

Posted by Zach in Lake Stevens, WA on April 28, 2004 at 6:30 AM (PDT)

22

Does anyone know if voice memos can be edited once they are uploaded to i Tunes and if so how?

Posted by Betsey on May 7, 2004 at 8:43 PM (PDT)

23

i am selling my belkin fo $20 00. i don’t like it.
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) perfect condition

Posted by cab on May 8, 2004 at 12:21 AM (PDT)

24

Bought a Belkin (single-gain) recording adaptor for a new iPod in order to record my lectures - an obvious ploy to get the college to pay for the iPod. The results are too loud (I guess that’s the correct term - the voice breaks up) when I wear it in my shirt pocket (even putting it in upsidedown doesn’t help) and I wander too much to simply leave it on the lectern. I see that Belkin now sells one with 3 levels of gain. Is this worth it? Would I be better off buying a microphone at Radio Shack? Is there some way to set the volume level at which it records from within the iPod? I’m an electronics idiot.

Posted by woody on August 31, 2004 at 9:49 AM (PDT)

25

Do these or any other digital recorders have live headset monitoring with level adjustment? Do any have tone adjustment for the monitoring?

Thanks

Posted by Len Birarda on October 23, 2009 at 7:45 AM (PDT)

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