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XtremeMac MicroMemo gets ship date, lower price

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XtremeMac told iLounge today that its MicroMemo iPod audio recorder will begin shipping in early July for $60. The MicroMemo, which was announced in January for $80, features an omnidirectional microphone and a built-in speaker for instant playback. The device connects to a fifth-generation iPod’s dock connector, and records 16-bit audio in high or low quality formats. The MicroMemo’s microphone is detachable from its 3.5mm port, which can be used as a line-in port for use with external stereo microphones or other audio devices. XtremeMac is now taking pre-orders for MicroMemo via its website.

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Comments

1

“a line-in port for use with external stereo microphones or other audio devices”

So are we to believe that this is a TRUE line-in?

If so, FINALLY!

Posted by CSD on June 2, 2006 at 8:13 AM (PDT)

2

looks like a slot machine to me…

Posted by formatc1702 on June 2, 2006 at 11:57 AM (PDT)

3

oh, and @CSD:
it says 16-bit recordings, i believe a cd uses 24-bit encoding, i don’t know if the difference is noticeable/annoying but it’s not as good as a cd

Posted by formatc1702 on June 2, 2006 at 11:59 AM (PDT)

4

Xtreme Mac sales says it will only be available in black since “there are more black G5s out there than white.”  Sounds like an odd call to me - and probably to the millions of other white iPod video owners as well.

Don’t know if I want this black device to be so obvious on my white iPod.

Then again, I bet they haven’t started manufacturing this yet and have time to change their tune based upon customer feedback.

Posted by John Norton on June 2, 2006 at 12:54 PM (PDT)

5

fyi cd’s are actually encoded at 16 bit….

Posted by muon on June 2, 2006 at 3:24 PM (PDT)

6

CSD, if you look at the photos on the product page you’ll see that there is a small switch next to the input jack that lets you switch between MIC and LINE. Nice.

Posted by Craig on June 2, 2006 at 6:43 PM (PDT)

7

On the other hand, unlike Belkin’s product there doesn’t appear to be any gain control (a potentially serious flaw if you’re forced to use AGC) and I agree with John about not wanting a black device on my white iPod.

Posted by Craig on June 2, 2006 at 6:52 PM (PDT)

8

I don’t believe the Belkin unit comes in white either.

Posted by Peter on June 3, 2006 at 10:54 AM (PDT)

9

Yes it comes in white. Belkin shows a picture of it in white on their press release.

Posted by John Norton on June 3, 2006 at 12:10 PM (PDT)

10

One note of caution: there is no pass-through dock connector, so you must record using batter power—not external power source. If it’s like my 3G iPod with Griffin’s iTalk, recording will take a lot of power.

Posted by gslusher on June 3, 2006 at 11:51 PM (PDT)

11

The mic on the end looks like it will just snap off.

When is the iTalk pro out ilounge had a feature on it months ago but griffin dont seem to have any futher updates on their site?

Posted by boggis81 on June 4, 2006 at 10:23 AM (PDT)

12

is available here!!

http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/product/10721.htm

and it will be out in white soon!

Posted by Andy on June 8, 2006 at 9:05 AM (PDT)

13

Can we expect the earphones to work while recording? Also, how does 16-bit, 44khz compare to MD? I’m using a Sony MD for field recording now and would love to use the iPod instead. Would it record in mp3?

Posted by murgatroyd27 on June 8, 2006 at 6:37 PM (PDT)

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