updated 04:05 pm EST, Wed November 2, 2005
iKEY portable recorder
iKEY-Audio today rolled out the , its portable USB recorder designed to record live audio in real-time, convert it to MP3 and WAV formats, and save it to the iPod or any other USB-compatible storage device. It offers a record button that, with each consecutive press, creates a new file and users can choose the type and quality of a recorded file with 128- 192- and 256Kbps MP3s or uncompressed WAV for CD quality audio. A level clip LED indicator signals when the input is too high or too low. The device connects to any USB 2.0 storage device and offers RCA inputs that accept any line level audio source (using the included Y-cable). Other features include a dual-function LED to indicate transfer errors; a low battery indicator; a five-bar progress LED indicator to display the occupied space of the connected USB storage device, and more. The iKEY is available for $230.