updated 01:10 pm EST, Mon December 4, 2006
MicroMemo for 2G Nano
XtremeMac today announced its MicroMemo recorder designed specifically for the second-generation iPod nano as well as a lapel microphone called MemoMic that works with all versions of MicroMemo. The devices enable digital recording of interviews, lectures, meetings and more, directly to the iPod nano. MicroMemo for iPod nano offers one-touch recording via on-screen menus and controls. The device features a flexible, detachable microphone and a built-in speaker for instant playback without headphones. The included microphone can be detached, exposing a 3.5mm jack which accepts input from other microphones, or line-in devices such as digital mixers. MicroMemo attaches to the bottom of the iPod nano via the dock connector and a toggle switch on the unit selects between microphone, line-in sources, or headphones. It is built to complement the shape and aesthetics of the new iPod nano. It is available in black or silver anodized aluminum (matching the iPod nano) for $60 and will begin shipping early this month.
In combination with MicroMemo, the MemoMic lapel microphone can be used to record lectures and presentations directly into the iPod or iPod nano with hands free convenience. MemoMic simply plugs into MicroMemo's 3.5mm jack and clips on to a jacket, shirt or tie, allowing the presenter to slip the iPod into a pocket and move around while recording. MemoMic is available now in black for $30.
"The MicroMemo for iPod with video has been very well received by industry experts and consumers alike," said Gary Bart, CEO of XtremeMac. "It has earned high praise in reviews for exceptional recording quality and design, and in fact was just named iPod audio recorder of the year by iLounge.com. We have taken the same features and performance, and created a version that is perfect for the new iPod nano."