updated 04:20 pm EST, Mon January 5, 2009
XtremeMac intros Micromemo
XtremeMac on Monday announced it will display the Micromemo accessory for the fourth-generation iPod nano that will allow users to make voice recordings on the Apple device. The digital voice recorder features a detachable omni-directional microphone mounted on a flexible neck. The Micromemo connects via the nano's dock and uses the device's battery for power.
The Micromemo's built-in speaker lets users share their recordings and possibly play back other stored music files. The files are saved as WAV clips and are automatically recognized by iTunes, then sorted by date and time of recording. Controlling the Micromemo is handled via the nano's own menu, which also displays the recording time as well as record status. A 3.5mm auxiliary jack lets users plug in other devices to record directly from PCs or other MP3 players.
Due to launch on the market in March, the Micromemo will be priced at $50.