updated 01:45 pm EDT, Wed June 13, 2001
Archos Technology has introduced the Archos Jukebox HD-MP3 Recorder, a 12.3 oz MP3 recorder and player with a 6 GB hard drive, which can record up to 100 hours of high-quality music or 500 hours of voice recordings.
The $350 device, which is only slightly larger than a deck of cards, connects to any analog or digital audio source, including home stereo, radio, CD player, separate microphone via stero or in-line jack, and encodes and stores the audio as MP3 in real-time. A built-in microphone also allows voice recordings, and the unit offers USB connectivity with both Macs and PCs. The Archos Jukebox Recorder will be available online beginning June 21, 2001 and is expected to hit store shelves later this summer.