Griffin Technology released a new companion product for the Apple iPod, the iTalk Voice Recorder. This accessory snaps directly on top of the iPod and turns it into a fully functional voice recorder and playback device. In addition to its superior built in microphone and internal speaker; the iTalk has a connector that supports both headphone monitoring and the use of an external microphone.
With iTalk connected to an iPod, users can record literally thousands of hours of seminars, meetings, classes, and other events up to 100 feet away. Its built in microphone was designed to record crystal clear audio and provides Automatic Gain Control that assures the best possible signal level. For even higher quality recordings users can connect an external microphone directly to iTalk via a mini-jack connection on top of the unit.
The iTalk can play back recordings through its integrated speaker. In fact, it is loud enough to be clearly heard across an office or in a car - making it a solution for listening to audio books or sharing the playback of an event. But iTalk also includes a pass-through headphone jack that allows monitoring of voice recording, or simply to listen to music without having to remove iTalk from the iPod. Users can also download recordings to their computer for playback or archiving.
The iTalk Voice Recorder for iPod will be on display at the Griffin Technology booth at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco 6 - 9 January 2004. It will also be featured at CES 2004 in Las Vegas at the ShowStoppers Media Reception 8 January 2004. It is priced at US$39.99 and will begin shipping in April 2004. Preorders are now being accepted at the special price of US$34.99 at their website.