For interviewers (and podcasters) on the go or other people that require plenty of storage space for their audio while being able to maintain a fairly high quality recording, the good people at HHB have developed quite the solution. They’re calling the FlashMic the world’s first digital recording microphone, and while its outward appearance isn’t anything special, there’s a full gig of flash memory to be found inside.
As expected, to transfer your audio recordings to your computer, you simply make use of the supplied USB interface. Powered by a couple of AA drycell batteries, the FlashMic gives about eight continuous hours before it runs out of juice, longer than any Barbara Walters special.
It can be used right out of the box, but HHB have also bundled in a software package for some “more sophisticated operation and file naming protocols”. No word on pricing or availability.