'iPod: Hot Accessories!' Confirmed.

bidge

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When it says records your voice I hope that means its good quality I would take that as being low quality for personal notes, like a budget dicataphone....
 

tam

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Clicked on the link but it turns out empty. Oh well, there will be something there in a couple of hours. :)
 

Jesus on OSX

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I'm unimpressed. Voice recording should have been built-in into 3rd Gen iPods from the start. Who the hell wants to carry around an accessory just to have recording functionality. Blah.
 

max11

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woohoo!

bring on the compactflash reader!

those lucky enough to have ipods will never need anything but a 16mb card and their trusty ipod.

zonino!

edit: this also smacks of the G5 'accidently' leaked specs...
 

Yudha

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Tsk, tsk... don't look the gift horse in the mouth. If you're going to make a sweeping statement like recording should have already been included in the 3G... specify. How would you have done it?

I'm just glad to have recording... and since they worked on making the 3G a solid mp3 player, we can be reasonably certain that concurrent development of both recording and the 3G iPods would have probably compromised both. Now we can be sure that they put 110% into each development cycle.
 

billyboy

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Originally posted by bidge
When it says records your voice I hope that means its good quality I would take that as being low quality for personal notes, like a budget dicataphone....
Obviously I dont know, but reading the advert cold, to me, a digital dictaphone included on a £249 audio gadget like the iPod doesnt smack of possible poor quality.

IMO it´s a good move though including this option, because I for one have never given an iPod a second glance because I just couldnt justify the expense of a glorified Walkman, however fantastic it might be. I have also been in the market for a digital dictaphone to use at University, but again not been prepared to shell out £150 for a recorder with a decent recording time. Sounds like my wallets going to be dusted off now, and with a clear conscience I'll find out all about Apple's best selling iPod.
 

Squire

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Wow! This thread got going in a hurry. It said "1 comment" when I clicked.

Is the microphone internal or external? I think external would be better. Maybe you could get one of those lapel-clip mics for giving presentations/lectures, etc.

Squire

edit: Stupid question. I guess if it's an "accessory" then it would be external. Weren't they boasting about the quality of the mic in iSight?
 

Yudha

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Since it's mentioned as an "Accessory", I don't imagine how it could be internal.
 

Yudha

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Well, while having both remote and mic in one unit would be convenient... I don't like the idea of exposing the mic to excessive wear and tear alongside the remote if not necessary. I guess I wouldn't particularly mind either way.
 

Squire

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Originally posted by Yudha
Since it's mentioned as an "Accessory", I don't imagine how it could be internal.
I was typing my edit as you were typing your reply. Looks like I'll need to take a typing course. ;)
What about the ability to talk into the earphones? We've heard that before.

Squire
 

billyboy

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Originally posted by shecky
i would guess that the Microphone is a redesigned iPod remote with the mic built into it.
Could be, but what about going a lateral stage further - the microphone is an iSight without the camera.:) Then at a later date you can slot in a unit to upgrade your microphone to a firewire webcam enabling you to also save video and photo images direct on your iPod.

edit: whatever it is, I dont have any worries about the quality of a mic on an Apple product. The internal mic on my Powerbook is absolutely good, and the iSight one is supposed to be very clever too.
 

Squire

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Originally posted by shecky
i would guess that the Microphone is a redesigned iPod remote with the mic built into it.
Wasn't there a thread describing exactly that a few months ago? I seem to recall a description of the remote connection having X-number of pins and hearing a rumor that the extra pin was for a mic.

Anyone else remember that?

Squire
 

mac15

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oh comon apple, your webmasters sucks ass. Even Microsoft have better, wait no they tell you 7 years in advance what there doing. :)
 

Yudha

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I second that... recording voice memos is something I can already do on my cell. Lecture notes, sure... I might use it that way. But Line In recording had better be offered, lest I break down into tears.
 
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evilfunkgenius

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if they are going for a "notes" microphone or lecture-style mic, then they would be good to mount it in the remote so it pins close to you. Hopefully, they open the spec up so that outside manufacturers can fill the void with additional line-in recording options.

Sidenote: I wonder how you will physically record something, as there is no "record" button on the iPod!? This lends more weight to the "on the remote" theory... unless the new mic has a record button on it seperate from the iPod.
 

DangerDiabolik

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even if its a buit in mic on a new ipod ...if its like the mic on my 17 inch imac i'd be happy...its a good mic.

but if you gonna have a mic, i bet it will be a line in.

hopefully.

i still say 199.99 10 gig ipods is the best thing they can do. People will line up.
 

mrpuffypants

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Recording concerts will be so cool. Drop a good stereo Mic in there and hold it up on a pole: bring it back and sync it up, upload to .Mac and you're set!

Can't wait to see what functionality I'll get on my 30GB this afternoon :)
 
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