Technology can be cool or hot, shiny, corroded, heavy and strong, compact, huge, finely machined or good enough.
But however they look and feel and seem, the machines and gadgets that we use to create and change and improve our world are the totally coolest kind of tech.
Handheld Audio Recorders
Three of the newest hottest recorders (Thanks for the tip, Bill!) are the Edirol R-09 digital hand recorder, the Zoom H4, and the Zoom H2.
The Edirol R-09 Wave MP3
has a 1/8" mic input for an external microphone.
The Zoom H4 Handy 4 Track Recorder
has a 1/8" mic input for an external microphone. And it can
be used as a USB input!
The Zoom H2 Handy 2 Track Recorder
is the smallest and newest of the three.