Although iPods don’t actually need to be used for the creation or enjoyment of podcasts, the ability to record easily is always a welcome tool in the classroom (and beyond), and ease of recording can only be a positive thing for podcasters. So when Apple announced that the new 2G nano (the brushed aluminum one) is capable of recording at the same high CD-quality as its older sibling, the video-capable iPod, you’ll understand that I thought this was really cool.
So, I tried it out as soon as I could. I plopped my Belkin recording attachment to my new iPod nano, and it worked like a charm. However, and this is probably evidence of how metro I am, it really bugged me how the recorder stuck out further than the iPod itself. Aesthetically, it just looked unattractive.
If this were a movie, we’d have some kind of transition and caption reading “A few weeks later.” XtremeMac has just announced their new MicroMemo for the 2G iPod nano… and yes, it fits perfectly and looks great. I think XtremeMac has done a fantastic job with many of their products, and their recorder will be a winner. iLounge rated their MicroMemo for the 5G iPod the best of the three recorders out there, and I think their Luna iPod radio/alarm clock is going to turn a few heads and ears… so I’m really looking forwar to seeing what this new MicroMemo can do. Looks like I’m going to have to figure out a way to buy this new toy! You can find it on the XtremeMac Website to get your own.