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> Good Buy On A Z Mic, for the Canucks maybe for others too
HoloVector
post Jan 19 2007, 02:42 PM
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Okay, I went down to The Source by Circuit City this afternoon. And saw this mic on the shelf. I had my 3200 with me so, I tried it with the Voice Recorder software in Cacko. It works! The specs are quite close to the Conics one but this one is only $19.99CAN. That's a great price to add another useful feature to your Zaurus.
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Antikx
post Jan 19 2007, 05:26 PM
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Nice! i've been looking for something like this!
I'm gonna get one too. smile.gif
Thanks!
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post Jan 19 2007, 05:44 PM
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Exactly what I've been looking for, thanks.

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post Jan 19 2007, 06:25 PM
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QUOTE(Antikx @ Jan 19 2007, 05:26 PM)
Nice! i've been looking for something like this!
I'm gonna get one too. smile.gif
Thanks!
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Antikx,

Did you find one of these in the US at that price?
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HoloVector
post Jan 19 2007, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE(Ling @ Jan 19 2007, 08:25 PM)
QUOTE(Antikx @ Jan 19 2007, 05:26 PM)
Nice! i've been looking for something like this!
I'm gonna get one too. smile.gif
Thanks!
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Antikx,

Did you find one of these in the US at that price?
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The Source is owned by Circuit City and the Mic is labelled as the house brand NexxTech so, if you have a nearby CC then you might be able to pick one up there.
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post Jan 19 2007, 07:05 PM
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QUOTE(Ling @ Jan 19 2007, 08:25 PM)
QUOTE(Antikx @ Jan 19 2007, 05:26 PM)
Nice! i've been looking for something like this!
I'm gonna get one too. smile.gif
Thanks!
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Antikx,

Did you find one of these in the US at that price?
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I haven't been able to find any from googling. Sorry.
If I recall correctly NEXXTECH is a Radio Shack brand name.
Maybe it's available under a different brand name in the US.
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post Jan 19 2007, 07:13 PM
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QUOTE(Antikx @ Jan 19 2007, 07:05 PM)
QUOTE(Ling @ Jan 19 2007, 08:25 PM)
QUOTE(Antikx @ Jan 19 2007, 05:26 PM)
Nice! i've been looking for something like this!
I'm gonna get one too. smile.gif
Thanks!
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Antikx,

Did you find one of these in the US at that price?
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I haven't been able to find any from googling. Sorry.
If I recall correctly NEXXTECH is a Radio Shack brand name.
Maybe it's available under a different brand name in the US.
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I googled the local circuit city and apparantly they have six in stock. I'd be willing to send one if anyone would like.


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post Jan 19 2007, 08:15 PM
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Hi guys,

Been a while since I posted, but I thought I would just chime in and mention that you can buy (what looks like) the exact same microphone on Ebay for about $8 (plus another $7 for shipping from Hong Kong):

Mini Microphone available on EBay

Disclaimer: I have no association to the seller(s), as a matter of fact, I have not even purchased from them... so I am not recommending anything, just mentioning the possibility.

Also, these obviously don't have the Nexxtech brand name.
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post Jan 19 2007, 08:50 PM
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QUOTE(Omicron @ Jan 19 2007, 10:15 PM)
Hi guys,

Been a while since I posted, but I thought I would just chime in and mention that you can buy (what looks like) the exact same microphone on Ebay for about $8 (plus another $7 for shipping from Hong Kong):

Mini Microphone available on EBay

Disclaimer: I have no association to the seller(s), as a matter of fact, I have not even purchased from them...  so I am not recommending anything, just mentioning the possibility. 

Also, these obviously don't have the Nexxtech brand name.
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Thanks for the tip.

Looks like it is a slightly different model since the main mic casing is different.

Well, with the shipping you are looking at $17CAN and since they are shipping it from Hong Kong the chances that a canadian will get hit with taxes and duties are high so, you won't be saving that much.
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post Jan 19 2007, 09:16 PM
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I found a site in UK
http://www.microanvika.com/audio-and-mp3-p...FO&PNO=SWS59301

19.99 pounds

I searched Circuit City, using it's own search feature and didn't find any for here in the US
I don't know how to use google to search within a retailer's website.
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Omicron
post Jan 19 2007, 09:27 PM
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Hello again,

I did some more googling around and found another Mini Microphone at an even better deal. This one appears to pivot and is made by Olympus (ME-12) and is also a noise canceling microphone. One possible issue though is that this Olympus Mic is MONO as oposed to the Nexxtech ones that appear to be STEREO.

Reviews are 3 out 5 (of 6 reviews) with the main complaint being that it is not as sensitive as most built-in mics (reviews stated it to be sensitive to about 10 feet, which makes sense as it is a noise canceling microphone and after 10 feet, the sound would fall in the background noise category anyway).

I'm not sure how this compares to the Nexxtech (or the Nextech-looking generic), but the price is just $8 from Amazon.com (through ANTOnline) with shipping of an additional $7.

However, shipping gets ALOT cheaper if you buy more than one:

Quantity.......Shipping Cost..............Cost per microphone (w/shipping incld.)
1.................$6.98............................$15.00
2.................$7.97............................$12.00
3.................$8.96............................$11.00
4.................$9.95............................$10.50
5................$10.94............................$10.25
10...............$15.89.............................$9.59
20...............$25.79.............................$9.25


So since these would be easy to ship from one forum member to another (a couple of stamps I would guess) it does lend itself to a group purchase if someone is willing to manage that sort of thing.

Oops, I forgot the link...so here it is:
Olympus ME-12 Noise Cancelling Microphone through Amazon.com (via ANTOnline)




Product Features

* Ideal for transcription
* Increases transcription accuracy by reducing ambient noise
* Simply plugs into digital voice recorders
* Usable with all digital voice recorders using the DSS file format

Technical Details


* Model number: ME-12
* Microphone type: Condenser
* Connectivity: Wired
* Compatibility: Personal audio system
* Sound mode: Mono
* Polarity: Unidirectional
* Frequency response: 200 to 5000 Hz
* Impedance: 2000 ohms
* Effective output level: -68 dBm
* Connector type: 3.5-millimeter plug
* Weight: 0.12 ounces
* Warranty: 1 year
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post Jan 19 2007, 10:17 PM
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Mono is good though, because the Zaurus only records in mono anyway, doesn't it?
Correct me if I'm wrong. smile.gif
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post Jan 20 2007, 08:28 AM
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QUOTE(Jon_J @ Jan 20 2007, 01:17 AM)
Mono is good though, because the Zaurus only records in mono anyway, doesn't it?
Correct me if I'm wrong. smile.gif
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I dont think there is a mic in the world that records stereo... the equipment just creates two channels...

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post Jan 20 2007, 10:00 AM
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Looking around more at Amazon, and while this is a totally different type of Microphone (wired lapel type), it seems to get very favorable reviews for the most part. Most reviews say it dramatically improves the quality of the recordings, while keeping the recorder out of sight and safe from harm:

Olympus ME-15

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Omicron
post Jan 20 2007, 10:06 AM
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QUOTE(InSearchOf @ Jan 20 2007, 11:28 AM)
QUOTE(Jon_J @ Jan 20 2007, 01:17 AM)
Mono is good though, because the Zaurus only records in mono anyway, doesn't it?
Correct me if I'm wrong. smile.gif
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I dont think there is a mic in the world that records stereo... the equipment just creates two channels...

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Well, here is one made by Olympus, but you may very well be right about it just creating two channels. If it it didn't, the left and right are so close together that I doubt there would be much of a panning effect...not toomention the steep $49 price tag.



Olympus ME-51S
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