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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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Omicron
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, 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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HoloVector   Good Buy On A Z Mic   Jan 19 2007, 02:42 PM
Antikx   Nice! i've been looking for something like...   Jan 19 2007, 05:26 PM
Ling   QUOTE(Antikx @ Jan 19 2007, 05:26 PM)Nice...   Jan 19 2007, 06:25 PM
HoloVector   QUOTE(Ling @ Jan 19 2007, 08:25 PM)QUOTE(Anti...   Jan 19 2007, 06:57 PM
Antikx   QUOTE(Ling @ Jan 19 2007, 08:25 PM)QUOTE(Anti...   Jan 19 2007, 07:05 PM
cycle_55   QUOTE(Antikx @ Jan 19 2007, 07:05 PM)QUOTE(Li...   Jan 19 2007, 07:13 PM
cycle_55   Exactly what I've been looking for, thanks. c...   Jan 19 2007, 05:44 PM
Omicron   Hi guys, Been a while since I posted, but I thoug...   Jan 19 2007, 08:15 PM
HoloVector   QUOTE(Omicron @ Jan 19 2007, 10:15 PM)Hi guys...   Jan 19 2007, 08:50 PM
Omicron   Hello again, I did some more googling around and ...   Jan 19 2007, 09:27 PM
Jon_J   I found a site in UK http://www.microanvika.com/au...   Jan 19 2007, 09:16 PM
Jon_J   Mono is good though, because the Zaurus only recor...   Jan 19 2007, 10:17 PM
InSearchOf   QUOTE(Jon_J @ Jan 20 2007, 01:17 AM)Mono is g...   Jan 20 2007, 08:28 AM
Omicron   Looking around more at Amazon, and while this is a...   Jan 20 2007, 10:00 AM
Omicron   QUOTE(InSearchOf @ Jan 20 2007, 11:28 AM)QUOT...   Jan 20 2007, 10:06 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Omicron @ Jan 20 2007, 07:06 PM)Well, h...   Jan 20 2007, 01:30 PM
speculatrix   p.s. until recently most computers only have mono ...   Jan 20 2007, 01:32 PM
scheck.r   If you are in France, here is another Mic: http://...   Jan 24 2007, 12:50 PM
Overgauss   Would any of these be good for a student to record...   Jan 25 2007, 12:41 AM
harvell   I've been using this one to record lectures an...   Jan 25 2007, 09:38 AM
Overgauss   QUOTE(harvell @ Jan 25 2007, 11:38 AM)I'v...   Feb 8 2007, 11:15 AM
harvell   QUOTE(Overgauss @ Feb 8 2007, 11:15 AM)QUOTE(...   Feb 8 2007, 02:16 PM
Antikx   QUOTE(HoloVector @ Jan 19 2007, 04:42 PM)Okay...   Feb 8 2007, 07:53 PM
HoloVector   QUOTE(Antikx @ Feb 8 2007, 09:53 PM)QUOTE(Hol...   Feb 8 2007, 08:14 PM
Antikx   QUOTE(HoloVector @ Feb 8 2007, 10:14 PM)Have ...   Feb 9 2007, 05:29 AM
harvell   I just tried Khrecord in a seminar yesterday night...   Feb 8 2007, 11:00 PM


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