Zoom Puts the Hand in Handy

New digital recorder smallest yet from the company
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Digital recorder maker Zoom has released its smallest recorder yet in the Handy Recorder line, the H1.

The H1 weighs only two ounces and is the size of a candy bar; it retails for $99.

The H1 mounts two microphones in an X-Y pattern and records up to 24-bit/96 kHz. It uses microSD cards as its recording medium and ships with a 2 GB card. Power comes from a single AA battery. An optional USB/AC adapter allows for wired operation.

A USB port facilitates downloading files. Other features include built-in speaker and low-cut filter. MP3 recording is also available, up to 320 kbps. A small back-lit LCD screen monitors performance. A basket protects the mics.

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