The iPod is often coveted for its amount of disc space, its long battery life, and the seamless way that it integrates with your computer. What is often overlooked, however, is the iPods great capability as a voice recorder. You can store many hours of 16 bit .wav files of sound on your iPod with the simple addition of a microphone. And you don’t need an elaborate microphone. An inexpensive piece of hardware is all you need to add to your 3rd generation iPod since the recording software has already been built into the operating system of this functional digital music player.
There are many reasons why you would want to use your iPod as a voice recorder such as recording a lecture at school, recording your baby’s first words, capturing the sound of that loon, or laying down some audio tracks for a digital movie and then synching it with the video.