The original Zoom H1 portable audio recorder was a simple tool and that's what made it so great. Through the years I can say it has always been an instrumental part of my audio kit. It's nice to see that they have taken something great and found ways to make it even better (while still being affordable). The original Zoom H1 has been discontinued, and so if you're looking for a solid portable digital audio recorder, check out the brand new Zoom H1n features (found here).
- X/Y Stereo Mic
- New Layout of Integral Controls
- Record WAVs & MP3s up to 24-Bit / 96 kHz
- Records to microSD/SDHC
- 3.5mm I/O
- Built-In Limiter and Low-Cut Filter
- High-Speed USB 2.0 Connectivity
- Works as a USB Audio Interface
- Uses 2 AAA Batteries
Now I don't think there will be a significant difference from the original Zoom H1 when listening to the final audio recording itself, so with this announcement you could benefit swooping up the original Zoom H1 for a discounted price.
And don't forget how you can use these as inexpensive portable belt worn audio recorders which is great when you don't want to deal with interference of audio drop outs from wireless belt systems. Perfect little setup for weddings, etc.