New Digital Audio Recorder: Samson’s Handy H2
Coming out Real Soon Now, The Samson Handy H2 audio recorder looks oh so sweet. Smaller, less expensive version of Zoom Handy H4, the Handy H2 looks to be an improvement on the H4. Details from manufacturer. Street Price, when it goes on sale is $198.
Built in microphones designed to pick up a good stereo image (designed for musicians, but hey, interviews will do just fine that way). The combinations of mics allow for different pick-up patterns. Or plug in your own mic to the mini-jack microphone port.
Record Audio CD-quality stereo WAV files. Either to flash memory card, ro use the recorder like a USB mic and record directly to your computer.
If I were in the market for a recorder and I didn’t have any interviews to conduct over the summer, I’d seriously consider waiting to get this. Lots of bang for the buck for just under $200. (SoundProfessioanls says “August” others say “coming soon”)
|Flash Memory||SD, up to 4GB|
|Extra Mic port||minijack|
UPDATE, September 2007: It’s in stock and shipping!