Griffin iTalk Pro - Microphone
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- Internal stereo microphone
- Connect external microphone
- Automatic Level Control for perfect recordings
- 1/8 Pass-through jack for Lapel Mic
- Compatibile with 5G iPod video, iKaraoke, and more
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Listen to your iTalk recordings through your headphones. It includes a pass-through mini jack so you can monitor your voice recording or listen to your music without removing iTalk. You can even download your recordings to play back on your computer.
iPod 5G/5.5G Video
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* Remove cute little black gizmo from its package, pry off plastic cover for iTalk Pro's iPod generic 30-pin connector, insert iTalk Pro into your latest-model (5th generation) iPod with video or (2nd generation) iPod nano, wait a couple of seconds, press iTalk button in the center of iTalk Pro, and start speaking.
* Press iTalk button again when you are finished recording.
* There is no step three. Where did I hear that previously?
A dated iPod voice memo is created in WAV format, that can be copied to your computer via the USB cable provided with your iPod. This file is very large, approximately 10MB per minute. Its name will be something like "20070119 094404.wav." The WAV file can play on your iPod or computer, and iTunes can convert it to much smaller compressed MP3 or AAC formats. Let me know if you need help with that conversion method.
Is iTalk Pro worth its $[...] US price tag? Yes, if you'll use the recorder. No, if it's merely a gimmick sitting under piles of junk within your messy laptop carrying case.
How good is voice quality? Griffin claims "Stereo microphone for CD-quality recording on iPod." Two tiny microphones produce stereo, but don't expect to achieve surround sound spectrum, Smarty Pants. Voices sound as good as on nothing-special talking CDs, but not as good as on music CDs. Clarity is fine, with a bit too much treble, as you would expect using such small mics. Griffin explains how to use the built-in 3.5mm stereo input jack for external microphones, when desired.Read more ›
With the iPod Classic and 3rd gen Nano, you can not use the button on the iTalk to start recording... instead, a new menu appears on the ipod and you start the recording from there. In my opinion, this did not affect the use at all. I don't know how it shows up on other ipod models, but on mine it allows you to choose low or high quality and the ipod determines the gain settings which seemed fine. I did not notice much of a difference between low and high quality versions of similar recordings. With low quality you can expect to fit about 6 hours per GB; with high quality, less than 2 hours/GB. For any audiophiles out there, the recordings will transfer to iTunes in WAV format with a bit rate of 352 kbps.
I would recommend dimming your ipod screen to save power. I only got about 1 1/2 hours before the battery died (with 50% screen brightness). The screen stays on during recording showing the elapsed time. I wish there was an option to turn it off. I will try another long recording with the screen brightness set to 0% to see how much longer it lasts. In my experience the screens on electronic devices are the biggest drain on battery life.
I like the compact size and the fact that it is all one piece. There is also a small plastic cover to protect the dock connector when not in use. Some of the other mics I looked at seemed ungainly to me with their multiple pieces and larger sizes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It meet all of my criteria and more, it was compatible with my Ipod and was very user friendly. Love itPublished on July 20, 2013 by Alanna Toro
Great for recording lectures, or yourself in order to help memorize things. Easy to use application, and works with a bunch of different Ipod/Iphone versions.Published on March 28, 2013 by Nicole B
Works great! The best way to use is by connecting a good microphone. Have used it many times over the course of several years.Published on December 23, 2012 by Terry L Scheller
I used this on my iPod Classic 5th Generation for taking notes of the class lectures. It is fine if you are in the front row of the class. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by John Pavlish
I got this back in 2010 hoping it would work on my 2nd generation iTouch, well, I didn't completely read which device it was for. This is for a Nano, not an itouch. Read morePublished on July 23, 2012 by M. Marcus
Perfect for the student who can't seem to take notes fast enough in class. Being a psychology student and having to take notes on tons of lectures which sometime go one for hours,... Read morePublished on November 7, 2011 by RalphR308
I don't know if it is the equitment or my ipod but it did not work. 1. If you have an ipod touch 3rd gen DO NOT BUY! 2. Make sure it is compatible 3. Just don't buy it.Published on September 5, 2010 by Julie
Got this and it's really not as good as the irecorder application now provided free by Apple.Published on June 19, 2010 by Ronald P. Sommers
This Griffin iTalk Pro- Microphone turns my iPod into a great replacement for my defunct cassette recorder/player.Published on March 22, 2010 by Mr. Morris Nicholson