MiCorder allows conversion to mp3 from any audio source
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-11-19)
If you have tons of music on vinyl or tape but don't want to buy an expensive conversion device to transfer them to digital files, the new MiCorder from Olens Technology offers an affordable ($79.99), highly portable (3 1/2” H x 2 3/4” W x 1/2” D. and weighing 3 oz.), nerd-proof way to do so.
Although there are products on the market designed to convert music from
vinyl albums, cassette tapes and CD’s into an MP3 file, most require a
special turntable, a big tape player, or a computer, the mobile MiCorder from records from audio sources
by simply plugging a stereo cord between the earphone jacks of your audio system and the MiCorder, converting the sound into an MP3
file, and storing it on an SD Card.
The tiny unit records from any radio, computer,
stereo, CD player, phonograph/turntable, cassette deck, 8-Track, reel to
reel, DAT, or any device that has a stereo output to create high quality MP3
audio files -- without using a computer.
The MiCorder converts
sound to an MP3 format and records onto a standard SD Card - so music can
easily be transferred to any computer, iPod, cell phone, MP3 player or car
stereo. The MiCorder also includes a backlit LDC display, a built-in
microphone for personal recording and comes with a USB cord and a set of
ear-buds. It even comes equipped with a rechargeable battery that will last
up to 14 hours.
“People were always telling me they wanted to listen to their old vinyl
albums or cassettes on their iPod or in their cars,” say Olens Technology
President Ron Meritt. “Musicians want to record their music and some people
want something to record a radio program and listen to it at another time.
With MiCorder there is now one very simple and inexpensive device that will
do all of these things.”
The MiCorder sells for $79.99 and is available from www.olenstechnology.com and select retailers, including http://www.hammacherschlemmer.com,