By Andrew Liszewski
If you’re in the business where you have to record the occasional interview, why spend your money on a dedicated digital audio recorder when there’s a good chance you’ll already have a laptop computer with you. The Narae Recorder Mini is a compact microphone that simply connects to the mic-in jack on your notebook, and is capable of recording sounds up to 32 feet away. To be honest though, the only thing this really has going for it is its compact size. You can connect any microphone (non-phantom powered) to your laptop with the right cabling, but thanks to its small size this one could easily be mistaken for a Bluetooth or wifi dongle. So it might be handy if the person you’re talking to doesn’t actually want to be recorded and you need to keep it on the down-low that you are. No word on pricing or availability, but you can probably assume it isn’t going to break the bank.