OK, I've finally decided to buy one of these small things that allow you to store data via USB or listen to MP3 files. The market is huge so I'd appreciate any advice from you. I need the following:
- capacity 512MB - 1GB
- very small size (max. 10x2x2 cm or so :-) so that I can hide it easily
- ability to store any kind of data, not just MP3 (I assume this is normal)
- microphone input (or is a line-in input sufficient? I don't want to use the inbuilt mic)
I'd like to use it for recording concerts in high quality (I have an external mic), I don't know if it means some special requirements? I suppose it records/encodes directly to MP3 so I don't know if the cheaper models can do it properly too...
So... what should I go for? The harddisk ones are too big so I'd have to use one with a memory card. I'm above all worried about the quality when recording a concert - the direct MP3 encoding scares me a bit :-)
For example the iRiver iFP799 looks good... ?