Sony's sleek digital voice recorder

If you're in the market for a digital voice recorder, check out the ICD-U50, which comes with headphones, offers MP3 playback, and features a built-in USB plug.

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While cruising around SonyStyle looking for some clue as to whether the NW-A800 might be prepping for a stateside launch, I came across the ICD-U50. What struck me about this device is that it was listed under MP3 players with a 256MB capacity, and I thought "what the...Sony is still selling 256MB MP3 players...and for $99.95!" But then I realized that the ICD-U50 is actually a multifunctional digital voice recorder, and a stylish one at that. I mean, we don't get a lot of standalone voice recorders around here, but I can say with some certainty that this shimmery turquoise model from Sony is a looker in its category. Anyway, if you're in the market for a recorder, check this one out: it comes with headphones, offers MP3 playback, and features a built-in USB plug. Plus, it kind of looks like a race car with a spoiler sticking out of the back. And did I mention it's shiny?

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    Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.

     

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