Edirol R-09 portable digital stereo recorder

If you're looking for a high-quality portable recorder and find the Marantz we mentioned earlier today a little too rich at about $1,200, you may want to take a look at the Roland Edirol R-09, a compact player that goes for about $400, records 24-bit/48kHz uncompressed WAV files, has a built-in mic (along with mic and line inputs) and records to SD cards. This could be just the thing if you're looking for something to record interviews or podcasts on the run (though we still want a hard drive).