Still worried about the quality of the Taiwanese machines and have read a few negative reviews about mp3 players that also record. I want to record sounds and voice and have no interest in mp3 playing, whatever that is.
Olympus DS-2 Stereo Digital Voice Recorder (or “Vice” Recorder, as I just typed. So, Dr Freud, same time next week?)
B&H Photo price, including shipping to Taiwan: NT$4,703
Not available in Taiwan, but the DS-20 is NT$9,490 in Taiwan and NT$6,006 including shipping from B&H Photo in New York. One HUNDRED fucking US dollars cheaper. (Next time somebody criticises America, remind them that they pay half as much as the Euros for everything and their salaries are twice as big. Feel free to remind me as well. God bless America.)
Just like Taiwanese photo equipment retailers, these guys selling these DVRs in Taiwan are making a fortune. B&H Photo is relatively expensive - if I could get Overstockers to ship to Taiwan… (Why do so few online US stores ship abroad?) The unit below is a hundred bucks at B&H, but its big brother with twice the capacity (256MB) is US$109 at Amazon, who won’t ship abroad. Poo.
B&H Photo price, including shipping to Taiwan: NT$4,158
Comedy Taiwan Price: NT$7,990 (nearly twice as much)
And so on.
I’ve heard the samples of the DS-2 and they are exactly the quality I want. Bit perturbed by the talk of handling noise on the W200S as I don’t want to lug around an external mic… Hmmm.
tw.search.shopping.yahoo.com/cat … d=97009326
bhphotovideo.com/bnh/control … ype=search
oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly … 8/ds2.html