Excerpt: We envy modern college students. Years of scrawling notes left many Wired staffers with carpal tunnel, but today’s astute academics have high-definition digital audio recorders like the Olympus LS-11 to take notes for them.
Pros: Fantastically high audio quality. Supports noise-activated auto-recording. Records in common formats (WAV, MP3, WMA) and high-quality 24-bit/96-kHz Linear PCM. Runs on AA batteries, but comes with a charger for unlimited POWAH!
Cons: All kinds of pricey. Lo-fi monochrome screen makes our TI-89 blush. Stereo speakers are tinny and unfortunately placed. Sucks as an MP3 player.