The latest addition to my iPod is this Micromemo microphone. The device plugs straight into the iPod dock and allows the user to record directly onto the iPod’s memory. The small mic that is supplied works well for voice memo’s if held fairly close to the mouth. This can be changed for other mics easily though. The small speaker is very quiet but does allow you to check that a recording has been made. The voice memo is saved as a WAV file and can easily be exported into a variety of applications. At around £20-30 this is a very useful tool for fieldwork and I am sure that I will discover many other applications.
Thanks to a Think Tank colleague for the tip off!