Connect a microphone to your iPod with new Belkin Universal Microphone Adapter

You can now achieve high quality recordings on your iPod player. By connecting your own external microphone via the Belkin Universal Microphone Adapter to your iPod, recordings of your conversations, lectures, interviews, or memos will be cleaner and clearer. You can also listen to these recordings with your headphones or powered speakers. This Adapter will begin shipping on March 17 in North America. The Belkin Universal Microphone Adapter (F8E478) carries a suggested retail price of US$39.99.

The Universal Microphone Adapter connects to your iPod and to any audio microphone with a 3.5mm plug. You can use the iPod player’s abundant storage capacity to store hundreds of hours of audio, and easily review your audio notes using the built-in 3.5mm jack with headphones or your computer. Copy recordings to your computer for easy storage, editing, or to send in e-mail.

The Universal Microphone Adapter is an alternative to another Belkin recording device, the Voice Recorder for iPod, which offers a built-in microphone and speaker.

“We listened to feedback from our customers who wanted a better way to record their lectures and interviews,” notes Joe Jaconi, Sr. Business Unit Manager in the press release. “This Universal Microphone Adapter gives iPod users a superb way to both record and play these back.”


  1. If you’re going to do a lot of recording, it’s probably better to get the 15 GB iPod anyway. You’ll need the extra storage space. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  2. I got one the units with a built in mic and speaker. Works great but unfortunately I haven’t had much occaision to use it yet. But then I am a gadget freak ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  3. Have to admit to not knowing much about microphones–does this adapter allow for mic capable of recording a concert?

    If so, does this make the iPod the greatest bootlegging device in history?

  4. 8KHz strikes me as too low for anything but voice recording which to be fair is what they are advertising it as. I would like something to use in amature film making so would need better than that. Is the iPod capable of better? Does it compress the audio?

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