The Sony ICD-TX50 voice recorder should come across as a treat to those who are scouring the market to satisfy the need for a stylish, dedicated audio recording and playback gadget. The fact that the design looks very modish probably has a lot to do with its thin, bar shaped form factor and neat lines.
With dimensions measuring 40.8 x 102.3 x 6.4 millimeters, Sony calls this device its slimmest voice recorder till date. While the front panel shows off an OLED display, the flip side is graced by an integrated clip to enable secure placement, especially in shirt pockets. The gadget ships with stereo earphones, letting users transform it into a music player whenever required.
After one full charge, the battery is expected to survive an uninterrupted recording time of 24 hours. But for users who require quick sessions, they can plug in the device for merely 3 minutes to make it ready for an hour’s worth of usage. The 4GB incorporated memory can be expanded externally by means of a microSD card.
For recording audio, the mini gadget offers two file options, namely Linear PCM and MP3. On the other hand, formats supported for playback include MP3, AAC, WMA and WAV. Choices of five scene select modes like Shirt Pocket, Meeting, Interview and more have been provided so that optimum performance in various settings is ensured. Along with this, the company will be bringing forth the ICD-UX522, ICD-UX523F as well as the ICD-LX30.
The Sony ICD-TX50 release date or price is not known yet. However, it is expected to hit markets in Europe by mid-April 2012.