Microphones can be unwieldly. With long chords and bulbous heads, even the most portable are a pain. That’s why you need one of these ThumbTack mics. They don’t just resemble their real world counterparts in size and style, but the micro-mic has been tested in a range of audio environments for decent recording quality. These will work with an iPod Nano 4G or iPod Touch 2G, and are priced at a ridiculously cheap US$13. Well worth a look if you’re looking to chuck that old dictaphone.