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Blue microphones logo

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.bluemic.com/en-us/ [ 1 ] was https://www.bluedesigns.com/

A stereo microphone just shy of being studio-quality. Very high quality and very highly recommended.

With no drivers needed, this thing has been tested and works on various Linux distributions, Windows XP, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I've also tested it as an audio output device (a "sound card") and it works great.



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noise-reduction-digital-voice-recorder-1

www.dx.com/p/401458 [ 1 ] dead, and now redirects to some other product.

A very high quality and easy-to-use dictaphone / mp3 player / USB stick.

highly recommended

  • DEAD - This isn't in use, even as a music player, because I wrecked the audio jack.
  • abandoned - the store page is gone and I didn't have a brand page
  • There is no name brand or model identification on this device or its documentation.
  • dx names this 1.2" 8GB Noise Reduction Digital Voice Recorder w/ Speaker - Grey



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^ 1 dead, and now redirects to some other product.

Digital Voice Recorder 1

https://web.archive.org/web/20160713200105/http://www.chinabuye.com/4gb-digital-stereo-voice-recorder-dictaphone-mp3-player-1

A basic dictaphone and mp3 player.

It records with horrible static with both its in-built and provided microphone, but its mp3 playback is spectacular. Its utterly shit mp3 interface, slow song switching and no shuffle make it basically useless as a player.

I bought this lower-sized version because it mentioned having a lithium battery. It does not, which pisses me off to no end.

While this works, it is definitely not recommended. Buy something else, even if it costs more.

  • There is no name brand or model identification on this device or its documentation.
  • Chinabuye names this item 4GB Digital Stereo Voice Recorder Dictaphone MP3 Player
  • This was replaced by Noise Reduction Digital Voice Recorder



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The batteries on my Zaurus SL-C1000 failed to work, so I did some looking around and found a solution.

My battery could charge and would boot up my device. While it showed as fully charged it would "drain" extremely quickly.

Following these instructions I was able to completely resurrect one battery, but a second one did not work. That second battery had a bit of a bulge, so I'm guessing it went completely bad.

With great thanks to SWilliams: https://youtu.be/CCQU8eW3TGk

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During my recent Linux distributions experimentation, I noticed a few times that Windows 8.1 would no longer "see" a particular USB stick I was using. It would appear within the device list, would test correctly but would not appear in the left-hand pane in explorer.

I learned that this was because one or more of the distributions I was testing would, for unfathomable reasons, prep the USB stick strangely.

Why Windows wouldn't just offer to format the stick is unknown to me.

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