Here's a sneak peek at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show's array of gadgets, from dream cameras to clever iPhone cases--and even a cycling computer that promises you a beach-ready body.
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Bad audio will ruin any recording. We know. Given all the audio and video that we frequently capture while on the run (including what we'll be capturing at CES), one thing is for sure--when the original source audio has a problem, it's almost impossible to rescue. And with most audio, you don't get a second chance. Enter Olympus' LS100 handheld digital audio recorder. With this little puppy, musicians, newsgatherers, and audiophiles can rely on either the built-in microphones or two phantom-powered XLR inputs to capture that next command performance (or a presidential candidate in a campaign-ending moment).
According to Olympus, unless you're plugging-in instruments, you may not even need the XLR inputs. The two internal 90-degree directional stereo condenser microphones are ideal for capturing audio in incredibly loud environments without any clipping (like, if you're standing next to the amps at a Metallica concert). It's so smart, it can minimize unwanted background noises like talking, or the rumble of a distant car.
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