Zoom H1Price: $99.95

Website: www.samsontech.com

Rad said: The Zoom H1’s big plus is its compact size; it’s a point-and-click camera for sound. You probably won’t carry one around all the time, and you’ll want a more expensive device if you’re making a disc of demo tracks -- but if you want a reliable recorder to give you very satisfactory amateur recordings, the H1 is well worth consideration.

Read the SoundStage! Xperiencereview.

The gist: Capture sound anywhere.