In the area of innovative, luxury tools, this is one way cool microphone. Our own Michael O'Connell, dW editor in chief, uses one when he travels. The HHB Flashmic is a 1GB memory flash recorder built into a very good interview mic. It's a podcasters dream for the road. Just turn it on and go -- no cables or separate recording devices. And then import the files to your laptop via USB when you're done. Sweet! And all that for only $1100 USD. Dang, I just swallowed my headphones.