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BOSS Micro BR Digital Recorder

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From our phones to our stereo systems, svelte tech appears to be every man’s desire these days. So it was only a matter of time before something like Boss’ Micro BR digital recorder came along. Other companies have marketed similarly small recording units, but this is the first that looks like something you might see on the shelf at your local Apple store. To wit, the Micro BR arrives in packaging a helluva lot like an iPod’s, and Boss even compares the recorder’s size to the iPod’s. The Micro BR is in fact so image conscious that-get this-in a pinch you could use its sleek front panel as a mirror. That’s a mighty expensive mirror at $319.50 retail, but it’s not a bad price for an all-in-one, portable recording solution designed with guitarists in mind.

Boss did a wonderful job in keeping the Micro BR true to its name, even if it’s more than “slightly larger than an iPod,” as the company claims. Measuring 5 1/4 by 3 1/4 inches and 3/4 of an inch thick, it’s closer to the size of two iPods. Nonetheless, it’s a truly portable recorder that might prove difficult to operate were it any smaller. As digital devices like this go, this one has an easy learning curve.

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