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Zoom H2 Handy Recorder

Author:  Kyle Huneycutt
Date:  2008.10.05
Topic:  Audio
Provider:  ZOOM
Manufacturer:  ZOOM

Zoom H2 Handy Recorder

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From catastrophic colliding to classic crooning

When I was writing this review, the Large Hadron Collider was to go live in a matter of hours. All around the world people were engaging in passionate lovemaking, consumption of copious amounts of booze, and downloading Photoshops of Sarah Palin. Me? I was writing tech reviews. My mind was preoccupied with the sad desperation of our impending doom and I was working myself into exhaustion in an attempt to fully experience the subject of this review before the Swiss and the French created miniature black holes that destroyed the planet. Fortunately I, along with the rest of the world, woke up to a completely in-tact universe. That is until about a month and from now when the REALLY risky tests will be performed by a crew of scientists that don't know what will happen to the machine they can't keep running without catastrophic hardware failures.

So on that cheery note, let’s take a look at the Zoom H2 Handy Recorder by Zoom.The first thing you notice as you examine the box is the old-timey styling of the microphone portion of the device. It’s square and boxy and has that brushed metal grill look that makes me think of Frank Sinatra crooning to an enraptured Manhattan audience. You’ve got to admit, anything that conjures up the approachable gangster cool of Ol’ Blue Eyes is pretty sweet.

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The Zoom H2 Handy Recorder fuses high tech, cutting edge digital gadgetry with the sturdy, classic, analog styling of the old days.



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