The Alesis PalmTrack is very similar in specs to the Zoom h2 field recorder. Both have 4 Mic capsules and both allow you to record 4 tracks at the same time. The PalmTrack also has a threaded adapter mount and the added benefit of being a usb audio interface for your computer. There is also the standard line/mic audio inputs on the side. Scott over at the frugal filmmaker did a good job of covering this unit a few weeks back.

All of these features are pretty normal for a field recorder. The one thing that stands out is the price. Right now Newegg is offering the Alesis PalmTrack for $39 when you use promo code EMCKBKE53.  Looks like the deal is only good until Thursday, so if you’re in need of a very low priced field recorder this is one of the lowest prices I’ve seen. B&H and Amazon are offering the PalmTrack for around $90 and I think the original list price was somewhere around $150. There isn’t a whole lot of camera gear you can buy for $39.

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