New Edirol Portable Digital Recorder

One of my favourite gadget blogs, Engadget, points to the release of a new portable digital recorder from Edirol — the R-09 (product page). The specs look pretty nice:

I considered Edirol’s R-1 for a while, but eventually settled on an M-Audio Microtrack 24/96. I always throught the R-1 was kind of clunky, so the R-09 should be nice. I especially like the built-in mics, and that it runs on AA batteries.