Griffin Technology product distributor in the UK AM Micro has announced that Griffin's new iTalk device for 3G iPods will be available in the UK from Tuesday next week.

iTalk is a voice recorder that fits third-generation iPods. The device can record speech/sound from up to 100-feet away. The £26 (excluding VAT) device includes a speaker, headphone connector and the capacity to attach to an external microphone or other audio capture device. The built-in 2W speaker will output any audio played through the iPod. Griffin claims its speaker is good enough to use as a mini-speaker system for the device.

Additional features of the device – which depends on the new software for developers Apple made availalbe last October – include gain control. Measurements are 61-x-21-x-16mm and it weighs 1.2 ounces.

Sound is recorded in .WAV format as 8kHz 16-bit mono files. Recordings can be downloaded to an iPod user's computer for playback or editing