ThumbTacks by SwitchEasy are actually ultra small microphones for iPods that look very, very similar to a real thumb tack. The gold-plated connector provides high-quality sound and looks rather cool to boot. This is great for students who want to record lectures but don’t have iPhones office workers who need to record lengthy meetings but don’t want to take up storage space on their phone. There are definitely other iPod miss out there but this is so compact it pretty much blows them out of the water. This iPod mic is a steal at $12.99.