submit questions for our interview about the new Battles of Westeros board game!). We shopped around a little bit and ended up with the ICD-PX820 from Sony.
I played around with it a little bit just now and really dig how intuitive the controls are. It's easy to record, picks up sound pretty well, and most of all easy to putz around with once you've started recording and have finished. My only complaint in this tiny amount of time I've been playing with it is that it requires AAA batteries and is not naturally rechargable. Not a big deal really.
I'll have to look into how to make some of these recordings available online in the future and would love to hear if anyone else has experimented with these kinds of sound props in their own games.