Radio: Reporter's Ear

A recording set the size of a folding camera, completely "built-in" save for a mike on a cord, has joined the parade of postwar dream-gadgets for the civilian. Powered by a battery, the recorder weighs only three pounds, picks up "anything the ear can hear." Inventor Marvin Camras of Chicago's Armour Research Foundation thinks "the average price ought to be about $50."

Radio and newspaper reporters are the likeliest peacetime users of this midget. Other possible customers: traveling businessmen, detectives, blackmailers. "And students who want to sleep in the classroom," Inventor Camras suggests.


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