Hi all! This may or may not belong here, so administrators please move this thread as needed! (I'm just not sure where to ask this question, that's all). My wife is looking to buy a portable cd/cassette recorder with a built in (or external) microphone. The ability to record is important but the quality is not that critical as long as it's reasonable. Size matters and we should be able to easily carry it from room to room. We've been looking at boomboxes at the usual places (Good Guys, Circuit City, Best Buy, Target, Fry's etc) and have not been able to locate even a single one which has a built in mike (or for that matter even a "line-in" which would allow one to record from external sources)! I recall that even a few years ago these were available in abundance -- as recent as 5 or 6 years ago I have bought units that had a tuner, a cd and dual cassette players with built in stereo microphones! Can someone point me to specific models/places to find these ... or is there a reason why manufacturers have phased these out completely?