I find recently, I plant a few portable recorders when location recording 8/10 times I'm using those recording for front in the mix, They are reliable, sturdy, durable and in comparison to alot of gear, often silent - ish.
Now with the new GOPRO camera due out, which is even smaller and more durable, and insanely good quality. Whats the microphone equivalent? That would be something which would be a no brainer purchase for me. Something I can throw in my bag, and record anywhere I go. Maybe not 100 foot under the water, or falling out a plane like the GOPRO. But as close to that as possible. :P
Thanks guys as always