Don't mean to be overly harsh but this is a FAIL on several levels
a) The 2G iPod Touch is NOT thinner (it's actually ever so slightly thicker). Stop propagating that untruth.
b) Have you actually used the audio recording feature w/ a mic. NO, nor is it a listed feature anywhere on the iPod Touch spec sheet.
c) If you are going to do side by side comparison shots, do it against a 1st gen iPod Touch and not iPhones?!?!
There's alot to love about this little...