I own the original Mbox and love it. It has phantom power for 2 condensor mics, 2 aux (1/4") inputs, stereo out, midi control, ProTools LE and more. However, they announced today the new Mbox 2 has been released. Boasting new features, and a new sexier layout, here is what they have to say about the new recording/podcaster tool:
"The New Digidesign Mbox - Even Better Than Before! Digidesign's Mbox 2 is the follow-up to the wildly successful Mbox, with some heavy-duty improvements! The original Mbox helped thousands of musicians get into Pro Tools LE thanks to its ease of use, integration with Pro Tools software, great sonic characteristics, and affordable price. Digidesign listened to their customers and created the new, improved Mbox 2 based on that feedback. Mbox 2 sounds better on both input and output, has an integrated MIDI interface, offers more simultaneous audio I/O, and includes more free value-added software and tools. Plus, the Mbox 2 has a cool new, more flexible industrial design."