I originally wanted to get the UX1, but it's massively overpriced here. I'm told that it's $90 in the US, but over here in Malaysia, it retails for the equivalent of $156.

So I'm most probably going to buy the Toneport GX.

However, I would appreciate it if you guys could recommend a couple of other audio interfaces that do the same job as the Toneport, and are in the price range of $40 to $70. Thanks.
You could try finding the GX on ebay. as far as I know, the GX is the lowest price interface out there with a usabl input and preamp on board.
You can use an TRS to XLR cable to use a mic on the GX