Digital Voice Recorder
Here are some ideas on buying a digital voice recorder that provides a lot of flexibility:
- Get a recorder that supports recording to MP3s - which is the most flexible of all of the digital formats. You can use MP3s with virtually any music listening or editing software you can imagine - and on Macs and IBM compatibles both...
- Get a recorder that supports USB transfer - and that without any special driver software. This will allow you to transfer the contents to any computer that has a USB interface.
- Get a recorder that does not require special software - if it requires special software, it limits you to using that recorder with a specific computer.
With these requirements satisfied, you can use the voice recorder with virtually any computer with any audio software, and not have to worry about getting special software.
- PC World review
- Ask Metafilter: Mac-Compatible Voice Recorders
- iRiver N10 seems like one that might fit the above requirements...
- Olympus DM20 is (perhaps) another.
- The iAudio U2 works nicely for this, I find. It's a mass storage (generic driver) flash drive / MP3 player, which can also record audio direct to MP3.--sckot 14:49, 10 March 2006 (EST)
- Jens of Sweden had some MP3 players with voice recording; but their availability outside of Sweden seems to be spotty and their "English" website is mostly Swedish (!).