Remember having one of these back in the 70's-80's? You pop in a cassette tape and record music from the radio or a classroom lecture. You have to press down both the play and record button to start recording. Times have changed!
Today's tape recorders are now called Digital Voice Recorders.
Here's what we recommend:
RCA Digital 128 MB built in flash Memory voice recorder
Records files in MP3 format - encoding and playback. It also has an Automatic Voice Activated record - when in mode, recorder will sense the sound & start recording automatically. Recording stops when sound stops.
This item below:
RCA RP5050 128 MB Digital Voice Recorder With Camera
-includes editing functions, 36 hours of recording, built in speaker, built in microphone, recording quality selector, low battery indicator, headphone jack, docking station, carrying case and rechargeable batteries. * Camera-take pictures anywhere with this integrated 0.3 megapixel camera. Docking station you can download your recorded files and pictures to your computer with ease
Here's another with less fanfare:
RCA RP5130 512MB USB 140 Hour MP3 Recording Digital Voice Recorder
- 512MB Built-in Flash Memory for 140 hours of recording time
- Automatic Voice-Activated Record (AVR)
- Variable Speed Playback
- Intro Scan and Date/Time Stamp
- Included Accessories: USB cable and batteries