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: Dictaphone recommendations
: Supreme Pizza Of The DPRK 20 May, 2017, 02:22:32 PM
I come up with my best ideas while driving and so have decided to invest in a Dictaphone. I see they have different types for different situations. Does anyone know what kind would be best for recording whilst driving?

The machine I have my eye on is a Sony ICD-PX470 which is recommended for recording conversations. Any input is appreciated.
: Re: Dictaphone recommendations
: The Legendary Shark 20 May, 2017, 07:55:47 PM
I'd suggest getting one that works with a bluetooth headset unless you want to risk being continually pulled by the fuzz as they mistake your dictaphone for a mobile.
: Re: Dictaphone recommendations
: The Enigmatic Dr X 20 May, 2017, 09:01:24 PM
Dunno if it's available for private use, but I use Big Hand all day, every day, in my Real Life.

EDIT: This is an app. It works on your phone and, in the car, via Bluetooth.
: Re: Dictaphone recommendations
: Link Prime 20 May, 2017, 11:09:38 PM
Hello, Mr. Supreme.
Or as they called you around the forum: Zepp.
I want you to make a choice.
There's a slow-acting poison coursing through your system, which only I have the antidote for.
Will you murder a perfectly decent thread to save yourself?
Listen carefully, if you will.
There are rules.
: Re: Dictaphone recommendations
: Supreme Pizza Of The DPRK 20 May, 2017, 11:46:04 PM
Mobile apps won't work for me as I don't have a smart phone. I am literally planning on throwing it on the dashboard while driving (and taking it with me when not) and as soon as I have an idea hit record and talk away.
: Re: Dictaphone recommendations
: Eric Plumrose 21 May, 2017, 03:24:32 PM
a Dictaphone

"Can't you use a finger like most people?"
: Re: Dictaphone recommendations
: TordelBack 21 May, 2017, 04:50:40 PM
a Dictaphone

"Can't you use a finger like most people?"

Damnit, beaten to the punch!

Pizza, you know you can grab an Android 6 smartphone from Tesco PAYG  for less than 50 quid, slap a 32GB SD card in it and only ever use it over wi-fi at home/work/Starbucks? You don't actually need the expense of an iPhone or a monthly contract, and a lot of apps will work fine offline, including music players, voice recorders etc.  I was a longti e smartphone holdout myself, and have still never had a contract or owned a posh one, but phone plans aside they are magnificent pieces of kit.

(And voice calls over WhatsApp or Skype are free once you can get on someone's WiFi).
: Re: Dictaphone recommendations
: Lobo Baggins 21 May, 2017, 06:12:27 PM
a Dictaphone

"Can't you use a finger like most people?"

Now, you be careful with that gag - it's an antique!
: Re: Dictaphone recommendations
: The Legendary Shark 21 May, 2017, 06:58:22 PM
Haven't heard that one in years and now it crops up twice in as many weeks.