Whether for espionage or as a simple memory aid, voice recorders ensure you always have the means to gather evidence and information close to hand. Thanks to digital technologies, device sizes have plummeted whilst recording capacities have soared: the days of the cumbersome Dictaphone are long gone, and devices are increasingly designed to be hidden in plain sight. Whether you need this functionality as a means to gather information or to simply impress your colleagues, here you’ll find discrete digital recorders in a range of shapes and sizes.
We also stock more traditional, feature focused devices emphasising digital storage capacity and ease of use. The high quality microphones across our range are appropriate for journalistic use, as well as for capturing audio evidence that will stand up in a court of law. Finally, our audio enhancing service will be there should you need to improve the quality of any of your recordings.
Six (6) great uses:
- Record interviews, formal meetings and dictate notes
- Gather evidence of abuse and harassment, at work or at home
- Go undercover to expose scams or criminal activity
- Record important telephone calls by placing a device next to your phone
- Obtain evidence of verbal agreements and promises
- Monitor activity in your home
With such a large selection of gadgets available, we felt it would be appropriate to produce a guide to buying a voice recorder, covering the types available, their typical uses and the key features that should inform your purchase.
Disguised as a wide range of everyday objects, discrete recorders hide in plain sight. From the tried and tested spy pen to calculators, USB sticks, keychains, smoke alarms and even wall sockets. Upon close inspection these gadgets fail to betray the fact that they contain microphones and enough flash memory for several hours of audio. As a result, they can be taken into or installed in virtually any location without rousing suspicion – perfect for espionage or investigative journalism.
High Performance, Non-Discrete Products
While discrete devices are the height of cool, they’re not necessarily the first choice for ease of use and sound quality. Non-discrete recorders can feature larger buttons and LCD screens, whereas these would compromise the design of a discrete recorder. They can also feature larger – and sometimes, superior quality – microphones, and are likely to have a larger data capacity available. It’s also worth noting the most discrete recorders do not feature integrated speakers, requiring you to transfer files onto your computer in order to listen to them.
The type of device you choose will depend greatly on what you intend to use it for. You don’t need to be an agent provocateur to find these gadgets useful: a wide range of professional and private individuals will find our products useful, either discretely or out in the open.