USB Flash Voice Recorder Time & Date Stick
A professional and very easy-to-use USB stick voice recorder with a superb 25-30 foot microphone range. Confidently use this body-worn audio recorder anywhere in the world without raising an eyebrow. Two recording modes: voice activation and manual recording, plus even records when plugged into a computer USB port. Three brand new features now include time and date stamp + sound quality setting + SVOS (super voice activation) level setting. Just a stunning and reliable recorder that will not disappoint.
USB Flash Stick Voice Recorder; with Super Long Standby & Time / Date Stamp Recording
Hands down this is currently one of the better spy voice recorders on the market today. This little marvel of a recorder oozes quality and performance and encompasses everything you need in a professional but 'easy-to-use' audio recording device.
To the naked eye the USB Flash Voice Recorder can be displayed and used as a normal eight (8) GB Mass Storage Device for holding important documents, spread sheets, files, photos etc however, the subtle recording mechanism enables the sensitive microphone to capture events as a surveillance voice recorder. The in-built AGC (automatic gain control) adjusts the voice level to accommodate close up recording and distance recording up to 30 feet away without any audio distortion.
In our tests using a Mac computer with a software program called 'Boom 2' installed from the App Store, the computer speakers were capable of picking up audio some 30 feet away from where the device had been placed.
TIME AND DATE STAMP RECORDING
A much sought after functionality is to know exactly when each audio file was created. This can help to resolve disputes by providing an accurate timeframe or just for your memory recap when playing audio files.
Please Note: Syncing the time & date to the USB Stick can only be done using a Windows computer with the supplied easy-to-use software.
VOICE ACTIVATION & CONTINUOUS RECORDING MODES
At the flick of a switch you can selectively choose your preferred recording mode:
- Voice Activation Recording - place the USB flash stick within the room or vehicle environment to cover a lengthy 25 days / 600 hours standby time
- Continuous Recording - carry the USB flash stick as a body-worn recorder to capture audio 'on the fly' at any time for a total recording time up to 24 hours!
The USB Stick can withstand close visual examination and for added peace of mind there are No LED's, No noises, No sounds, and No moving parts during recording.
SOUND QUALITY SETTING
The new feature allows you to adjust the audio quality between HQ (high quality) and XHQ (extra high quality). The lower setting (HQ) will draw less power when recording and is best suited to smaller, confined areas like a vehicle. The higher XHQ setting is best used when recording in larger rooms. Please note this feature can only be adjusted with the supplied software using a Windows computer.
SVOS LEVEL SETTING
The new feature also allows you to adjust the microphone sensitivity. For example: by lowering the microphone sensitivity reduces the USB Stick's capability to detect unnecessary sounds like a cough, passing traffic outside or a door creaking. By increasing the microphone sensitivity heightens the USB Stick's detection capability.
POWERS FROM COMPUTER FOR LONG RECORDING TIMES
If you have the option to plug the USB Stick into a computer the recording time can be substantially increased. For example:
- The huge 24 hours of continuous recording the USB is already capable of from its own internal fully rechargeable lithium battery can be increased to a whopping 288 hours of continuous recording time (until its eight (8) GB capacity has been reached)
- The outstanding 25 days standby time can be increased to several months standby time (or until its eight (8) GB capacity has been reached)
SUPERSONIC AUDIO MICROPHONE
Fantastic MP3 encoding @ 64 KBPS for an enhanced and clearer audio recording sound than ever before!
INVISIBLE RECORDING MECHANISM
We appreciate that in some circumstances gathering audio evidence is important and most people are very observant which is why this USB stick recorder with time & date offers a subtle recording mechanism for peace of mind.
WINDOWS AND MAC COMPUTER COMPATIBLE
No special software is required to play the audio recordings on your computer. Designed for use on both Windows and Mac computer without the need of any technical skill whatsoever using simple Plug & Play technology.
Simply carry this slimline USB flash stick about your person either in your outside shirt / blouse pocket or under light clothing, or casually leave the device behind in a room or vehicle to capture audio for general meetings or for gathering evidence to support ongoing disputes etc
CAN I DISPLAY THE USB STICK AS A NORMAL STORAGE DEVICE?
Yes. Externally the USB Stick looks completely normal and can used as a fully functional mass storage device to hold your files, documents, images etc.
HOW EASY IS IT TO START / STOP AUDIO RECORDING?
Very easy! The top of the USB stick conceals the recording mechanism as part of the laynard which can be moved left or right depending on the recording mode you wish to apply.
I NEED TO KNOW THE TIME AND DATE WHEN EACH FILE WAS CREATED, IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Yes. This USB device supports a time and date function for providing concrete evidential purposes if required. The time and date procedure can only be set on a Windows computer. Play back of the audio and charging the USB can be done on any computer (Windows or Mac).
HOW DO I ACCESS THE SETTINGS TO TWEAK THE AUDIO QUALITY AND SVOS SETTING?
The USB Stick is supplied with a simple interface software with clickable options and is compatible with Windows computers. Simply open the software to display the time and date + audio and SVOS setting. Select which you prefer and then press Save.
HOW MANY CONTINUOUS HOURS CAN THE USB STICK RECORD FOR?
A total of 24 hours (per charge) which is a fantastic length of time.
WHAT IF I WANT TO RECORD FOR LONGER THAN 24 HOURS?
If you connect the USB stick to your computer then the device obtains its power from the computer and can record continuously for 288 hours until its memory is full.
IN VOICE ACTIVATION MODE HOW LONG IS THE STANDBY TIME?
The USB can remain active and waiting to record for up to 25 days (that's 600 hours!) That really is an outstanding length of time. Likewise, as per the question above, if the USB is connected to a computer it can remain constantly powered for months in voice activation mode.
HOW GOOD IS THE AUDIO RECORDING QUALITY?
Outstanding @ 64KBPS, it is easily one the finest recorders on the market for audio quality and ease of use. You will be very pleasantly surprised just how clear the recordings are and the range the microphone can pick up.
WHAT AUDIO FORMAT ARE THE FILES CREATED IN?
Recordings are stored in MP3 format which is supported by many different audio players.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VOICE ACTIVATION AND MANUAL RECORDING?
When you need to capture audio 'on the fly' then simply flick the switch and the device will commence recording until you flick the switch back again. Should you need to record audio when you are absent from a room or vehicle or for extremely long standby periods then flick the switch the other way and activate the voice detection mode.
ARE THERE ANY VISIBLE LED'S OR NOISES WHEN RECORDING?
CAN AUDIO RECORDINGS BE PASSWORD PROTECTED?
HOW DO I PLAY BACK THE AUDIO RECORDINGS?
Simply plug the USB stick into your computer (Windows or Mac) to access the 'Record' folder which contains the recorded files. No special software is required to play the audio files.