Ok, I have been researching PDAs for awhile now and I really wanted one that has digital voice recording for lectures. It looks to me like I will have to go for the most expensive Palm, LifeDrive, to get this feature. It's a whopping $399!! But it has virtually everything I am looking for: voice recording, mp3 player, wi-fi, bluetooth.
Anyone have a LifeDrive or used it for recording lectures? How was the quality?
Is there another PDA with recording capabilities that I should consider?
Jan 5, '07
PDA's are great. One thing you might want to check on is the amount of memory required to hold different lengths of recording time.
Jan 6, '07
I have never used my PDA for voice recording personally. I have the T/X Personally for voice recording I got a Digital voice recorder I could connect to my computer so I could store all my lectures on my computer and I use the PDA for nursing programs and schedules.
Jan 7, '07
I recommend using a flashed based mp3 player like the one I use for my classes: 512megabyte Creative Muvo TX FM. very cheap and better recording quality than a PDA. seen here:
MuVo TX FM - high fidelity music from a pocket sized MP3 player
It records the lecture into mp3 format which an hour lecture is only like 20-30 megabytes. It's also great because it uses AAA battery and does not need to be recharged. I don't have time in the world with my schedule sometimes to get it recharged so I just buy those disposable Duracell batteries. I also type my notes on the laptop and draw diagrams on paper.
I have a Dell Axim x30 624mhz pda also. I used to use it, but it was a hassle to carry both my cellphone and pda. I now carry my T-Mobile MDA instead (pda + phone in 1 device). I like recording on my mp3 player because I can listen to the lecture as I walk around campus or plug it into my radio in my truck for the drive home.
Sorry for the long post. I'm just a gadget-kind-of-guy. :crash_com lol
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