What tape recorder do you prefer? - page 3

by havehope, CNA | 4,395 Views | 31 Comments

I tried to find a recent thread about tape recorders, but the most recent thread I found was 2008. So, I thought I would create another one. I'm in the process of trying to find one for my A&P class, do you have any suggestions?... Read More


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    Quote from havehope
    umbdude-I also have an iPod, how do I record on that?
    If you go to menu (where you see "music", "video", "photos" etc.), you'll see "Extras". Under "extras" you'll see "Voice memos". You can use that to record. I've used mine to record lectures up to 4 hours long but I charged it full the night before. Make sure you test it out before using it in class.

    I have the iPod nano 5th generation, which has a built-in mic. The headphone (or a mic) is needed for recording using the new iPod nano. I'm not sure about other ipods or other generations though. This link might have more info:

    iPod: Recording voice memos
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    Thanks a lot, I found it! :-).
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    I've seen people using their iPhones or various tablets. Since I had neither, I picked up a dedicated unit that hooks up to my computer via USB. Mine is the Olympus VN-81000PC. There's apparently a newer model out now. I love my little digital recorder.
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    Quote from ATLback2RN

    Ohhhh u might be on to something! I always bring my iPad to class. I think that may be best. I'm looking into this notability app now. Thanks!
    I like it! It also saves me a bunch of PowerPoint lugging and printing bc I can write right on them with my stylus and then print then annotated if I feel like. But they do take up a lot of memory linked with the recordings, so I recommend putting them on Dropbox after your tests so you can delete them!
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    I'm try to find an app for my iPad. Seen and heard lots of people using Ipad now for recordings, but for some reason I still want a small separate recorder.
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    Quote from Ladylynn6
    I've seen people using their iPhones or various tablets. Since I had neither, I picked up a dedicated unit that hooks up to my computer via USB. Mine is the Olympus VN-81000PC. There's apparently a newer model out now. I love my little digital recorder.
    I have been looking at Olympus recordings for a month now. May have to go ahead and buy one.
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    Quote from Stephalump
    I use my iPad and the Notability app. It saves my recordings with my powerpoints, and I can press on any notes I've typed and automatically play the part of the lecture at that point. I can also email them to people and save them to Dropbox.

    However I don't really ever do the type-syncing. I don't like using a keyboard while recording because the click-clacking is LOUD!
    Thanx for the Dropbox tip!
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    I have a Digital recorder. Olympus WS-803 Digital Voice Recorder. It is AWESOME!!! When shopping for one there are a few features that can make their use much easier. I look for a built in rechargeable battery, you do not want to have batteries run out. Next, storage capacity, my Olympus has 8G of memory and you can add a micro SD card if needed. I can store a whole semester of lectures on it, if needed. Some recorders do not have enough storage and with nursing school being so hectic, I don't always have time to download them onto the computer before the next class. Another feature that is great is a built in USB. This enables you to not worry about having the cord available. The USB slides out of the bottom like a thumb drive and it just plugs into the computer.

    These features do come at a price. My recorder cost about $120 but is worth every penny. The last Olympus recorder I had lasted 2 1/2 years until I crushed it on accident. There are cheaper recorders but ease of use, being convenient and battery life can make all the difference.
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    I have a small olympus vn5200 digital recorder. It's about 3 inches long, an inch wide and 1/2 inch deep. Mine holds about 50 hours of lecture, runs on two - triple AAA batteries. It comes with a cable to transfer the lectures to my laptop or Ipad. I've used it now for 4 years and it has great sound quality and storage capacity. I picked it up at Radio Shack for about $50.00. I store it in an old eyeglass case to keep it safe in my book bag, and stash a couple of extra batteries in the case with it. I like it because I can plug in my headphones, and put it in my pocket while I'm out for a walk or run. I've sat mainly in the front or mid section of the classroom and my sound quality is perfect and it's easy to use.
    Good luck with your classes
    Mtnsandsky
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    Quote from havehope
    I tried to find a recent thread about tape recorders, but the most recent thread I found was 2008. So, I thought I would create another one. I'm in the process of trying to find one for my A&P class, do you have any suggestions? I have no clue what i'm looking for when I am shopping for them :-). If you could help, that would be great! Thanks!
    I graduated last year, but I had a LiveScribe pen. It records the lecture while you take notes, draw pictures, whatever. It uses a special paper pad. I used different books for different classes, When you touch the pen to your notes it plays that part of the lecture you can fast forward, rewind, or even slow it down. The pen is also able to download to your computer and store all your notes with lecture and allows to search by key words. It was really nice when I had an instructor who would allow recordings, they didn't know it was a recorder. You can get the pen at Target or online. Good luck


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