For Christmas TSC gave me this nifty little voice recorder. I have been wanting one for ages and I am loving it!
I used to have one of those old tape recorder dictaphones. Sorta like this:
Once, after taping an interview for a story, the thing fell off my car seat and the "record" button got switched on. I taped over the whole interview without knowing it. Since then I haven't trusted the things. The tapes stretch, you have to flip them over after 45 min and they are heavy to haul around in your handbag all day long.
My new little Olympus thankfully has a "hold" button, so hopefully there will be no more accidental over-recording. This amazing device can also record hours of interviews, save them in different folders, transfer them to my PC when I connect it via USB and all sorts of aother fancy things.
Of course, I still take written notes during interviews anyway. Just in case ;-)
Anyway, just thought I would share my glee. I'm so much happier now that my foot is better! And it's Friday. Woohoo!
Have a good one, y'all.