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    Pen-sized voice recorder?

    What's the current consensus on best/affordable small pen-format or other small voice recorders to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kparker View Post
    What's the current consensus on best/affordable small pen-format or other small voice recorders to use?
    Not a pen sized one but close: when I went by Costco today they had an HD video and sound Samsung recorder with a micro SD card slot (expandable to 32gb) on sale for 75$. It's about the size of a pack of cards and could easily fit in a shirt pocket if you weren't holding it. Heck, you could probably rig up a little hole for the video on it or just use it for audio if you couldn't have it in your hands.

    Something else you might want to consider, you can also get video/sound recorders that look exactly like bluetooth headsets that set on your ear and work basically the same way -- streaming to your phone. Rig up your phone to dropbox and/or SkyDrive and you have a lot of constant storage for recording anything you see. The best part is anyone looking at it will think it's a hands-free headset for your phone.

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    I don't know where you would purchase it, but I saw a add for a glasses frames with a recorder, video built in. Would work if you wear glasses. (or sun glasses)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kparker View Post
    What's the current consensus on best/affordable small pen-format or other small voice recorders to use?
    Check out a "spy supply" type place. I've considered getting pen cameras with audio but have never looked for an audio only.
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    Best $18 I ever spent.
    http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Thumb-Cam...voice+recorder
    Also, most all smartphones have a voice recording functions.
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    Yes, everyday items contain cameras with audio/video recording devices. I EDC at least 2.

    QiK is a free app that you can download for your smartphone (Android).

    It RECORDS video, and simultaneously streams and uploads it to a remote server, so a cop can't just delete your video, it's on another server.
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    Here ia a Phone App made for this type of use.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19854192

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    Quote Originally Posted by hermannr View Post
    I don't know where you would purchase it, but I saw a add for a glasses frames with a recorder, video built in. Would work if you wear glasses. (or sun glasses)
    That is the New Google Glasses Project, they are not on the market yet. They will be like your cell phone and a Voice/Cam recorder in one. & will set you back more then your normal riffle will.
    https://plus.google.com/+projectglass/posts

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    I had purchased a pen cam, and sunglasses cam from bensoutlet.com. The pen cams battery gave out about 5 months after having it. It is now a 2 gig flash drive that I can not find a refill for. The sunglasses lasted longer but the external micro card slot stopped holding the card in. And now the battery wont charge on it either. They were slanted a bit so they actually recorded higher than you were looking, maybe my ears are off, Idunno. Descent sound and video quality though.
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