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Digital Voice Recorder for School?

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by mooshi, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. mooshi
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    haha Thanks for the suggesttion, s1102879! :)
     
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    I'm going to go pick up a simple Sony or Olympus one tonight. Ever since the accident, I can't take hand notes quite as quickly. :) The recorder will be great this semester.
     
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    Any sony/olympus should do. They both are known for working.
     
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    Be sure and mention that when you ask for permission. They'll almost certainly let you record then, though they may ask you not share your recording with others.

    If that doesn't work and you find yourself falling behind or, worse, experiencing pain, get a letter from your doctor, remake the request in writing, with a copy to the dean or provost. State that you are requesting a "reasonable accommodation" for your "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    But don't expect them to like you much afterward :) (Your education is more important than their feelings, anyway!)
     
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    If they do not let you record, considering how its affecting note taking, they will have a load of trouble coming there way *hold me back* xD
     
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    Booking the next flight over there
     
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    08:00 classes with the driest lectures ever. The mind tends to wander. And occasionally shut down.
     
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    no problem. Dragon Naturally Speaking is free this week as well!
     
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    Ah. So I couldn't find a voice recorder locally that had the USB connection so I passed on them all. I wanted to be able to archive all of the recordings onto my laptop.

    INSTEAD...

    I took my Kodak Playsport ZX5, covered the lens, and left it running during class (the battery life is great on these things). To cut down on the file size, I stripped the audio from it and voila! Class recording! :p One of the professors didn't allow video (which was expected) so yeah. I just set it down on the table, microphone facing up, and there ya have it. :) It picks up GREAT audio. It's in a large lecture hall and I was able to pick up students' questions from the back! Joy!
     
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    oh, I hear you. I just wonder how often I'd actually listen to the tapes back. Actually, I don't wonder. I know I never would!
     
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    I'd just use my old iPhone.

    And by that I mean I'm going to try using my old iPhone for that purpose.
     
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    :) I had an out-of-state relative come visit and give me an Olympus one. It's great! It's even got a nice little built in stand to keep it propped up. So far so good!
     
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    My son has used 2 olympus recorders. His first one only had internal storage and he regretted it. His second has removable memory and he is using multiple storage cards for various classes, newspaper interviews and work for his internships. Seems to be holding up well. Both were from Best Buy, I got him the last one for a christmas present and I think it was around 65 dollars.
     
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    You may want to reconsider and use your smartphone. A portable battery power supply should easily get you through the 2 hour lecture and would always fit in well with your EDC kit. There are a lot of small usb chargeable backup power products that fit in your price range.

    If you want a LOT more power, here is what I carry - http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-2349-20-12-Volt-Power-Port/dp/B002DU4CQ8
     
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    Let's say you are in a dark room, do most digital recorders record without any light showing?