If you are new to digital dictation, here are some recommendations as to the machines that are easy to use and compatible with most digital dictation software.

​The Olympus WS-853 is also easy to use and we would recommend this for one-to-one meetings but not group conversations.

  • Low-noise directional microphones with 90 for superb stereo quality

  • Suitable for meeting or conversations

  • Built-in USB connector to save data or transfer recordings or data easily - PC or MAC

  • Battery life of up to 110 hours on just two AAA rechargeable NiMh batteries (included)

​The Sony ICD-PX370 is ideal as it is easy to use and set-up.  Ideal for on-the-go or at your desk. We would add that this is not suitable for one-to-one interviews or group interviews.

  • Record MP3 audio quickly and simply, high-speed USB direct connection for quick file transfer

  • Optimised voice recorder reduces ambient noise for clearer recordings

  • Scene select lets you optimise settings for music, meetings and more

  • 4 GB built-in memory, expandable memory capacity with SD slot - the 4 GB memory stores up to 59 hours 35 minutes of recording (MP3 128 kbps stereo)

  • Long battery life enables up to 55 hours recording (MP3 128 kbps stereo) - 2 x AAA battery supplied

If you d o not want to go digital and are local to Hilperton, Trowbridge, we do offer an analogue dictation service.

The machines are still available but are pricey.

Here are few that we have picked out that are suitable for dictating correspondence and reports on the go.

​The Olympus Pearlcorder S701 Micro Cassette Dictation Machine is ideal as it is easy to use for on-the-go or at your desk. We would add that this is not suitable for one-to-one interviews or group interviews.

  • Built-in Camera: No

  • Category: Dictation Machine

  • Dictation Machine Type: Micro Cassette

  • Digital Speech Standard (DSS): No

  • Format: Portable

  • MP3 Playback: No

  • MP3 Recording: No

​The Philips LFH0388 is ideal as it is easy to use for on-the-go or at your desk. We would add that this is not suitable for one-to-one interviews or group interviews.

  • Philips voice activated pocket memo LFH388

  • Powerful, simple to operate dictation machine

  • Features record protection to avoid accidental erasure, audible end-of-tape warning

  • Also features visual battery status indicator

  • Batteries included

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