My first thoughts when I saw the aLLreli® Digital Dictaphone? Why not use a smartphone app? Well, not only will this work as a plain old recorder, it can also be used to record phone calls. That’s right, and all the required cables and equipment are included. I tried it out with my daughter. Whoa. No one would be the wiser, and the end result are voices that are as clear as could be. Of course, anyone considering using this would observe all applicable laws.
As a recorder, it works very well. The only issue I have is recordings are listed in numerical order and they are hard to see on the main screen.
Included are a wearable mic and earphones. The earphones are necessary, if we want to use the radio function. For some reason, radio won’t play over the external speakers. The stations come in pretty well, and I’m able to enjoy the stations I like on it.
The Dictaphone has mp3 player functionality, but the only way I’d use it is if it came with a micro SD slot. It does not. I’d have to hook it to my computer and transfer files, so I skipped that.
My favorite use for this is recording phone calls, not that I’d do that, but it’s different. I’ve never had anything that could do that before, not without being noticed by the other party. Pretty cool.
This product was provided for review by aLLreli.