Digital Dictaphone or voice recorders may be a thing of the past, but there are still people - other than field reporters and ambush interviewers - who use Dictaphones for personal purposes. In fact, voice recorders these days are handheld and digital, having the capacity to record up to 48 hours. Moreover, files are no longer recorded on small cassette tapes but on flash memory, like the Olympus VN-7600 1 GB Digital Dictaphone. It has 1 GB memory, multi-format stereo recording, as well as record and playback stereo audio in all three standard high-function formats (MP3 and WMA). The voice recorder also boasts slow and fast playback modes to let users listen to audio either 25 percent slower or 50 percent faster than the original. It also has three recording modes: HQ, SP and LP. The SP and LP recording modes are ideal for extended recording. There is also the easy-to-use, rechargeable 8GB Digital Dictaphone by Evodigitals. It has 8 GB memory that brings in 650 hours recording time, three recording modes (LP, SP and HQ), and is compatible with Windows 98 or higher and Mac OS 9.0 or later models. It also includes a recording box and a telephone line cable allowing the owner to record telephone conversation. Whatâs cool about this is that the digital voice recorded has built-in MP3 player. While the original voice recorders or sound recording devices were originally manufactured to record speeches for playbacks and transcriptions, a digital Dictaphone allows more than that. DVRs enable users to record speeches, interviews and lectures anytime, anywhere.