A Dictaphone is a sound recording device most commonly used to record speech for later playback or to be typed into print.There are two types of Dictaphone. (1) tape or micro cassette and (2) digital.
The newer digital Dictaphones uses a format called DSS (Digital Speech Standard). This means that a digital recording can be transferred onto a personal computer and synchronized with voice recognition software.
While the newer digital models can be expensive, the cheaper models, which use cassettes, are fine.
A computer with a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port to allow connection of the device for transferring recorded information.
€50 to €300 (approx)
There are a number of different manufacturers offering a variety of recorders. Generally speaking the more features a model has the more expensive it is.