One of the most popular style of covert recording devices is the USB flash drive audio recorder.
This new style of spy audio recorders looks just like a regular USB flash drive. In fact, in addition to functioning as audio recorders, they also work as a regular flash drive too, so you can always take your important documents and files with you on the go.
USB flash drive recorders are very simple to use. To start recording, the devices have either a switch on the side of the recorder, or a dial on the end of the recorder. Depending on the model, you can choose either voice-activated or continuous recording modes.
In voice-activation mode, the flash drive recorder will only record when audio is detected nearby. The detection range varies by model, but is generally up to about 15-20 feet, depending on the sensitivity of the microphone.
Playing back audio files from USB flash drive recorders is very easy. Just plug the flash drive recorder into your computer's USB port, and double click on the audio files to play. And because flash drives are both PC and Mac compaitble, you can listen to your recordings on any computer without any special software needed.
Who is Using USB Flash Drive Audio Recorders:
- Students use these recorders to record class lectures, to keep detailed records of classes
- Employers who want to document interviews and conversations
- Private Investigators and law enforcement who need to gather audio evidence
- Business executives who want to record presentations and sales meetings
- Parents who want to find out what their children are doing when they aren't home
- Suspicious spouses who want to investigate possible infidelity or catch a cheating spouse
Frequently Asked Questions About USB Flash Drive Recorders:
How are these devices powered? How long will they last on battery power?
USB flash drive audio recorders feature internal batteries. This allows them to operate completely independently, meaning they do not have to be plugged into a computer to work. The internal battery life varies by model. Some recorders will last about 5-6 hours of recording, while some can get 20+ hours of recording on a single charge.
How can I play back the recorded audio from a flash drive recorder?
Playing back the audio recordings is quick and easy - just plug the recorder into your computer's USB port, and click on the files to play. Files can be played back with any standard media player, however we always recommend VLC Media Player, which is a full featured player available for free download for both PC and Mac computers.
Can I save the recordings to my computer?
Yes you can - the recorded audio files are regular MP3 and WAV files that you can copy to your computer, even email or burn to a disc.