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Old 04-22-2015, 11:38 AM   #1
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A simple keychain recorder.

More often than not, we're starting to forget the little things, like where we left the car in the WalMart Parking lot, or the gound pepper that we were supposed to buy at the market.

So I remember getting one of these simple 10 second recorder/players as a freebie at some health fair... a give away.

So... simple... maybe not so much... Just spent an hour looking on-line and found everthing but!... Not looking for price... just a place to buy...

So Amazon starts out with a $99 five star that does everything but brush your teeth.... and it just goes downhill from there.

So here are the specs... small ... two buttons... record and play... ten to twenty second record time. One message only. Probably under $20.

Don't want! ... extended memory, USB, rechargeable, volume control, interrupt keys, multiple message storage, case or cover, spy camera, high quality sound, earphones or plug in, remote cpntrol, video screen, clock, weather, touch screen, music capabilities, start stop switch, stop watch, pedometer, choice of color or 2 year service contract or even a free return guarantee.

Now, here's where it gets to be fun. Go to Google Image and search for keychain recorders...670,000 results Thousands of pictures and web pages... At least three hundred shapes, colors, designs... maybe more.... Then go to the websites... All Chinese or Japanese... and prices low, beyond belief... anywhere from $.35 to $1... One small detail... you have to buy in quantity from 500 up to many thousands.

All I wanted was a simple short message voice recorder ... two buttons... one 10 to 20 second message... that will fit in my pocket. Hopefully under $20.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:42 AM   #2
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You could just keep a pencil and paper handy.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:44 AM   #3
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Do you have a smart phone? There's an app for that.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:44 AM   #4
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Something like this? LED Digital Voice Recorder Keychain | eBay
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Old 04-22-2015, 01:56 PM   #5
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Another amazon choice but more aligned with your specs and much much more reasonable http://www.amazon.com/Etekcity-UR-8G...zg_bs_172632_1
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:19 PM   #6
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Some ideas -

This one is a company that sells promotional items and looks like they want to sell to businesses only -
Key Chain/ Voice Recorder - RU006 - IdeaStage Promotional Products

From Amazon and an As Seen on TV product although it's only sold in a package of 2 -
http://www.amazon.com/Reminder-Perso...+with+playback

Then there are these and it's hard to say much more than maybe the price is right -
2 in 1 Mini Digital Voice Recorder Dictaphone Rechargeable Recording Pen Keychain Sound Audio Recorder -in Digital Voice Recorder from Consumer Electronics on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group

Have you hunted around stores like Dollar Tree or Michael's Craft Store? Sometimes they carry a plethora of imported novelty things.
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... and another keychain

Recording Keychain | Braille Superstore
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:33 PM   #8
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Thank you all...

When I found the bulk ordering deal @ $.38 each, I thought maybe we could get one for every ER member.... Just imagine... a perfect message taker for only $.38 plus $7.95 shipping.

I kinda like the teardrop braile store offering... can buy 2 and throw in the refrigerator memo taker, and get free shipping.

Problem with most electric memo pads is the options... not good when you're freezing and walking from the parking lot to the store. Oh... and the phone... OMG... checked the options on my emergency phone, and it takes 12 clicks to get to send myself a message, and just as many to listen to it.

On the pencil and paper... ya gotta be kidding.... we're in the electronic age... no more retro stuff for this forward thinker...
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What I do is to take a pic of landmarks around where my car is parked with my phone. If I can't find it quickly when I come out of the store I just touch Gallery and look at the picture(s). Works like a dream.
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Seriously, the Find My Car app is awesome. We lost our car several times while on vacation and someone suggested this. It has changed my life.
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Seriously, the Find My Car app is awesome. We lost our car several times while on vacation and someone suggested this. It has changed my life.

Thank you! I really need this.
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