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Review Of The Best Spy Voice Recorder Models

Spy Voice Recorder
Spy voice recorders are the best device to secretly record conversations of people that you don’t want to know you are doing so. You can keep one in your pocket and when the right time comes, simply push that button and smile to yourself, while the person you're secretly recording spills the beans.

A spy audio recorder can be concealed on your person, or in a room location, and are used by undercover law enforcement, private investigators, and lawyers, for capturing crucial evidence.

These recorders come in different forms - usually small - and are easy to use and conceal. Check out the list of our best spy voice recorder picks below:

RecorderGear Keychain Covert Voice Recorder

Best Spy Voice Recorder Keychain
Independent Customer Reviews
The RecorderGear keychain recorder received a 3.6 out of 5 stars from independent customers.
Would We Buy It?
Would prefer it with voice activation, but yes.
Voice Activated
Unfortunately not.
Audio Quality
Good quality high definition audio.
Record Time
10 hours on single battery charge.
Easy one-twist on/off, 4GB built-in storage, holds 64 hours of audio.
What Would We Use It For?
We would use this spy recorder during meetings. You could place it on a table at work or in a restaurant in plain view while it records your conversation.
What Do We Think?
Covert: We love this spy recorder's covert ability. It looks like a regular keychain that's "nothing special". This is precisely what you want in a stealthy audio recording device; something you can place in your pocket or on a table and goes totally unnoticed. You simply activate the device (completely undetected) by twisting it in your hand, and it just looks like you're fidgeting with your keys.
Voice activated: unfortunately it only has continuous record mode, so if you wanted to leave it in a room you would have to leave it recording the whole time.
Playback quality: the playback quality is good with High Definition recording, so you can be assured of getting clarity audio.
Recording range: the keychain voice recorder does have a powered microphone that ensures a crisp clear recording at close range or in large rooms.
Easy function: this micro spy voice recorder couldn't be any simpler to operate. Just twist the switch to the right to start recording and back to the left to stop recording.
Recoding time: the 4GB built-in memory holds up to 64 hours of audio; which is plenty of room for all of your secret audio recordings. It has the ability to record for 10 hours on one battery charge which is fantastic.
Audio file transfer: this audio recorder is compatible with MAC or Windows and no other software is needed to transfer files using its USB Device. Just plug it directly into a USB port and transfer your audio files. The USB is also used for charging the device's in-built battery.

RaWerks Professional Law Grade Audio Spy Recorder

Best Professional Law Enforcement Grade Spy Voice Recorder
Independent Customer Reviews
The RaWerks law enforcement voice recorder received a 5 out of 5 stars from independent customers.
Would We Buy It?
Absolutely. Although its more expensive the quality is far outweighs the cost.
Voice Activated
Audio Quality
High Definition audio up to 28 feet away.
Record Time
Records up to 72 hours.
Simple on-off control, adjustable sensitivity control. Time Stamp.
What Would We Use It For?
The design of this law grade spy recorder comes with magnetic capability to allow it to be placed onto, or under, metal surfaces such as office cabinets, vehicles, etc. This is how we would use it.
What Do We Think?
Covert: This law grade spy voice recorder isn't exactly the most covert designed recorders to be used in the open as with a pen, or other everyday item. Its design was built with magnets and to be strategically placed - hidden away from the eye - on or under a metal surface. It can also be hidden in a pot, jar or cupboard and simply placed in your pocket to be used as a body-worn device.
Voice activated: yes, this professional spy voice recorder has a voice activation mode which can be adjusted for sensitivity - perfect for unnecessary recording.
Playback quality: the RaWerks law grade recorder produces a high quality audio playback with great end results to listen to, so you can be sure of what was said. The voice recordings need to be transfered to computer for listening to and has date and time for easier file identification.
Recording range: a great feature this audio spy has is the high quality voice recording from up to 28 feet away. This means you can capture conversations at longer distances, particularly in large rooms.
Easy function: the one button control makes it easy to activate when using in close proximity to your target. Just discreetly tap the on/off button on top to start/stop audio recording. There's no sounds or lights to give you away.
Recording time: this spy voice recorder has 8GB of internal storage and is able to record up to 288 hours of high quality audio. The battery in standby mode will last 75 days and will record 72 hours of audio before needing to be recharged.
Audio file transfer: transfering the recorded audio files of this covert recorder is easy with its USB file transfer feature. There is no special software needed for audio download and storage and works with both PC and Mac computers.

EyeSpy Flash Drive Voice Spy Recorder

Best Spy Voice Recorder Flash Drive
Independent Customer Reviews
The EyeSpy flash drive recorder received a 2.6 out of 5 stars from independent customers.
Would We Buy It?
Voice Activated
Audio Quality
Good quality high definition audio.
Record Time
15 hours on a single battery charge.
Easy 3-in-1 control switch, 4GB storage, holds 144 hours of audio.
What Would We Use It For?
We would use the flash drive spy recorder for the office. It can also be used as a room bug placing in on a shelf out of the way.
What Do We Think?
Covert: it looks outdated and kind of boring, which is perfect for secretly recording conversations. It attracts very little attention and would actually be a great covert voice recorded, even in the open. Being small you can place it anywhere and is a great spy voice recorder for the home or office.
Voice activated: yes, as well as having a continuous record function this is a professional voice activated digital spy recorder. Place the recording device where you want and forget about it. It'll turn itself on the next time it hears sound.
Playback quality: the flash drive spy has high quality audio recording, giving a crisp clear playback. The files are recorded in High Definition and can be played back in any audio program including Windows Media Player and iTunes.
Recording range: it has a moderate recording range and can pick up voices from as far as about 20 feet away. So is ideal for a room or car bug.
Easy function: this spy voice recorder has no confusing buttons or lights just an easy one-touch button. It has a rotating button / switch - push the button / switch to start and stop recording, and rotate it up or down to easily switch between voice activation and continuous recording modes.
Recoding time: it has an in-built battery and 4GB storage capacity that can hold up to 144 hours of audio recordings, and can record for 15 hours in continuous mode on a single battery charge. It can also record while plugged into a computer or wall using a USB wall charger, so you don't have to worry about battery power. Just plug it in and record until the memory is full.
Audio file transfer: you can connect the flash drive audio spy to any PC or MAC computer via a USB port to easily listen to the recorded files.
Reasons For Using A Spy Voice Recorder

The best reason for using a covert voice recorder is that it gives you control and leverage - but don't use one for illegal or unethical purposes. It should be used to help you or another in legitimate situations - particularly in gathering and building evidence.

There are many situations that a hidden voice recorder would be useful and not necessarily used for negative purposes as you would think. A hidden recorder can be used for the following situations:

+ You're being harassed or intimidated at work and you want to record the evidence without the bully knowing; so you can take action against them.

+ You’re a criminal private investigator on surveillance needing to record real-time events where use of a notebook would attract too much suspicion. Or you want to secretly record someone's conversation, as it relates to your case.

+ Perhaps you've noticed some signs of infidelity and suspect your partner is cheating on you, and you want to covertly record conversations or what occurs in your home. Or you want to listen to how your nanny treats your children.

+ Maybe you're a lawyer wanting to record your interviews without making the person being interviewed feel uncomfortable - knowing if the interviewee was aware of the recording could cause inhibited communication.

Whatever the reason, you will want to make sure you buy the best audio recorder you can. You will want to make sure you get the right specifications in your device.
Tips For Choosing The Best Spy Voice Recorder To Buy

When choosing to buy a spy recorder device you will want to know what to look for in the best available. We have come up with some important specifications we think are needed in the best spy voice recorder. Here they are:

+ Covert design - unless it's one to keep in your pocket, your covert voice recorder should be completely inconspicuous, (no flashing lights, etc).

+ Voice activated - ideally it will have the ability to be voice activated as well as continuous record.

+ Good quality audio playback - should be clear audible playback with no crackling or distorted sounds.

+ Good recording range - the audio device can easily record conversations close-up and at a relatively long range (at least wall-to-wall in a standard room).

+ Easy function - unless it's a voice activated spy recorder you may want an easy one-touch voice recorder you can simply operate without looking.

+ Long Recording Time - depending on use, you will want a decent amount of storage space. Audio doesn't take up as much space as video but your spy voice recorder needs the capability of storing long recordings.

+ Audio transfer ability - the audio files can be transfered to computer or SD card.
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