Micro sound Recorder

September 29, 2013
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Our devices are carefully selected. There are three criteria that we use to select the devices:
  • 1. Recording quality: The microphone is always the most important component in the devices. It has to be able to clearly capture voice at a minimum distance of 20 feet away
  • 2. Product size: We pick products of varying sizes to ensure that they meet the needs of all customers. Some customers want very small recorders to fit in a wallet or purse while others want a device that can be customized for their needs. We pick products that span these needs. Our Frequently Asked questions page elaborates on a lot of these.
  • 3. Battery life: We are cognizant of the need for good and long battery life. We know some customers want devices that will only record for a day while other customers want devices that will last them long enough to go on a one, two, three weeks or longer vacation time periods without having to worry about whether the battery will run out. So you will notice some of our products have insane battery life such as our blackrange recorder which will last up to 6 months on standby.
  • 4. Lights and sound: We ensure that ALL of our recorders do not have any blinking lights or make any noise while recording. This is a crucial criteria in picking our devices. Why have a recorder that will blink and scream? Defeats the purpose.
    The above points are ones we use as a base standard in selecting our listening and recording devices. Buy with confidence.

There are many different types of 'listening devices'. Above we have created a catch-all category that all types of recording devices. The word 'listening devices' is a very broad catch-all.

There are generally two broad categories for listening devices: Wired and/or wireless devices.

Listening devices are used by a wide range of people for different reasons such as investigative, defensive or malicious purposes. These devices can be used to gather information by law enforcement officers or can be used by civilians for for purposes such as to record birds, in lectures or to gather evidence on suspicious conversations or activities.
The use of these devices to covertly collect data is generally regulated based on a person's jurisdiction such as state or country. Just because a listening device is available for purchase does not necessarily mean it is lawful to use. Your 'intent' in using such a product is a big determinant sometimes on whether you fall on the legal or illegal use of the device. Generally, recordig in a public place is generally acceptable. However you cannot record in a public place where there is expectation of privacy such as a public restroom or other such places. As a rule of thumb, if you use these devices in private areas that you have authority over, then you are on firmer (not necessarily sure) footing. If you do not have authority over the private place or device then you may be muddling in a gray legal zone. Also avoid using these devices in areas where there is expectation of privacy such as bathrooms, bedrooms etc, even if this is in your own home. Using a listening device that can capture voice in circumstances where you will not be able to naturally hear yourself is also 'gray' area. You are on better footing with devices that will record within a standard area rather than devices that have no distance limitations. However check with your local laws prior to using these devices.

Civilians:

Many civilians purchase audio listening devices for all sorts of applications. The main use is for the capture of evidence in cases of suspected infidelity, work disputes, neighbor disputes, child abuse or for basic needs such as recording of lectures by college students. Spouses who are suspicious that their partners are up to no good tend to be one of the main consumers of our standard listening devices such as our small voice activated recorders that are small, compact and can record from good but finite distances.

In the United States (audio) recording laws vary by state . The difference is on how many parties must give their consent before a conversation may be recorded. Currently 38 states and the District of Columbia, a person is allwoed to record a conversation of that person is party to the conversation, or if at least one of the people who are party to the conversation have given their consent. In California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Washington State, the consent of all parties of the conversation must be obtained in order to record a conversation.
In Canada, telephone calls may be recorded without court order if one of the parties to the call consents to the recording.

Law Enforcement & Government

Law enforcement personnel are privy to more advanced types of listening devices than what is available for civilians. They engage in what is known as 'wiretapping' or 'electronics eavesdropping'. With a warrant, They are allowed to install or embed listening devices in a suspicious person's home or car without their permission for the purpose of infomation gathering.
According to, "Wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping are two types of electronic surveillance that play vital roles in criminal investigations. Wiretapping involves the use of covert means to intercept, monitor, and record telephone conversations of individuals. Electronic eavesdropping may involve the placement of a "bug" inside private premises to secretly record conversations, or the use of a "wired" government informant to record conversations that occur within the informant's earshot. Both wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping enable the government to monitor and record conversations and activities without revealing the presence of government listening devices."

Evolution of electronic surveillance:

In 1928, the first case of the consititutionality of wiretapping was considered in the case of Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928). This was a controversial ruling due to its interpretation of what invasion of privacy meant. It was ruled in this instance that governmental wiretapping of telephone conversations fell outside the protection of the Fourth Amendment. The conclusion was very narrow reading of what privacy was. Again according to encyclopedia.com, "The Court based its conclusion upon a narrow, textual reading of the amendment. First, the Court found that words spoken into a telephone were not tangible things and thus could not be subjected to a search or seizure. Second, it reasoned that because wiretapping could be accomplished without a trespass, there was no physical invasion of property to justify invoking the Fourth Amendment. Finally, the Court assumed that one who uses the telephone "intends to project his voice to those quite outside."
This ruling was further generally reafirmed in several other cases in the 1960's which reaffirmed the government's unfettered discretion to plant informants within private places.
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