What is the fastest voice recorder in the market?


I'm looking for a handled device that records speech "instantly".

That means no latency between the moment you turn the device on and when the recording actually starts.

If not clear enough, no gap time neither between the moment you ask the recording and the moment the recording does start.

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    I think what you want is something that actually records continuously 

    but doesn't save more than the last three seconds or so 

    before you press the record button.


    Such equipment does exist. 

    (The feature is often called "pre-record".)

    I will leave the searching to you because that is your job, not mine.   


    Keep in mind that this sort of thing will actually be "on" 

    and consuming power at all times. 

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  • L
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Any device will have a short duration between the time the device is powered on until it is ready to record.

    If the device is already powered on, then pretty much all are "no latency" from the instant the record button is pushed. That includes the analog mini-cassette recorder I have, my Zoom H5 and my smartphone (iPhone 8)...

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    • Mmm J
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      I use a Zoom H5. Press record - battery during record time is ~5 hours on fresh batteries. If I need more time, then carry fresh batteries for quick replacement when needed.

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  • 1 month ago

    If you can find one, an analog cassette recorder instantly records as soon as you press record.

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