In the increasingly litigious world, the idea of recording every
phone conversations and indefinitely storing them is no longer such a paranoid idea. In fact, having verifiable
date & time stamped recordings of precisely what was (and was not) said can make the difference between being sued - or jailed - and continuing on with your life. While it may sound like something of an Orwellian novel, this is precisely what the RecordMyCalls USB Recorder can do.
In the past, recording a phone conversation involved expensive recording equipment, telltale signs, which could indicate a conversation, were 'bugged' and there's the hassle of storing of all those recordings. The RecordMyCalls sidesteps all these issues as it is a two part hardware and software solution. The small, black plastic clad device itself is not much larger than a deck of cards; and it has two standard phone jacks and on the other a USB 2.0 port.
To use the device, all you need do is plug this handy little device in between your phone and your phone line and then plug in the included USB cord to your computer. The included software then starts logging phone calls and storing them in MP3 format. You can even email annotated versions to anyone you wish. This makes organization and storage as easy as keeping track of your music library. Besides the asking price of $120
, the only real issue with such a device is its legality. Consumers using it will have to ensure that they either inform every person they talk to that it is being recorded, or that they live in a so called 'one party consent' area. In either case, it certainly is a handy device.