Classroom Lectures, Business Conferences, and Spying
I want you to know, when I opened the Uqique box, I thought there was no possible way this little stick was going to do everything they said it could, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
This tiny little device records from a distance and gives back crystal clear audio. The Uqique has a noise cut filtering microphone, and voice amplification with a built-in ADCPM algorithm. Ok, don’t ask me what that means because I have no idea. What I do know is when I was testing it out, I held it in my hand and recorded my grocery list. When I went back to listen to it, I almost blew my ears out it was so loud and clear. To record, you simply turn it on, and turn it off to stop. The + and – buttons on one end of the device are used to turn it up and down as well as to switch between recorded media and your music – when your earphones are plugged in. Just press and hold to turn the sound up or down. Quick presses toggle between music and recordings. It’s a very simple device, so don’t make it harder than it is!
I know the Uqique recorder will be perfect for the blog conferences I attend. Almost every year there is at least one session that I wish I’d been able to record so I could have time to take really good notes. This year, I won’t have that problem. I know I’ll be able to record the speakers even if I am a couple of tables back (Uqique is that good!) – annnnd since it records up to 10 hours of continuous recording, I know I’ll be able to record every session!
Now, Amazon.com says, “You can use it as a hidden spy audio recorder to record anything, or simply use it as a MP3 player to listen to your favourite songs.” It does a fantastic job as an MP3 player. I know this because I downloaded a bunch of music to it so I would have something to listen to while walking and exercising. It also does a bang up job as a spy recorder. No, I didn’t really spy on anyone. Well, not really anyway. I did set it up on top of a shelf in our hallway though, and listen in to an afternoon of my two boys’ conversations. It actually helped me solve an argument that day as well!
What would you do with Uqique if it were yours?