Even in this new age of digital technology you can actually still get cassette phone recorders. Yes, I mean the kind of device that uses a good old cassette tape and records phone calls. For some that may feel nostalgic and others may be asking what a cassette tape is.
Over the years we have found that there is a good number of people that still prefer cassette tape phone recorders. They’re just like the regular tape players. You simply put a new cassette in and press down the play and record buttons and you’re all set. When the tape comes to the end, you have to flip it over to record on the other side.
I’m not sure why people still want to use this technology, but there is one feature that the recorder has added. It’s the ability to double the recording time on the tape. For example, if you’re using a 60 minute tape, it can be doubled to record phone calls for 120 minutes. This is because it slows down the tape speed. The only drawback is when it comes to playback. You can only play it back on the phone recorder for the voices to sound normal. If you play it on a different tape player, the voices will be too slow to recognize what they’re saying.
But some people still want very simple to use cassette phone recorders, and they still exist. At our store we carry three models, the P5045, the GT-TR510SC, and the GT-TR520SC. The P5045 is a micro cassette model. The GT-TR510SC is a basic cassette model, and the GTTR520SC is like the 510 but comes with a bunch of adapter cables for connecting it to an external device.