Use a voice recorder/dictaphone to record conversations, interviews and lectures that you want to listen to again. Put away pen and paper; allow yourself to listen and focus on what is being said. Thereafter you can playback what you recorded and make notes. We have various models of voice recorders from Olympus at different price points, what distinguishes them are the number of features, quality of sound and memory capacity. Depending on what you are using the dictaphone for, remember to bear in mind how much battery life you need, how much memory you require and if you need any special features.