From The Urbach Letter –
Cool Thing of the Month
This isn’t like using a regular tape recorder to record every call from start to finish. If you don’t push the button, nothing is saved. There are privacy laws against tape recording for non-personal use or broadcast. If you’re using a regular tape recorder, you have a legal and moral obligation to notify the other person he or she’s being taped for that purpose. Since the Hear It Again is a “memory aid,” using it doesn’t require disclosure.
The Hear It Again is available from The Sharper Image for 40 dollars. They also make one for your cell phone that doubles as a hands-free device. It has four memory banks, each holding 30 seconds, and indicator lights showing which banks are filled, plus a very cool glowing blue ring that shows it’s on duty monitoring your phone line, so you’ll never again have to say, “Could you repeat that?”