Ready Record

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Ready Record is a compact voice recorder that's about the size of a USB thumb drive, and it comes with a cap like one of those, too. When you need to record something, such as an important meeting or lecture, or a conversation with a doctor, you can quickly turn it on (and then off again) with one button. Afterward, you'll be able to listen to your recordings on your computer without installing any extra software.

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Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of Ready Record is $29.99 plus $5.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Ready Record by paying an extra fee of $0.00 for a total price of $35.98.

This price was obtained from the As Seen on TV commercial page ( ) which was taken offline due to Ready Record being discontinued. Ready Record may still be found for sale on Amazon or Ebay.

This price was obtained from the As Seen on TV commercial page ( ) which was taken offline due to Ready Record being discontinued. Ready Record may still be found for sale on Amazon or Ebay.

How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Make Sure It's Charged

    Before using your Ready Record, you'll need to make sure it's charged. If the red light above the logo doesn't come on when you push the button on its side to turn it on, you'll have to plug it into a computer to charge it. To do so, remove the cap from one end and plug it into the computer's USB port.

  2. Turn On (And Off)

    Once your device has been charged, you'll be able to start recording. When you're ready to record, push the power button to turn the device on and watch the red light come on. After you're done recording, just push the power button again to stop and turn your device off. The red light will then turn black.

  3. Pull Off Cap and Plug It In

    You'll be able to listen to any completed recording by pulling off the cap and plugging your Ready Record into virtually any computer's USB port. From there, by using any listening program that's already installed, such as Windows Media Player, you'll be able to play the device's contents and save it to your hard drive. If appropriate, you'll also be able to share the contents with others by email or through social media.


  • Small and Portable

    This recording device is much smaller than a smartphone or a tablet and will fit into almost any pocket, not to mention your purse, backpack or briefcase. If you pull it out and use it in a classroom or at a meeting, people will also be less likely to notice it than they would a larger device, due to its small size. As a result, you won't need to be embarrassed about recording a teacher, professor or your work colleagues as they speak.

  • Generous Internal Memory

    Each Ready Record contains six gigabytes of internal memory, which means that each one can hold as many as 25 hours of audio. That means you may be able to record an entire day's worth of conversations, without emptying the device, if you'd like. If you do need more room on your device, just move the current contents to the hard drive of your computer and then erase those recordings from the recording device itself.

  • Recharges Itself

    This device will always recharge itself while it's plugged into a computer, so you'll be able to complete two tasks in one while you listen to or download recordings from it. Gone will be the days of tape recorders when you'd have to keep remembering to keep extra sets of batteries on hand.

  • Deluxe Version Available

    If you want to be able to light up your recorder at any point in time, the deluxe version of this device will likely appeal to you. Each one has a digital display that will light up with LED light and comes with a USB charging cable. With this additional cable, you'll be able to plug the cable into your recording device and your computer instead of plugging the recorder directly into the computer.

Positive Points

  • Good For Hard Of Hearing

    If you're hard of hearing because of a hearing difficulty you have, or because you have to sit at the back of a crowded or noisy room, this recording device will come in handy. You'll be able to use it to record meetings, lectures and such and listen to them again later at home, where you'll be able to pick up on details you may have missed before. That means you won't have to arrive super-early for functions or try to trade spots with others in order to get a front seat.

  • Can Use For Reminders

    Those people who have tons of things to do each day and sometimes forget about a few of them may want to use their Ready Record in order to record reminders for themselves. If you're one of those people, you can record a list of work tasks or errands while you're at home, and record the chores you need to do at home right before you leave work. Students may also want to record a list of their homework assignments and respective due dates instead of (or in addition to) writing them down.

  • Practice Language, Lines

    This compact recorder will be useful if you're learning a new language or are practicing lines for an upcoming show or speech. With the recorder, you'll be able to record yourself and then play the recording back to make sure you sound the way you want to while speaking. If not, you'll know that you need more practice and can repeat the process all over again.

Negative Points

  • Logo On Front

    Each of these devices looks like a USB thumb drive—except for the fact that it says "Ready Record" on the front. If someone were to look at it closely, that might be a giveaway to them that it's a recording device, which could cause you some embarrassment or discomfort.

  • Recording Isn't Always Legal

    According to United States federal law, you can record conversations that you're involved in, but some states have made exceptions to this rule. Other countries may also have different rules. Plus, in most places, it's illegal to share recordings with third parties (such as other people or companies) without the consent of all recorded individuals. Therefore, you must make sure the recording you're going to create is a legal one before you use your Ready Record to make it (or share it).

  • Must Have Computer

    To listen to the recordings you've made with this device, you'll need to have a computer or at least have access to one. If your computer is broken or otherwise unavailable, you won't be able to listen to any recordings from your device until you're able to get onto one. It would be beneficial if the option to listen to recordings directly from the device could be made available, in order to eliminate this potential problem.

Critical Advice

To record something effectively with your Ready Record, you'll have to ensure that the device is uncovered instead of remaining stuffed into a bag or a pocket. If you leave it in one of those places, you'll end up with a muffled recording that'll be hard to understand. Furthermore, while you don't have to be right next to the person you're recording, the closer you are, the better. If you happen to sit a football field's length away from them, the recording you'll get will be less clear than what you'd get from a closer distance.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Ready Record online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Ready Record online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.


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