An office clearout reveals a nice archive of voice-recording technology. These days, most of us are using a new-fangled digital recorder/USB thing like this:
But our first foray into digital was using mini-disk recorders. These proved unreliable and were a nightmare to use, we ended up with a locker-full that never got used as everyone reverted to tape versions:
In my career I've loved and lost a fair few classic tape recorders like this. I generally opted for the ones where you could playback at double speed:
I know many a quallie who gets misty-eyed over the classic Walkman Professional. It has to be said, it's remain the most dependably reliable piece of kit - I've never known one to fail or break:
Finally, we have a couple of these perfectly preserved at the back of a locker. I used to have one at home, but I've never used one professionally.