updated 10:40 am EST, Mon February 26, 2007
High-security voice memos
Philips' new Digital Pocket Memo 9600 is not an ordinary voice recorder; it's designed to record potentially sensitive information, and block access to anyone who isn't approved. Dictation is password-protected within the recorder, and it's compliant with HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and other security standards. It should retain some ease of use however, since it has voice control, simple buttons, and a large backlit display. Files are recorded to SD/MMC cards up to 2GB in size, and transferred off via a Mini-USB port. Windows XP SP2 or Windows 2000 SP4 is required. The recorder should begin shipping in March.