Gear shopping…

… stresses me out.

I’ve been avoiding the fact that I still don’t have a voice recorder. I have IRB… but don’t have a recording device. Today was a research day…. gear research. It feels indulgent.

After Ipod research and review, I think I’m going with a $100-or-less Olympus digital voice recorder. It does everything I need, without attachments and things to loose. I don’t need an Ipod and don’t want to mess with all the gadgets required for voice recording. I’m trying to decide between a few models and force myself to order tonight. I’m trying not to think of the cost of transcription… ugh.

Tripod research took at huge leap with the recommendation from my Aunt Deb, which lead me to this. Protective case/bag/backpack is the next consideration.