Dictation and transcription set

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A dictation and transcription set that combines all the benefits of professional dictation and transcription. The Pocket Memo 488 is an easy-to use dictation recorder that is packed with advanced features. It partners with the desktop transcription system 720 – a dedicated transcription machine that makes a heavy workload manageable. Together, they allow you to produce documents with ease.

Innovative sensitivity switch for close-range and conference recording with optimal sound quality.

The automatic gain control lets you adjust to the optimum recording level at any time.

The warning tones for end-of-tape and low battery status ensure that no dictation is cut off. The end-of-letter index tone indicates the start of each document and number of recordings.

Easy and quick file editing via convenient slide-switch operation. It offers a fast response and is designed for single-handed operation.

The turbo wind function allows you to jump to any part of the tape within seconds and save you valuable time.

The status LED always shows if your battery is running low and the record status.

Voice-activated recording is a convenience feature for hands-free recording. When enabled, recording will start automatically when you start speaking. Recording stops automatically after you stop speaking and restarts automatically when you start speaking again.

Search forward and skip functions allow quick access to the start of the next recording, making it easier to navigate through your recordings. Auto rewind allows you to save time by quickly returning to the beginning of the tape automatically.

Slim, ergonomic design guarantees hands-free control of all playback functions with minimal physical strain.

Lightweight under-the-chin style stereo headphones designed to deliver excellent sound quality, with soft ear cushions for enhanced wearing comfort.

Variable tone, speed and volume controls guarantee crystal clear playback and provide all the necessary features for transcription accuracy.

The auto backspace automatically replays the last few seconds to review recorded material for transcribing confirmation and accurate and fast transcription.

Your dictation and transcription set comes with

  • Pocket Memo dictation recorder LFH0488
  • Transcription machine LFH0720
  • 5 × 30 minute mini cassettes LFH0005
  • Foot pedal LFH2210
  • Transcription headphones LFH0234
  • Power supply LFH0155
  • 2 × AA batteries
  • Wrist strap

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Pocket Memo dictation recorder
Headphone socket:
2.5 mm
Microphone socket:
2.5 mm
Acoustic frequency response:
400–4,000 Hz
Output power:
> 100 mW
Product dimensions (W × D × H):
128 mm × 63 mm × 25 mm/ 5.0" × 2.5" × 1.0"
120 g/ 4.2 oz. (without batteries)
Desktop transcription machine
Headphone socket:
3.5 mm
Foot pedal socket:
3.5 mm
Power supply socket:
12 V DC
200–6.000 Hz
Output power:
> 600 mW
Product dimensions:
135 mm × 232 mm × 50 mm/ 5.3" × 9.1" × 2.0"
1150 g/ 39 oz
Acoustic system:
Magnet type:
Sound quality:
optimized for voice reproduction
64 Ohm
Maximum power input:
2 × 10 mW
103 dB
Speaker diameter:
14 mm
dual sound system
Cable connection:
Cable length:
3 m/ 10 ft
3.5 mm stereo, right angled
Connector finish:
Product dimensions (W × D × H):
226 mm × 130 mm × 25 mm/ 9” × 5” × 1”
100 g/ 3.5 oz
Green specifications
Compliant to 2011/65/EU (RoHS)
Lead-free soldered product
Package contents
Pocket Memo dictation recorder LFH0488
Transcription machine LFH0720
5 × 30 minute mini cassettes LFH0005
Foot pedal LFH2210
Transcription headphones LFH0234
Power supply ACC0155
2 × AA batteries
Wrist strap
Philips telephone pickup microphone LFH9162
Philips meeting microphone LFH9172
Philips clip-on microphone LFH9173
Philips rechargeable batteries LFH0153
Philips power supply LFH0142

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