Product review: Aiwa's new IC-M84

Friday, June 30th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

You don't need pen, paper or even tape to take notes with the digital voice recorders on the market today, including Aiwa's new IC-M84.
By speaking into the microphone, IC-M84 users record on an integrated circuit chip - phone numbers, driving directions, "to do" lists, reminders and anything else that comes to mind.

This compact, almost penlike device easily tucks into a shirt pocket or handbag for spur-of-the-moment dictation. The IC-M84 has four recording files, A, B, C and D, each of which can hold as many as 100 tracks. Scan, skip and search functions make it easy to maneuver through files and tracks to locate a specific note. Individual tracks can be played back through a built-in speaker or a jack for an earphone, which isn't included. They can be deleted individually or en masse by eliminating an entire file.

Two modes allow for a maximum recording time of 84 minutes. The recorder is powered by two AAA batteries that you provide, and remaining battery power is indicated on the unit's small LCD.

To learn more about Aiwa's $110 IC-M84, call 1-800-289-2492 or visit