You may not be familiar with the word “dictaphone”, but a dictaphone is a trademarked name for a dictation recording machine. A dictaphone is a device used to record audio of important events, meetings, presentations, or seminars. Before the introduction of smartphones and smart devices, a dictaphone was sold as a separate machine like a voice recorder. These can cost anywhere from $20 to hundreds of dollars. But with advances in technology, the modern dictaphone is now available on your phone, laptop, or any other smart device.