But don't know what to buy?
The Wirecutter may have done the evaluation for you. This week, the site recommended the Sony ICD-UX533 as its pick for "best voice recorder" (just $78 from B&H Photo) The site's criteria was the voice recorder had to cost under a $100.
They trimmed a pool of dozens of recorders down to eight that were looked at closely. Of those, the Sony model was the pick.
Take a look at what it said and how it tested.