The Swatch TDA03 digital answering machine is sleek and simple, with features that are remarkably easy to learn. Its plug-and-play design combined with voice-guided instructions make setup a breeze. Plus, choosing a digital answering machine means you'll have no more messy tapes to rewind or replace, and you'll enjoy the improved sound quality that many digital devices provide.
The TDA03 can store two separate outgoing messages up to 60 seconds. Pressing the OGM1 button plays either your voice or a prerecorded prompt that tells callers to leave a message at the tone. The OGM2 button will activate an alternate message, such as "the office is closed from 12 to 1 for lunch," and does not permit the caller to leave a message.
Using its programmable date/time stamp, the TDA03 can automatically record the day and time that each message was received. It also features up to 18 minutes of digital recording time for incoming messages at up to 2 minutes per individual call. In our tests, the sound quality was good for both incoming and outgoing messages. However, the recording microphone is subject to background noise and hiss, and we had to stand no more than about 6 inches from the machine in a room with no background noise to get the best recording.
With the TDA03's remote-inquiry function, you can check messages, switch your mailbox on and off, or record updated outgoing messages. Setting up the remote-access code is easy, and a handy wallet-size card reminds you of frequently used options.
With a well-chosen set of features and very good sound quality, the Swatch Record TDA03 helps organize your home or office and stay in touch, no matter where your busy life takes you. --Megan Dugan
- Remote-inquiry function
- Records up to 18 minutes of digital messages
- Convenient 10-digit display
- Day and time stamp for every call
- Outgoing message subject to background noise and hiss
- Digital answering machine with high sample rate
- Up to 18 minutes of recording time
- Day and time stamp and voice-guided operation
- 2-way recording
- Fast message playback