We’re thrilled to welcome Jeff Bogle as our Dads Dig This guest blogger. He’s a father of two girls and the author of the popular kid’s media and culture website Out With The Kids.

Between my Flip video cameras, iPhones, iPads, laptops, and “old fashion” digital cameras, I’m drowning in recording devices. Nary a moment of modern life can pass without at least the possibility of it being recording for prosperity or shame. But I’ve still got room for this cool device in my gizmo portfolio. And here’s why.

The Zoom H2 is the most portable and user-friendly gadget designed to capture your voice, the laughter of your children, and the delicate pauses between each of their first words. It collects and stores audio memories that do those fleeting moments justice. If you’re like me, then you’ve probably got external hard drives full of digitized nostalgia but let’s be real: how much of is it any good? You probably can’t hear your toddler saying “ba pees” (an early iteration of “more please” around my dinner table) on that shaky 52-second Flip video.

But the versatility of the Zoom H2 makes it the ideal accessory for capturing and keeping that moment – whether it’s the ping of your son’s bat at his Little League game, the clarity of your daughter’s scratchy violin at her first recital, or their voices that seem to change in the blink of an eye. Jeff

You can purchase the Zoom H2 digital audio recorder at our affiliate Amazon.com.