Radio Shack Voice Actuated Cassette Tape Recorder CTR-76
This is a brand new vintage tape recorder.
I found this on how to use it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFcaMmCV1ls
This tape recorder was sold at Radio Shack in the late 1980s. This was the Realistic CTR 76 Voice Actuated Cassette Recorder. This style of tape recorder was very popular at that time. This is a handheld cassette recorder. This thing is built like a brick, and even looks and feels like one. It is nothing if not sturdy. It has a built in microphone, and operates on 4 AA batteries. These machines were used in a number of ways. Students would use them to record lectures. Journalists and reporters would use them for interviews. People would use them to record their own dictation for a variety of reasons. They were certainly very popular.
This is also good as a movie prop.
While there are some that you can find that are used, it is very rare to find a new one.