In fact, it's a Talkatoo Clip and you can, in fact record messages with it. You just push a little button to record your message, then push the big button to play it back as many times as you want.
I love that this works for both kids and adults. You can send you kids off to school with the Talkatoo and they can play your message while they're away. Or you can have them record something for you and you can listen to their sweet message when you're missing them the most! Bean is constantly talking about his Grandma, so the next time she is here we can have her use the Talkatoo. Then he can listen to her voice whenever he wants. Some of the best ideas are the simplest, and this is one of them. Try recording a message for your spouse! And at only $14.95, there is no reason not to get one! They come in different designs and colors too, which are available here.
*Thank you to The Organized Parent for this review opportunity.