55 Easy to use right out of box Was a passenger in a car - set date and time with ease just a few minutes after purchasing. Had the recorder working to my satisfaction on the drive home. Further testing in various locations in a room gave better than expected results. Works better than more expensive recorders that I have purchased in the past. This recorder will work out very well to prove he-said, she-said interactions. Great device at a very reasonable price.
45 Great product Easy to use. Nice design and sound quality. I recommend this product for students.
15 would not tell anyone to get this thing! Only had it for a day, it is not saving nothing on SD card, plus software reads it when it feels like it...
55 Rare item that justified buying new I rarely buy electronic products new but this one seemed worth it and has completely proven itself to have been worth it. I've used it for hours daily recording my interactions with a severely narcissistic family member and it's been very valuable to give me a record of all interactions for future reference.Even at 48kbps (one of the long-record modes) voice quality is great. I use two NiMH AAA rechargeable batteries and they last days after being recharged. Being able to disable the beep and LED is good for not drawing attention to the recorder. The hold switch has proven valuable to avoid accidentally stopping a recording. The track mark feature is quite useful to note interesting points to go back to later.For other uses this also was unexpectedly useful. It has an external mic plug which supports a stereo external microphone, with full stereo recording. I used this to make some nice stereo recordings of our pond's water falling sound, and of a rain storm. This unit can also play back mp3 files, including stereo music tracks, and the sound quality is great when using headphones, with rich bass, though the display is small so navigating a lot of music files would be difficult. I wouldn't have expected this unit to be so full-featured beyond just mono voice recording.Computer syncing has been a breeze. Zero problems with USB connection (using Ubuntu Linux), copying files, safe removal, etc. It's never a given that a device will work well with a computer. I like the mini-USB connector on the side, which is convenient as I have other things that use this.
55 Great Purchase This product is easy a lot easier to use than my RCA digital voice recorder. The product also gives me the capability to convert my recordings into MP3 files.I should have purchase the Sony digital voice recorder before I purchased the RCA.
55 Very Nice & Great Size I like the Sony digital recorder for all my meetings that I need to record the minutes. What I like about it is that the folders you can create with the program it has and store them. Nice & compact and very workable. I recommend this product to my professional friends.
15 sucks Instructions are too complicated. Certainly not user friendly.
55 Recorder The recorder is great product. would buy again.