Excerpt: B&H is a first class service oriented store,I will have no hesitation what-so-ever to trade with them again.It is not their fault I didn't like the Ion recorder because I found after many combinations of control settings and tape qualities the recordings were often fuzzy.The customer service rep.
Excerpt: From the very first tape, it dragged and wobbled. I tried several other tapes, but to no avail. It's very cheaply made. The tape drive mechanism is very unstable. Even the buttons are flimsy when engaged. This is a dual tape machine and the main problem was with the Tape 1 side.
Excerpt: My first impression was that it was of mediocre quality - very lightweight, and when you press the play button, the entire panel of buttons (including rewind, ff, etc.) bends downward. I wasn't particularly impressed with the sound, but I chalked that up to the tapes I was using.
Summary: This product has the controls and sound quality of an old fashioned hand held cassette recorder. It has manual push buttons and absolutely no features other than Play, FF, or RW. If you play a cassette into the computer you can get a pretty decent sound, except for noise between cuts.
Excerpt: I have an extensive cassette collection that I was hoping to convert to digital for my new ipod. The Ion Tape 2 PC sounded like the answer to my needs, and a way to save quite a bit of money by transferring my original tapes.However, it didn't deliver what it promised.
Summary: With a $15 cable (1/8" stereo jack to two audio plugs) from Radio Shack and the free Audacity open source software easily downloaded from the net, you can do everything this machine does, and probably more.
Summary: I can't list everything that was wrong with this piece of junk. I finally returned it for a refund. Company did not pay shipping costs, every though they promised they would. Do not waste your money.
Summary: I was hopeful that the Ion Tape 2 PC deck would be what I needed... and it would be if the product was a better quality item... I have a regular sony boom box that I've been playing my tapes in and they sound like studio quality when Im playing it in my boom box...
Summary: I tried this product on 3 different Macs. It never consistently produced a satisfactory MP3 sound file. It either created empty files, or generated so much static to the track that it was unlistenable.