Summary: I returned this purchase July 2nd due to it malfunctioning (the spokes that turn the cassette were not operating). I did hear some noise coming from recorder. I returned it to the Surplus Joint (in California) July 2nd. Bryan from that facility e-mailed me saying he was replacing it that day - today is July 17th and I have not received it as yet. Hence, not a happy customer of either the Surplus Joint or Amazon. Never had a problem with Amazon's purchases before.
Great buy! Easy to use. Great value for price. Would buy again!
7 January 2013
Summary: Bought recorder to tape and learn lines for a Christmas play. I work outside so using smartphone was too risky. Easy to use. Recommend lithium batteries. Challenge was finding microcassettes for recorder. Success at Radio Shack. Recorder taped well and endured MANY hours of usage for play. Will use again for next play. For Price, Great Buy!
Summary: Arrived fine and was as described on site Having said all that it has drawbacks the instructions need to be written more clearly and made more simple , to operate the recorder is not just a simple easy matter and is far from what I had expected has to be programmed for voice activation or plain straight recording all takes time and if I wish to use it for both has to be manually changed each time from one to the other.
Summary: the product works but not as well as i expected, although i put in new batteries and a new tape when i play back anything i record it is very difficult to hear what was recorded. the one i bought from someone on e bay 7 or 8 weeks ago worked great and was hoping for the same.
Summary: If I had just waited til the weekend, I would've had the opportunity to shop for a small recorder. Ah, but I love the convenience of online shopping! So, not only am I a dunce but lazy, too! This is really not worth a penny of your money. DON'T GET IT!! Poorly constructed - doesn't play well. China gets more of our American dollars! Forgive me, fellow citizens!
Noise distorted in playback, flimsy build, lots of
J. Hauser, Amazon
5 April 2009
Summary: Bought nearly a dozen of these for a music class for kids to play/record their quizzes assignments at home and turn them in. Should have payed a little more for a better model. The sound is distorted during playback, especially in the higher pitch register. This is primarily for instruments, but even in the mid-upper vocal register the sound gets really distorted. I tested several of them with brand new batteries, different brand microtapes, they are all the same.
Summary: This microcassette recorder is an unbeatable deal for the low cost. It works great and is user friendly. It even has an adjustable level for the voice activated feature. If there's one criticism it would be that it would be nice if it were smaller. Still I'm totally satisfied with it.
Summary: I purchased this micro cassette recorder for a student of mine. I teach in a middle school special education setting and have a student with autism that needed reinforcement with her reading skills. She enjoys hearing herself so I needed a cheap tape recorder for her to take home and practice reading. She uses it all of the time! It is a great size to toss in a bookbag. It doesn't go through batteries badly at all.