Summary: This small digital recorder is perfect for my needs. I've had it now for two years, and it is in great condition. I keep it in my car door pocket and use it to record ideas and notes for stories. Can't be a classic. Much more fun than using my phone!
Summary: This microcassette recorder was very inexpensive, and I definitely got what a paid for. Construction quality feels cheap, but most importantly, the sound quality is awful. I thought perhaps the tapes I ordered were the problem, and ordered higher quality tapes. It made no difference. Don't waste your money on this product. I gave it to my daughter to use as a toy, as it is usless to me. I would not recommend.
Summary: Awkward clunky controls make this a poor choice for someone who wants to use the product regularly. The VAS and general recording is also clunky, because it takes two seconds for the first sounds to get recorded. You need to take a deep breath after you push RECORD and then stay the same distance from the microphone, or else you'll get a choppy recording. Worse still, the unit MAY NOT RECORD if the case is not closed in a certain way.
Summary: The compact size is a bonus. It fits easily into a pocket or a back pack for travel and use on the good. The dual recording speed is a plus as well to better increase the capacity of the cassettes. The one draw back that I have found is that the internal microphone picks up the motor noise so the recordings have a back ground noise to them. Overall the Cassette Recorder is a good deal for the price and is of a decent value.
Summary: I have fifty or more micro cassettes in a box which contain tons of creative material that I have logged over the years. My old Micro Cassette Recorder no longer qualifies as a Micro Cassette Recorder so I needed a new one so that I could listen and evaluate all the old brain droppings from years past. As it is 2009 I currently have a digital micro recorder whose contents I can dump into my computer, but that's another story.