easy to use, great for kids, various record setting.
4 June 2013
Summary: I bought this for my kids, and they love it. The advantages are you can record many recordings and use it easily. The disadvantage in this particular model was that downloading was not available. For me personally, it is great and we are enjoying the use of it.
Summary: I needed something to take notes with when out inspecting property. It didn't have to record for days, but just enough get me through the day. Two and one half hours works fine. You can record a lot of notes in 2.5 hours.
Summary: This is really best used with a 1998 era computer. The provided software does not interface with current systems, nor is it updateable? IBM stopped supporting Viavoice in 2003 when the software was sold to Dragon/Nuance. So don't waste your money, unless you are still using a very old system!!!
Summary: There are some things that are worthwhile in the DS-150. It's small size and light weight is welcome, and it is quite easy to save sound files on my computer in WAV format (my primary criterion for purchase.) However, it's user interface is simply one of the worst I have ever seen.
Summary: This recorder has been great. I got it for two reasons: one for work -- the dictation software is great (and fun) and has helped me rapidly do a project that used to take weeks! The other reason: to create story CDs for my toddler.
Summary: On the whole, I am quite pleased with this recorder. The sound quality is good and it fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. The controls require some attention to operate as they are small and closely spaced.