Excerpt: I purchased this because I had voice mail messages on my cell phone and was getting a new smart phone and couldn't take the chance of losing them. They were messages my mother had left me before she passed way from Cancer. I wanted a reliable recorder that was not massively expensive but would take the messages clearly. This was absolutely perfect! I just held it up to my phone and played the messages.
Excerpt: This compact, but effective, recording device is a great find. I thought about purchasing a more expensive recorder but opted, instead, for the Olympus VN-7200 Recorder - and, I'm glad I did. It did the job in picking up 28 voices, sitting on one side of a squared Board meeting styled setting. I did, though, find the settings for the screen a bit confusing, so I didn't set the time, date, etc., nor did I set up folders.
Summary: This recorder will be fine for my recording purposes, but as a nursing student I will have many hours of lectures to record. What I didn't see anywhere on this website before I purchased this, was that you get 1139 hours of recording time at the LOWEST quality, which would be difficult to constantly listen to. On the highest quality of recording, you can only record for 75 hours, which is no good for me at all.
Summary: I bought this recorder as a gift for an elderly person who is not tech savvy at all. She seems to like it because it is easy for her to operate and because it is so compact and lightweight; easy for her to carry around. After showing her how to use the recorder, I'm giving some thought to buying one for myself.
Excerpt: This is a nice recorder. It's small enough to carry around very easily. Why I gave this product the rating I did is that when the message is played back the volume will not go loud enough to comfortably hear the message..