Summary: After I used this recorder 4-5 times, it got completely out of order. Every time I turn on the recorder and starts to record, the battery turns to zero and can't do any recording or listening.
Summary: I recently purchased this to aid me with my lectures, but this thing is just too outdated to be useful. There is no external micro sd slot so you are left with the small internal storage of the device, and these audio files cannot be transferred directly to any computer.
Summary: I would not have bought if I knew... so I'm letting you know... you cant get the recordings off without using the headset jack to feed a mic in... something that can only be done in real time, and probably loses quality.
Pros: Cheap, lots of internal memory.
Cons: You can't get anything off the unit to organize what you recorded. Its probably my fault for not reading the specs close enough, but I cant see a reason why anyone would make a voice recorder that would not let you use USB or some other method to move you over 1000 hours of recording to a place y...
Tech geeks got a hold of a good product and ruined it
15 September 2013
Summary: I have bought about a dozen of this unit's predecessors over the past ten years. They all worked very well. This one has been redesigned into oblivion. Many functions work in exactly the opposite way from the past for no apparent reason.
For $2 more buy Olympus Model 142645 - This one is trash
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Amazon
27 July 2013
Summary: Buy the Olympus VN-7000 Digital Voice Recorder 142645 for $2 more, or you may regret it. I have used Olympus digital dictators approximately 50 times a day as my "mechanical memory" for decades. I have owned at least a hundred of them, and always keep a half dozen in stock.
Summary: This digital voice recorder has literally one half of the features that the Olympus VN-5200 PC has. If you drop it, it's done, you might as well get a new one. It is cheaply made and looks it!