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.
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..
Excerpt: It seemed like it will be a great thing to use in the car for sudden ideas, BUT - it has problems - there was only one battery in the unit when it said two were included. We put our own batteries in and it operated, but we can't get any volume out of it. You have to hold it close to your ear to hear what you recorded. There doesn't seem to be a volume control on the unit, so we can't figure out how to turn it up.
Summary: I really like the size and how it feels & fits in my hand. Once I figured out the settings, it was easy to hold and record, but I found reading the instructions difficult to understand. I want to be able to use it on the go, but again i find it difficult to remember the set of buttons to use it, like changing folders. I guess I'll get the hang of it eventually, but it doesn't seem as straight forward or intuitive as it could be.
Summary: I bought this Olympus VN-7200 at Walmart and was disappointed, so I'm writing my thoughts about it here on Amazon. I already own a Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder (ICD-PX312) and I find it more useful, so here is a comparison of features: Both devices have a built-in Mic, plus a jack for an external Mic and headset.
Summary: I bought this today at Target, for a few dollars more than on Amazon. It does record with a very good quality, but there is no way to get that on to your computer without recording it to your laptop (through audacity or similar). No USB, no SD card space, nothing. I was going to use this for my college classes, because I'm slow at taking notes. I would need to put the files onto my computer. But if you don't need to transfer them, it's a very good recorder.
Excerpt: Recording quality is good, product is small and compact. Disappointing, unfortunately there is no USB connections so all recording stays stored in the recorder only. No way to download information.All-in-all good recorder.
Excerpt: Not the best audio quality at all, but at least it's compact. I'm hoping to use it for lecture recording and also as a supplemental audio track for mixing with video. Has a sort of "tin-ny" sound on the first test recording, but I think that can be adjusted. However, for the cost, and for having bought three of them, this can be convenient for multiple purposes.