Summary: When I read the reviews I had my doubts but I am pleasantly surprised with this recorder. It really does all the things that are mentioned and the recording quality is great. I always carry it with me and I've recorded clases at the univeristy, conferences, interviews, etc and no complaints.
Summary: I had to replace my older one, not this model, because it kept erasing ALL of my recordings. This one is great & allows me to upload them to my computer which I back up on my computer after a while. So there is no oops, all of my messages were erased.
Summary: It is very easy to use & downloading to my PC is a snap. I would recommend this unit for even the basic beginner. I have owned Olympus PC recorders before & my first one lasted 4-years, from being dropped now & then & then eventually pressing the buttons to the motherboard gave out.
Summary: Full-disclosure: this is the first digital recorder I ever owned, so I can't really compare it to anything else. However, I was somewhat disappointed by the faint playback from the device itself, although when transferred to a computer the digital files can be turned up reasonably loud.
Summary: In my job I need to have a quality device, that I know will work and because my job activities tend to be a little harsh on things, I don't want to spend a lot of money. This device fits the bill. Easy to use, and simple interface with either my desktop or laptop.
Summary: This is one great little pocket voice recorder. I am amazed at the ease of operation and clearity of this recorder. If you are in the market for one, don't pass this one up, you won't be disappointed.