Summary: Mine just broke after several years of service. This product was purchased for about $30 at a Best Buy. The price of $249 is rediculous. Just returned from Radio Shack, where I bought one (RCA micro cassette recorder) for $35.
Summary: Just received the RN-505 in four days from Amazon (super service).The Micro Cassette Recorder is well built and the NiCad batteries and AC adaptor are nice accessories. The unit,for its size, is very comfortable in the palm of my hand.
Summary: I've gotten a good bit of use out of this microcassette recorder. However, by no means is it something special, though I do really like the battery recharger/AC adapter. Of all of the tape recorders I've used, this is EXACTLY the same recording quality as the others.
Excellent performance, confusing controls and instructions
5 February 2001
Summary: This recorder is very small and highly sensitive. Not having experience with the newer recorders this was a surprise. The picture does not do it justice for its petite size. It measures 7/8" wide, 2-5/8" wide (including button tops) and 4-5/8" tall.