It'd be fine if I could remember which button does what.
2 June 2013
Summary: It works fine but the buttons are laid out differently from the one I bought it to replace. I found a different model at Radio Shack that has the buttons in nearly the same places as on the one I broke, and I'm using that one. The Panasonic is a reserve.
Summary: I was looking for some kind of recorder for my son to use at school, and the digitals are all too pricy for something he may or not find useful. This has the advantage of taking full size cassettes. It actually makes very clear recordings, though the speaker (I bought a used machine, so I don't know if this is inherent or just age) have a lot of static. This model takes earphones/earbuds and the sound through them is quite good.
Excerpt: this is a handy way to bring along your favorite tunes while staying in touch with the real world. while not the most fashion-conscious design, this is very practical. The cassette has auto-reverse and the sound of this system is a bit above average, an automatic volume limiter helps protect against hearing damage. Sure, you can buy a flashier-looking cassette player, but with 25 hr recorder and auto-reverse playback, you'll have a hard time finding a better performer.