Summary: This recorder works ok in a quiet environment, if not covered or blocked from the speaker. It picks up too much background noise if used in public places, and cannot be used consoled in pants pocket. Would be ok in classroom or work place meeting, but would not be good if used in open areas, such as store sales floor, or outside. In other words, would not work as a recording of a salesman's pitch for a product which may not be all he says it is.
Summary: It records OK with a minimum of background noise. But after downloading the manual, I found a few flaws in the operation that weren't apparent in the quickie guide that came with the recorder. Setting index marks to find portions of a recording isn't as easy as the manual indicates. Also, to rewind a recording - to use an old tape term - you have to be really cautious or you'll be a half-hour past the point you want.
Summary: Seems like a good product so far. Intuitive operation should be easy to use for most without consulting directions. Used as a personal memo/idea capture device while biking/hiking etc. USB connector is very short, might not be convenient for some set ups but could easily be replace by off-the-shelf connector (perhaps discarded/older cell phone USB). It has a lanyard attachment point which I was counting on based on the picture but was not mentioned in the description.
Summary: This product exceeded my expectations. Great clear recordings of lectures from far away and excellent sound quality. It is easy to use, aesthetically pleasing (the picture doesn't do it justice... it's so sleek!) and very useful in helping hear those little professor mumblings that always show up on the exam. Love it and recommend it to anyone!
Summary: I'm very pleased with my recorder, for the price is an awesome product full of features found on more expensive recorders. Very easy to use the controls are very intuitive; if you need more help there is a PDF file with the instructions. I just love the USB connectivity, you can transfer the files to computer so easy, and they are recorded in MP3 format. It doesn't come with a case, but is not a big deal; I just use a glasses case I bought at a 99 cents store.
Summary: My order was a recorder digital Philips 4GB rechargable, but you send me a recorder of 2 GB! Is not serious! What's happend with my order? The problem is I'm in other country! Everybody please take that in your mind if you will shop that.
Summary: This is a good little recorder. Nice small compact size - fits in a slim eyeglass case (since it didn't come with a case). But the instructions are really, really poor. I looked everywhere online to see if I could figure out how to use it and was almost ready to return it when I happened on the file that held the MP3 files. I've been recording a teacher and love that this is USB connectible to my laptop. I want to be able to save the files and load them onto my ipod.