Summary: The Philips LFH0882/00 Digital Voice Tracer is light-weight and very easy to use. The lapel microphone attaches easily to clothing and is fantastic for recording presentations in front of an audience. The transfer of information from the device to the computer is very easy and from there can be transferred to a CD or USB stick.
Summary: Unbelievably awful to try and use. Difficult to figure out, counterintuitive (or wrong) button labelling, poorly written manual that doesn't even explain the different screen indicators, absolutely non-existent online support (they send you to "Philips Dictation Solutions," which doesn't have this model), hostile phone support. There is no explanation to be had of what's on the screen. The "manual" is a single, two-sided sheet, 18" x 26", with tiny type, to boot.
Summary: I got the Phillips Digital Voice Tracer FLH882 to help me with my PhD dissertation. I plan on interfacing it to Nuance's Dragon software for automatic transcription. The device records in MP3 and WAV. I believe it only records in WAV if you are recording directly from the radio (something I never plan on doing). It records voice in MP3, and I am hoping that that is a format that Dragon speaks. Dragon aside, it records and plays back my voice just fine.
Summary: This device more than meets my recording needs. Its non-intuitive controls, however, make me miss the ease-of-use of Apple iPhones and iPods. In fairness, the competitive digital voice recorders seem to share a similar interface, at least at this price point.
Summary: Very pleased with product. It's used to record conversations and take notes for writing and archiving, transcribing voice notes, as well as listening to what was just said to help focus discussion. I needed this to be very usable by a non-techy type who gets frustrated with the stupidity of most user-interface design.