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: I travel and voice-tracer is excellent for recording notes, on the one hand, and for providing excellent sound in music, on the other--especially in the case of someone interested in no more than a little music from time to time.
Pros: Compact Design, Excellent Versitility, High Quality Sound, Long Battery Life, Reliable
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.
Summary: I love that this item can record off of FM. I go to a lot of conventions and they transmit the program via FM. I get a clear sound each time. It is also great that you can choose the type of recording from LP, SLP MP3 etc. This helps tremendously especially for long recordings. You can also index sections of the recording without stopping the record session. I truly recommend this item.