Summary: When purchasing I thought it was a micro cassette player. I didn't know there was such a thing as a mini. Of course my transcriber is not equipped to use a "mini" tape. It records like it is suppose to but I will have to use the recorder to as a transcriber also. Not happy about that.
Mini Cassette Recorder does NOT use Micro-Cassette tapes
Lora R., Amazon
18 December 2013
Summary: I have been using micro cassette tapes for years as I am a medical transcriptionist. This is a Mini-cassette recorder not a Micro-cassette recorder therefore the tapes for this recorder do NOT fit my standard transcription machine. Note Micro cassettes are about 1/4" smaller in width than a Mini-cassette. The two holes in the tapes are not compatible with the Mini vs. Micro software / machines.
Summary: I'm sure I would be very happy with this, had it been what I thought it was. I was looking for a machine that played mini-cassettes, and what I got was a portable cassette recorder that played regular cassettes. For the price, I did not figure it was worth returning, though.
Summary: Product is solidly built with deep quality sound. All mechanisms operate smoothly and flawlessly. The only demerit to the unit is that the fast.forward and reverse switch does not lock when engaged ( you have to hold on to the switch ).
Summary: Repeat purchase of this product for me. I use this recorder several hours everyday. Sturdy, easy to use, long lasting. This is, however, the first time ordering this product from Amazon. Great product and great service. Thanks.
Summary: I replaced my original Philips Pocket Memo Model LFH-388 with another exact same model. The first one served me extremely well for over 7 years but finally, after excessive use, it died. I am looking forward to, at least, another 7+ years with this one.