Summary: This dictaphone is replacing one that broke. Unfortunately “they” can’t make a digital voice recorder with a pause button, which is essential for me. In fact the pause button is the only good reason I can think of for getting a mini-cassette tape recorder instead of a digital voice recorder, well that and my transcription machine which takes tapes. But anyway, the reason for two stars is that the pause button is ridiculously difficult to use!
Seeker of Great Deals "Seeker of Great Deals", Amazon
13 June 2014
Summary: I had been looking for a good tape player and purchased another cheap model last year. It didn't work and I let them know and instead of refunding - they sent me another piece of cheap junk. Was thinking I would never find one to play some old cassettes of my kids when they were babies - but I got online the other day and found this one. Just like the ones I used to have. And it plays the tapes easily! Works great. Quality ok for what I need.
Summary: If you would like to get the newest, flashiest gadgets for your audio needs.......this is NOT for you. This tape recorder uses plain, inexpensive cassettes, does not play MP3s, does not easily download to your laptop, like the new-fangled flash memory recorders from Sony or Olympus. THAT is the down side.
Summary: Bought this as a gift for our sister who is serving a mission, so we could record tapes and send them back and forth. I wouldn't buy this voice recorder again, or recommend it. It will randomly slow down or speed up the voice recording (imagine deep slow voice and then fast chipmunk like voice). It doesn't record very clearly and unfortunately we have lost some recordings because of it.
Summary: I was excited to find a recorder that takes tapes because you can't find one anywhere. It clicks throughout your conversation. I tried to return it but it was over 30 days (I was hoping it was the tapes and not the recorder) but they wouldn't exchange it. Don't buy this.
Summary: The problem I had with my prior recorder was that when the tape ran out on 1 side there was absolutely no warning or sound. I would keep on dictating until I realized that I had wasted several minutes and had to redo the dictation. I had not expected the same problem on the new device. I would like to still return this. The problem I have had with not responding more quickly was that I had an injury and have not been very mobile.
Summary: It worked fine when I bought it, but when I went to use it after sitting for a few weeks I found it no longer worked AT ALL. I would have sent it back but I had had it too long. I would buy another brand if I had to do it over.