Summary: This is the second RCA Rp5022 recorder I have owned, the first had a manual button to lock it but it broke very quickly. Other than learning to use the lock feature as a command option rather than through a manual button I love this recorder.
Summary: while the product was perfect, it is a bit complicated to use...i recommend going through the instructions step by step several times...there are too many steps to do just one aspect of using it!
Summary: RCA made poor voice recorders. I bought two and went useless (full and no room to record even no files in machine) in couple months. When I contacted RCA "support" department, I got unprofessional and useless reponse.
Summary: I bought this after getting tired of some other DVRs being so difficult to reconfigure after battery changes. Why do they make recorders that can't remember the date and time of day for even 15 secs. Haven't they heard of flash memory? Heck, they are using it to record our voices.
Summary: At least under Linux, I haven't had any problems at all with it yet. I picked up one of these for just a few bucks "refurbished" (I'm hoping they upgraded the firmware) in a recent on-line sale.
Summary: The reliability and stability of this product is low. The software crashes constantly and the recorder freezes up during use. The only way I found to get it going again was to remove the batteries, but guess what? That causes all your files to disappear. And forget calling customer service.
Summary: Nice little recorder though not good for noisy environments. Works well for low price unit but don't expect fantastic sound - just adequate sound. It's definately worth the price for someone whose use is for lectures or non=professional use.