Summary: I bought this recorder to record my poems when I'm thinking of them, I see things outside and I start thinking of a poem, and I needed a small recorder to remember my words. And this one is small and fits in your pocket. You will have it when you need it. great recorder...
Works well but superceeded by Vado type devices and smartphones
31 May 2011
Summary: Bought this to get audio recommendations to put on a website, but a video camera works just as well and is about the same size (Vado, etc) plus it has Video! So this just sits around gathering dust now.
Summary: At the time of my order on Amazon.com, I definitely saw the condition of this item as like new, but when I received it, one of the plastic button was already fallen off and gone and the speaker sound quality was terrible with breaking noise. Never do a business with this seller!!! Never ever!!!!!!
Summary: The product came to me by U.S. Post about a week ago. I must say for $25 (one of the stores) it was used like new and it is still in excellent condition. Here's my opinionated details. Pros ----------------- Has pc connection. Good instruction manual easy to understand. Has red indication light that is nice and vivid.
Summary: I was skeptical when buying a digital recorder. You read a lot of varied reviews and I wasn't 100% sure if this would do what I wanted. Out of the box, this item was so easy to understand. If you are somewhat computer literate you will get it. The only thing I needed to read instructions for was how to turn the beeping off. I think its great out of the box and it looks a lot nicer than is shown on Amazon. Secondly, I was thrilled about PC connectivity.
Sufficient for basic voice recording, works with a Mac
2 October 2009
Summary: The RCA 5130-A voice recorder is relatively inexpensive and the use of MP3 files makes it useable with both Mac* (10.4 and 10.5) and Windows computers. On the computer it's a basic drag and drop file interface. However, this unit has tiny text on its LCD and the menu interface is not at all intuitive.
Summary: I have used earlier models of this recorder (e.g., RP5022) in research for a few years, and have been looking anxiously for mp3 recording capability, so I was very concerned when I read reviews that this model still required file conversions (from .wav). I just purchased several, however, and am pleased to report that the RCA RP5130 does actually record in mp3 - no conversion or file management software needed, just drag-and-drop onto your computer's desktop.
Summary: This recorder is great, it suits my needs perfectly. I use it to practice stories I tell, and make scratch recordings of music. The speaker is a little tinny, but it's so easy to plug in headphones, or drag them onto your computer, that it's really not an issue. The user interface could be a liitle better, this sort of thing with a minimum number of buttons and limited display usually suffers in the interface department, but it's not horrible - especially for the price.
Summary: This product does exactly what it says it does.It is able to record sounds at very far distances and play back is really clear.I think it is very convenient that there are different folders to keep recordings organized.I like that there is also a music folder but it is a little annoying that we aren't able to title each song(they are classified by order in which you downloaded them onto the voice recorder so unless you memorize song order, you won't know what you're...