Summary: While it does it's job, this is one of those " you get what you pay for". The outer shell is plastic and shows it's worth. Navigating the online part was a little tricky for me. I didn't return it because the price was right for me.
Summary: This item is about what you would expect. Sound quality, features, ease of use, all perfectly acceptable. I bought it to use as a handy way of recording notes to myself. It's exactly what I needed.
Excerpt: A teacher wanted something that students could use to record their own reading voices. They play it back to hear if they use "voice flucuation" in proper place or maybe not at all. Then they go back and re-do the reading adding in the flucuation.Excellent teaching tool!!!!
Pros: Clarity, Compact Design, High Quality Sound, What We Wanted
Summary: Purchased this voice recorder for my lecture classes at college. The good news first. I like that it has a USB cable and the recordings can be downloaded onto my computer. Bad news: Sound quality is horrid. An incessant buzzing sound can be heard no matter where you record. The batteries will not last through a whole lecture. So you'll need to replace the batteries in the middle of the lecture plus you'll need to be constantly purchasing new fresh ones.
Summary: Bought this for the USB download ability. Windows XP does not recognize it, so the built-in software was not available to run. I found the software as a download on the RCA website and installed it. Then it downloaded its own update, and installed that. Rebooted my WinXP PC and still it does not recognize the voice recorder. This will go back to the store. I did try it out for recording. The big multi-function button is too senstive.