Summary: I use this thing every day, well every night to be exact. I use it to record Coast to Coast AM, which is late-night talk-radio show. It is a great show. I strongly recommend checking it out. I record two hours every night. Under this schedule, a battery lasts a little longer than a week. This becomes expensive. I recently purchased C Crane's rechargeable batteries. Hopefully, this saves me $5.00 every two weeks.