Summary: I use this to record lectures. It records. It plays it back. The sound isn't the greatest when listening to what was said, but if you put on headphones, that helps A LOT. If you want something small and digital that records with no bells and whistles, this is it.
Summary: Wow this recorder is great! I love how you can change the mic sensitivity and all of the options you have. The buttons are easy to use. For such a small and light recorder it has a ton of space. Like the others said, THERE IS AN OFF SWITCH.
Summary: I purchased one of these and really liked it at first. It has a good design and the right features at a good price. Unfortunately it went to market untested. After you record 10 or so messages the middle of some messages drops out.
Summary: I notice there are several reviews complaining about the lack of an separate on/off switch on the Sony B100. (The Hold button does not serve as an on/off switch.) However, the B100 does not need an on/off switch any more than does a digital watch. My watch is a cheap Timex digital.
Summary: I don't usually give bad reviews, but this product really deserves one. I am a reporter for a local magazine and needed a voice recorder to conduct interviews. I purchased this recorder and realized after reading and re-reading the instructions that it definitely does not have an On/Off switch.
Summary: To all those saying that there is not an off switch, there is. The hold button on the side acts as the power button. When there is no recording going on the and hold button is activated, the device will turn off itself and everything will be saved.
Summary: The only reason my rating is so low is because the seller included NO instruction manual....What I have figured out about the recorder is wonderful, but, there are many things I have no idea how to do yet.
Summary: This is the best recorder I have for recording EVP - not good for recording voices in large, echo-ey places, but is very easy to work with and I have had NO problems with it and it has been used and abused in all types of weather..