Summary: The product, by itself, is so-so. It has adequate battery life and recording time. But its recording sound quality may sometimes be unsatisfactory. However, if you attach an external mic phone instead of its built mic, it gets much better. I think it's good enough for light users.
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22 May 2008
Summary: ...then this is it! Or at least one of the best. Other than that - it's not good for much else - at least from what I hear. But all I use it for is for EVP recording. For those morbidly curious people like me - who just have to know what's in the dark...this records what the human ear can't hear and plays it back for you... It's actually fun, once you get the hang of it and if you're not a woose about this stuff.
Summary: I bought one of these probably a year or two ago and at the time the 150 minute capacity far exceeded any others in the price range. I purchased it specifically for doing mystery shopping evaluations and it has worked well for this task about 80% of the time... occasionally there is just too much background noise to hear what's being said. However, I normally keep the recorder hidden in a jacket pocket or in a pocket in my wife's purse, and it still does a decent job!
Summary: I am truly disappointed by the quality of this product, coming from Sony. Usually Sony has reasonably good products, but this one really is a piece of trash. It is advertised as a recorder for lectures and meetings, and as a college student, I thought this could help me take better notes. Wrong!!!
Excerpt: --Introduction-- This is a bit of a strange product to be reviewing, but nevertheless they are widely used pieces of equipment. I have found that dictation machines can be very handy and are generally very good at what they are designed to do. They have many different uses, most people will associate them with journalists who hound famous people for an interview. They can come in handy if you are in a meeting and you can't really keep up with what is being said.