Summary: I lost my original ICD-P210, and used a more recent model for a while, until it too disappeared. I am glad to have this model now, because it does what no other digital recorder that I am aware of does: While walking in the street or driving my car, I can change files with just one click (which is easy to do without looking down at the device), and then with one more click start recording.
Summary: I have a gray version of the ICD-P210 that I picked up like-new on ebay a few months ago for around $45. I'm a journalist. I really like this recorder and use it constantly for recording interviews. It's easy to use, the clarity is amazing, there's ample recording space, and the software runs flawlessly. Sorry I haven't used other digital recorders that I can compare this to. But I think it's a good product.
Summary: This little digital recorder can be plugged in to a phone adapter, such as the one I got from Radio Shack for about $20. I caught all kinds of evidence of verbal abuse from the male humanoid to whom I used to be married with this thing, both over the phone and in person. Small, silent, and has good, sensitive pickup of sound. And the editing program is easy to use on the computer for saving and sharing sound files.
Summary: I was looking for a microrecorder, and the clerk at Radio Shack sold me on this digital. This recorder is very small and transportable and possesses many great features. I think it would be great for making notes or reminders, however I was looking for a tool to capture barbershop quartet rehearsal sessions and the sound was garbled. Also the speaker is small; so the sound is small.
Summary: I am very pleased with this small, easy to carry in a pocket recorder. I just now found this recorder as it is so small it can get lost easy. I was able to record from friends and family of my parents their memories of my parents. Thanks to this quality recorder I have an audible record of what they said and what they remembered. This recorder's capacity will record more than what you will need, and is kind of like a digital camera.