... used this several times now and still don't really like it, it won't rewind in small bits
22 January 2015
Summary: I have used this several times now and still don't really like it, it won't rewind in small bits, it only rewinds to the very beginning of the taping, its not user friendly when you need to retrieve something fast or you need to record something fast..
Summary: I used this continuously for the first 2 years, but with the increased use of multi-purpose cell phones I have been using the phone for all the functions that this provided. At this point it is quite out dated.
Summary: The recorder has all the functions I needed and fits easily into my pocket. It's playback sound is great. I borrowed a similar Sony from a friend before I looked for my own recorder, that is what got me onto this model and style.
Summary: If you are about to get the Sony ICD-p620 first consider that it doesn't work with 64 bits computer nor with mac. My p620 work perfectly since 2009 when I bought it. Recently I got a new computer ( a 64bits windows 7) and cant no longer download and edit my recordings.
Summary: Sony does not provide drivers to interface this device to Windows 7 and Vista 64 bit versions. Once I got rid of my old XP based computer I have no way to access my recordings with my new computer.
Summary: I've owned the Sony ICD-P620 for more than two years. I use it about once a month. Overall, I give the Sony voice recorder ICD-P620 two stars instead of one because I suspect the design engineer conceived of it for primary use in personal 1:1 scenarios.
Summary: Using the unit standalone is fine once you spend half an hour getting used to it. The amount of handling noise the mic picks up does seem excessive but otherwise sound quality is fine. But the software support is beyond dreadful.