Summary: I bought it for recording my classes as mp3 files. At first it worked well, but in 3 months the on/off switch has a problem. I claimed it to Sony, but they just requested money for repair and shipment because the warranty was 90 days.
Summary: While this may have great recording capabilities, I returned it immediately because it has NO USB! I read up online and it said you have to get software to download the sound files. No thank you! I'll get one that has USB (my fave is the Olympus WS-801 Voice Recorder).
Summary: This is a cute little Sony recorder, precision made and shaped, with the typical superb Sony materials and manufacturing. There are two good things about the functionality. First, it records with excellent sound quality.
Summary: I purchased 10 of these along with 10 Kensington Micro SD cards. I need to use the removable media. The recorder would not recognize the cards at all. I tried three different recorders and three different cards but none would "see" the SD card.
Great product, TERRIBLE service (until finding out how to contact Sony in the US)
Fish Person, Amazon
21 March 2013
Summary: I purchased this recorder January 2013. Great product, but... The "but" is that in just 2 months of use, many of the markings on the device have worn off or are wearing off, such as the markings on the "enter" button.
Summary: The software to manage recorded files has spyware that can give Sony COMPLETE access to anything on your Mac or PC. Its under the guise of "copyright protection" but who uses a low cost recorder to distribute bootleg recordings?