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).
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: This little voice recorder works okay, but if you are an occasional user, the batteries will be dead every single time you want to use it. You see Sony cheaped out and didn't include a power switch, and its standby current is way too high.
Summary: I bought this recorder in December 2011, but only used it a few times. I had recorded less than five hours. In March 2012, in the middle of a recording, I noticed that the screen had gone blank. Thinking maybe the batteries had died I replaced them, but no good. It's pretty much a brick.
Summary: After less than two months of pretty light use, the white print on two of the most used buttons is wearing off. The return window, I'm informed, closed about a week ago, so I hope I remember just what those two buttons are supposed to do.
Summary: Never in my wildest dreams did I expect that a device that advertised 2 gigs of memory would make that memory unavailable for transfer. (However the instructions helpfully note that one can play the entire recording and re-record it on another device in order to transfer the digital file!!!
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?