Good for occassional dictation but not for anything more
Larry I. Gramovot "LIGatlaw", Amazon
11 April 2010
Summary: I have an Olympus DS 330, and I bought the Sony as a backup when I thought the Olympus needed repair (it turned out to only need reformatting). I do quite a lot of dictation, including both lengthy and brief documents. The Sony has large buttons and is easy to use in the sense that it's easy to press the correct button to dictate, stop or listen to what was previously recorded. It also does a pretty good job of overwriting prior dictation in order to edit it.
Timothy J. Haas "Personal Insurance Expert", Amazon
25 March 2010
Summary: I picked this device up to dictate emails, letters and ideas that I could later get typed up with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Preferred - Medium Box . It works great. Setup was a little funky with my Windows computers ... I didn't have to train the software to the unit, like Sony suggested. It just worked with my user profile that I already had created in Dragon NaturallySpeaking with my natural voice.
Summary: This is a great product and it works well in the class room. I have used it for two day long lecture seminars held in a classroom at the local JC. I really enjoy the pc link so you can save the lectures to be heard again at a later date. Comes with CD of installable software.
good recorder, but file transfer could be a lot simpler
Thomman "gadgetfreak", Amazon
1 March 2010
Summary: It is a very good recorder. From my testing, it can record sounds that you can hear (assuming the recorder is near you ;)). I havent yet tested how long the battery lasts. From the limited recording I did, it looks like it will definitely last a few hours of recording, which is more than enough for me. The biggest problem with this recorder is file transfer to PC. For device that supports USB transfer, this is about the worst implementation you can have.
Summary: I purchased this product from Amazon, and i'm very happy i did it. I run windows 7 on my laptop and the new version of the audio program needed to transfer the recordings to the PC works just fine. Although some people said the program is too slow, in my laptop it runs as quickly as it could. Perfect. The recording quality is really good and the audio resources available are quite useful.
Summary: So far it works well. I use it to record lectures in class and sit about 10 to 15 feet from the front of the class room. It picks up the professor's voice very well. I chose this one because at the time, it looks like it is the only one that people could get to work with Windows 7. I still have XP and it works fine now. I wish I could connect to it as a drive and take the files off of it instead of having to use the program that comes with it.