Summary: This is my 3rd purchase of this voice recorder over a long period of years, about 9 years. I use it for journaling, notes, for recording events, and for classes. I've had to re-buy them because there seems to be a faulty connection to my multiple laptops over the years.
Summary: Product was as described and working perfectly! Fast shipping, great customer, will order again! Excellent product, I tried the newer models and was not happy with them. The ICD-SX57 works so well!
Lots of functionality in a small package - Good but not perfect
Amazon Customer "Robert Tobias", Amazon
30 November 2009
Summary: Pluses: - Long recording time - Three mic's mean decent stereo capture or directional pickup - You can use rechargable batteries and charge them while they're in the recorder (for example when you connect the recorder to a PC to transfer files). - Decent app for transferring files.
Summary: From time to time, as I'm going about my day, I realize how technology has helped me the last few years...and thank my lucky stars! I am writing here to say thanks to Sony for making my life, and my students' lives, easier and better with this recorder.
Summary: I like this recorder a lot and use it constantly. I think it could be improved if it were just a bit bigger in size so that the buttons could be spaced further apart, but you do get used to it as it is and it is fine. The soft travel case is not so good.
Soney ICD-SX57 Digital Voice Recorder MINUS Dragon Software
Don F. Kaiser, Amazon
14 January 2008
Summary: The recorder works well although noise is a little bit of a problem. The main draw back is that it came without the Dragon software! This was misleading in the advertizement and product discription.
Summary: I am a journalist and use the device for recording interviews. The weakness of this device is the Sony proprietary file format.If they would only record in MP3 format you could download, file and play from your computer.
Summary: I want to recommend the Sony ICD-SX57 to anyone who needs a small high quality voice recorder. The recording ability is excellent, size and shape are perfect and High Quality Stereo recording time is four hours. There is one issue to be aware of.