Summary: I purchased this knowing that it also included the Dragon Naturally Speaking Recorder Edition software with the intention of transcribing meeting recordings into text as MoM (minutes of meeting). The recorder itself is very simple to operate for recording and play back.
A Completely Different Experience than the other reviewer
P. Behle, Amazon
8 April 2009
Summary: I'm not sure why one of the other reviewers had such a bad experience. I'm SO glad I bought this product BEFORE I read the negative reviews. I purchased this recorder and then read the reviews and decided to open it and go for it anyway.
Summary: The software vender does not support this product sold in this fashion. I went ahead and upgraded to Dragon 10 ($40 more). I did the training readings under version 9, upgraded to version 10 and my dictations are so garbled as to be non-sense.
Summary: I read the reviews about software problems but bought this recorder anyway. To my relief the software installed without a hitch, except that the first time I recorded the 15 minutes of text required to activate the Dragon Naturally Speaking software the signal to noise ratio was too low.
Summary: The recorder itself is very very cool, especially when paired with a . The recordings are crisp, and a battery charge lasts forever. If you're planning on doing speech-to-voice transcription, I highly recommend this product as well.
Summary: I bought this product to capture some focus groups I conducted. Despite considerable background noise, the recorder did a great job of picking up all of the participants. Some people spoke very softly, but the device still caught it.
Summary: I use this for meetings and note taking. Documentation is not the best, but once through the learning curve, it works great. Dragon is not the greatest, but it works well once you have figured it out. For those on the road, you can't beat its size.
Summary: I have had this recorder for over a year and use it regularly to dictate my Sunday School lessons. The device is easy to use, and the transcription is not perfect, but is good. I was surprised how good it is. Certainly good enough that I continue to use it regularly.
Summary: No where in the product description does it say that 64-bit OS is not supported. When I tried to install the Digital Voice Editor software, I got an error saying the OS wasn't compatible. Since I had a new Dell sith Vista Home Premium, I thought it would be okay.
Summary: I purchased this product to help with note taking. The user manual is not very helpful. I am a novice with a lot of technical equipment, but am not a dummy and it seems that the instructions "assume" that there is a greater knowledge base.