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Sony-icd-sx68dr9.33658079
7.8 out of 10

Sony ICD-SX68DR9

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Overall 8
8.0

Decent hardware, iffy software

antilog17, Amazon
10 February 2010
  • Summary: The recorder itself is great piece of hardware. It works great, records well, plays back well, supports earphones and mics. As a self-memo (or audio note taker), it is great. I found the packaged Dragon NaturallySpeaking software clunky however. It didn't feel natural to use and is strictly designed to work with only the recorder. If you're expecting the actual Dragon software, do not! This does not work with your computer mic, only the the recorder.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good product not happy with the seller

Bryant Latourette "Not Chinese", Amazon
23 October 2009
  • Summary: Product performs well once I learned a little Chinese? The manual is in Chinese 1/2 the prompts are in Chinese this is more a seller thing. The seller did not indicate this item and support information (manual)was in Chinese. My fault should of stuck to the box store.
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Overall 6
6.0

Caution: 64-bit OS Not Supported

Sidney W. Frost, Amazon
16 June 2009
  • 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. So, I tried to install the software on my older XP system and it worked. The only disclaimer I could find was an footnote on page 59 of the user's manual and in the ReadMe file.
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Overall 10
10

Great Recording Capabilities

pababic, Amazon
16 May 2009
  • Summary: I have yet to install/try the Dragon Naturally Speaking software, but the recording device is superb. It has a minimal learning curve, has numerous options, such as reduced or accelerated playback speeds (great for transcription!!!), and has a myriad of volume playback options. Also, it seamlessly downloads recordings with a single click of the accompanying program. Also, it is lightweight, long battery life, and sleek look.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value for a Good Product

M. K., Amazon
13 March 2009
  • Summary: The recorder itself is very very cool, especially when paired with a Olympus ME-15 Microphone . 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. The included version of DNS is not full-featured, but is perfect for this purpose.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony ICDSX68DR9 Voice Recorder

Shirley A. Hanner, Amazon
22 February 2009
  • Summary: The package was easy to open, but that is where easy stopped. The directions are not user friendly as I am still trying to figure out how to turn the recorder on. I have yet to actually use the product since it takes four hours to charge the batteries initially and I need a good week to work through the directions to turn it on.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Transcription Device for the Price

Matt, Amazon
19 February 2009
  • 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. The software was easy enough to install and the use of it is intuitive. Voice recognition software from Nuance is about this expensive or more so and you still have to buy a recorder.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good quality sound recording.

K. Blodorn, Amazon
17 February 2009
  • 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. I was disappointed that the transcription software is only for a single speaker, and only works after reading a lenghty test passage.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garbled Dictation/Software Not Supported

Judith Adams, Amazon
15 February 2009
  • 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. This product combo is not a quick easy solution for dictating. The voice recorder itself works ok, but don't expect that trained profile to be effective at dictating your thoughts.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Little Recorder

Lady Di, Amazon
15 February 2009
  • 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.
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