Summary: I bought this gadget, used, about a year ago, for about $100.00. I've used it less than ten times. I was a bit inconvenienced by the control and display layout. The buttons are on the right side, so it seems most natural to hold this with your left hand, so your fingers will be on the buttons.
Summary: I have purchased this ICDSX700 in Feb 09 and used it all the time until Feb 2013. I loved the device and I got several VO jobs using the device which earned me the money I paid for it back. Recently the device stopped connecting to my PC despite using different cables and computers. I Called Sony customer Service and they said that they don't offer the product anymore and the tech couldn't help fix the issue.
Summary: I purchased my SX700 a couple of years ago for general audio recording. I carried it around in my professional backpack along with my laptop and other geek gear. I really like the quality of the recording, but the controls are not at all good. Also, my device started freezing and giving an error message this year. I could no longer record even though the unit is not damaged in any way and has been cared for quite well. I don't abuse my toys.
Summary: I bought this on April 29, 2010. It is currently February 6, 2012. this is a pretty well-designed recorder. the shape and layout of the recorder is very intuitive and portable. the recorded audio is great quality and is easy to transfer the files to and from the computer. it doubles as an mp3 player that i use to listen to audio books.
Summary: Purchased February, 2010. Used about a dozen times. Never mistreated. It now shorts batteries and doesn't work at all. Sony will exchange it for $80.00. This is not good product support policy.
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Star Command, Amazon
29 October 2011
Summary: i am a hynotherapist. my digital recorder broke shortly before a scheduled client. i not only found the best price plus shipping to Hawaii with an Amazon seller for an upgraded version, but i was impressed with how quickly i received it and in excellent condition. i saved the client.
Summary: Never worked w/ Dragon. I contacted them and they "were working on it". i don't use it much and just tried to turn it on tonight. DEAD. Called; $29 for labor since it is warranty (last day). Otherwise it would be $89. And, they were not working on Dragon compatibility; "it is compatible", you just have to run another program, put the file on your PC, and have Dragon read that. Going thru this I turned on my years & years old Olympus.
Summary: I know Im not stupid....have a graduate degree....but this has got to be the worst product Amazon sells. The directions are poorly written,the quality of the recording is terrible. I have not been able to use it and would return it if I had the original packaging. I ended up going to Radio Shack and purchasing a $40 one that works better. Sony Diqgital Recorder.