Summary: I have never bought a bad Sony product until now. This is an embarassment to Sony - The deveopment team for this POS should be assigned to a ball bearing factory. The speaker has no resolution, so there is no quick play back capability and the overall interface is cumbersome at best.
Summary: If the default date is any indication, this recorder was manufactured in 2006. It is at least a generation older, probably more, than the recorder I am replacing. Rather than record mp3 files that automaticlly open iTunes when the recorder is inserted into the USB drive, it uses a proprietary...
Summary: So aggrevated there aren't more voice recorders on the market that are mac compatible like those that are pc compatible! The direct USB is a nice feature but you HAVE to have the software installed on your PC in order for your computer to even detect anything is plugged in. Argh.
Summary: I bought this because of the Sony name, and am regretting it now -- the sound quality is horrible. I'm a med student and use it to record lectures -- the sound quality is so bad I can't understand the lecturer.
Summary: Proprietary format and although it is a FAT16 flash drive when plugged into a PC, for some reason it cannot be seen on a Mac. Sony exclusivity is a big mistake. Don't buy this -- it will just be a big hassle trying to read, process, share the files.
Summary: I was excited about some of the features of this product, along with the price for what's offered. (Said features stopped me from giving this a 1-star rating.) Unfortunately, the sound quality is HORRIBLE compared to others I've heard, many of which are less expensive.
Sound quality extremely bad compared to competition
21 July 2007
Summary: I bought this recorder 10 months ago. Afterwards I have had many devices with voice recording ability and this is my ranking of the sound quality. 1. edirol r-9 field recorder 2. iriver T-10 mp3 player 3. Olympus ws-320 voice recorder 4.
Summary: The product is perfect in the sense that I recieved it quickly and it works perfectly. There are some technological difficulties that cannot be changed, but overall, the product is really nice.
Summary: The recordered has some nice features, like being able to select "folders" that you want to record the sessions into. However, the sound is recordered in a proprietary sony format. You need to download software to make Media Player play it.