Summary: Bought this small recording device 5 years ago to record lectures and some of my own singing/guitar music. It still works great! Perfect size, requires a AAA battery. My only complaint is that sometimes when you say the word "P" loudly, the sound pops when you listen to it later. Has a lot of memory and multiple folders in which you can store files.
Sony ICD-UX70 Was Good But It's Long Out of Production
9 December 2012
Summary: Sony's ICD-UX70 is "long" out of production. When was it sold? Maybe 2007-2008. It was a really nice device in its day. Besides recording audio as MP3's either from its nice two embedded microphones or from its audio input jack, it could store up to 1MB of files e.g., MP3 files, and it plays them back (either through its tiny speaker or through its audio output jack) by use of various little buttons.
Summary: It is good that the recorder records voice straight to MP3 format but the biggest drawback is the battery life, this unit works on one AAA battery and the life of it is 2 hours max (standard Duracell batteries). over all clarity of recording is fair, sound conversation is poor, back ground sound reflects, if you like to grade this product I will give it C-,
Summary: I have two of them and they are great and simple to use. I want to transfer the mp3 files, burn a cd right from the recorder and this can do it on your computer. and simple. The screen is a little small but just put on the old readers and away I went. Instructions on operating it was simple not confusing. This will not disappoint.
Summary: I bought this Sony digital recorder for field recording of indigenous music. I really liked the stereo quality of the music. I had to be careful in handling the recorder during recording as it was sensitive to handling noise. Downloading of recorded music was very easy using the USB port. After years of lugging around reel to reel equipment I find this Sony recorder more than meets the fidelity needs for accurate music rendition.
Summary: I purchased this product to conduct focus groups and to gather information. If its used as intended as a voice recorder then you got a good device. The files are instantly saved as mp3 and you can just plug into the USB port and drag your files onto your desktop. It is also MAC and PC compatible.
Liz Bradbury author of The Maggie Gale Mysteries, Amazon
3 May 2010
Summary: I got this digital recorder to record about 15 people sitting around a very large table at a government meeting every month. As I am the secretary of this group and have to write up the monthly minutes, I also wanted something that would create MP3s that I could hear and format on my MAC comupter. I was vey pleasantly surprized by the crisp recording of voices and the easy way it transfers the files from the recorder to my computer.
Summary: We bought this through our workplace to record meetings and interviews. It is very easy to use for this purpose. Love the USB direct - saves time and extra steps being able to drag and drop. The ONLY thing that I don't like about it is the battery issue. This thing sucks batteries dry FAST! We've finally decided to just take out the battery when not in use as we were going through one battery per meeting.