Summary: This item is great, I gave it to my girlfriend so that she could record her choir's performances in Ireland. It produced excellent sound, has good battery life, and a reliable onboard mic. I used SoundForge to transfer the audio to my PC and edited from there for a compilation CD. For the product, I say A+. However, after trying to purchase it here and striking out, I ended up going with J&R Electronics, who I fully recommend.
Summary: Looking at all record formats including solid-state recorders I settled on Sony's MZ-B line of recorders. Since the MZ-B100 I wanted something that could provide me with a cheap removable media solution as well as the flexibility of a digital unit.
This recorder uses proven minidisc technology and creates a recorder that is truly unlike no other except its bigger cousin the MZ-b100.
Summary: I have been using this Minidisc recorder for about 6 months and overall it's not a bad little recorder. The battery life is excellent and it can record upto 320 minutes of audio. It has a reasonable speaker for its size. The few hiccups I have are;
Built-in MONO microphone (Sony calls it a flat mic.