I have found this is an excellent addition to my line of business. Paper notes are backed up with this recorder. Recording conversations makes it easier to go back and listen instead of tell me again what you were taking about. I great piece of equipment to have as a backup. I wish it was in black
This is a nice digital recorder. Pretty easy to operate, and the materials seem durable. Nice quality for playback, too.The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because there is no way to get the things you record off of the player and on to your computer. You would think that was the point of a digital recorder, right? No. You can buy a cable to go from the recorder output to your computer input, and download a program to re-record your recording on your computer so you can have it as a digital file, but you have to re-record in real time which makes it a real drag for anything but short recordings.Overall a nice recorder, but missing a key feature which makes me not like it very much.
We were very, very pleased with the quality of this product, compared to the price. We've found no problems with it whatsoever, even considering the fact that it is a refurbed item. I would definitely buy another - excellent sound quality, many easy to use features, very sensitive sound pick up.Though I chose 5 stars for durability, we did just get it. It seems very sturdy and high-quality, though.
We bought this recorder because it was small and my wife could carry it in her purse for keeping reminders she could play back later. The recorder works perfectly and is a good value for our basic needs. We thought we could trust a Olympus product for quality and we were correct.
This is a good basic entry level recorder. I used this for my classes this semester and it picked up all the professor's lectures. (I sit about 7 feet away). I can see using this for all my undergraduate classes. For graduate level courses or field work, you might want something higher on the food chain, though.
This recorder is very easy to operate. I just used it a few times when I was in a conference. It seems to do well. I'm not sure how long this is going to last. I wish I could transfer the recording into computer or save it in a file because you have 300hrs of recording but if you want to record more you'll need to delete other files to make space. This is the only problem I have but it's more like my false for not reading product description carefully. For the price and its function, i can't complain, this is a good product overall.
Pros:-User Friendly ,easy to use features-Sensitive mic pic-up-20 Hrs or more recording, just enough for a 512MB builtin memory-Built-in speaker for instant playback-Light weight-Mic input and headset output-Uses 2 pcs AAA batteryCons:-No mini USB port-U can't link this device to a PC via USB but you cantransfer it thru the PC's sound card w/c is a little complicatedIts a good buy
I found this recorder very easy to use. Some other reviewers had a problem with the volume, I have had no problem hearing the playback without an earphone. Matter of fact I am surprised at how loud it can be adjusted with no loss of clarity.