Rated 4 out of 5
by raleighowl Excellent recorder
This recorder functions as advertised, but there are two drawbacks-
1-It is too darn SMALL, which makes the display impossible for anyone older than 40 to read without strong eyeglasses.
2-The playback speaker is of poor quality, tinny sounding, perhaps because the speaker – like the entire unit – needs to be larger.
Otherwise, this digital recorder is highly recommended, particularly for tone-deaf midgets with perfect eyesight.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nomosmokey Very handy device for multiple uses.
Had many uses in mind when I bought my first digital recorder. Did a lot of research--as I usually do--and the ICD-PX333 turned out to be the best choice for my needs. It was also on sale and I did not want a refurbished unit in this case. Found a hard case at Ollie's cheap and it fits as if made for the recorder. There is a lot of documentation and I'm reading it like a novel--a little at a time. I also test the features as I progress through it. Have used it several times and I keep the quick start guide close by and the doc on my computer for reference. I mostly use the voice activated feature to save memory and batteries(haven't come close to using either up yet). I recommend you do your research and buy a recorder that fits your needs without a lot of fancy options that you will never use. Great purchase!
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Prairie Rare item that justified buying new
I rarely buy electronic products new but this one seemed worth it and has completely proven itself to have been worth it. I've used it for hours daily recording my interactions with a severely narcissistic family member and it's been very valuable to give me a record of all interactions for future reference.
Even at 48kbps (one of the long-record modes) voice quality is great. I use two NiMH AAA rechargeable batteries and they last days after being recharged. Being able to disable the beep and LED is good for not drawing attention to the recorder. The hold switch has proven valuable to avoid accidentally stopping a recording. The track mark feature is quite useful to note interesting points to go back to later.
For other uses this also was unexpectedly useful. It has an external mic plug which supports a stereo external microphone, with full stereo recording. I used this to make some nice stereo recordings of our pond's water falling sound, and of a rain storm. This unit can also play back mp3 files, including stereo music tracks, and the sound quality is great when using headphones, with rich bass, though the display is small so navigating a lot of music files would be difficult. I wouldn't have expected this unit to be so full-featured beyond just mono voice recording.
Computer syncing has been a breeze. Zero problems with USB connection (using Ubuntu Linux), copying files, safe removal, etc. It's never a given that a device will work well with a computer. I like the mini-USB connector on the side, which is convenient as I have other things that use this.
May 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ActonBill Excellant recording & playback tool
This little recorder is very easy to use. It records in good fidelity even when it is set at worst quality to give longest recording time. It can play back at a loud volume if required and yet it can play clearly (for long periods) at a very low setting via headphones.
It has cunning design features such as the ability to be shut off and yet come back to the place it was when last on. You can put durable markers into the recording and come back to particular places whenever you want.
It has a battery condition indicator that tracks the battery slowly discharging; despite a low charge, it will keep playing for a long time, much longer than I would expect. It squeezes all the energy out of the battery.
May 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Phil58 Fine device at great price
This isn't the Rolls Royce of audio recorders, but it's well-suited to both personal and professional use and doesn't cost $250. Audio quality and recording time meet the needs of professional news reporters -- including FM folks -- especially when employed with an external microphone. Editing and others functions are very limited, but those of us who actually do this stuff for a living always use PC-based audio editing applications. And transferring audio files is simple and quick.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by smilingnita Good quality ,inexpensive PERSONAL RECORDER.
I find I'm confused by all the features, but I'm not very technical. However, installation was easy , sound quality is really very good, even better than my last Sony recorder (which still works fine ,but not on my new PC). I'm happy with my purchase.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fire78 Great investment for school
Great product for the classroom. I recorded every lecture in the class and used it in conjunction with my notes to enhance my learning experience. The recorder was a HUGE asset to my success in the classroom. Thank you
May 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by monii useful and functional
I use it for class. I have not had any problem with it. I like the noise cut and the t-mark, and especially that I can upload the files to my computer. I hope this voice recorder lasts for a long time.
December 8, 2013