December 18th, 2003, 18:02 PM
I'm looking for a small (fit in your shirt pocket) digital recorder.
I know there are plenty of these around , Radio Shack etc..., but I'm looking for
something with additional features, maybe they all have these I don't know.
- ability to jump to specific recording i.e., not have to cycle thru the
whole recording list to get to where I want. (like having to rewind if it were a cassette)
- ability to transfer the recordings to a PC
- ability to print or convert recording to text
- good quality durability and price
Let me know your thought and what features or qualities to look for or avoid.
December 20th, 2003, 00:20 AM
ICD-MS515 - Digital Recorder, 8mb Memory, Voice E-Mail Function, Built-In Playback Sp
* Uses Removable Memory Stick® Media
* Up To 171 Minutes Recording Time With Supplied 8MB Memory Stick
* Includes USB Connectivity For Easy PC Connection
* Compatible With Dragon Naturally Speaking™ Preferred Voice To Print Software Ver. 7.0 (Sold Separately)
* High Quality Sound "New LPEC™ Codec" 16khz Sampling Rate
* Digital Pitch/Playback Speed Control • Voice E-Mail Function
* New Slim Style Design
* Easy To Use Playback/Edit Function
* Up To 340 Personally Named Message Files And 965 Messages
* Full Function LCD Display
* One Button Play From Record
* Incremental Rewind (Easy Search)
* Advanced Digital VOR (Voice Operated Recording)
* Built-In Microphone
* Built-In Playback Speaker
* Record-Pause Function
* Add-Recording Function.
* Battery Strength LED
* Hold Switch
* Hi/Lo Mic Sensitivity
* Earphone And External Microphone Jacks
* LED Operation Indicators (Record/Play)
There you go. For all that you asked for it'll cost you 209.00.. but if you shop around I think you can find it cheaper.
December 22nd, 2003, 14:59 PM
Thanks much for the info.
Is this something you have used or no of ?
Just wondering how this would compare with others ?
I'm finding there are many to choose from, too many choices .....
December 22nd, 2003, 23:50 PM
Well I don't have this particular unit but I know and trust the Sony brand. Their memory sticks and compatibility are renowned. Whatever you buy just make sure it has a good warranty. That is generally more important and is worth paying a little extra for.
December 23rd, 2003, 16:28 PM
The site had some Philps and Olypus models, any thoughts on how they compare.
January 11th, 2004, 10:38 AM
I say they compare rather well to the Sony line. I just think Sony has been in the game a lot longer. Olypus makes fine digital Cameras.. so one should think a digital recorder should be right up their alley.
Go with the one that makes the right price to feature ration that you are targeting. Go with the one with the longest and best warranty as well.