Rated 1.6 out of 5 by 9
Rated 1 out of 5 by Medmichelle19 Unusable
I never had a dictaphone so difficult to use! Hopeless
23 August 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by JohnHFromSomeWhere I can't connect to my PC
The screen show "PC", but my computer can't detect nothing, I checked everywhere from Device Manager to Devices and Printers (on the Control Panel) but nothing.
I can't find any driver, the thing that I download from this website is at *.bin file. It is for update ONLY. But as my computer doesn't detect this device, it is useless...
It will be nice to have a little program that I can handle all voice record product of Philips like some companies have...
20 October 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ParisCat too confusing
I am not an expert when it comes to modern technology, but nonetheless, I have never had such a hard time understanding instructions and manipulating an instrument such as this. I find it utterly useless for my interviews. Too many options, too difficult to record, play back, and deleting is practically impossible. I don't even want to consider using it in conjunction with Dragon Speech recognition.
12 July 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Brando11 This product is extremely difficult to use.
I admit that I'm a senior citizen (75) and maybe not as well versed as high school kids with tech products. But I own a computer; an iPad; Ipod; Ruku; several other products and am able to use them all fairly well and easily. Your product—on the other hand—is so confusing that I have yet been able to use it for anything. I've gone on-line to your web site for instructions and they are of no help whatsoever. The quick start guide is a joke, lots of pretty illustrations but absolutely of no help at all. Bottom line, I have no idea how good the Voice Tracer works because I can't get it to work at all. Any suggestions?
16 April 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by stargazer mic is poor
mic handles plosives very poorly and the sound is quite tinny.
14 October 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by thomp tracer
I HAVE ONE TO USE FOR DICTATION, IN THE MIDDLE OF A MEETING IT WENT DEAD AND WILL NOT WORK. i ASSUME THE BATTERIES ARE DEAD. tHE BATTERIES THAT ARE SUPPOSE TO BE ABLE TO BE CHARGED OVER 1000 TIMES, I HAVE MAYBE CHARGED THEM 20 TIMES. I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND REPLACEMENTS AND AM NOT SURE IF ANY OTHER BATTERY WILL WORK. I'M NOT REAL HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCT.
13 September 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by SocialScience81 This recorder works great, as long as you don't mind randomly losing recordings
I don't recommend using this recorder because it frequently loses recordings. I've been doing interviews with it for my senior project, and so far it has lost three of the ten interviews that I've done. The files end up being corrupted and unplayable. Unfortunately, you can't get people to redo hour long in-depth interviews, so I've been really frustrated with its performance. Otherwise, I think it's pretty easy to use and the sound quality is excellent, so if you don't mind your recordings being lost about 20-30% of the time, it might be the recorder for you!
4 April 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by BostonPatriot Records well, difficult to maneuver
This could've be a nice tool for, say, a writer who does interviews -- as long as he doesn't care if he ever finds the file again. And don't bother looking to the manual. The explanations aren't there.
27 February 2012