Product Type: Sony Dictaphone
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Now I don't have to worry If I doze off in lectures
Sony ICD PX820
Member Name: jjrose
Sony ICD PX820
Date: 13/03/12, updated on 13/03/12 (122 review reads)
Advantages: Nice features and controls
Disadvantages: Not that I can think of
I think one of the problems that most students have is when going from small lessons to lectures at universities is that the pace can be too fast to keep up. I usually print out the lecture slides before each lecture so that I can annotate and follow what the lecturer is saying. However, even then, the amount of material they cover in each lecture is quite a lot and sometimes, I find myself thinking what I have written when I go over the lectures at home. Therefore, my solution was to get a dictaphone and record the lectures just in the case I miss something.
There are varities of brands and styles available on the market for dictaphones. I decided to purchase the Sony ICD-PX829 digital voice recorder because sony is one of the trusted brands and, despite being a little bit on the expensive side, the quality is trustworthy and reliable. The dictaphone is retailed for around £45.00 online and maybe less, and can cost more in highstreet shops like Currys. I bought mine from amazon for about £45.00 which I think is a reasonable price for a dictaphone.
The design is very nice and lightweight. It comes in black and the buttons are very easy to use. It has a LCD display screen which shows clearly the functions and settings. One of the features I like about this dictaphone is that you can change the sensitivity settings depending on where and when you are recording. My lectures tend to be quite so I usually leave my dictaphone on high sensitivity setting, and it is easier to listen back to the recordings.
The performance of this product is very satisfactory. It's very user friendly. Another feature I like about this dictaphone is that I can store the recordings on my laptop and free up the internal storage space on the dictaphone. The internal memory is 2 GB and it can store more than 500 hours of voice recordings. However, being able to transfer files between the dictaphone and laptop makes it so easy for me share the recordings with my friends, and also they serve as back ups in case I accidentally delete the files on the dictaphone.
Overall, I am glad that I bought this dictaphone because it has helped me a lot with my studies. However, I do try and stay alert/awake during lectures and use the voice recordings as a back-up source. I'm pleased with the quality I get for my money and it's well worth the buy.
Thank you for reading. :) x
Summary: Great dictaphone to record anything you wish
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