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Sony ICD-BX112 - Digital voice recorder - flash 2 GB - MP3

by Sony
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (356 customer reviews)

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  • MP3 recording/192kbps high quality;
  • 300mW speaker output;
  • Simple to operate and capture recordings;
  • Large easy to read LCD display;
  • Store audio files in custom folders;
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Technical Details
Model NumberICDBX112
Item Weight227 g
Product Dimensions2 x 3.8 x 11.2 cm
Batteries:2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Material Typeplastic
Number of Items1
Manufacturer Part NumberICDBX112
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 8,214 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight322 g
Date First Available17 Mar 2011
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Capture high quality crystal clear audio, and listen back through the 300mW front speaker Built-in maximum recording time memory of 534 hours and 25 minutes in LP mode Easily manage your recordings with the Dot-matrix LCD display and backlight Voice operated with Hi/Lo mic sensitivity, and folders to store and organize recordings.

Product Description

BX112 2GB digital voice recorder. Simple to use MP3 recorder, with large buttons and LCD display. MP3 recording/192kbps high quality, 2GB, 300mW speaker output. Simple to operate and capture recordings. Large easy to read LCD display. Store audio files in custom folders.

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897 of 902 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and does the job well 21 April 2011
At this price point I wasn't expecting a great deal but being SONY I went for it anyway as my requirement is quite basic. I wanted something that was quite lightweight and easy to use to take with me to a night class.

The unit comes in quite large blister packaging, upon opening I found that the main reason for the size of packaging was to house the multiple language instruction manuals (not the most responsible use of paper or packaging). The actual dictation unit is very small and lightweight (W 3.5cm, L 11cm, D 2cm). Although the unit is small the buttons are quite large and ergonomically positioned. I was also pleased to find that 2 x AAA batteries are included in the package so you can get up and running straight away.

After inserting the batteries you a promoted to input the date and time, after that you are free to start recording. The first recording I made was in a busy office with lots of noise and people speaking both close and far. The playback was very clear and you could easily pick out peoples voices without any sound distortion or crackling that you sometimes get with dictation units. I figured out the basics of recording, playback and erasing without use of the instructions that is probably all I will ever need. I did have a glance over the instructions to find that there are other features that may appeal to people with more of technical requirement than my own.
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62 of 62 people found the following review helpful
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This Sony digital voice recorder is, simply put, an excellent purchase, representing value for money, high level of efficiency, and can be used for a myriad of different tasks, both in terms of business and in the home.

The dictation unit is small, portable and easy to use, measuring (W 3.5cm, L 11cm, D 2cm.) The buttons to activate the device are well positioned and accessible. Included in the price are two batteries, which are enclosed in the package, so there is nothing to prevent immediate use.

In terms of business, it will easily and clearly record meetings and of course notes and memoranda for subsequent typing up. The playback demonstrated a clarity of tone and diction.

Outlined in the instructions are many other features, and it is also ideal for recording lists or 'to do' items.

In terms of writing and developing themes , it may be used to quickly record thoughts and ideas without the need to go searching for a pencil and pad!

Sony have helpfully included space for a headphone jack, so playback may be private as well as an aperture for an external microphone. There are five folders so you may easily divide and organise your recordings into the various headings, thereby giving easy access for recall.

Navigation through the folders and recordings may be made through the clear on screen display and offers a whopping capacity of maximum time of 534 hours! That should be sufficient for most modest business and private uses.

I have used the unit and found it to be reliable, user friendly, without issues and excellent value for money. Recommended.
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168 of 171 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A semsibly designed gadget 1 May 2011
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I bought this device so that I could record and listen back to myself playing the guitar. It is very good for this purpose. Of course if I wanted to make a more permenant recording of myself I would need a more appropriate device and software.

The Sony IC Recorder on the other hand, is a good size and has easy controls just like a proper tape recorder ( I own a Hewlet Packard MPIII player and it's small and filldy to use and has an incomprehensible display). With the IC recorder I only have to worry about two easy to see, easy to press buttons and the sound quality is surprisingly good for what it is.

I only have one criticism. If you want to transfer tracks to another device it has to be via audio patch. So if you want them on your PC, apart from the fact that it's slow to record in real time, you would also have to re digitise the the tracks as well. To my mind that's like going from Liverpool to Edinburgh and having to go via London each time. Why didn't Sony think to provide a USB? Surely it couldn't be that difficult. Could it?
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368 of 376 people found the following review helpful
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The Sony ICD-BX112 is pretty simple but is as much as most people could want from a voice recorder, for the lowest price you can really pay without sacrificing quality. The recording quality is surprisingly clear and can pick up voices from an inch away to the other side of the room without distortion. It's pretty straightforward to use, and like so many gadgets it's probably easier just to take a moment to figure the basics out yourself than to consult the instructions- which, incidentally come in so many languages there's half a tree's worth of paper and the box is about ten times the size it needs to be just to incorporate these booklets. The device itself is lightweight, and if it's still too cumbersome for you, you can attach an external microphone that you can just clip onto a particularly handy piece of clothing and go about your daily business. Add to this the reasonable internal memory and you have a decent little device. However the The Sony ICD-BX112 has one major flaw that could potentially make it useless to many prospective buyers: With no external memory, bluetooth, or even USB connectivity there is no way at all to get recordings off the device to backup or share at all, an oversight that really doesn't make much sense, and means a potentially handy little device is useful for little more than helping you remember talking to yourself.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great voice recorder and good quality product
Published 1 month ago by Jacinda Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good bargain
Published 1 month ago by Tony
3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job
This was bought to help record the minutes of our Community Centre committee meetings.
It took a while to work out exactly how to operate it but it did do the job adequately.
Published 1 month ago by J. M. D. Shaftoe
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good
It does everything you want, I recommend it for anyone intending to record something then play it back for listening.
Published 2 months ago by Thomas Ager
2.0 out of 5 stars Has developed a fault
Bought this 2 years ago. Haven't used it for about a year, but got it out of the drawer today to use. Read more
Published 2 months ago by chockyb
1.0 out of 5 stars there was no method to get the audio files of the device, had to play...
there was no method to get the audio files of the device, had to play back into mic in port of pc

returned the item to amazon so no problem there. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stooboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy sized recorder.
Very neat digital recorder. Nice and compact and easy to use. The the only down side is that it doesn't record sounds or speech from a distance, but for dictation and taking quick... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Linzell
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed!
I was disappointed to find that I couldn't upload my recording to my laptop (there is no connection port) which means you can only listen to them on the recorder itself. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Moira
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
I use this all the time, the only thing that I'm not to keen on is there is no way to transfer the recordings to my computer, but is very clear and picks up sound really well :)
Published 3 months ago by Kay Brooks
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
Value for money, Sony is always standard.obe can buy with confidence of certain quality tag attaché to it. Go get it if you need one.
Published 3 months ago by DR KAY
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