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Useful item - Usual good Amazon service.
on 12 July 2012
Arrived within estimated time. Well packed. Looks a tiny bit daunting when you first look at it (unless you're a 15 year old, in which case you'll wonder what I'm on about).... but in practice it's easy to use and you might not even use most of the features it has. Picks up speakers in a hall when they use a microphone to talk, not sure yet how well it would pick up without one. Certainly OK for personal notes or close by recording. Replay using the built in speaker is OK but not as good as using headphones or the computer speakers, which are excellent. Easy to download the computer software and to use the programme that it employs. Instructions are easy to use on the computer...the brief paper notes are OK but quite basic. Haven't found out how good the battery life is, but there are two (AAA), where the Olympus recorders only have one, so is probably better.
Might be worth considering the FM radio model as, for little extra cost, you get a radio and could record stuff off the radio when you're away from home... (no need to miss any Archers episodes). This one has the clip on microphone which might be handy and is only a few pounds more than the model without it so you can put the recorder in your pocket and still record conversations.
EDIT 16th September 2012 Just to note that I've used it in a large room and it records very well indeed. Even quiet or distant speakers can be heard. The transfer on to a computer and then on to email (if desired) is very straightforward and easy to do. I bought the cheap telephone pickup on Amazon and it works perfectly...records a call very clearly. This is it here... http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000L1OZG8/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00