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90 of 94 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great For Lectures and General Fun
This little device serves many uses, from secretly recording live conversations to recording the fun at a party. The sound quality is about the same as a decent portable cassette recorder (if you remember those). This records a WAV file at a data rate of 128K and a sample rate of 16K. (CD's are 44.1) While music may sound a little fuzzy, voices come out quite clear. This...
Published 7 months ago by Rick Bennette

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34 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Mac compatible
What this listing fails to tell you is that its "Mac compatible" only if you have Parallels, which runs Windows on Mac. Otherwise. no go.
Published 8 months ago by denis arvay


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90 of 94 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great For Lectures and General Fun, December 23, 2013
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This review is from: Etekcity® 8GB Digital Rechargeable USB Audio Voice Recorder Flash Drive Mini Hidden Spy Pen Drive Disk 150 Hours (Personal Computers)
This little device serves many uses, from secretly recording live conversations to recording the fun at a party. The sound quality is about the same as a decent portable cassette recorder (if you remember those). This records a WAV file at a data rate of 128K and a sample rate of 16K. (CD's are 44.1) While music may sound a little fuzzy, voices come out quite clear. This is one of the few USB recorders that has an AGC circuit to prevent distortion when the volume gets too loud. This alone will more than compensate for other units like this that have higher data rates but no AGC.

Ease of use can't be beat. Turn the switch on and it begins recording seven seconds later, indicated by a red, then a dull blue light well subdued within the mike hole. Turn the switch off and it stops recording. The only thing to make sure you do is wait for the light to go off before inserting this into the USB port. It needs a second or two to save the file when you turn it off.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, October 20, 2013
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Good quality recordings. Format WAV. Only downfall is the 15 second wait before it starts recording when the switch is on.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great at what it does, January 15, 2014
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Joshua Ramirez Wharwood (Port of Spain, Trinidad) - See all my reviews
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So I'm not a fan of the build quality, but otherwise I'm really happy with it.

It's so easy to use, it's obscene. Just a matter of flipping the switch, wait for the LED indicator to turn blue, and go. And the files were way too easy to access and open then I plugged it in via USB.
It's subtle, really subtle, and I was able to walk around my office all day, recording everything as it goes.
The mic is very sensitive - although I had it around my neck and it picked up every time it brushed against my tie, it still got people from as far as 5 or 6 yards away with no problem.
And as I said, I was able to use it all day, i.e. over 10 hours without a hitch, and it still had juice after it all.

All in all, no regrets in buying this
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50 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars USB Disk Recorder 8g, June 11, 2013
This review is from: Etekcity® 8GB Digital Rechargeable USB Audio Voice Recorder Flash Drive Mini Hidden Spy Pen Drive Disk 150 Hours (Personal Computers)
This item works great and the clarity is awesome. To delete any previous recording you open the file on your desktop of your pc, highlight it, and simply delete the recording. There is also a reset hole that a very small straight pen will work to push in the reset inside. You just have to operate it more, get familiar with the features.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, October 19, 2013
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This is the best mini recorder around. You can have it in your pocket and it records..Excellent value and excellent device.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars requires good acoustics, July 15, 2013
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Probably good in a smaller room, but did not work out very well in a large hall with poor acoustics.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent, November 2, 2013
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The sound quality is not bad, the battery life is great, I can get 12~14 hours recorded time. Easy to download on laptop
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It really works!, August 24, 2013
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Gary Bennett (LINWOOD, KS, US) - See all my reviews
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The sound quality was more than I had hoped for, great to keep in my fiddle case to catch new tunes to learn by ear.
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34 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Mac compatible, November 10, 2013
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What this listing fails to tell you is that its "Mac compatible" only if you have Parallels, which runs Windows on Mac. Otherwise. no go.
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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars get one, September 8, 2013
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I Used This On Several Occasions And I Am Pleased With Its Performance. I Have Several Hours Of Conversation Recorded And The Sound Quality Is Great. Mic Picks Up Conversational Speach From A Few Feet away. I should Have Purchased One Sooner.
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