295 of 296 people found the following review helpful
Durable, easy-to-operate, and loaded with features.,
By A Customer
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This review is from: Tuff Stuff Tape Recorder w/ Voice Warp (Toy)
I purchased the Tuff Stuff Tape Recorder for my 6 yr. old daughter. She LOVES it. This product is absolutely perfect. Not only is it tough and durable, but it makes operating it very easy and self-explanatory for the kids.
Its large buttons are color coded with illustrations on them to indicate their use. The STOP button is red, the PLAY button is green. There is even an illustration inside the cassette area to indicate which way to insert the tape.
The microphone is a big hit with the kids. They can slide a lever to change their voices to sound like an alien, chipmunk, monster, or robot. They can even record themselves. The voice-change feature is best used while the child is wearing headphones. Only the child can hear the voice-change, which can be a great benefit for tired parents.
This tape recorder features a port for a 6-volt AC adaptor (not included) and a port for headphones (also not included). This player operates on 4 C batteries, which ARE included.
The only different thing about this player is the fact that one must hold down the forward or rewind button. I believe that this was intentional and is a way of saving on the batteries and the life of the cassettes. Either way, it's a very minor thing.
If you're looking for a good first tape player, then this is the right one. It's inexpensive, backed by the Fisher Price reputation for quality, and has all the features you could possibly want. I am totally satisfied with this product and would recommend it to anyone.