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Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder - ICD-PX312

Abt Model: ICDPX312 | UPC Code: 027242809529
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Up To 750 hours Of Recording Time/ 2GB Of Built-In Flash Memory/ Additional Storage Available Through The MicroSD/M2 Memory Card Slot/ Easy-To-Read Backlit Display/ Record And Play Back In MP3/ Intelligent Noise Cut Technology Greatly Reduces Ambient Background Sound/ Black Finish
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Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder, Model ICDPX312

Press record and capture every sound. This compact and convenient ICD-PX312 digital voice recorder goes wherever you do to confidently capture and store audio with a built-in 2GB flash memory providing up to 750 hours of recording time, plus additional storage available through the microSD™ memory card slot (memory card sold separately). With Intelligent Noise Cut technology greatly reducing background sound, your recordings will be crisp and clear in quality. Other features include Voice Operated Recording technology, a built-in speaker and an easy-to-read, backlit display. So slip this digital voice recorder into your pocket and know you'll never miss a beat—even during the longest of lectures or an epic all-night jam session.

Specifications:

General

  • Recording Media : Built-In Flash Memory 2GB³ and Memory Card Expansion Slot (microSD/M2)
  • Recording and Playback Times : MP3 192k (SHQ): 22H 15M MP3 128k (HQ): 33H 25M MP3 48k (Mono) (SP): 89H 15M MP3 8k (Mono) (LP): 535H 55M2
  • Type of Use : Ultra Portable Voice Recorder

Inputs and Outputs

  • Headphone Output(s) : 1 (Minijack, Stereo)
  • Microphone Input : 1 (Minijack, Stereo)
  • USB Port(s) : 1 (Mini-B jack), High-Speed USB Compatible

Audio Features

  • Format(s) Supported : MP3 files: Bit Rate: 8 kbps - 192 kbps, VBR Sampling Frequencies: 16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz File Extension: .mp3
  • Frequency Range : MP3 192k (SHQ): 75 - 20,000 Hz MP3 128k (HQ): 75 Hz - 17,000 Hz MP3 48k (Mono) (SP): 75 Hz - 14,000 Hz MP3 8k (Mono) (LP): 75 Hz - 3,500 Hz
  • Microphone : Built-in, unidirectional microphone
  • Recording System : Digital, Monaural Recording

Convenience Features

  • Erase/Protect : Yes
  • Message Folder(s) : 5 folders
  • On-Screen Clock : Yes
  • Safety Lock : Yes (Hold Function)
  • Search Features : Cue and Review, Easy Search
  • Voice E-Mail Function : Yes (Using Sound Organizer)

Memory

  • Memory Size : 2 GB (approx. 1.9 GB = 2,147,483,648 bytes) Available capacity 1.79 GB (1,924,136,960 bytes)

Speaker

  • Speaker Dimensions : Approx. 1 1/8 in. (28 mm) diameter
  • Type : Built-in

Audio

  • Format(s) Supported : MP3 files: Bit Rate: 8 kbps - 192 kbps, VBR Sampling Frequencies: 16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz File Extension: .mp3
  • Frequency Range : MP3 192k (SHQ): 75 - 20,000 Hz MP3 128k (HQ): 75 Hz - 17,000 Hz MP3 48k (Mono) (SP): 75 Hz - 14,000 Hz MP3 8k (Mono) (LP): 75 Hz - 3,500 Hz
  • Microphone : Built-in, unidirectional microphone
  • Recording System : Digital, Monaural Recording

Power

  • Battery Type : "AAA" x 2
  • Output Power : 300 mW
  • Power Requirements : Two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries: 3.0 V DC Two NH-AAA-B2KN rechargeable batteries: 2.4 V DC

Software

  • Operating System Compatibility : Windows® 7 Ultimate, Windows® 7 Professional, Windows® 7 Home Premium, Windows® 7 Home Basic, Windows® 7 Starter, Windows Vista ® Ultimate Service Pack 2 or higher, Windows Vista® Business Service Pack 2 or higher, Windows Vista® Home Premium Service Pack 2 or higher, Windows Vista® Home Basic Service Pack 2 or higher, Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 Service Pack 3 or higher, Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004 Service Pack 3 or higher, Windows® XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 or higher, Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 3 or higher,Windows® XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 or higher, Mac OS X (v10.2.8-v10.6), pre-installed
  • Supplied Software : Application Software, Sound Organizer (CD-ROM)

In the Box

  • IC Recorder (1)
  • Application Software, Sound Organizer (CD-ROM) (1)
  • LR03 (size AAA) Alkaline batteries (2)
  • Operating Instructions (1)
  • USB connecting cable (1)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 4.5"
  • Width: 1.5"
  • Depth: 0.84"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.10 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Footnotes:

  1. 1 GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions.
  2. In 8kbps mono LP mode.
  3. Included Sound Organizer software requires Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows XP.
More reasons to buy the Sony ICD-PX312 from Abt Electronics
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  • The Sony ICD-PX312 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 
Memory2GB
Recording FormatMP3
Recording Time750 Hours
InterfaceUSB
Height (inches)4.5"
Width (inches)1.5"
Depth (inches)0.84"
  

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Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder
 
3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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    (1)

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    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent sound clarity/Great value for price!

I love this recorder! For $50, you cannot find a better value! The clarity is amazing for the price! It has several "scene" settings like meeting, lecture, interview,...Read complete review

I love this recorder! For $50, you cannot find a better value! The clarity is amazing for the price! It has several "scene" settings like meeting, lecture, interview, etc., which adjusts the specs to the best settings for that situation. It has a microSD card which allows for hundreds of hours of recording, even at the finest settings. I love that you can change the display (even during recording) to show the current time of recording length or to the time remaining in memory so you are prepared for how much room you have left to record, although I have never been close. I have used this recorder in small conference room settings and in large courtroom settings, and the clarity of the recording is incredible. In fact, when listening to a recording from a large courtroom, I can often hear better from the recording than I did live, and that is using its own internal mic! I have heard mention of interference from other electronics or cell phones, but I have NEVER had an issue with this recorder, and I place it right next to my computer! The only con I see is that the recorder is light and small and a bit slick, so I added two adhesive non-skid tabs to the bottom so that if someone were to bump it, it wouldn't go crashing to the floor. BEST MONEY I HAVE SPENT!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great hardware; awful software

We purchased several of these for use in classrooms to record student responses. The teachers found it easy to get started and make recordings. It was easy to retrieve the MP3 files off of...Read complete review

We purchased several of these for use in classrooms to record student responses. The teachers found it easy to get started and make recordings. It was easy to retrieve the MP3 files off of the device when using it as an attached device (like a flash drive or camera). However, the Sound Organizer software can only be run by an Administrator or Power User; it cannot be run by ordinary users. This is totally unacceptable in our environment.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent sound clarity/Great value for price!

By CourtReporter

from Virginia

Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

I love this recorder! For $50, you cannot find a better value! The clarity is amazing for the price! It has several "scene" settings like meeting, lecture, interview, etc., which adjusts the specs to the best settings for that situation. It has a microSD card which allows for hundreds of hours of recording, even at the finest settings. I love that you can change the display (even during recording) to show the current time of recording length or to the time remaining in memory so you are prepared for how much room you have left to record, although I have never been close. I have used this recorder in small conference room settings and in large courtroom settings, and the clarity of the recording is incredible. In fact, when listening to a recording from a large courtroom, I can often hear better from the recording than I did live, and that is using its own internal mic! I have heard mention of interference from other electronics or cell phones, but I have NEVER had an issue with this recorder, and I place it right next to my computer! The only con I see is that the recorder is light and small and a bit slick, so I added two adhesive non-skid tabs to the bottom so that if someone were to bump it, it wouldn't go crashing to the floor. BEST MONEY I HAVE SPENT!

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Recorder

By Anonymous

from KY

Pros

  • Picks up much better than expected. Has good battery life.

Cons

  • Speaker is a little hard to understand sometimes.

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

    Works great when put on a CD. or computer.

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Does the job…sort of.

    By InterviewArtist

    from Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    • records well

    Cons

    • Does not work with MAC

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

      I would have chosen something else if I had known that this recorder would not work with a Mac. The CD that came with it did not work. When I came to the website it said that the driver/program did not work for the Mac. False advertising considering it says that it does work. Not that Sony cares. It will just be the only product I purchase of this brand. I have been given Sony products and am ambivalent to them. They work….sometimes.

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      4.0

      Just what I was looking for

      By mfuinc

      from Seffner,FL

      Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

      I bought this to use to record the headset communications in my airplane to use for teaching and review. It works very well.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Don't need the software? Great product!

      By OpenCarrier

      from MidWest

      Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

      The two controls I need are the 'record' button, and the 'hold' switch. The 'hold ' switch disables the other buttons so you don't accidentally stop or start recording. The device fits most of the way into the coin pocket on my jeans and can pick up conversations within 10 feet at normal speaking levels. I used Audacity, a free third-party audio editing software, to edit my recordings.

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      5.0

      Great product - excellent service

      By RD

      from San Diego

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • High Quality Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lectures

        Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

        Easy to follow instructions and setup.

        Like built in USB to transfer data.

        Would like to have had a security cord come with unit.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        About the IC recorder ICD-PX312

        By Gennady46

        from Brooklyn,NY

        Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

        The best recorder ever!

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Returning this today!!!

        By ppiercy

        from Phoenix

        Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

        This recorder is mediocre at best. The software does not work and is low end also.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By violinist

        from Boston

        Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

        Each recording becomes a file. I can download the files on my desktop and give each file a name, so it's easy to find later. Picks up even the soft voice well.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Nice hardware, unusable software

        By DaChieftain

        from Auckland, NZ

        Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

        A digital voice recorder is the modern replacement for a Dictaphone, -- and this one (ICD-PX312) is a nice one. Looks good, operates intuitively. However, it is virtually useless without the SoundOrganizer software (supplied on CD) which will not install, under any circumstances. Downloading the latest release from the Sony site, similarly, fails to fix: in fact, it generates a whole different suite of problems. And no, I do not have difficulty installing any other forms of software on my machine, ever. (64-bit Windows 7) Did they even test this software? Couldn't have. Sloppy execution renders a really nice hardware product virtually useless. And the support FAQ is no help at all. I'll be returning it today.

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