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Sony 4 GB Digital Flash Voice Recorder - ICDUX533

Abt Model: ICDUX533 | UPC Code: 027242859982
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Built-In 4 GB Flash Memory/ Up To 1,073 Hours Of Maximum Recording Time/ Stereo S-Microphone For 50-20 kHz Audio Response/ Memory Card Expansion Slot (microSD/microSDHC)/ Automatic/Manual Record Level Settings/ Ease Of Use With White LED Backlight And Calendar Search/ Silver Finish
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Sony 4 GB Digital Flash Voice Recorder - ICDUX533

Featuring enhanced MP3 and Linear PCM recording features with 4 GB1 internal memory, the UX533 recorder is perfect for capturing music and meeting notes. An expandable microSD memory card slot is perfect for additional capacity. While the direct connect USB makes for easy file transfer in addition to charging the rechargeable battery.

Key Features:

  • Built-in 4 GB flash memory
  • Up to 1,073 Hours of maximum recording time
  • Stereo S-Microphone for 50–20 kHz audio response
  • Memory Card Expansion Slot (microSD/microSDHC)
  • Automatic/Manual record level settings
  • Ease of use with white LED backlight and Calendar Search
  • Sync Record Mode for recording convenience
  • MP3 Playback convenience with graphic EQ4
  • USB Direct-PC & Mac® compatibility with charging
  • Supplied AAA (x1) battery for up to 30 hrs of recording3

Features:

  • All Around Recording Introducing the ideal digital voice recorder for business, school, and/or music recording, delivering Sony's legendary ease of use with superior recording and audio playback capability.
  • Built-In 4 GB Flash Memory 4 GB of available internal flash memory provides ample space for recording life's important moments-up to 1,073 hours in fact.1
  • Stereo S- Microphone Capture every nuance, distant or low volume, with great clarity via a 2-element stereo microphone array.
  • Memory Card Expansion Slot A built-in Memory Card Expansion Slot (microSD/M2) allows for additional recording time via removable flash memory. It can also be used to transfer recordings to a computer.
  • Automatic/Manual Record Level The recorder can be configured to automatically adjust recording levels for optimum results, or when necessary allow for manual control. In manual mode, a Limiter Function prevents recording distortion from loud sounds.
  • Sync-Record Mode Quickly and easily record from various audio devices with Sync-Record. When activated, press Play on the audio source and the recorder, sensing a signal will begin recording.
  • MP3 Playback With Graphic Equalizer More than just a digital voice recorder, the UX533 supports MP3/WMA/AAC playback with a five-band EQ.4
  • Calendar Search Easily search for recordings by date. When in use, a calendar displays, indicating the dates when recordings were made.
  • Bright White LCD Backlight Enjoyed enhanced visibility day or night thanks to a bright white LCD backlight.
  • USB-Direct PC And Mac® Compatibility Transfer files quickly without searching for a USB connection cable. With direct connect, simply connect the recorder to a PC or Mac® USB input.2
  • AAA Battery The supplied, rechargeable NiMH AAA battery delivers up to 30 hours of recording time so you will never miss a beat.3

Specifications:

Audio

  • Format(s) Supported: Recording - MP3 files: Bit Rate: 8 kbps - 192 kbps, VBR Sampling Frequencies: 16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz File Extension: .mp3 PCM files: Bit Rate: 16 bit Sampling Frequencies: 44.1 kHz File Extension: .wav Playback - MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV
  • Frequency Range: LPCM 44/16: 50 - 20,000 Hz MP3 192k: 50 - 18,000 Hz MP3 128k: 50 - 16,000 Hz MP3 48k (Mono): 50 - 14,000 Hz MP3 8k (Mono): 60 - 3,400 Hz
  • Microphone: Built-in, Stereo S-Mic Microphone
  • Recording System: Digital Stereo, Monaural Recording

Audio Features

  • Microphone Sensitivity Feature: (Hi/Med/Lo)
  • Recording Features: 6 Modes: Linear PCM / MP3 320kbps / MP3 192kbps / MP3 128kbps / MP3 48kbps (Mono) / MP3 8kbps (Mono)

Convenience

  • Message Folder(s): 5 Pre-Programmed at factory (400 Maximum) 199 Maximum files per folder 4074 Maximum files

Convenience Features

  • Erase/Protect
  • Message Folder(s): (400 Folders maximum)
  • On-Screen Clock
  • Safety Lock: (Hold Function)
  • Search Features: Cue/Review, Easy Search, Track Mark
  • Voice E-Mail Function

General

  • Recording Media: Built-In Flash Memory 4GB³ and Memory Card Expansion Slot (microSD)
  • Recording and Playback Times: Linear PCM (16 bit): 6 hrs; Max 22 hrs battery MP3 (192 kbps): 44 hrs 40 min; Max 24 hrs battery life MP3 (128 kbps): 67 hrs 5 min; Max 24 hrs battery life MP3 (48 kbps MONO): Max 178 hrs; Max 25 hrs MP3 (8 kbps MONO): Max 1073 hrs; Max 30 hrs
  • Type of Use: Ultra Portable Voice Recorder

Hardware

  • Display: Full Function backlit LCD Display with recording operation indicator

Inputs and Outputs

  • Headphone Output(s): 1 (Minijack, Stereo)
  • Microphone Input: 1 (Minijack, Stereo) USB Port(s): 1 (Type-A jack), High-Speed
  • USB Compatible
  • Memory Stick: Max recording time (8 kbps MONO): 4 GB = 1,073 hrs; 8 GB= 2,147 hrs; 16 GB = 4,294 hrs

Memory

  • Memory Size: 4 GB = 4,294,967,296 bytes Available: 3.6 GB (3,865,470,566 bytes)

Power

  • Battery Life (Approx): Up to 30 hours
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable MiMH "AAA" x 1 (supplied)
  • Output Power: 90 mW
  • Power Requirements: One LR03 (size AAA) alkaline battery: 1.5 V DC One NH-AAA rechargeable battery: 1.2 V DC

Software

  • Operating System Compatibility: Windows® 8 Windows® 7 SP1 or higher, Windows Vista® SP 2 or higher, Windows XP SP3 or higher Mac OS X (v10.3.9-v10.8), pre-installed
  • Supplied Software: Application Software, Sound Organizer (On unit) compatible with: Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista® SP 2 or higher, Windows XP SP3 or higher

Speaker

  • Speaker Dimensions: Approx. 13/16 in. (20 mm) diameter

What's In The Box:

  • IC Recorder (1)
  • Application Software, Sound Organizer (1)
  • USB connection support cable (1)
  • Stereo Headphones (1)
  • Quick Start Guide (1)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs
  • Shipping: 4 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 0.6"
  • Height: 4.3"
  • Width: 1.6"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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  • The Sony ICDUX533 is Brand New.
  • The Sony ICDUX533 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
Memory4 GB
Recording FormatMP3/LPCM
Recording Time (hours)1,703 Hours
Height (inches)4.3
Width (inches)1.6
Depth (inches)0.6
  

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Sony 4 GB Digital Flash Voice Recorder
 
4.0

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

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    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just Checked It Out

I've played with the Sony ICD-AX412, today. It's nice. But, Sony advertises a backlit screen provision, which I've not found? Also, it is not as "ready" as my old...Read complete review

I've played with the Sony ICD-AX412, today. It's nice. But, Sony advertises a backlit screen provision, which I've not found? Also, it is not as "ready" as my old Olympus VN-480PC, which begins recording from an "Off" status by simply pressing the "Rec" button. The Sony requires that an On/Off switch be used and that you wait while memory is processed...sometimes 10 seconds if there is a Micro SD card installed. I suspect the recording quality of the Sony will be better.

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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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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rare item that justified buying new

By 

from Austin, TX 78758, USA

Comments about Sony 4 GB Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

I rarely buy electronic products new but this one seemed worth it and has completely proven itself to have been worth it. I've used it for hours daily recording my interactions with a severely narcissistic family member and it's been very valuable to give me a record of all interactions for future reference. Even at 48kbps (one of the long-record modes) voice quality is great. I use two NiMH AAA rechargeable batteries and they last days after being recharged. Being able to disable the beep and LED is good for not drawing attention to the recorder. The hold switch has proven valuable to avoid accidentally stopping a recording. The track mark feature is quite useful to note interesting points to go back to later. For other uses this also was unexpectedly useful. It has an external mic plug which supports a stereo external microphone, with full stereo recording. I used this to make some nice stereo recordings of our pond's water falling sound, and of a rain storm. This unit can also play back mp3 files, including stereo music tracks, and the sound quality is great when using headphones, with rich bass, though the display is small so navigating a lot of music files would be difficult. I wouldn't have expected this unit to be so full-featured beyond just mono voice recording. Computer syncing has been a breeze. Zero problems with USB connection (using Ubuntu Linux), copying files, safe removal, etc. It's never a given that a device will work well with a computer. I like the mini-USB connector on the side, which is convenient as I have other things that use this.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Disappointed.

By 

from 95695

Comments about Sony 4 GB Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

Disappointed in instructions. First digital recorder I have owned and directions pointed out names of buttons already named on device, and how to load batteries and set time. Didn't need instructions for any of those things....pretty standard. Didn't explain how to use folder or divide buttons and I have no idea what those are. Very little info on outside of box. I thought all recorders accept SD cards but this one doesn't. I will be returning it.

 
5.0

An Author's Best Friend

By 

from Akron, OH, USA

Comments about Sony 4 GB Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

It is a valuable part of my toolbox in writing… My fountain pen, my iPad and my digital voice recorder by Sony! Easy to use, the Sony digital voice recorder is perfect for all of my recording needs! The date and time access is particularly valuable for those audio segments I need to access. Truly, this tool is like a hammer when I need to "pound" out those thoughts!

 
3.0

Micro Digital Recorder

By 

from Michigan, USA

Comments about Sony 4 GB Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

If you're looking for a micro digital voice recorder for a modest price this Sony model ICD-BX140 is decent. It's about 2/3rds the size of a "bar" sized cellphone so it is small. That's a convenience for most folks. The controls are reasonably easy to use. The built in mic isn't great but it's OK for recording notes or conversation, IME. I don't know that it's good enough for music however. Recording time seems reasonable for the AAA sized batteries that are included. It will easily fit in a shirt pocket for carrying ease.

 
5.0

Does it all digital recorder......

By 

from El Segundo, CA, USA

Comments about Sony 4 GB Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

Easy to operate digital recorder that's multifunction and has excellent sound quality.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Purchase

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony 4 GB Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

Excellent recording quality. Great functionality. I give it 4 stars because it did not come with a user manual. It is completely online which, for me, is very cumbersome. I like getting the most out of my purchases and enjoy having the manual at my fingertips for learning and future reference.

 
2.0

frustrated

By 

from Valleyview , AB

Comments about Sony 4 GB Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

I HAVE LOST THE FIRST PART OF 2 DIFFERENT INTERVIEWS AFTER THE RECORDER SHUT OFF. I QUICKLY TURNED IT BACK ON AND COULD NOT FIND THE FIRST PART OF THE RECORDING. I USE THIS FOR CONTRACT WORK AND AM FRUSTRATED THAT I CANT RELY ON THIS RECORDER. MAYBE I AM USING IT WRONGLY. THE RECORDER IS A LITTLE OVER A MONTH OLD.

 
5.0

Great Purchase

By 

from San Antonio, TX

Comments about Sony 4 GB Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

This product is easy a lot easier to use than my RCA digital voice recorder. The product also gives me the capability to convert my recordings into MP3 files. I should have purchase the Sony digital voice recorder before I purchased the RCA.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Dragon Dictation disk does not work

By 

from Sacramento CA

Comments about Sony 4 GB Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

I Purchased one of these from Frys Electronics for school the recording device works fine but when i went to run the program that SONY produced and added with the product the disk does not work so i exchanged it and the second one does not work so not sure how quality control did not catch this but this is the second review i see of this nature.

 
5.0

Very Nice & Great Size

By 

from Clovis, NM

Comments about Sony 4 GB Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

I like the Sony digital recorder for all my meetings that I need to record the minutes. What I like about it is that the folders you can create with the program it has and store them. Nice & compact and very workable. I recommend this product to my professional friends.

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