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Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder

B&H # SOICDBX112 MFR # ICDBX112
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Product Highlights
  • MP3 8/48/128/192 kbps Recording Rates
  • Record Over 500 hrs w/ 2GB Flash Memory
  • Monaural Microphone w/ Hi/Lo Sensitivity
  • Hands-Free Voice Operated Recording
  • Play Recordings via 300mW Front Speaker
  • Dot-Matrix LCD Display & LED Indicators
  • Digital Pitch Control & A-B Repeat
  • Noise-Cut & Low-Cut Filter Protection
  • 3.5mm Headphone Out & Microphone Input
  • Dual AAA Batteries Can Last Up to 55 hrs

The Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder has 2GB of internal flash memory, providing sufficient storage capacity for more than 500 hours of MP3 audio recordings at 8 kbps. Even at 192 kbps, the ICDBX112 can yield over 22 hours of high-quality MP3 recordings. Between the four MP3 recording rates, mic flexibility, extensive features and affordability - the ICDBX112 is a fitting digital voice recorder for chronicling class lectures, capturing live music, documenting board meetings and even just recording daily reminders and preserving oral to-do-lists.

Designed for straightforward, manageable voice and audio recordings, the ICDBX112 features a built-in monaural microphone, outfitted with Hi/Lo gain sensitivity control. It also supports Voice Operated Recording (VOR). Advantageous and truly handy, VOR allows you to audibly signal the start of a recording without ever pushing the record button. It's invaluable if you need to place the recorder out of reach or maybe across a room. It's also beneficial for eliminating the inevitable fumbling sounds that are recorded as you lift and set down a live microphone.

Conducive to quick and easy operation, the ICDBX112's LCD display and the navigation keys make it simple to move through the folders, functions and menus. Also designed for simplicity, the tactile REC & Play buttons are over-sized and centrally located on the recorder (similar to a mobile phone). The LCD screen can display the recording's date and time, as well as the remaining and elapsed time. It also works this way in playback mode. Easing any confusion as to what modes, functions and settings you're using at any point, the ICDBX112 is also equipped with revealing operational LED indicators to identify what's in use.

With a variety of features including Continuous Play, Easy Search, Noise-Cut, A-B Repeat and Digital Pitch Control, the affordable ICDBX112 is a fitting digital voice recorder for high-school and college students, as well as corporate professionals. Sony also provides Low-Cut Filter Protection, erase and divide options, the useful Add/Overwrite Recording function and the Direct Record to Play feature.

Another benefit enjoyed by the ICDBX112 user is its portability. Small, lightweight, and powered by two tiny AAA batteries, the ICDBX112 can record for an incredible 55 hours between battery changes. For more efficient time spent working in the field, Sony accented the ICDBX112 with an integrated 300mW front speaker for listening back over recordings out loud. If you prefer or need privacy, there is a 3.5mm stereo headphone output that can also be used as a line-out for connecting larger speakers. The ICDBX112 features a 3.5mm stereo mic input as well. You can use an external microphone to record in MP3 format through the ICDBX112; employing Sony's Mic Stereo Recording Function during the record makes even stereo recordings possible through the regularly monaural ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder.

Quality Recording
For enhanced recording quality, the ICDBX112 features an MP3 192 kbps recording rate, Low-Cut & Noise-Cut features for eliminating distracting background noise during recordings and playback. The monaural microphone also has Hi/Lo gain sensitivity settings for enhanced control over recording quality
LCD Display & Ease of Use
Greatly easing the recording process is the VOR feature, which facilitates Voice Operated Recording. The ICDBX112 is also equipped with a large, easy to read LCD display with viewing screen that facilitates speedy locating, updating and identifying files, folders and functional settings. There is a set of intuitive keys as well, which allow you to adjust several functions and quickly navigate the LCD menu display screens. Plus the Play and REC buttons are large and easy to see
Playback Features
The ICDBX112 allows users to set optimum playback conditions and then listen back through the 300mW integrated speaker or via headphones. You can use Digital Pitch Control during playback to speed up the track without disturbing the pitch. The Noise-Cut eliminates unwanted background noise and the A-B Repeat feature allows markers to be set on a recording for quick fast-forward, rewind and repeat between the set points on any given track. There's even an Easy Search feature for quickly locating your desired file
Easy Editing
With a possible 495 files stored throughout a total of 5 folders (99 files per folder), it's easy to access the file you need. The ICDBX112 can erase files, divide files, move them between folders and provide added protection to important data. The ICDBX112 also comes with Sound Organizer software for PC & Mac
Enhanced Performance & Editing
The ICDBX112 can hold 500+ hrs of recording time on its 2GB internal flash memory. Plus, when recording for lengthy periods of time, the dual AAA batteries are designed to last an impressive 55 hrs
Recording
Type Digital
Mode Mono
Recording Format MP3
Bit-Rate 8 Kbps - 192 Kbps
Sample Rate Not Specified By Manufacturer
Recording Time HQ Mono: 22.25 Hours
SP Mono: 33.3 Hours
LP Mono: 89 Hours
SLP Mono: 534.5 Hours
One-Click Recording No
Voice Activated Recording Yes
Microphone Type Internal Mono
Pickup Pattern Not Specified By Manufacturer
Frequency Response Not Specified By Manufacturer
Playback
Speaker Yes
Features
Display Size/Type LCD
Equalizer Settings Not Specified By Manufacturer
Indicators Power, Low Battery, Recording
Power
Battery Type 2 x AAA
Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 55 Hours
General
Internal Memory Flash Memory - 2GB
Compatible Memory Cards None
Connectors 1/8" mini Female Microphone In
1/8" mini Female Headphone Out
USB None
System Requirements None
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder
  • Sound Organizer CD-ROM
  • 2 x AAA Alkaline Batteries
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder
     
    4.1

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Simple controls (7)
    • Good audio (6)
    • Reliable (4)
    • Compact (3)
    • Well built / quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic systems (3)
      • Lectures (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (6), Tech savvy (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I think it's great :D

      This is a great product, so far I am not having any problems with it. Everything is simple and easy to use. One thing that confused me for awhile was the folder button...Read complete review

      This is a great product, so far I am not having any problems with it. Everything is simple and easy to use. One thing that confused me for awhile was the folder button but once you get the hang of that everything should be good.

      If you press the folder button it takes you through A B C D and E which are the different places you can start a recording. I have not tried recording twice in one folder for fear of recording over what I already have. So I'm not sure how that works.

      However, the sound is pretty good, I record my whole hour classes 3 times and the battery still didn't drop a notch. The turn off button is easy you just press up the hold and it turns off, you push it down it turns on.

      The only problem I have with this is the button sounds. I'm not sure how to silent those annoying beeps! Every time I press a button there is a beep so that's not really good for when the class gets quiet. And the volume button do not help it :(

      But I still recommend it! Its small enough to stick in your pocket if you want!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      it's okay, not great

      Its good for recording, but when you are listening to what recorded and only want to rewind part of it, it rewind it back to the very beginning. Its working for fast forward.

      Its good for recording, but when you are listening to what recorded and only want to rewind part of it, it rewind it back to the very beginning. Its working for fast forward.

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      5.0

      Quite a gadget indeed !!

      By William K

      from Danville, PA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Construction
      • Small Footprint
      • Works Efficiently

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Jobs

        Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

        This recorder was everything as promised. I use it mainly for keeping reminders and also info that I want/need to use at a later time. I do a lot of digital photography and use the device to record pertinent info about the pics I'm shooting which I later burn onto a DVD for a slideshow to watch on the TV. The recorded data is used for captions I put with the pics.
        Its usefulness and versatility are what is great about this recorder. I plan to use it more and more often. The price seened quite fair.
        The one daunting thing about it is the HUGE sheet of instructions... I was at first quite overwhelmed by them but didn't take long to get the 'intuitive' hang of things.
        Would recommend to anyone looking for such a gadget.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        A small but powerful recorder!

        By Talks at Sea

        from Del Haven, NJ

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quality Construction
        • Reliable Performance
        • Small Footprint
        • Works Efficiently

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

            I have several likes:
            The weight (very light)
            The size ( very small)
            Record time (more than I will ever use)
            Cost ( very reasonable)

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            great little recorder

            By big daddy

            from chase city va.

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quality Construction
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Presentations
              • Small Jobs

              Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

              Good sound pick up. Long battery life.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Small but mighty

              By 5th Grade Teacher

              from Fielding, UT

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Simple to use
              • Works Efficiently

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

                  Bought it for my students to use at school. It is easy to record and the sound quality is wonderful. Erasing a recording was a little confusing, but we figured it out.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  1.0

                  Not what I expected

                  By Humpback

                  from Henning, MN

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not enough volume

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

                      I am going to return for a refund. With the volume turned to the maximum it still did not pick up the conversation with the doctor which was the reason for ordering the recorder.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great deal on a practical recorder

                      By RLR

                      from East San Francisco Bay Area

                      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clean Sound
                      • Easy Controls

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Interviews

                        Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

                        For my wife to interview students for her book...looks like it will be easy to use and practical for her tasks. Amazingly compact and light.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        great portable device

                        By IA

                        from San Francisco CA

                        About Me Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy Controls
                        • lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Interviews
                          • Lectures

                          Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

                          lightweight portable recording device
                          great for interviews and classroom lectures

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good voice recorder

                          By Ahmed

                          from Egypt

                          About Me Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Clean Sound
                          • Durable
                          • Easy Controls
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Larger Rooms
                            • Smaller Rooms

                            Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

                            This voice recorder is the perfect travel companion.
                            Clear Sound
                            Long time recording
                            Good Price

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Handy, convenient, and intuitive

                            By Aregee

                            from Philadelphia, PA

                            About Me Practical

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy Controls

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Basic Systems

                              Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

                              I bought this as an aid to my to-do list. Its portability, voice clarity, and ease of use make it a very satisfying purchase. I am not worried about transferring files to the computer, a feature I know some would want. This was a purchase that was a very good value for my purposes.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              it's okay, not great

                              By cat

                              from Colorado

                              About Me Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clean Sound
                              • Easy Controls

                              Cons

                              • Doesn't rewind partialy

                              Best Uses

                              • Basic Systems

                              Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

                              Its good for recording, but when you are listening to what recorded and only want to rewind part of it, it rewind it back to the very beginning. Its working for fast forward.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                               
                              3.0

                              I would buy this product again.

                              By Lady Z

                              from San Saba, TX

                              About Me Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clean Sound
                              • Easy Controls

                              Cons

                              • Bad instructions

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

                                This product is pretty easy to use. Good thing too because the instructions aren't easy to follow at all! As a matter of fact they were confusing. Didn't like that part. But other than that it is easy to operate. The sound is clear and the microphone picks up sounds very well.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder by Sony

                                By Angie the organized one

                                from Lee's Summit,Mo

                                About Me Practical

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Easy Controls

                                Cons

                                • none

                                Best Uses

                                • Basic Systems

                                Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

                                Oh, I just love my little Digital Voice Recorder.Everything about it is wonderful.The sound is clear. The size is excellent. It is very easy to operate. It exactly the one I was looking for.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder

                                By Tiff

                                from Torrance, ca

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

                                    I bought this for my friend. He likes it. It is ok and sound good.

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I think it's great :D

                                    By JyxxGirl

                                    from Lock Haven, Pa

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy to use
                                    • High Quality Sound
                                    • Long Battery Life
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Conversations
                                      • Lectures

                                      Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

                                      This is a great product, so far I am not having any problems with it. Everything is simple and easy to use. One thing that confused me for awhile was the folder button but once you get the hang of that everything should be good.

                                      If you press the folder button it takes you through A B C D and E which are the different places you can start a recording. I have not tried recording twice in one folder for fear of recording over what I already have. So I'm not sure how that works.

                                      However, the sound is pretty good, I record my whole hour classes 3 times and the battery still didn't drop a notch. The turn off button is easy you just press up the hold and it turns off, you push it down it turns on.

                                      The only problem I have with this is the button sounds. I'm not sure how to silent those annoying beeps! Every time I press a button there is a beep so that's not really good for when the class gets quiet. And the volume button do not help it :(

                                      But I still recommend it! Its small enough to stick in your pocket if you want!

                                      Share this review

                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      good sound quality, high sensitive

                                      By CJ

                                      from Seattle, WA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • High Quality Sound
                                      • Long Battery Life
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Conversations
                                        • Lectures

                                        Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

                                        you can use is at meeting, in classroom, or record you own words clearly.
                                        but note it has no PC conecter.
                                        if you want PC connection, buy PX312.

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                                        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        great choice

                                        By Leo

                                        from Loganville. GA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Sony ICDBX112 Digital Voice Recorder:

                                        Very clear and a lot of memory.

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