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One minor problem
 
I have been using Dragon Naturally Speaking with the Sony BM1, the Sony mx-20 and the olympus dm-20. (All rate well with Scansoft)The BM1 is the most professional, easiest to use, most powerful and very accurate with DNS7/8. But why do they design a cheap plastic flap to cover the USB port which has to be opened and closed frequently? After using it for a few months the flap will not close. It doesn't affect the operation but for such an expensive machine it is sloppy and annoying...

Sony ICD-BM1B Memory Stick Duo Digital Voice Recorder review by L. Graham can be read at Amazon.Com
 
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Review Date: 07/18/2005
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100% (31 of 31) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
BM-1 Works GREAT With Dragon NatSpeak Pro
 
I checked around several places before I made my BM-1 purchase. First of all, these puppies were hard to find anywhere much less get anyone on the phone who could tell me very much about the product. I found what I was looking for at voicerecognition.com where I was able to speak to someone who could explain in more detail to me how the Sony BM 1 would work with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Pro which I also own. The accuracy with the recorder is about 98% which I'm very pleased with. The slide swit...

Sony ICD-BM1B Memory Stick Duo Digital Voice Recorder review can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Anonymous
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Review Date: 04/24/2004
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Now we're talking....
 
I read the reviews on Amazon and checked out the Olympus and other recorders...nothing touches this one for usability. Therein lies some of the problem. I'm a techie and still can't use it in the dark when driving. As a master's student, it has proved invaluable in lecture. On the (CONF-Hi) setting, it easily picks up even the whiniest professor's voice at a 15 foot range. The main reason I purchased the ICD-BM1 was it's 5 Dragon award from Dragon Natually Speaking(DNS). I use DNS v7.3 and...

Sony ICD-BM1B Memory Stick Duo Digital Voice Recorder review by Amazon Customer "Jenn" can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Amazon Customer "Jenn"
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Review Date: 10/20/2004
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98% (81 of 82) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Probably the best IC Recorder available as of 04/2004
 
I've had this unit for approximately 5 months, during which time it has been almost continuously strapped to my belt.The unit is finished very well, with a brushed aluminum case and a belt case that allows quick removal of the recorder, and also for storage of spare Memory Sticks in 2 pouches on the side.If you own other Sony devices, this one uses the same USB trransfer cable, and also of course takes the Memory Stick cards which are proprietary to the Sony brand.The software ...

Sony ICD-BM1B Memory Stick Duo Digital Voice Recorder review by Ian Paul can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Ian Paul
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Review Date: 04/11/2004
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96% (61 of 63) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Slide switch for serious dictators
 
Microcassette portable dictating machines all have a single slide switch for Record/Stop/Playback/Rewind. Long experience has shown that is the best control mechanism for actually doing dictation vs. recording something. Most of the Sony and other brand portable flash-based recorders have buttons scattered all over them, making dictation a real pain. This model is the rare exception. It's not built quite as much like a tank as traditional microcassette units but it's lots more rugged than most o...

Sony ICD-BM1B Memory Stick Duo Digital Voice Recorder review by E. Douglas Jensen "Doug Jensen can be read at Amazon.Com
 
E. Douglas Jensen "Doug Jensen
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Review Date: 09/09/2005
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94% (18 of 19) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
CD quality voice recording
 
I brought this for kids to record their violin lessons. It records in CD quality. As far as I know, this is the only brand voice recorder that so small and still record in CD quality (16bit/44Khz). We have it for about two years and still working fine.

Sony ICD-BM1B Memory Stick Duo Digital Voice Recorder review by Edison "hightech lover" can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Edison "hightech lover"
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Review Date: 06/28/2006
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90% (10 of 11) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
The first of its kind
 
At last a voice recorder with 44.1 Hz sound that uses removable media. No one can match it at the moment. True easy to use buttons and slide switch as that of a traditional recorder. Shame sony decided not to make it compatible with memory stick pro. Consider the Olympus DS-2200 before buying as it has similar voice quality and uses the much preferred xD-Picture Card. However I don't think it supports voice recognition software such as Dragon naturally speaking which the sony does.

Sony ICD-BM1B Memory Stick Duo Digital Voice Recorder review can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Anonymous
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Review Date: 04/10/2004
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87% (14 of 16) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
No way to download Digital Voice Editor Software
 
I bought a Sony ICD-MX20 digital voice recorder a week ago. I was surprised that Sony does not provide downloads of the associated software named "Digital Voice Editor". Sony Customer Service staff told me that if you lost the CD that came with the box, you had to buy a new one. Only patches of the software are available to download.This immoral policy violating the norm of digital appliance industries and should not be encouraged. Sony is demoting its brand name by offering poor...

Sony ICD-BM1B Memory Stick Duo Digital Voice Recorder review by C. Abel can be read at Amazon.Com
 
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Review Date: 04/08/2007
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80% (8 of 10) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Included Sony Voice Editor Software Incompatibility
 
I returned the Sony ICB BM1 due to the loud audible "click" it inserts into the recording whenever it is paused. Sony tech support said that it was a characteristic of all BM1's, not just the unit I had. Then I find that the Sony Voice Editor software is incompatible with my Windows XP Media Center pc, and the more current Voice Editor software which came with the BM1 does a "dirty" uninstall (leaves it's own dll files in the windows\system folder rather than the Windows dll ...

Sony ICD-BM1B Memory Stick Duo Digital Voice Recorder review by James W Reese can be read at Amazon.Com
 
James W Reese
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Review Date: 05/08/2004
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77% (31 of 40) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Terrible functionality - no mac compatability.
 
I just bought this Sony ICD-BM1 and I am very unhappy with it. First off, there's no way to write-protect your messages. Once you record something, it's very easy to accidentally record over it. You can't save or lock or protect your recordings! This is a major problem because of the slide switch. All you have to do is accidentally push past stop and you'll start recording over your message.I recorded something last night and one of my coworkers accidentally recorded over part of it just n...

Sony ICD-BM1B Memory Stick Duo Digital Voice Recorder review by Damion Sammarco "damionsammarc can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Damion Sammarco "damionsammarc
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Review Date: 03/25/2004
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77% (31 of 40) Users Found This Review Helpful
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