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Sony FS-85USB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Sony FS-85USB. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Comments about the sound and performance are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but views are divided on the design. There are some less positive opinions about the headphones and reliability.

usability, price, portability, performance, sound

reliability, headphones

On average, users rate this product 64/100.

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Consumer review by: Transcriber (

Poor Quality Equipment


DO NOT CONSIDER BUYING THIS FOOT PEDAL! There are far better USB units on the market, such as the Infinity, which works with a plethora of dictation software and has a three piece design, is large, is responsive, properly weighted and properly angled...


One piece design, unresponsive, too light

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Mil -- That Computer Lady (

This is a great work tool!


Great purchase; use the kit (pedal & headphones) in transcription class at college.

Compact Design","Quality construction","Reliable

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Zeppelin (

out of date


The software is old and apparently does not work with later voice recorders - something the specification page does not point out. Right now I feel like I threw my money away.


cannot get software to work

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: jjbraunius (

Sony FS-85USB Digital Recorder Transcriber Kit


While Sony have definitely gotten the user interface, sound quality, looks and ease of use down, they have not addressedthe more important issues.Sony HDR-CX160 Needs better software & Mac support!Pros:Lightweight, image stabilization, stereo mic,...

May, 2011

Consumer review by: AndreO (

Sony FS-85USB Digital Recorder Transcriber Kit


You will be pleasently surpised by the features and quality of this camera. The low light performace is very good and the over all video quality is very good.Good camcorderPros:Small, light, great picture qualityCons:Stock battery life, no neck or...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: somesome11 (

Sony FS-85USB Digital Recorder Transcriber Kit


For those whom have experience with professional cameras, but are looking for something on a serious budget, this is an excellent value.Excellent when price is factored in, does have some effort requiredPros:Cheap, shoulder-mount, HD/SD, excellent...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: cbasquit (

Sony FS-85USB Digital Recorder Transcriber Kit


Great camcorder. You will not find a better HD recorder with a flashdrive for the price.Sony HDR CX-150 Great purchase!!, needs better softwarePros:Easy to use, great battery life, excellent finished video file.Cons:Software bundled lacks good...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: sunshiny (

Sony FS-85USB Digital Recorder Transcriber Kit


Good starter camera if you don't mind HI8 tapes.Mediocre for SonyPros:Battery life, ease of use, lightCons:Blurry, Hard to transfer to HD, Bad focus, Big and heavy

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: averettmom (

Sony FS-85USB Digital Recorder Transcriber Kit


We'd recommend this video camera IF you buy an extended warranty.Was great until it died.Pros:Compact size, great pictures/recordings, easy to use.Cons:Electronic failure after 3 years.

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

Transcribe your digital voice recordings onto your PC using the Sony FS-85USB Digital Voice Recorder Transcription Kit. This kit, which works with Sony Memory Stick as well as the included CD-ROM with Digital Voice Editor Software, offers you features like the Three Function (Play/Rewind/FF) USB Connected Foot Control, and Adjustable Automatic Secretarial Backspace. An A-B Repeat Function, a Voice Email Function, and Digital Pitch Control are additional features. Transcribing recordings was never this easy - the FS-85USB. PRODUCT FEATURES: Transcribe digital voice recordings on the PC; Professional style transcription listening device; Three function (Play/Rewind/FF) USB connected foot control; Works with Sony Memory Stick and Digital Voice Editor software; Adjustable Automatic Secretarial Backspace; Supports .MSV, .DVF, .WAV, MP3 file formats; CD-ROM with Digital Voice Editor software included; A-B Repeat function; Voice Email function; Digital Pitch control.


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony


CE Product Type:Digital voice recorder accessory kit

Remote Control

Supported Device Qty:1
Supported Devices:Voice recorder
Type:Foot switch