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Sony ICD U70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Sony ICD U70. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The sound and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the portability, while the battery and size get critical comments.

usability, performance, sound, price, reliability

durability, size, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony ICD U70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 21 reviews)

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony ICD U70


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sony ICD U70 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the price and storage. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the size and reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

sound, performance, design, storage, price

usability, durability, reliability, size

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony ICD-U70 All-In-One MP3 and Digital voice recorder 1GBSony ICD-U70 All-In-One MP3 and Digital voice recorder 1GB

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Excellent Recorder


This recorder is amazing.

Battery for recording is only 11 hrs.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (

Sony ICD-U70 recorder


I use recorders in daily work. My workhorse is the old Olympus v90, which is no longer made but has simple design and easy erase function. Get 'em on eb*y for 30 bucks usually.

Plenty of storage for long lectures. USB drivers on unit, worked fine

Impossible design for erasure of messages. Poor sound quality/ volume on built-in speaker

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

A big dissapointment - Bad soud


I bought this recorder because of its design, capacity and brand name.

Design, capacity and brand name


Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: 1GB3 built In Memory; Up to 16 Hours of MP3 Playback; Up to 502 Hours of Recording Time (LP Mode); Built-in USB; 5 Message Folders; HQ Recording Mode - 16kHz (19.2Kbps): Up to 115 Hours Recording Time; Add-Recording Function; Function Toggle Button Makes the Unit Easy to Use; Digital VOR (Voice Operated Recording); Easy-to-Read LCD Display; 250mW Speaker Output; Includes; 1 "AAA" Battery, Neck Strap and Stereo Headphones; Compatible with Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred Voice to Print; Software; Digital Voice Up Recording; Digital Pitch Control; 3 Recording Modes (STLP).

Audio Input


Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Subcategory (KB):Dictaphones, transcribers
Type:Digital voice recorder

Digital Player (Recorder)

Digital Recording Time:18435 min - SP (Standard Play) / 30165 min - LP (Long Play) / 6910 min - HQ (High Quality)
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony ICD

Remote Control

Type: None