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Sony ICD-UX81F

Sony ICD-UX81F
alaScore 84

12 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Sony ICD-UX81F. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and battery. The sound and portability also get good views, but reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, sound, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony ICD-UX81F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony 2GB Digital Voice Recorder


This is a great little recorder - crisp, clear display, pretty obvious function controls, a sensitive mic, and excellent audio quality.

Feb, 2013

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sony recorder


great little recorder fidelity is outstanding for such a small recorder placed in a pocket picked up singing and speaking voices very well.

Jan, 2013

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Great item


This is a terrific item. Very easy to use and very sensitive. Clear voice recording and playback.

Dec, 2012

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Very unimpressed


No way to download the sound files? On a $55 voice recorder? On a $25 MP3 player you can move music and sometimes other file types back and forth easily via USB.

Nov, 2012

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easy and handy


The recorder is small and compact and records clearly. when standing alone. When placed in a pocket the recording quality decreases.

Nov, 2012

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Great Recorder


Exactly what I was looking for. Very sensitive on voice activation mode, very easy to use and a nice compact style. Love it!

Oct, 2012

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Great Little recorder


This is quite a nice recorder. I do not have another to compare it to, but for me it is perfect. It is pocket size, and the it records pretty clearly.

Sep, 2012

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Excellent Product


I use this recorder all the time, and carry it in my pocket where ever I go, to meetings etc. I use it daily it transcriping for my writings. I would highly recomend it to everyone. Never forget an appointment again. Get One Today- You'll be glad you did!

Jun, 2012

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Great Recorder


I bought this recorder because I attend meetings twice a month and I transcribe the minutes. It is very reliable and easy to use. I can sit at my desk and listen and type. I can pause at any time and rewind if I need to. I like the multiple folders it...

May, 2012

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Love this thing!!!


I bought this because I started a class and have not been in school for a very long time. I have been able to record all of my lectures for the entire class with plenty of space left..very cool!! Works perfectly and I was able to use it with very...

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications Dot-matrix Display ICD-UX81 Digital Voice Recorder AAA Alkaline Battery Stereo Headphone USB Extension Cable Digital Voice Recorder Speaker - 10mm Microphone ICD-UX81 Stereo Stereo Standard Play Stereo Long Play Short Play Long Play 23.92 Hour Stereo 36.92 Hour Stereo Standard Play 575.6 Hour Long Play 95.92 Hour Stereo Long Play 143.83 Hour Standard Play WAV MP3 1.7 oz - included 1 AAA battery Up to 44 Hour Playback Nickel Metal Hydride Up to 14 Hour Recording Nickel Metal Hydride Up to 40 Hour Playback Alkaline Silver Portable Sony Corporation ICD-UX81 ICD-UX81 2GB Digital Voice Recorder 3.8" Height x 1.35" Width x 0.52" Depth Sony 2GB Flash Memory Flash Memory - Integrated 1 x Mini-phone Headphone 1 x 4-pin Type A USB 1 x Mini-phone Microphone


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: No
Frequency range:40 - 20000

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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


Color of product:Red

Digital Player (Recorder)

Data Storage Capability:Up to 99 files / 5 folders
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Number of batteries supported:1


Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony ICD


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Battery Type:AAA
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.35 x 0.528 x 3.9
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Line-in: No
Line-out: No
Line-out connectivity:3.5
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Number of batteries supported:1


FM radio: Yes

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Voice recording time:9.8


Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:2

Weight & Dimensions