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Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and performance. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the memory and value for money.

portability, usability, sound, performance, battery

value for money, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 9 user reviews of Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability

value for money

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Yamaha Pocketrak 2G - Ultimate Pocket Sized Digital Stereo Recorder - 2GB

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Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

portability, sound, usability, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G - Digital player - flash 2 GB - WMA, MP3, protected WMA (DRM 10)

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Yamaha Pocketrak 2G

 

The Yamaha Pocketrak 2G is one of the smallest and lightest high-end portable audio recorders available today. There's nothing small about the Pocketrak 2G's $450 price, however, and its limited features and recording capacity will have demanding users...

The Yamaha Pocketrak 2G is one of the smallest high-quality portable audio recorders we've seen, and includes a built-in USB stick, rechargeable AAA battery, and professional recording software

The Yamaha Pocketrak 2G's maximum recording quality is the minimum standard for professional use; its memory can't be expanded, and there are few advanced settings

The Yamaha Pocketrak 2G's design is ideal for stealth recordings, but its high price and scarce features make it hard to recommend over the competition.

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Mini Review: Yamaha Pocketrak 2G Solid-State Recorder

 

The Pocketrak 2G is a breakthrough product with a few rough edges. It's fine for basic recording now, but a few simple improvements could make it exceptional. My Version 2 wish list includes doubling the storage capacity, dropping the consumer-ish...

Carl Lindemann is an engineer and technology writer based in Austin, Texas.

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Record any sound you can hear

 

I hang it around my neck and record anything that I can hear, clear as a bell. I tuck it in a pocket and record all my lectures in typical college class rooms. Yesterday, I got every word from a speaker 75 feet away in a crowded room. It works well...

Well Made

Smaller would be better

Product Specifications

The Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G pocket recorder is an unbeatable choice. It's only a half-inch (13 millimeters) thick and will slip unobtrusively into a shirt pocket. But this diminutive, lightweight package contains a large 2-gigabyte memory plus advanced digital audio technology that lets you record and playback with outstanding quality. In addition to a CD-quality linear PCM recording mode that lets you record up to 3 hours of music, there are a number of MP3 modes that provide significantly longer recording times. The supplied long-lasting rechargeable battery can keep the POCKETRAK 2G running for up to 9 hours continuously when recording in MP3 mode. Slide out the built-in USB connecter and connect the POCKETRAK directly to your computer to transfer files back and forth, and use the bundled Cubase AI digital audio workstation software to edit and enhance your recordings with pro-level control. If sound is important to you, there is simply no reason not to have a Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G pocket recorder with you at all times.

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Digital Player (Recorder)

Digital Recording Time:17040 min - LP (Long Play Mono) / 2120 min - Stereo XHQ / 4260 min - HQ (High Quality) / 8520 min - SP (Standard Play) Stereo
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / PCM / Protected WMA (DRM 10) / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:2GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.5in
Height:4.7in
Weight:1.7oz
Width:1.3in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Yamaha
Model:2G
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha POCKETRAK

Remote Control

Type: None
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