Player worked just fine but the micro cassette that came with the package was useless. I needed to record a meeting so I stopped and purchased this item. I tested it, worked well.
I was in my meeting and the first side of the tape worked nicely. I flipped it over and hit record and set the unit on the table. I later found that the cassette tape snapped inside the housing and not only did the second half of my meeting not record, but I lost the first half due to the broken tape. Microcassette was Olympus XB60/MC-60.
Product was $28.00 retail at Best Buy. Fits nicely in the hand and has fine usability. Runs on 2 AA batteries has two speeds: 1.2 and 2.4. After purchasing unit, I found that it is difficult in my area to find the blank micro cassettes.