This audio recorder is brilliant. It is completely unsuspected and does a remarkable job of picking up the conversation from anywhere in the room. The quality of the sound of its recordings is wonderful. Folks are suspicious of a cell phone, but who notices when you drop your keys on the counter and then cross the room to sit down and talk? Turning it on and off is also virtually undetectable and its operation is completely silent. Plus, its capacity to record is fantastic. Retrieving a recording is as simple as using a USB memory stick. All in all, it does exactly what it says it will do and to a higher degree than I could have ever hoped for.