Review of Uqique 8gb USB Small Voice Recorder


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I’ve got a quick review for you today of a very small product, it’s a voice recorder and an MP3 player from a company called Uqique. The recorder is tiny, and has 8gb of storage but it can hold up to 96 hours of recordings so you can record a whole lot. There’s not much to it, just an on/off button and two volume buttons and a 3.5mm port and that’s it. It’s a decent little product. Read on to learn more…

Specifications and Features

Small Voice Recorder USB 8GB by Uqique – Audio Recording Device for Lectures

Uqique mini digital voice recorder is arguably the smallest digital audio recording device in the market that transmits clear and high-definition sound. It is also a MP3 player and a USB flash drive which can be used for recording classroom lectures and business conferences, music playback and data storage. With its pocket-sized design, you can carry this small and light-weight digital voice recorder wherever you go.

This mini voice recorder worked like a gem as it can picks up voices very well and at a good distance too. You can carry it anywhere and record lectures or meetings, and easily playback and review the recordings instantly and not lose any information. Intelligent noise cut filtering and voice amplification with a built-in ADPCM algorithm, you can record up to 10 hours of non-stop recordings with crystal-clear sound quality.

Easy one-touch feature, toggle to [ON] and you can start recording in just 3 seconds. You can use it as a portable audio recorder to record anything, or simply use it as a MP3 player to listen to your favorite songs. Simple plug-and-play feature for file transfer to a PC, there is no installation needed. With a built-in 8GB memory, you can store up to 96 hours of recordings easily without any hassle.

Price: $21.99 (from Amazon at time of review)

The Review

Let’s start with a video unboxing and then move on:

 

The packaging for the Uqique voice recorder is a slipcover style box with the recorder itself snug in a foam bed when you slide open the box. Under the recorder you’ll find the accessories including a pair of headphones, USB cable and user manual. The headphones are just plain really, typical earbuds. The USB cable is odd, one side has a standard male USB connection while the other has what looks like a standard 3.5mm audio jack but the jack is used for both charging and data transfer.

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The recorder itself is very small, it’s less than 2 inches long and not quite 1/4 inch thick. The recorder is well made and it seems durable and it has a metal housing.

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On the top edge is a 3.5mm jack and a sliding switch for on and off. On the bottom are two buttons with plus and minus on it that was used for volume control. In between the buttons is a tiny LED that lights up red when charging and turns blue when charging in complete. The LED is also used to let you know the device has started recording but oddly it turns off even while it’s recording.

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Conclusion

The Uqique voice recorder is a decent product overall, it’s very simple to use for sure, and it provides decent quality audio records.

The included headphones are ok I guess, nothing special, personally nothing I would use if I was using this as an MP3 player which you can do of course. It’s only 8gb capacity yes but that’s more than enough for a few hours of music for sure.

I don’t like the LED light as it doesn’t blink or stay on to let you know it’s actually recording. The LED comes on, blinks a few times and then goes off but yet it’s still recording until you switch it off.

I don’t like the USB charging and data transfer cable, I understand it but I don’t like it as it’s proprietary and if you lose it you won’t be able to do much with it.

Pros:
+Very small
+MP3 player or USB storage device as well
+Seems well made
+Clear sound
+Simple to use

Cons:
-Proprietary charging and transfer cable
-No external microphone
-No LED to indicate recording

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Grading

Scores Out of 10
Overallscore-9-10
Design / Aestheticscore-9-10
Value / Pricescore-9-10
Performance / Usagescore-9-10

Disclosure: This product was given to me for review by the company for review purposes only for free or at a discounted price.

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