Offline Speech to Text Smart Recorder in Your Pocket | iFLYTEK SR302 Pro Review

In this video, I review the iFLYTEK SR302 Pro Smart Recorder. You can buy this pocketable speech to text recorder for $179.99 from the iFLYTEK store 👉🏻 using the coupon code ‘NPDiscount‘ for $70-OFF your order at checkout.

TL/DR: The iFLYTEK Smart Recorder SR302 is a portable device that revolutionises audio transcription. It offers real-time transcription without the need for an internet connection, supports multiple languages, and has intelligent noise reduction technology. With a sleek design reminiscent of an iPod Nano, it is easy to use and navigate. Priced at $179.99 with a discount code, it’s a convenient tool for capturing and transcribing audio on the go.

In this review, I will be diving into the world of transcription, with the new iFLYTEK SR302 Smart Recorder. This device revolutionizes the way you capture and transcribe audio. It does this all without depending on an internet connection, making it a perfect way to record notes while travelling or when access to the internet isn’t available.

In the box, you get a paper instruction manual, the SR302 smart recorder itself, and a 30cm USB-A to USB-C charging cable.

Looking over the smart recorder, its front case design makes a familiar nod towards an old Apple iPod Nano. With its 2-inch touch screen at the top and a circular 4-way control pad underneath. A small button sits to the top left of this round pad for quick recording and saving. On the left side of the device, there are up and down volume controls and on the right side there is a single power button. At the bottom, there is a USB-C charging port and a grill for the internal loudspeaker, and at the top, this is where all the microphones are positioned. These wrap around the top faces of the recorder to allow for optimal audio capture.

Its casing measures 117.5mm long x 46mm wide x15 mm deep and it weighs a very pocketable 99.69 grams. Inside, there is a 2000mAh battery that will offer up to 7 hours of non-stop recording. It is also equipped with a high-performance 8-core processor for fast transcription speed, along with 2GB of RAM, and its 32GB of onboard recording storage can save up to 175 hours of transcribed recordings.

The SR302 ensures your data stays secure and accessible anytime, anywhere, featuring real-time transcription without internet dependency. It supports recording from up to 10 meters away with 2 directional and 4 omnidirectional microphones.

Thanks to the SR302’s intelligent noise reduction technology, recording with background noise is handled quite well. My voice recording was certainly understandable through the noise with little distortion, although some words didn’t transcribe as well as they did on my offline iPhone 15 Pro.

The SR302 can transcribe audio in five languages – Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, and Russian, allowing you to capture and transcribe diverse content with ease. Security of its saved recordings is also paramount on the SR302. Itguarantees secure data transfer to your computer by simply connecting the recorder to your desktop computer. Recordedfiles can then be accessed and transferred across. Mac users, however, will require the Android Transfer app to be downloaded and installed. Recordings are saved in folders named by the month followed by the day they are recorded, and separate document transcription and audio files are stored in each saved folder.

Navigating around on the SR302 is fairly easy. You can choose to use either its touch screen, d-pad or a combination of the two. It’s a shame they didn’t use an iPod-like touch wheel to control the interface. Its menu is kept to three simple tiled sections. The first displays recording modes and info on how much recording time you have remaining is also displayed here. There is also quick access to recorded files and settings. Swiping down on the touch screen displays controls to alter the device brightness, the volume, toggle battery saver mode, and access the settings menu. Its 8-core processor isn’t a slouch, with navigation and operation being quick and reliable. Live transcriptions being processed may take a little longer to compile and display on its small 2-inch screen.

Playing back saved recordings on the SR302 may be okay with a small number of saved files. However, with its 32GB of storage, I think it will be easier to search and look for larger libraries of recordings by plugging into a desktop computer.You can choose to either listen to audio and its real-time transcription, or you can view the whole transcription that was recorded by swiping to the left. Tapping sections of text allows you to easily playback captured audio, and you can choose to transcribe saved recordings again on the device. Finally, you can also view the metadata of each recording, including its duration, word count and overall file size.

The or £145.67 using the coupon code NPDiscount at checkout, that’s a $70 discount on its final retail price! So if this smart recorder interests you, click the links in this review above to learn more and bag this exclusive offer!


0:00 – Brief overview
0:20 – Unboxing
0:28 – Features & Design
1:30 – Data & Security
1:46 – Audio Quality & Isolation test
2:21 – Transcription Results vs iPhone Offline
2:32 – Language support & Data Transfer
3:10 – Navigation & Browsing Files
4:15 – Playing back audio & transcriptions
4:47 – Where to buy

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