"Good value but with some serious shortcomings"3.5 starson by dfichtner
Pros: Good audio for low price. mp3 and wav format. SD media
Cons: Noisy hiss on external mic input. Flimsy battery door and construction
Summary: Overall, this unit is a good value for someone who is a podcast hobbyist. If you want to interview other people in your podcasts, you should look at another unit. The mic input on this device is very noisy with a hiss. The line input is Ok, though, if you want to use a phantom power mic with a separate unit to provide the phantom power.
The construction is, as was noted in the CNET review, very flimsy. Especially the battery door. The hooks are, as others mentioned, extremely thin. Be very careful with them.
I purchased my H2 to record my students speaking and practicing English. I found some good online samples by another guy who podcasts here in Seoul. You can hear them at www.midnightrunner.mypodcast.com