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Olympus WS-500M Digital Voice Recorder with 2 GB Built-in Flash Memory, Record Up to 545 Hours in LP Mode, Pink

SKU: IOMWS500MPK MFR: 142045
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About this item

The Olympus WS-500M Digital Voice Recorder, a high-class storage device & powerful music player keeps you organized on the move. Transfer meetings or notes and even large documents to your PC with the easy-to-use USB input. The WS-500M is designed to be plugged directly into your computer for fast file transfer. With 2GB of internal memory, store up to 500 songs and listen to them in impressive stereo sound with track and artist name clearly displayed on the LCD.

With recording time of 545 hours you'll be able to capture notes, lectures and more - and still have room to store documents. With the "USB Direct" design, it is easy to transfer your files over to your PC. Just plug the recorder right into your computer for fast downloads - no cables needed.

The Stereo microphones allow you to easily capture high-quality sound with no effort. From personal notes to music, everything sounds great. Experience long battery life with the included rechargeable battery. When the recorder is plugged into the computer it will automatically recharge your battery.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good audio (7) , Compact (6) , Reliable (6) , Long battery life (4)
Best Uses:
Conversation piece (5) , Lectures (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Technically challenged (3) , Gearhead (1) , Tech savvy (1)

Key Features

  • Supports music files in MP3 and WMA formats.
  • The WS-500M has 2GB of internal flash memory.
  • Enjoy an amazing 545 hours of recording time.
  • The unique "USB Direct" design means you can connect it right to the USB port on your computer and download or transfer audio, music, photos and more.
  • Built-in stereo microphone.
  • Use the Voice Activation mode to record sound, via the built-in microphone, without ever lifting a finger.
  • Organize up to 200 files in each of five available folders for quick retrieval and storage convenience.
  • The LCD supports and displays three languages.
  • Up to 21 hours of continuous operation with only one AAA battery.
  • Records 545 hrs
  • USB Direct design
  • Built-in Stereo Mic

Technical Specs

Recording Format WMA (Windows Media Audio)
Recording Media Built-in 2GB flash memory
Recording Time Stereo XQ Mode: 34 hours, 50 minutes
Stereo HQ Mode: 69 hours, 40 minutes
Stereo SP Mode: 139 hours, 25 minutes
HQ Mode: 139 hours 25 minutes
SP Mode: 274 hours 10 minutes
LP Mode: 544 hours 55 minutes
Input Level -70 dBv
PC Interface USB direct, Hi speed
LCD 1.23 inch
Folders Messages 5 folders/200 messages per folder
Sampling Frequency Stereo XQ Mode: 44.1 kHz
Stereo HQ Mode: 44.1 kHz
Stereo SP Mode: 22.0 kHz
HQ Mode:44.1 kHz
SP Mode: 22.0kHz
LP Mode: 8.0kHz
Overall Frequency Response Stereo XQ Mode: 50-19,000Hz
Stereo HQ Mode: 50-15,000 Hz
Stereo SP Mode: 50-9,000Hz
HQ Mode:50-13,000Hz
SP Mode: 100-7,000Hz
LP Mode:100-3,000Hz
LP Mode Yes
Voice Activation Yes
Practical Maximum Output 70 mW
Write Protection Yes
Speaker Built-in 16 mm round dynamic speaker
Microphone Jack Yes
Earphone Jack Yes
Power Supply One AAA battery (Ni-MH is chargeable via USB)
External Power Supply N/A
Battery Life 21 hours (Alkaline, LP mode recording)
OS Supported Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Mac OS X 10.2.8 - 10.5
USB Port One free port
Size 3.7" L x 1.5" W x 0.4" D (94.8 x 38.0 x 11.0 mm), excluding protrusions
Weight 1.6 oz. (46g), including battery
Warranty Olympus 1 year warranty
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