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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

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About Olympus

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.

Olympus 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

Olympus Specifications

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
LED
Yes
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
Mfr #
142045
SKU
IOMWS500MPK

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4.2

(based on 8 reviews)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product at a great price

I'm not a techy person, this digital recorder is easy to use, I plan to use it for music and also ghost hunting..there, I said it, now I'm in the weirdo pile. LOL!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

small and easy to use.

The batter was charged. no powerswitch i would have liked to have a lock puttons sop that it would not turn it self on in my pocket.

Reviewed by 8 customers

 
5.0

good product and reliable

By

I going to use it for record my class

 
5.0

Great product at a great price

By

I'm not a techy person, this digital recorder is easy to use, I plan to use it for music and also ghost hunting..there, I said it, now I'm in the weirdo pile. LOL!

 
3.0

works great but the sound is not great

By

Used it at a banjo camp. The sound was not great.

 
4.0

excellent voice recorder

By

I use this device mostly to record classroom lectures and messages from off the internet. I am very happy with the sound quality.

 
5.0

GREAT!!!!!

By

Great for recording lectures at school.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

small and easy to use.

By

The batter was charged. no powerswitch i would have liked to have a lock puttons sop that it would not turn it self on in my pocket.

 
5.0

Excellent Stereo Recorder for School

By

I have owned the same make of recorder and have used it over the last 2 years with no problems. Makes excellent recordings if you set it near the teacher. Very helpful to review for final exams.

 
4.0

Great size, good quality

By

Sound quality is not as good as the DS-50 series, but this is the most convenient recorder for its size, with the best sound in this price range.

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Shopper  is this brand new in the box also does it have speed control ?
KATHLEEN S  Sorry, I bought these for my girls to take to college... I'm not even sure if they use them much...
Shopper  is this brand new in the box also does it have speed control ?
KATHLEEN S  Sorry, I bought these for my girls to take to college... I'm not even sure if they use them much...
Shopper  is this brand new in the box also does it have speed control ?
KATHLEEN S  Sorry, I bought these for my girls to take to college... I'm not even sure if they use them much...
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