Olympus WS-700M Digital Voice Recorder with 4GB Internal Memory, PCM/MP3/WMA Stereo Recording, Blue

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About Olympus

The WS-700M is designed to be plugged directly into your computer for fast file transfer and recharging. With 4GB of internal memory and an additional microSD card slot, store thousands of songs and listen to them in impressive stereo sound with track and artist name clearly displayed on the large LCD. Stereo microphones and the Scene Select function always give you the best sound recording, no matter the environment.

Olympus Features

  • 4GB Internal Memory and removable microSD card capability: With 4GB of internal memory and more than 1,000 hours of recording time, you'll be able to capture notes, lectures, and more and still have room to store documents. Add extra memory with a 16GB microSD card
  • Multi Format: Record and play back in all three of the standard high-function formats: MP3, WMA and PCM
  • Direct Link to your Mac/PC: With the "USB Direct" design, it is easy to charge your recorder and transfer your files over to your Mac or PC. Just plug the recorder right into your computer for fast downloads and charges - no cables needed
  • Get the Best Sound with the Scene Select Function: Wherever you are, whether it's a conference room, large hall, or at home dictating, the microphones will automatically adjust to capture the best sound depending on your setting
  • Stereo Microphone: Built-in stereo microphone
  • Multiple Language Display: The bright LCD supports and displays four languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese - another plus for accessibility. (EN/FR/ES/PT)
  • 25 hours of battery life (Alkaline, SP mode recording): There's up to 25 hours of recording capability with the WS-700M's long-life battery
  • Voice Activation: Voice Activation makes automatic starting and stopping of the recorder an extra benefit that saves time and energy
  • Easy File Management: Organize up to 200 files in each of five available folders for quick retrieval and storage convenience

Olympus Specifications

Recording Format
PCM, MP3 and WMA
Recording Media
Built-in 4GB flash memory and micro SD card slot
Recording Time
PCM 44.1kHz/16bit: Approximately 6 hours
MP3 256kbps: Approximately 34 hours
MP3 128kbps: Approximately 69 hours
ST XQ mode: Approximately 67 hours
ST HQ mode Approximately 134 hours
ST SP mode Approximately 270 hours
HQ mode: Approximately 270 hours
SP mode: Approximately 532 hours
LP mode: Approximately 1058 hours
PC Interface
USB port
Folders Messages
5 / 200 per folder
Overall Frequency Response
PCM 44.1kHz/16bit: 40Hz-21kHz
MP3 256kbps: 40Hz-20 kHz
MP3 128 kbps: 40Hz-17 kHz
ST XQ mode: 40Hz-19 kHz
ST HQ mode: 40Hz-16 kHz
ST SP mode: 40Hz-9 kHz
HQ mode: 40Hz-13kHz
SP mode: 40Hz-8kHz
LP mode: 40Hz-3kHz
Practical Maximum Output
18 mm round dynamic speaker
Microphone Jack
3.5 mm, impedance 2k ohms (mono)
Earphone Jack
3.5 mm, impedance 8 ohms (mono)
Power Supply
AAA NiMH rechargeable battery or AAA alkaline (LR03 or R03) battery
NiMH battery can be charged via USB
Battery Life
Alkaline: Approximately 25 hours (LP mode)
3.9 x 1.6 x 0.4 inches (98.5 x 40 x 11 mm)
1.8oz. / 51g, including batteries
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I used it in a phone conversation with the TP7 and it recorded nicely. Also transfered the recording to the PC easily. The only downside is the manual doesn't explain everything like the function of each settings. And am still exploring how to make the voice activation work.

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