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Olympus DS-2400 Dictation recorder (142015)
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- Push button control with new central navigation pod
- New DSS QP recording mode for higher quality audio
- Expandable SD/SDHC removable media card slot
- The DS-2400 features the Digital Speech Standard Pro
- USB 2.0 High-Speed
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The DS-2400 is one of Olympus' newest voice recorders optimized for dictation. It provides the ability to record conversations under a variety of conditions with excellent quality. Its intuitive controls make operation so simple that the 8 (2"x4") page Quick Start Guide is all you'll need to start recording and playing back conversations of all kinds. The included DSS Player software supports both Windows (2000, XP, and Vista - including Vista Ultimate 64-bit) and Macintosh (OS X 10.39 - 10.5.6).
I have owned a voice recorder once before, but it finally got lost, so it was time to do the research to find a replacement. A number of things impressed me, on paper, about the DS-2400
- Brand new model from Olympus (so a long life of support is expected)
- Compact model with all the features I wanted (built-in mono microphone and speaker; 3.5 mm min-jacks for connecting external mono or stereo mics and speakers) clear, easy to ready display and controls; save recordings as new files or append or insert recordings into existing files, multiple folders for storing files; long battery life [24 hours in QP mode, 30 hours in SP mode, 13 hours in playback mode]; settable recording quality; Voice activation; and dictation vs. conference modes)
- Uses removable storage (SD or SDHC cards, from 512 MB to 16 GB), and supports 77 hours of "Quality" (QP) recording in the included 1 GB card, or a whopping 157 hours 50 minutes of "Standard" (SP) recording
- Included DSS Player software supports the latest PCs and Macs
After purchase (and swift delivery from Amazon), I decided to give the DS-2400 a full test:
- Initial setup and use of the recorder was so easy I really didn't need to read the 8-page Quick Start Guide.Read more ›
Poor job on this one Olympus, you just cost yourself about 150 handheld dictation devices from our corporation.
I phoned Olympus customer support, where a nice gentleman helpfully informed me that there's a bug in the software that makes it unreliable when used with a networked machine. My office computer is networked, and that's where I want to use it. And, of course, without functioning software, the device is useless, since as far as I can tell pretty much no non-Olympus software can handle DS2 files yet, and that's the only kind of file the DS-2400 can create. So despite its great feature set, I will be returning this to Amazon.
I advise you to try to do whatever research you can before you buy this to determine whether the software will run on your machine. If you are planning on using this at your home, or in a non-networked environment, you probably won't have any trouble.Read more ›
My only complaint is the button functions on the side of the recorder are not really very intuitive as compared to other recorders I have used, but I got used to it. Also, the software the comes with it is not very intuitive, either, but I have it figured out.
It has excellent recording quality. If you need a digital recorder, I recommend this one. Why spend $250 more for essentially the same thing?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The unit did not work. I dictated many patient notes and lost all of the dictations. I returned it with no problem.Published on February 14, 2014 by Ann Marie DaSilva
Great recorder, little frustrated with the extra file that gets written with the software as this is a bug in sending them over the internet. Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by James G. Henderson
It's worth the money if you are using this for work or other things where the sound quality matters. We use these on a daily basis and they hold up terrifically. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by Shade's Trades
This Olympus voice recorder does not have audible tones to cue you when you have pressed pause or record. I often have to redictate information because the recorder was on pause. Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by seven
I purchased this voice recorder and the associated transcription module because I was unable to find a tape system for my cardiology practice that had acceptable fidelity for... Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by John A. Lanzone
Looks and feels like the old school tape recorder, operates with easy with the very nice display.
major negative, it will ONLY record in the ds2 format, so be prepared... Read more
I have used a microcassette recorder, as well as an older version Olympus digital recorder, for my dictation and transcription needs for our periodontal practice over the last 8... Read morePublished on October 6, 2011 by Dr. Lloyd
This is a very dependable machine except for the one thing. I believe that putting an erase button on the very front of the machine right below other buttons with no safty lock is... Read morePublished on April 12, 2011 by LES46