Olympus WS-821 Voice Recorders with 2 GB Built-In-Memory
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- 2gb built in memory (max. recording time approx. 493 hours)
- MP3 / WMA recording formats
- MicroSD / SDHC up to 32gb
- USB Direct
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Compact And Lightweight Stereo Audio Recorder With Intelligent Functions
With high recording quality and superb stereo feeling, the WS series has established its presence as a smart tool for business. With the combination of the new Transcription Mode function you can transcribe your recordings far more efficiently, enabling you to save time. The recorder comes with a microSD slot and built-in USB, also featuring many more extensive business-oriented functions. With all the improvements, this series is becoming a must-have for business people.
Highest Quality Recording
Directional Stereo Microphones And A 90-Degree Angle Structure Captures Sound Just As If You Were There
By positioning the two low-noise directional stereo microphones in a 90 degree layout, the WS series can record with superb stereo quality, taking into account the recording location, whether it is a meeting room or large conference center.
A Dragon NaturallySpeaking “6 Dragon” Rating
The WS-821 was awarded six Dragons, the highest recognition rating when using Dragon NaturallySpeaking software from Nuance Communications, Inc. Dragon automatically turns your talk into text and can make virtually any computer task easier and faster. For more information, visit Nuance's website.
An Impressive Array Of Playback Functions
Transcription mode is one of the playback scene modes which helps users during transcription by eliminating dead air during playback.
Background noise which may have been captured during recording is powerfully reduced with the world's highest level of noise cancellation technology.
The WS-821 Box Contents Include:
- Instruction manual
- One AAA Alkaline battery
- ME12 Unidirectional mono microphone
- ME15 Omnidirectional mono tie-pin microphone
- ME30W Omnidirectional 2-channel microphone kit
- ME31 Compact gun microphone
- ME34 Compact zoom microphone
- ME33 Boundary microphone
- ME51SW Stereo microphone
- ME52W Unidirectional mono microphone
- TP8 Telephone pickup microphone
- A514 USB connector/AC adapter
- Four BR404 AAA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
- KA333 Connecting cord
- CS131 Case
Direct USB Connection Eliminates The Need For Cables
The USB connector integrated into the recorder can be easily deployed using the slide lever to plug the recorder directly into a PC. With no need for cables or special software, the transfer between PC and recorder is seamless. The recorder can even be used as a USB memory device.
493 Hours Of Recording Time
With 2 GB of internal memory and up to 493 hours of recording time, you are able to capture notes, lectures, and more - and still have room to store documents. The WS-821 offers an impressive 37 hours of battery life.
MicroSD Slot For Endless Memory
The recorder supports microSD cards up to 32GB for added space and memory, and it is located under the battery area to protect the card slot.
The Calendar Function Makes It Easy To Search For Files
Audio files saved on the recorder are automatically marked with the date. Because files are displayed by the calendar format, you can quickly find the file you are looking for by the date of recording.
Recording Scene Select For Flawless Recording
By simply selecting from the menu, you can set optimum recording settings according to the scenes. With five modes and three user configurations, anyone can easily make fail-proof, high-quality recordings, even in an environment requiring a quick response.
- Lecture: Suitable for recording a lecture in a large room where there are many people.
- Conference: For clear recording in a conference room with some people.
- Meeting: To record conversations in a small meeting room.
- Dictation: Optimum to capture your speech by talking directly into the recorder.
- DNS: Provides the best settings for voice recognition with Dragon NaturallySpeaking by Nuance Inc.
|Internal Memory||2 GB||4 GB||8 GB|
|External Memory||microSD (up to 32GB)||microSD (up to 32GB)||microSD (up to 32GB)|
|PC Connectivity||USB Direct||USB Direct||USB Direct|
|Battery Required||1-AAA alkaline or NI-MH rechargeable battery||1-AAA alkaline or NI-MH rechargeable battery||1-AAA alkaline or NI-MH rechargeable battery|
|Battery Charge (USB/AC)||✓||✓|
|Max. Recording Time||493 hours||1000 hours||1980 hours|
|Max. Battery Life (Recording)||37 hours||37 hours||37 hours|
|Low Cut Filter||✓||✓||✓|
|Recording Scene Select||✓||✓||✓|
|Playback Speed Control||2.0x - 0.5x||3.5x - 0.5x||3.5x - 0.5x|
|Size||4" x 1.6" x .6"||4" x 1.6" x .6"||4" x 1.6" x .6"|
|Weight (including battery)||1.9 oz.||1.9 oz.||1.9 oz.|
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I called Olympus technical support not connect thethis morning regarding the charging options. According to them, if you can not use your pc to charge the device directly to it using the device's built in usb connector to the pc usb port, you may use the power adaptor used in charging your smart phone. Charge it for at least 6 hours for the first time charging then 2-3 hours for the subsequent ones. However, if you encountered a problem because of it the manufacturer warranty will be forfeited. She recommended to use the AC adapter A514; 5VDC. It has an indicator when the battery is full. You can buy it through Amazon or thru Olympus.com. Pricing wise, Amazon is $25 something with free shipping, With Olympus.com it's $29.99+ shipping.
So there you go, if you're concern about charging the device, like me, this is our option to use.
This unit would be perfect, 5 stars, but for the lack of a couple of features important to me. (I mostly use it to record live music.)
1. The built-in speaker, Playback, sound-Quality is a letdown. Maybe if it was bigger, as in their DP-10 model, that would be one way to solve.
Meanwhile, you can use headphones. Thereby, the sound improves to excellent.
2. The other input jack on top is there, to provide for an Alternate microphone. So, one could record a higher quality signal (although no major complaints about what're built-in). The problem with changing to an outside mic is that you thereby Lose Stereo imaging.
Your built-in stereo mics would be by-passed for a Mono mic. That's all the unit's receptacle will accommodate.
Otherwise, the WS-821 is excellent, including as to an USB plug for copying data into computer; 500 hour recording capacity; and speed variation playback (without affecting pitch!)
Its compactness is a marvel, too. Battery life (one AAA) is workably sufficient. Display screen is alright.
And, many more features may be accessed, e.g. variations in recording quality, recording onset promptness, etc., all depending upon your particular needs.