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Olympus - VN-Series Digital Voice Recorder - Black

Record up to 1,500 hours of conversation with this Olympus voice recorder. The built-in microUSB connector lets you connect to your media device or computer for easy transfers, and the recorder only requires 2-AAA batteries. This Olympus voice recorder has 4GB of memory for keeping track of notes and thoughts while on the go.
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    What's Included


    • Olympus VN-Series Digital Voice Recorder

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (216 out of 246)

    Features


    Built-in 4GB flash memory

    To store a lot of lectures or notes.

    Records up to 2,080 hours

    For long continuous operation.

    Four recording modes

    To meet your specific needs: 200 - 13,000Hz (Talk), 40 - 13,000Hz (Music), 200 - 7,000Hz (MEMO), 200 - 3,000Hz (LP)

    Index marks

    Let you specify a particular point in a recording or playback for easy retrieval.

    4 folders

    Hold up to 99 messages each.

    Convenient file creation

    So you can end one dictation and begin another by pressing a button.

    Easy-to-use single-function buttons

    One touch recording allows users to power on and record in one motion.

    Selectable microphone sensitivity

    Conference and dictation modes provide the proper audio levels for group and private recordings.

    200mW speaker output

    For clear audio. An earphone mini jack offers private listening.

    LCD display with battery-level indicator

    To show you how much battery power remains.

    Microphone jack

    Provides 3.5mm mini-jack for external microphone connection.

    Compact and lightweight

    Offers easy portability in a briefcase or backpack.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 246 reviews

    88%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Very helpful recorder

      Posted
      Jeannie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I bought a cheap recorder from an online shopping site. It turned out to be a bad choice. So I tried this Olympus VN-541PC recorder, since I had $10 BestBuy rewards money. It has been a very helpful and useful little tool for me! It has no "start recording" noise between recording clips. It can rewind or fast-forward easily. The functional buttons are all on the front of the unit, so I didn't have to struggle to erase clips through the confusing digital display screen. When I am thinking about if I should erase a clip, it just waits for me. Not like the bad choice recorder goes "time-out" on me. With the reward money, It was only $10 more than the cheap one. It was really worth it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Recorder

      Posted
      Orwell65
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This recorder was replacement for a far more expensive model that was stolen. Though this one cost less than half as much as the previous, it was a better buy. It's easy to use, and the sound quality is great. I regularly use this for my primary job and my secondary work, which is freelance writing. I do a lot of phone interviews, and the recorder clearly picks up every word. We've also used it at work to create sound files that are added to presentations. My VP liked it so much, she bought it from me, and I picked up a second one. Good deal.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Wasn't what I expected

      Posted
      satisfiedcustomer69
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this recorder to use at my sorority convention to take notes during two meetings. I was the secretary and wanted to use this devise as a back up to the notes I was taking. I was unable to hear the dialogue from the speakers too much background noise. I tried several ways to listen to the data but nothing worked. I tried to return the devise but was told I was past the 2 weeks allowed. Most stores return items with a receipt. So I was disappointed I spent $57.00 on a devise that is of no use to me.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not intuitive/user friendly

      Posted
      Screenqueen
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Thought we might use this for casual dictation instead of using our cell phones. Was not easy to use. Was hoping it would be more intuitive, rather than read the manual we decided to use our cell phones and MP3 player for recording. On the upsaide, taking the recorder back was super easy! The customer service staff at Best Buy Arden Fair in Sacramento made the return process quick and painless! Always great customer service at Arden Fair.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Recorder

      Posted
      dave
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I purchased this recorder as I was having some health issues & needed to see a few doctors, so I brought this with me as I was meeting for consultations and recorded them so I could play them back later so I would know everything about the meetings. It was easy to use and easy to hear on playback & very compact. The batteries lasted a long time still on the first set of batteries.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worked for work

      Posted
      KKBis
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I needed a simple-to-use digital recorder for someone in my office to use during some focus group testing. The one-button recording on this thing made me confident it would work well for them. They used it during the focus group testing and I didn't hear any complaints, which tells me it worked fine.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great digital recorder for small groups

      Posted
      TKStudio
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I needed to have a recorder as part of my focus group work and it had to have the ability to be in a small room and capture at least 12 voices around that room and the recording was perfect. Even when folks were talking over top of each other it still had great clarity and easy to download onto my PC and share with my client. I would highly recommend as a work tool or fun capturing a family story.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great recorder, hard to decipher instructions

      Posted
      jpkrug
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      More than adequate for a replacement mini-tape recorder.Small, easy to conceal, and pretty good at recording. But confusing instructions with tiny pictures and tiny print make this a little more complicated than necessary for us seniors. 5 stars for a young tech-inclined person, 3 stars for a non-tech senior citizen.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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