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Olympus - WS-Series Digital Voice Recorder - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 432 reviews

90%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Can't get the recorder to work!

    Posted
    JoyceB
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I don't know if it is me or the recorder, but I can't get it to work correctly. I downloaded the manual, printed it, read it numerous times - still can't get it to do what it is supposed to do. I think the recorder needs to read the manual. Main problem is replay is so soft I can't hear it, even next to my ear, and volume is at max. Everything is erased when I turn it off. I can't get the VOX to work. I am going to try to return it if it isn't too late.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    So mad about this purchase

    Posted
    CardiacGirl
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I was at a very important seminar that we were only allowed to audio record, this had good reviews so i went with it. It died 30 minutes into the seminar after being told this would last hours. So i had to wait until break which wasn’t until lunch to charge missing out on a ton of information. Only for it to happen again with brand new batteries AGAIN. Waste of money ended up just recording with my phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    Posted
    Jelly
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this in hopes of recording my classes but the battery only last end 4 hours total. I returned and bought 2 just in case it was a bad recorder then I found out it uses battery faster if you used the mini SD card to record on instead of the internal memory. I ended up getting an older model because the batteries lasted much longer and I could record on the mini SD card.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Returned

    Posted
    JustJen
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was looking for something to record meetings or lectures with and easy to use. This recorder was not what I needed at all because it is hard to record anything greater than a couple of feet and hear it for later use. It is also very easy to erase whatever was recorded.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Posted
    MDUSA1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I had Olympus recorders since the 80's. They were exceptional quality. This one? It was a complete failure. Poor quality recording, handling etc... I returned it within the 14 day grace period.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    records horribly

    Posted
    Daniel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    hard to figure out to use. tried every recording mode and horrible background noise on recording. returned! wasn't worth the money on sale, let alone full price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not good recorder.

    Posted
    HRandDeb
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The recorder did not work as well as my I Phone. Did not back up quickly and in short segments. Sound quality was not very good and pick up was poor. I returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Returned twice

    Posted
    Andrewsmom
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This item worked great until it ran out of charge, then it turned off and would not recharge.same thing happen with replacement. I finally went with another brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I am not getting the recordings I thought I would

    Posted
    Bugz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The recorder just doesn't work as expected. The clerk who helped mw was truly very good BUT when something you expect to do the job and doesn't is just disappointing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Definately would not buy these

    Posted
    Dorothy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    We never did get this to work for listening to bird calls or for a board meeting that we have every month.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I am having trouble with recording and expecially

    Posted
    niecie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I lost the instructions and never did get the recorder going so I was confident in using it. Now it is useless to me unless I can get the instructions. B

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not work

    Posted
    Kaykay
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Instructions were not clear. Device did not allow you to stop and start recording without starting over. Volume was very low.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    NEVER USED IT.

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    NEVER USED IT. I RETURNED IT TO THE STORE. THAT'S WHY THE ONE STAR

    I would recommend this to a friend