Product Type: Olympus Dictaphone
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Dirt cheap, Good Quality Dictaphone
Olympus DS 5000iD
Member Name: Danni13
Olympus DS 5000iD
Date: 12/08/12, updated on 13/08/12 (50 review reads)
Advantages: Very cheap, computer connection, large memory
University can be a very chaotic environment and as I am always busy and on the go a Dictaphone is extremely useful to ensure that while your enjoying the social side you don't miss anything important in the lectures. This was the first Dictaphone I brought due to its cheap price as before I went to uni I wasn't use how useful they would be.
The Olympus DS 500iD is one of the oldest modern Dictaphones still available on the market. It has a back metal casing, 5cm in height, 12cm width and 2cm deep, making it slightly heavier and bulkier than most modern Dictaphones on the market. It has the standard 2GB memory, which records approximately 500 hours. Like most Dictaphones it's a flash based device with a LCD screen, but only has mono sound output with no additional filters to improve the sound quality. It does feature microphone sensitive selection, which helps, but is not as good as the modern low cut and noise filter now available on other Dictaphones, such as Sony. The device has a USB connection and is supported by microSD as well as other flash memory cards. It also has a headphone port. The battery is rechargeable and lasts up to 28hours.
This is one of the cheapest Dictaphones on the market at about £15.
I brought this Dictaphone due to its cheap price and good brand name and considering what I paid it produced good results. The records were god a close proximity, but did decrease as I moved the Dictaphone further back. The Dictaphone is quite bulky, but the metal casing did make it indestructible. It has a very old school look about it and is very simple to use.
For the price it is an excellent Dictaphone, especially as it has a computer connection with some don't than cost double the price of this one. I decided to upgrade as I started to use the Dictaphone more and more, but this is a great starter Dictaphone, epically if you are a casual user or not use how much you will use it.
4 Star Rating!
Summary: Very good device and brilliant price
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