Product Type: Olympus Dictaphone
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Olympus VN 2100PC - Perfect Dictaphone For Students & Professionals Alike
Olympus VN 2100PC
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Olympus VN 2100PC
Advantages: Clear Sound, Sturdy, Portable
I use my Olympus VN 2100PC to record interviews that can later be replayed and analysed, quite frankly this Dictaphone is amazing at the job it does.
The sound quality produced by the in-built microphone is find, at time it even picks up the sound of breathing - in addition to this there is a socket for an external microphone to be inserted. I have to admit that I have never used this feature so I cannot comment on it's functionality, however, overall I feel that the device works perfectly.
There is a headphone port which can be used to listen privately to the material that has been recorded on the system, I have found myself using this option on very few occasions as I prefer to download the sound files to my computer, which is more than simple with the USB lead that is provided.
This product is also well made, it is very apparent that a lot of time has gone into making the Dictaphone sturdy and perfect for portability.
I must mention one of my favourite features which I have yet to come across with other devices - the option to alter the recording range! It is possibly to 'aim' the Dictaphone's reach at an individual speaker and reduce surrounding noise, or simply allow all sounds in the surrounding are to be recorded clearly.
The battery life is also worth mentioning and is extremely long lasting considering it is powered by one AAA battery.
Summary: Excellent device, I wouldn't consider changing it for anything