Product Type: Olympus Dictaphone
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Olympus VN 7600
Member Name: paulm99
Olympus VN 7600
Advantages: Easy to use, slim, large memory
Disadvantages: HQ setting drains the batteries
Size - 10 x 3.7 x 1.9cm
Weight - 66g
Battery - 2 x AAA
Battery Life - Up to 86 hours
When I was at University, a while ago now, I was your typical student. Probably didn't concentrate enough and never took enough notes. Entering my second year I realised I needed some extra help. A friend suggested a Dictaphone and it was one of the most helpful bits of advice I received. However studious you are there will be times when you don't hear everything your lecturer says or you get distracted by something else. With a Dictaphone you can play the lecture back to your hearts content until you have every bit of information that you need. Once you have done this you can easily delete it and make room for your next lecture.
I went for this Dictaphone because it is very reasonably priced which is always important for a student but also because it was simple to use. With a big red record button to start and stop you can't go wrong. There are three different recording qualities but I always just leave it on the high quality setting. This eliminates a lot of background noise but does reduce the battery life. The screen is a decent size, big enough so you can see your files and the features associated with it such as deleting files or viewing the timer.
The design is nothing special to look at but it is well built and a decent size to just slip into your pocket. For anyone who wants to record lectures or business meetings or just making notes at home this is a very simple to use Dictaphone with additional features that won't break the bank.
Summary: If you want to record and playback this simple dictaphone will do the job