Product Type: Olympus Dictaphone
Newest Review: ... on the front, one for record and one for stop. It has 1gb worth of memory, which is plenty enough and I haven't had to delete anything ... more
Handy little recorder to keep in your pocket.
Olympus VN 7600
Member Name: MamaC
Olympus VN 7600
Advantages: Small and will fit in your pocket, good size memory, great sounding mono recordings.
Disadvantages: Doesn't record in stereo.
I always found the need for a digital recorder for one of my hobbies. I really didn't want to be spending hundreds of pounds on one either. So I found this little gem on Amazon earlier this year and I'd read some good reviews about it. All I required it for was to capture ambient noises and take down various memos.
One thing that really appealed to be was the fact that it has got 1 GB of internal memory so there is no fussing about with tiny little SD cards which I always misplace or loose over the years. This little beauty is voice activated too, which means that when a noise is detected it wakes up, and starts to record without you having to do a single thing.
It's size is 10 x 3.7 x 1.9cm and weighs just 66g. The colour is white and dark grey and it's made of plastic. The sound output is only mono, but then I'd expect that at this price. The speaker is built in and of course has a 3.5mm inout for headphones. You'll need to buy two AA sized batteries in order to operate it. The batteries seem to last forever but if you aren't using the recorder for a while, I'll advise everyone to remove the batteries incase a battery leak every occurs as this happened to me once and I had to throw away an expensive digital recorder. The screen is 1.4 inches that is ideal and it can be read very easily.
A great little recorder that I'd recommend to anyone, wanting to use it for purely taking notes or making rough recordings. The sound quality is pretty decent but don't expect anything too grand. But great value for money.
Purchased from Pixmania for £25 in VAT and delivery.
Summary: Handy for inni lectures, making rough notes and covert recordings.