Olympus VN-480PC 8-hour Digial Voice Recorder (Refurbished)

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Olympus VN-480PC 8-hour Digial Voice Recorder (Refurbished)

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    Ideal for the busy executive, student, or anyone trying to get organized, this shirt pocket-sized digital voice recorder from Olympus can capture up to 8 hours of voice notes....more

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    Ideal for the busy executive, student, or anyone trying to get organized, this shirt pocket-sized digital voice recorder from Olympus can capture up to 8 hours of voice notes. Three folders keep your notes categorized while voice activation conserves batteries.
    • Up to 8 hours (480 minutes) of recording time in LP mode
    • Convenient PC link for quick and easy downloading of audio files to a PC
    • Four folders (three file folders plus a schedule folder)
    • Thumb-pad navigation makes it easy to access various features
    • Quick, easy file management
    • Three recording modes (HQ, LP and SP)
    • Alarm playback function
    • LCD display shows date, time, battery life, and more
    • Voice activation
    • Timer recording lets you set the start and end times for a recording so it can be captured automatically
    • Earphone and microphone jacks for versatility
    • Fast playback
    • Two AAA batteries provide up to 25 hours of continuous operation
    • Compact size makes it fit comfortably in hand or pocket
    • Metal clip for hands-free recording
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4 in. H x .75 in. W x 1.5 in. D
90 days -- manufacturer
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  • Handy tool for notetaking

    I have found this digital voice recorder to be a very useful and handy tool that I can carry in my pocket. Many people today use laptop computers to take notes. I may be old-school, but I don't own a laptop computer and even if I did, I probably wouldn't take it to meetings and such I am a computer consultant and troubleshooter, and I use this digital voice recorder to make notes to myself immediately following a troubleshooting session. It sure beats carrying around a laptop. I am also a technical writer and proposal manager. With its 8-hour capacity, I have also used it to record meetings with my proposal management clients. Last May, when I found myself in the hospital unexpectedly, awaiting a serious operation, I used it to make notes to my sons--the kind of things that I had been meaning to put in writing for some time but never got around to. I like the fact that you can store each sound file in one of several folders, so that you can keep different types of recordings separate. This model, with its USB port, cable, and included software, also has the capabilitiy of capturing your recordings to a sound file on your computer. I haven't tried this yet but it might be useful in the future. My main complaint is that playback quality through the built-in speaker isn't very good, but what can you expect for less than $40? I would also like to see a power on/off switch in place of the "hold" switch on the side of the unit, which serves the same purpose but which can be accodentally moved a little too easily. This happened to me once during a meeting of my town house association board, of which I am a member. The switch slid forward and something in my pocket touched the play button. Nobody in the room, including myself, could figure out where the muffled sound was coming from. I finally figured it out, but it was a bit embarrassing.

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  • First time user

    This is my first experience using Overstock.com I am impressed with the speed and convenience of using the service. The digital voice recorder seems to work very well. I purchased it for a very specific task and have not had an opportunity to give it the acid test yet. But so far, it looks like it will do the job very well.


    hfh2301 from Atlanta, Aug 7, 2007

  • Better than I thought!!!

    What a great find! Just a few dollars more than the non-pc linkable version I recently bought for my Dad (and with twice the capacity AND 2/3 the size!). Records w/ searchable index and timer -- great for Mystery Shoppers! Just hide it in your hand and click at each timed event. With "fast replay" I can review my notes and easily record the times. 5 thumbs up! (well, 5 stars and 2 thumbs up). My only complaint is that it is too easy to click on the hold button and turn the thing off. Too bad, otherwise perfect.


    remembermyid from Somewhere in the US, Aug 3, 2007

  • This recorder worked for my needs

    I'm just using this occasionally to take notes. Sound quality seems pretty good to me. Taped a lecture with other noise in the room & I was able to understand it later. Don't think it is reproduction quality, but it works well for me. Lecture speaker was about 30 feet away from my recorder. Haven't tried any of the connections to PC yet.


    lisanyc from New York, NY, Jul 29, 2007

  • Outstanding .......... Great player!

    A definate thumbs up...... ease of operation is outstanding... keeping seperate recordings in their own folder is a great feature. The best thing about this recrder is that you can download any specific recording onto your computer...... Don't even hesitate buying this recorder... lots of bang for your buck!


    raynman1234 from Vegas, Jun 18, 2007

  • Very Nice Shorts

    We where pleased with the fit and feel of these shorts. My hubby said they where Comfortable. They seem to be made very well. Great Value!


    jdnmiami from Miami, May 30, 2007

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