I have used many digital recorders and find Olympus to be the best. They know how to place buttons in a handy location for the user. Their erase procedure is intuitive. I find them durable, having had them dropped by students many times. I like the fact that you can find a price range to suit your needs. My needs are simple: 3 or four folders, simple start and stop functions and comfortable to hold. Over the years Olympus recorder shave been long lasting and high-performing.
I should have sent this one back, it it difficult to use and the sound quality is poor. I was unable to use it because I couldn't figure it out, but when I did , I wasn't impressed. Spend more and get something that works better, sorry
The Olympus VN-5000 Digital Voice Recorder (refurbished) works well. In that it is hard to find voice recorders these days I used it for college to do interviews. It even recorded soft voices which was very helpful. It was easy to use. It worked well. I would recommend it to other people in need of recording an interview etc. I was at first uncertain in that it is refurbished however it worked as well as a new one. I will recommend this product to other college friends. It will come in handy to record lectures for sure.
Although refurbished, looks brand new! If you want to record memos to yourself--the phone number of the shop you are passing, things to do later, etc.--this is a good product at a good price. Easy to setup and use. Note, does not interface with a PC. If you want that feature, you have to spend about $10 more and get the more advanced recorder. I carry it with me instead of a small notebook as it can be used with just one hand!
The little recorder is even better than I expected. It's loaded with more features than I even knew a recorder would have. I didn't know that I would be able to record several individual tracks. Because it is refurbished, I was dubious about buying it but I can't tell that it's not brand new! I would definitely recommend it to my friends.
I ordered this one for a friend who had seen mine and she is crazy about it. I use a camera neck strap for mine so I can wear it a lot. Another friend has one, but her grown son (has his own business) borrowed hers 2 weeks ago and is still using it — so she is ordering him one so she can have hers back. As for features.. I can use mine in the dark! Those ideas that come in the night are so easy to record for the next day. When driving I can record phone #s on signs - without looking away from the road. It fits easily into a pocket or purse
I bought this for my son for college. It works well for that purpose. The only thing that I would have done differently is buy him one that hooks to the computer for downloading. Other than that the product has great voice quality and is a good buy for the money.
I would recommend this recorder to anyone that is looking for a recorder. It is simple to use and it has individual file capacity. You can not hook it up to your computer and save the files but overall it is a cool little device. Good voice quality playback and it is small enough to fit into a shirt pocket. No tapes needed.YES!! I love it!!
Love the ease of use and the folder system for keeping track of things. My son uses it for college and can record his classes with no trouble. I would recommend this device to anyone. It's portable, sleek looking and stylish. What more can I say.