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Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder

B&H # OLVN702PCS Mfr # V405171SU000
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You Pay: $56.74
Product Highlights
  • Record & Playback in MP3 or WMA Format
  • Internal 2GB Flash Memory
  • Record Up to 823 Hours in LP Mode
  • MicroSD/MicroSDHC Memory Expansion Slot
  • USB 2.0 Connectivity for File Transfers
  • Built-In Mono Microphone & Speaker
  • Record in Mono
  • Frequency Range from 70Hz to 19kHz
  • Voice Activated Recording & Scene Select
  • Calendar Search Function

The Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder affords hundreds of hours of recording time thanks to its 2GB of integrated flash storage and a built-in microphone. It offers MP3 and WMA recording/playback modes, as well as mono recording (a separately sold external microphone can be attached to allow stereo recording). Plus, you can choose from six different formats depending on the quality of recording you want and the probable length of that recording. The VN-702PC features Voice Activation, which means you can start and stop the recording with the sound of your voice. It also provides a Scene Select Function that chooses the best configuration for the room that you're in. For easily searching and finding audio files, the recorder is equipped with a Calendar Search Function.

For easy operation, the VN-702PC is equipped with an LCD display panel and it even has a built-in stand for hands-free LCD display reading and recording. If the 2GB of internal memory isn't enough, there's a microSD/microSDHC memory card slot that supports up to 32GB of additional memory. For connectivity, the recorder features a USB 2.0 port for fast transferring of files to your PC for email, editing and archiving. There's also a headphone jack for privacy, a built-in speaker for playback and a microphone input for connecting an external microphone

823 Hours of Recording Time & 2GB Flash Memory
With 2GB of internal memory and 823 hours of recording time, you'll be able to capture notes, lectures and more. Plus, you'll still have room to store documents
MicroSD / MicroSDHC Removable Media
The digital recorder features a microSD/microSDHC slot with the potential to hold up to 32GB of additional memory
Built-In Stand
The built-in stand placed on the back of the body is carefully designed to reduce the noise from the surface when the recorder is placed on the table. It works much like a kickstand and allows users to read the menu without having to look down at the recorder
USB 2.0 Connectivity to Email, Edit & Archive
Allows high speed, mass storage of files for emailing or use the USB 2.0 port for saving your audio files and quickly transferring them to your PC
Multi Format
Record and play back audio in both of the standard high-function formats: MP3 and WMA
Calendar Search Function
The Calendar Search Function allows you to easily search for files by date - and then play them back with ease
Variable Control Voice Actuator
Voice Activation makes automatic starting and stopping of the recorder an extra benefit that saves time and energy
Scene Select Function
Wherever you are, whether it's a conference room, large hall or at home dictating, the microphone will automatically adjust to capture the best sound depending on your setting
Recording
Type Digital
Mode Mono
Recording Format MP3 1
Please Note:

Also Records Windows Media Audio (WMA) Format

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Bit-Rate 5 Kbps
16 Kbps
32 Kbps
48 Kbps
128 Kbps
192 Kbps
Sample Rate 70 Hz - 3 kHz
70 Hz - 8 kHz
70 Hz - 16 kHz
70 Hz - 17 kHz
70 Hz - 17 kHz
70 Hz - 19 kHz
Recording Time LP Mono: 823 Hours
SP Mono: 258 Hours
HQ Mono: 131 Hours
SHQ Mono: 89.5 Hours
One-Click Recording No
Voice Activated Recording Yes
Microphone Type Internal Mono
Pickup Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 70 Hz - 19 kHz
Playback
Speaker Yes 2
Please Note:

1.1" (28mm) Round Dynamic Speaker

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Features
Display Size/Type LCD
Indicators Power, Low Battery, Recording, Voice Volume
Power
Battery Type 2 x AAA 3
Please Note:

Alkaline or NiMH AAA Batteries

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Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 72 Hours
Playback: 21 Hours 4
Please Note:

LP Mode

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Power Adapter No
General
Internal Memory Flash Memory - 2GB
Compatible Memory Cards Micro SD
Micro SDHC 5
Please Note:

Up to 32GB

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Connectors 1/8" mini Female Headphone Out
1/8" mini Female Microphone In
USB USB 2.0 (Mini-B)
System Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.54 x 4.25 x .66" (3.9 x 10.8 x 1.68 cm)
Weight 2.50 oz (71 g) 6
Please Note:

Weight Includes Batteries

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Note: Folders Messages: 5/200 per Folder
Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • USB Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    OlympusVN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder
     
    4.6

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (9)
    • Reliable (9)
    • Good audio (7)
    • Long battery life (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Conversation piece (7)
      • Lectures (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (8), Gearhead (3)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Item

      By IM Buyer

      from NY

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • High Quality Sound
      • Long Battery Life
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lectures

        Comments about Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder:

        I was looking for this item all over and found it here for the best price

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        good purchase

        By pro video

        from mc allen tx

        About Me Gearhead

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Conversations

        Comments about Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder:

        good item for my video job

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent for my use

        By Cliff

        from Cocoa, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder:

        Have used a recorder since the 1970's, before they were digital. This one is a nice evolution. The sound quality, especially the filtering of loud background noise is outstanding. Well designed, simple to use. Have not found any draw backs. My wife wants one of these to replace the older one she is using, so I will buy this product again.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Handy Recorder with Digital Upload to PC

        By Wary One

        from Denver CO

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • High Quality Sound
        • Long Battery Life
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder:

            I've owned one of these before. It is amazing, the distance that they can pick up and accurately record sounds. Handy for conversations with your ex or soon to be ex, or with authority figures if you know what I mean.

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            5.0

            Great for recording speeches

            By dgrincon

            from Venezuela

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • High Quality Sound
            • Long Battery Life
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Conversations

              Comments about Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder:

              Good quality of the voice recorded

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Works as advertised

              By Mike

              from Nebraska

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • External mic input
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Feels Cheap

              Best Uses

              • Radio Sound Bites

              Comments about Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder:

              Simple to use, small and easy to carry around and, for our needs, the quality is quite good. I liked that this unit records in .mp3 as that's the format we needed.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent (:

              By BabiiMuffin

              from Seattle, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Tune Out Background Noise

              Cons

              • Buttons

              Best Uses

              • Conversations
              • Lectures

              Comments about Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder:

              The buttons you kind of have to actually read the instruction manual, but most of it is fairly guessable. My winter quarter includes three lecture classes so I bought a voice recorder that I saw had a good rating for. It was definitely not what I expected, better actually. I tested the voice recorder on the last lectures for autumn quarter and with a bunch of people, the background noise is really tuned out with the different modes it has! Recommended

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              excellent recorder

              By bob

              from staten island, ny

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • High Quality Sound
              • Long Battery Life
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lectures

                Comments about Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder:

                great quality recording

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Easy to use!

                By Doris the art teacher

                from Locust Valley NY

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • High Quality Sound
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Conversations

                  Comments about Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder:

                  Great product! Learned to use it one, two, three. Still trying to learn how to utilize the folders but otherwise a good purchase.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works well

                  By Bruce

                  from Anderson, SC

                  About Me Gearhead

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • High Quality Sound
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Conversations
                    • Lectures

                    Comments about Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder:

                    I bought this for my wife to use when she went back to college. The internal memory works well and there is the bonus option of installing a memory card. We haven't needed to do that because there is plenty of built-in memory.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great for the money

                    By richfiddler11

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Card-carrying Arch-Nerd, Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Long Battery Life
                    • Simple controls

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Conversations
                      • Lectures

                      Comments about Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder:

                      To the person complaining that he was cheated by Olympus, note that the 2GB is *internal and always there* while and the microSD slot is provided for *additional expansion*, so you got exactly what you paid for, you weren't cheated at all.

                      This is a low-frills recorder but still has good features, good sound quality, simple controls and unbelievable battery life (72 hrs!). Overall it's great value if you are OK with MP3 or WMA recording (no linear PCM/wav file recording).

                      The internal mic is OK for voice, not so great for live music, so I plugged in a Sony PCM-MS957 stereo mic and the recordings sound really good.

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      VN-702PC-Good Product

                      By Magic Chris

                      from St. Louis, Mo

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • High Quality Sound
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder:

                          To the buyer above. It does not say the product comes with a memory card. You should read the contents first or what it includes. It states it comes with an internal 2 GB Memory. It never states it comes with a SD Card. People give bad reviews for things products don't claim to do or do not say they include. C'mon!!! It is a good product. I do wish it had a backlight so it could be used at nighttime and an alarm would be nice too. Otherwise, it is a good recorder.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          good product

                          By pongo

                          from spring valley ny

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Conversations

                            Comments about Olympus VN-702PC Digital Audio Recorder:

                            great sound quality

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                            Cases & Straps

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                            Transcend -  4GB microSDHC Memory Card Class 10 With microSD Adapter
                            • You Pay: $7.95
                             

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