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Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder

B&H # OLWS821 Mfr # V406171SU000
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You Pay: $59.95
Product Highlights
  • Supports MP3/WMA Recording & Playback
  • Internal 2GB Memory
  • microSD Memory Card Expansion up to 32GB
  • Direct Link USB Connectivity for PC/Mac
  • Voice Activated Recording
  • Noise Cancellation Technology
  • Calendar Search Function
  • Scene Select Function
  • Supports up to 99 Index Marks per File
  • AAA Battery Lasts for up to 37 Hours

The Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder can record and playback audio files using the WMA and MP3 formats. The internal 2GB memory supports up to 493 hours of recording and a single AAA battery can power the recorder for up to 37 hours. It also has a microSD card slot, so you can add an additional 32GB of external memory. The WS-821 is equipped with a built-in USB 2.0 connector as well, which supports direct connectivity with your PC or Mac - no USB cable is required. The recorder has a built-in mic with noise cancellation technology, but it also has a microphone jack for connecting an external mic. It supports voice activation for hands-free recording and stopping as well. Other features include a calendar search function, a scene select function, and support for up to 99 index marks per file.

Record for Hours
With 2GB of internal memory that supports up to 493 hours of recording time when using the WMA format, you'll be able to capture notes, lectures, and more - while still having room to store documents. The device also features a microSD slot with the potential to hold up to 32GB of additional memory. The WS-821 is powered by a AAA battery that supports up to 37 hours of battery life.
Direct USB Link to Your PC or Mac
With the recorder's convenient "USB Direct" design, a flip-out USB 2.0 connector makes it is easy to transfer your files to your MAC/PC seamlessly and without the need for a USB cable.
Multi-Format Recording & Playback
Record using MP3 or WMA file formats and playback audio in either MP3 or WMA as well.
USB Storage Device
The recorder can connect directly to a computer thanks to its built-in USB connector, so you can quickly and easily transfer data. It's also equipped with a microSD card slot, which means you can transfer data to your computer by inserting the microSD card into your computer's card reader.
Variable Control Voice Actuator
Convenient Voice Activation is an extra benefit that saves time and energy by allowing you to automatically start and stop the recorder using your voice.
Noise Cancellation
Background noise which may have been captured during recording is powerfully reduced with the recorder's noise cancellation technology.
Calendar Search Function
Audio files saved on the recorder are automatically marked with the date. Because files are displayed by the calendar format, you can quickly find the file you are looking for by the date of recording.
Scene Select Function
Wherever you are, whether it's a conference room, large hall, or at home dictating, the recorder's microphones will automatically adjust to capture the best sound depending on your setting.
Index Marks & Folder Storage
With the WS-821, you can set up to 99 index marks per file. Plus, you can store up to 200 files in each of the five folders.
Type Digital
Mode Stereo
Recording Format MP3
Bit-Rate 8 Kbps - 192 Kbps
Sample Rate 8 kHz - 44.1 kHz
Recording Time MP3 Stereo:21.5 Hours Recording in MP3 Format
MP3 Stereo:32 Hours Recording in MP3 Format
LP Mono: 493 Hours Recording in WMA Format
Voice Activated Recording Yes
Microphone Type Internal Stereo
Frequency Response 40 kHz - 19 kHz @ 44.1 kHz Sample Rate / 192 kbps MP3
40 Hz - 17 kHz @ 44.1 kHz Sample Rate / 128 kbps MP3
40 Hz - 3 kHz @ 8 kHz Sample Rate / 8 kbps WMA
Playback Formats MP3
Speaker Yes
Speaker Size 0.71" / 18 mm
Power Output 150 mW
Display Size/Type LCD
Indicators Power, Low Battery, Recording, Voice Volume, Peak
Erase Protect Yes
Message Folder 5 (Maximum)
Search Calendar Search
Track Mark
Battery Type 1 x AAA
1 x Rechargeable NiMH AAA
Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 37 Hours @ 8 kHz 8 kbps WMA
Power Adapter No
Internal Memory Flash Memory - 2GB
Compatible Memory Cards Micro SD
Connectors 1/8" mini Microphone In
1/8" mini Headphone Out
USB USB 2.0 (A)
System Requirements Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 
Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.8
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.6 x 4 x .6" (40.64 x 101.60 x 15.24 mm)
Weight 1.9 oz (54 g)
Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder
  • AAA Alkaline Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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