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Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)

B&H # OLWS801S Mfr # V406141SU000
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You Pay: $57.98
Product Highlights
  • MP3 & WMA Stereo Recording
  • Record Audio or Listen to MP3s
  • Internal 2GB Flash Memory Capacity
  • Record Up to 514 Hours in WMA LP Mode
  • MicroSD/SDHC Memory Expansion Up to 32GB
  • Built-In USB Direct Connector
  • Internal Stereo Left & Right Microphones
  • Integrated Speaker & Headphone/Mic Jacks
  • Voice Activation & Noise Cancellation
  • Doubles as a Portable USB Storage Device

The Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver) allows you to record and playback audio using both MP3 and WMA file formats. Plus, you can download MP3 music from your computer directly onto the WS-801 and take your tunes with you. For connecting to your PC or Mac, the recorder features a built-in USB connector. This means you won't have to fuss with or carry around any cables when you're ready to transfer audio files. It also means you can use the recorder as a USB storage device for transferring and transporting files.

The WS-801 is equipped with a 2GB flash memory, which translates to 514 hours of recording time when using the LP recording mode. If you need more storage, the recorder has a microSD/SDHC card slot that supports up to 32GB memory expansion. The recorder runs on a single AAA alkaline or AAA NiMH rechargeable battery. In order to ensure that all your recordings are free from an annoying wash of background noise, the WS-801 features noise cancellation technology. It dampens and minimizes any unwanted background sounds, ensuring that your recordings are crisp, clean, clear and highly-audible.

The recorder also has convenient file storage features. The Calendar Search Function lets you easily search for files by date and then play those files back. Scene Select automatically adjusts the recorder to capture the optimum sound depending on your setting. It can adjust for conference rooms, large halls, living room dictation and more. Plus, the WS-801 even supports a helpful index function, which allows you to place up to 99 index marks per file. This way, it's always easy to locate the audio file you're looking for and the exact section of the recording you want to hear.

514 Hours of Recording Time & 2GB Flash Memory
With 2GB of internal flash memory and up to 514 hours of recording time, you'll be able to capture notes, lectures and more. Plus, you'll still have room to store other files, as well as MP3s for music playback
MicroSD/SDHC Removable Media
The digital recorder features a microSD/SDHC slot with the potential to hold up to 32GB of additional memory
Direct Link to Your Mac / PC
With the "USB Direct" design, it's easy to transfer your files over to your Mac or PC. Just use the fold-out USB male connector to plug the recorder right into your computer for fast downloads - no cables needed
MP3 & WMA Stereo Recording & Playback Formats
Record and playback in the format of your choice. Choose between various stereo and mono modes of MP3 or WMA audio formats. With two compatible formats, the WS-801 offers enough versatility to greatly expand your recording capacity
USB Storage Device with Battery Charge Function
The WS-801 Digital Recorder can connect directly to a PC with its built-in USB connector for fast data transfer. It's also equipped with a microSD slot, so connection with your PC is even more convenient
Noise Cancellation
Dampen or minimize unwanted background sounds with noise canceling technology - so you record a clean, high-quality audio file
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 (VCVA)
The VCVA Function facilitates Voice Activation, which allows you to automatically start and stop recordings using only your voice. It's 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 dual stereo microphones will automatically adjust to capture the best sound depending on your setting
99 Index Marks & File Move
Set up to 99 index marks per file - giving you peace of mind that your recordings are properly and accurately marked for easy navigation when you go to listen back
Type Digital
Mode Stereo / Mono
Recording Format MP3
Bit-Rate 8 Kbps
16 Kbps
32 Kbps
64 Kbps
128 Kbps
128 Kbps
192 Kbps
Sample Rate 40 Hz - 3 kHz
40 Hz - 8 kHz
40 Hz - 16 kHz
40 Hz - 16 kHz
40 Hz - 19 kHz
40 Hz - 17 kHz
40 Hz - 19 kHz
Recording Time SHQ Stereo: 22 Hours
HQ Stereo: 33.5 Hours
HQ Stereo: 32.5 Hours
SP Stereo: 65.5 Hours
HQ Mono: 131 Hours
SP Mono: 258 Hours
LP Mono: 514 Hours
One-Click Recording No
Voice Activated Recording Yes
Microphone Type Internal Stereo
Internal Stereo
Pickup Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 40 Hz - 19 kHz
Speaker Yes
Display Size/Type LCD Backlit
Indicators Power, Low Battery, Recording, Voice Volume
Battery Type 1 x AAA
Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 27 Hours
Playback: 30 Hours
Power Adapter Yes
Internal Memory Flash Memory - 2GB
Compatible Memory Cards Micro SD
Micro SDHC
Connectors 1/8" mini Female Out
1/8" mini Female In
USB 2.0 Male In/Out
USB USB 2.0 (A)
System Requirements Windows XP, Vista, 7 
Mac  OS X 10.4.11 - 10.7
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.57 x 3.94 x .58" (4.0 x 10.02 x 1.48 cm)
Weight 2.01 oz (57 g)
Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)
  • AAA Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Cases & Straps

    Olympus -  CS-125 Soft Case
    • You Pay: $9.95

    Batteries & Power

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    Duracell -  AAA 1.5V Alkaline Coppertop Battery (2-Pack)
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    Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (1000mAh)
    • You Pay: $16.95
    Transcend -  4GB microSDHC Memory Card Class 10 With microSD Adapter
    • You Pay: $7.95


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