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Olympus2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (1)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily viewed (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Long lasting (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Digital Recorder I have ever used!

I have been recording meetings for years and I did some tests with this little unit and was shocked by the quality of the recordings! WOW! They are wonderful. I can almost see...Read complete review

I have been recording meetings for years and I did some tests with this little unit and was shocked by the quality of the recordings! WOW! They are wonderful. I can almost see what the people look like who were doing the talking. I tried from the front, where I expect to have a good recording and from the back of the room, where over 100 people were in front of me, whispering and talking low, and I can hear it all! Even the speakers were audible and very clear. I could not be happier with any product other than this one. I am recommending this for everyone I know who record events!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Recorder

Lets me review my studies at my own convenience.

Lets me review my studies at my own convenience.

Reviewed by 11 customers

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3.0

Great Recorder

By student

from lakewood, nj

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • High Quality Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lectures

    Comments about Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder:

    Lets me review my studies at my own convenience.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great sound quality

    By LB

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder:

        I use this to dictate and transcribe with Dragon Naturally Speaking. The sound quality is comparable to just sitting at my computer. I used it with a me-15 microphone and there were a gaggle of screaming kindergardners in the background. The microphone didn't completely cancel out their voices, but that might have been a bit too much to ask. Overall, I'm satisfied with what it does.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very nice, compact voice recorder

        By Man of Mehan

        from Sunnyvale, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Built-in Usb
        • Compact Design
        • Expandable memory
        • High Quality Sound
        • Long Battery Life
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Buttons Exposed

        Best Uses

          Comments about Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder:

          Excellent little voice recorder. Quality build, and really nice having the built-in USB adapter. Controls are intuitive and straightforward. Nice battery life. Very good sound with both the built-in mics and external mic. My only complaint, as in all these recorders, is the record and stop buttons are kind of unprotected and if you have the recorder in a pocket, could be turned off inadvertently. A very minor issue--this is a great recorder for the money.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          excellent

          By MB

          from PA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder:

          Has done what is expected!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quality packed in a small devise

          By KalGD

          from Teaneck, NJ

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • High Quality Sound
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Conversations
            • Lectures

            Comments about Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder:

            I used it for voice recording, not music, and it deliveres very good quality. The microphones catch almost everything you could hear yourself, with little distortion. And all is in a very compact and convenient devise. You should be carefull for the sounds generated by touching it, or by the surface it is on though.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            easy to use, high quality, convenient

            By MasAlto

            from Hanover, NH USA

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Viewed
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional

              Comments about Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder:

              The microphones pick up really well. This recorder is all I need to capture a meeting in a medium-sized conference room. I'm very pleased to have such a powerful tool at such a reasonable price. You just need to handle it carefully because the device is not ruggedized and may not survive a fall of several feet onto a hard surface.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Digital Recorder I have ever used!

              By A Man and a Cat

              from Petaluma, CA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Viewed
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Productivity
                • Professional

                Comments about Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder:

                I have been recording meetings for years and I did some tests with this little unit and was shocked by the quality of the recordings! WOW! They are wonderful. I can almost see what the people look like who were doing the talking. I tried from the front, where I expect to have a good recording and from the back of the room, where over 100 people were in front of me, whispering and talking low, and I can hear it all! Even the speakers were audible and very clear. I could not be happier with any product other than this one. I am recommending this for everyone I know who record events!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                DAg

                By dag

                from nyc

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Viewed
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Productivity

                  Comments about Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder:

                  ita very good recorder

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great basic recorder!

                  By zdadster

                  from Santa Clarita, CA

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder:

                  This is used to record simple meetings, classes, etc. in small rooms.Once set up & properly placed the sound quality is very good.Very easy to download or transfer files to Mac or PC.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A+

                  By Andrew

                  from Australia

                  Comments about Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder:

                  A great unit that has the best record quality. The built in USB makes it so easy to download. A great unit and easy to use.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder by Oly

                  By Guadalupe County

                  from Seguin, TX

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Viewed
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional

                    Comments about Olympus 2GB WS-821 Digital Voice Recorder:

                    I like that the USB is built in and no additional wires are necessary.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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