Summary: Easy to install, easy to use, and I am able to convert non-compatible files so that they are compatible. You don't need the headphones that come with the kit if you already have some. This has saved me so much time and energy in transcribing interviews/analyzing data for my dissertation.
The convenience of being to dictate using my own smart phone (using 3rd party App Dictate + Connect) is ...
A. Esteban, Amazon
4 February 2016
Summary: This equipment has really made my office more efficient than the old cassette tapes. I should have done this years ago. The convenience of being to dictate using my own smart phone (using 3rd party App Dictate + Connect) is so convenient as I just e-mail the audio files to my staff.
Summary: Transcription product works fine but it does not support files in M4A format which are produced by the free Olympus Dictation App for iPhone.. Olympus did not respond to emails asking for help.
Excerpt: This software/foot pedal combination is great - does what it's supposed to. Easy to install, works as well for digital dictation as any foot pedal and mechanical transcriber for tapes, which I am trying to get away from. With this combination, I can! Plays MP3s DSS and other formats.
Excerpt: This is just a standard office transcription footpad and software. This works fine with the recordings made with the Olympus DS-5000 recorder. The transcription package specific to the DS-5000 is 3x the cost and really adds only the ability to received emailed recordings which we won't typically...
Summary: This is a wonderful product. I had used a microcassette transcriber for my old tape recorder, and when I switched to digital, it was taking me much longer to transcribe tapes. This is even faster than my microcassette transcriber was. It has cut my workload by about 60%. I love it!