Summary: There are some things that are worthwhile in the DS-150. It's small size and light weight is welcome, and it is quite easy to save sound files on my computer in WAV format (my primary criterion for purchase.) However, it's user interface is simply one of the worst I have ever seen.
Summary: This recorder has been great. I got it for two reasons: one for work -- the dictation software is great (and fun) and has helped me rapidly do a project that used to take weeks! The other reason: to create story CDs for my toddler.
Summary: On the whole, I am quite pleased with this recorder. The sound quality is good and it fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. The controls require some attention to operate as they are small and closely spaced.
Summary: I highly recommend the Sony or Radio Shack digital recorder product lines (even those priced under $50). They are extremely easy to use with quite acceptable sonics; and when compared from a price/performance perspective they are far superior to that of my DS 150 digital.
Summary: I purchased the DS-150 about 4 months ago and have not been satisfied with the product. The recording and playback quality is poor and the voice recognition software accompanied with the product is extremely hard to set-up correctly and use. Save your money and buy a standard tape driven recorder!
Summary: Well, it's a very cool tool: By this transfer kit you can put your notes on your hard disc, normally, this is in wave format(1 min. = 1.3MB) but... with this kit you can save them in DDS format(1 min. = 102KB) That's great isn't it?
Summary: I like the recorder a lot, but I will not restate what has already been said regarding functionality. However, just make sure you lock the DSS software in a safety deposit box. Olympus tech support is horrible.
Summary: Other reviewers have done an excellent job of describing the benefits of this tool so I'll be brief. First, you will use it in new ways as long as you're not embarassed by the 'note to self' jokes. Phone numbers, addresses, to do's, random musings, and more.