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Olympus-ds-2.516570
7.4 out of 10

Olympus DS-2

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus DS-2

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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Macintosh Support

Ben Crane, Amazon
20 November 2006
  • Summary: I bought this item after seeing the almost uniformly good reviews including the one that says there is good Macintosh support. Unfortunately the player does not work well with the Macintosh. The included software often crashes and does not seem to be able to import DSS files. The software can move the files between the recorder and the computer but the files do not appear in the software window.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not for dictation!!

Robert B. Dunlap "Rober1y", Amazon
26 August 2006
  • Summary: This unit apparently replaced the DS-330. The DS-330 allowed you to: record, pause, back-up, review what you just dictated and either 1) continue dictating from the end; 2) edit the middle; 3) insert a recording into the middle of a previously recorded clip. The DS-2 does NOT allow you to do that. In fact, everytime you stop, back up to review what you just dictated and start again, it creates a new file. My first letter had 60 voice recording files!!!
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Overall 2
2.0

Twice bitten

K. Whitmire, Amazon
26 August 2006
  • Summary: I have owned two DS-2 recorders and both have broken within months of buying them. The first just died. One day I turned it on and ... nothing. Dead. On the second, the control screen went blank. The recorder still functioned for a while, but I couldn't see what I was doing. If I pay $125 for something, I expect it to last longer than a couple of months. While I used the recorders often, I never put them through any excessive wear and tear.
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Overall 2
2.0

Better than a tape recorder for Forestry Work!!

oakmanfs, epinions.com
7 July 2006
  • Excerpt: As a professional forester, I have found handheld data recorders are fine for 2 man crews- if one ma
  • Pros: Speed of downloads, convenience and immediate queing with voice acivation.
  • Cons: File naming sucks on the recorder but fairly easy with the DSS Software
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor implementation for report dictation

L. Siegel, Amazon
12 June 2006
  • Summary: If you record something for transcription on the DS-2, you cannot review it and then pick up again. You have to start a new file! I have an older Olympus DS-2000. With that unit I always rewind to listen to the last thing I said and then pick up the dictation. Sometimes I make dictation mistakes, realize I have, rewind a bit and then record over the mistakes and continue. With the DS-2 one can only record a file.
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Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Sound 8
8.0
Durability 4
4.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Portability 10
10

Can't be used for dictation

mmc05b, epinions.com
18 November 2005
  • Excerpt: I bought this recorder to replace my Sony ICD-ST25 digital recorder b/c the DS-2 had a docking stati
  • Pros: I can't think of anything to say about this product.
  • Cons: You can't use this device for dictation, even though marketed that way.
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