Summary: I love the idea that I can expand the memory capability with this recorder. Instead of having a limitedinternal memory, it comes with a 1 gb SD card, which give you roughly 75 hours in high quality. I held back 1 star because, I bought the very same digital recorder couple months ago and lost it.
Summary: It is almost seven years since I have been recommending Olympus products for our customers. I have recommended various models so far. Recently I recommended "Olympus DS-2400" Dictation recorder to one of the customers and I ordered one for myself.
Summary: This is a great recorder for dictation. The button placement is perfect and the functioning of the overwrite and append features is exactly what you expect. It made the transition from my beloved Lanier microcassette recorder to a digital recorder super easy.
Summary: Looks and feels like the old school tape recorder, operates with easy with the very nice display. major negative, it will ONLY record in the ds2 format, so be prepared to change the rest of your equipment with this unit.
Summary: This Olympus voice recorder does not have audible tones to cue you when you have pressed pause or record. I often have to redictate information because the recorder was on pause. I did rely on the audible beeps to help me on my old recorder so I got used to that.
Summary: Got this because the old one would not work on my Mac. I had all along wanted something to dictate my reports on that I could play back only partially if need be and easily send to my secretary for transcription.
Summary: It's worth the money if you are using this for work or other things where the sound quality matters. We use these on a daily basis and they hold up terrifically. No complaints at all and worth the extra $ if you need good recording and sound quality.
Summary: I replaced my old DS2200 which finally quit after much hard use. Olympus, in its wisdom, decided that professional digital recorders no longer need a power source other than disposable batteries. How more stupid can they get? I use these recorders, making thousands of audio files for my business.