Summary: Heard that these tried and true compact, easy to use digital recorders are no longer being produced. Bought two of them as back up as I expect my original one to eventually give up the ghost after years of hard use. Ebay total cost of each(including shipping) was from $13-$30.
Summary: Have used this recorder for one on one interviews as an insurance adjuster. It is easy to use and downloads flawlessly to my iMac (OS10.6.8). I don't know what these other Mac users are talking about when they say it doesn't work with a Mac. I use DSS Player for Mac Version 1.3.3(E).
Summary: What I love about it is it has the least amount of buttons, bells, and whistles you don't need, small (pocket size), and simple-dimple to use. What I hate about it is Olympus has chosen to discontinue making this very popular model hoping to force you to buy a more expensive one that's way too...
Summary: The DS-330 is a perfect compact dictaphone. Contrary to what E-bay Sellers say you are NOT able to download the software from the Olympus website. You must have the CD that originally came with the DS-330 recorder AND product registration key in order to install the software from that CD.
Summary: As a professional translator who dictates 6,000 to 10,000 words per day, I rely very heavily on my digital recorder. Because the DS330 is hard to find in a local store, when mine broke I tried others. After trying about 7 other recorders, I got online and bought another DS330.
Summary: I wanted to write this review to clarify something, someone else had written; that this doesn't work for a Mac. Maybe the drivers changed since the last review by a Mac user (I hope they have seeing that the last review was 10/03).
Summary: I'm an internal affairs investigator. The quality of sound on this is really quite incredible. I love that you can plug it into my computer and use it that way, without using any of the batteries, either.
Summary: The main reason I purchased the recorder is so that I could tape my professor's lectures. In fact, it worked like a charm in my Biology class this past semester. At first I didn't think the recorder would be ideal because the playback on the recorder is hard to hear.