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. Please know that you do need to have at least one Olympus CD-ROM to download onto your computer and thus send your digital recordings out.
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). It is great software that pops up and lets you see all the files being held on your computer and, if your DS330 is hooked up via the USB cord, it'll show you what files are being held on the...
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 complicated and not what we need for our business. Bring it back!
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. You are however able to download updates from the Olympus website. The Olympus DSS Player Version 6 has a great Device Detector (Device Detector ver.
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. The reasons why I like the DS300 are the following: 1. Ergonomics. The operability of the unit is superb in how well it fits the way I use it.
Summary: My employment in the legal field often requires recording of conversations and interviews. The interviews become evidentiary in nature. I originally purchased the DS330 two years ago. It has been an excelent tool I use everyday. The unit developed problems after getting kicked, frozen, laid on, etc. After two years of hard abuse, it still records well, plays what it records without problems, and trasfers the information without problems.
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). I haven't had any problems getting this to work on my computer, witht he drivers provided on the install disc. I am running on a Dual 2 GhZ G5, with Mac OS 10.4.3 I got this a few weeks ago, and since then it has worked beautifully.
Summary: I recently purchased this voice recorder because I am the note taker for one of my graduate courses and I needed something I could count on working well. This voice recorder has replaced my old tape recorder that had so much background noise it took me several hours to decipher a single lecture. With this little gem I feel like I am sitting in the lecture all over again.