Summary: This little guy is SMALL, especially if you remove the detachable stereo mic on the top (has a perfectly fine mono one built in). I used it to record lectures at school and meetings at work and it has worked just fine for both.
Summary: First of all, I should note this is a great product especially for those with a visual impairment. My spouse has used this daily for several years. Pro's - Five file folders for quick access to the most frequently used data sources. Easy navigation with both tactile and lcd screen - plus..
Summary: This digital recorder is accessible for visually impaired users, however, there's still a lot to memorize. 275 hours of recording time is misleading because it reflects recording time for the lowest sound quality; recording time drops SIGNIFICANTLY if you want higher quality sound.
Summary: I bought the Olympus DS-50 Digital Voice Recorder so I could record my music rehearsals. It works great. You can listen to your recorder through the built-in speaker. You can connect the unit directly to your computer and record songs off the computer in real time.
Summary: The manual does not specify the most important quality difference between recording in STXQ mode versus STHQ. STXQ results in 128kbps WMA recording. STHQ results in 64kbps WMA recording. Both modes are 44.1KHz 16 bit.