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Olympus VN-1800
6.7 out of 10

Olympus VN-1800

The VN-1800 has 3 recording modes: the new HQ mode (for the best Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Decent unit for short travel notes, but way overpriced

brainout, Amazon
17 July 2012
  • Summary: I've been carrying this in my purse for at least five or six years. The only useable recording mode is HQ. Sound is scratchy, even then. The buttons are slippery, and it's difficult to use while in traffic, even when at a full stoplight (NEVER use it when driving, unless you want regret, the rest of...
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Overall 4
4.0

OK for personal messages, but don't try to dictate

TLD, Amazon
5 January 2009
  • Summary: Although this digital voice recorder's (DVR) customer- and editorial reviews are accurate, they fail to identify one important flaw! With a DVR, (unlike audio microcassette recorders) you can NOT rewind over an erroneous word and rerecord it.
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Overall 10
10

great product

edouard, Amazon
20 December 2008
  • Summary: The new VN1800 from olympus is a very good product! I see it as a next generation compared to my older VN90. The most impressive differences to me are the smaller size and the better sound. There is also a fourth directory and buttons are more intuitive with the jogdial.
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Overall 10
10

perfect for ghost hunting !

A. Benoit, Amazon
17 November 2008
  • Summary: bought this for a "ghost hunting" outing we had at a haunted plantation. Not sure if we captured anything; but this recorder certainly is easy to use.
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Overall 10
10

Very good!!

JAMES A GEORGE, Amazon
7 November 2008
Overall 10
10

Good price and is an invaluable tool

Jeffrey A. King, Amazon
16 October 2008
  • Summary: This replaces one I lost of the same model. Good price and is an invaluable tool.
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Overall 10
10

recorder

Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 September 2008
  • Summary: cool, sensitive, accurate and easy to use. And and and and and and and and and and and and and
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Overall 10
10

Perfect for keeping a journal

Joseph Harris, Amazon
27 July 2008
  • Summary: I selected the VN-1800 after looking at many dictating devices on the Internet. I use mine for recording my thoughts and diary entries on the go. It's small enough to fit nicely into my pocket, and the Hold switch never accidentally slides open.
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Overall 8
8.0

A quality device

Ric C, Amazon
18 June 2008
  • Summary: I originally purchased this recorder to take minutes in meetings. In both HQ and SP modes, the quality of recording is very good for this purpose, assuming use of headphones when transcribing.
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Overall 10
10

Very useful - almost essential once you've tried it

Amazon
30 May 2008
  • Summary: This has good, crisp sound at the HQ setting. The full range of the mic shows on a larger speaker if you dub it from the headphone jack. The mic is very sensitive (on high) and is able to pick up sounds near and far without over-amplifying the nearer ones.
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