Summary: I bought the device three weeks ago and was immediately impressed with the number of features available on this inexpensive device. The device size is perfect for carrying in a pocket and the battery has a pretty good lifespan . im pretty satisfied customer thank u..
Summary: I ordered this product new from a third party seller on amazon, and I was more than pleased with the product once it arrived. As is always the case, the LP setting isn't the greatest, though in a pinch one could use it for, say, a personal interview in a quiet room, if one needed more than the 2.5 hours afforded by the SP setting, which sounds fine in most lecture/interview/meeting situations.
Question on editing voice files on digital recorders
24 November 2003
Summary: I bought the Olympus VN1800 and used it for about a week, and found my biggest frustration is that you can't edit any voice files that you record. In other words, if you wanted to add on to an existing file, you can't. You have to create a new file to record more information. In addition, you can't edit any portion of the file, for example, if you had a long list of items to do for a given day, you can't edit the file to remove those that you took care of, and don't want...
Summary: Yes, this unit is small and compact. And it does record great in the 'high quality' or 'standard mode', but if you need to record a long meeting in the 'LP- long play" mode, you may be very frustrated. I attest to a previous reivew -- this mode is "too muffled" unless you have very acute hearing and have a good sense for what the person was saying. Thus, for me, LP mode is terrible and i find it unusable and I have fairly good hearing.
Summary: It's very good gadget. Before buying, keep in mind what the use would be. For memos/reminders/thoughs its great, and for lectures/interviews too. You can use the LP mode to have 6 hours available, but I recommend this mode only for memos, or things that you don't need to keep crystal clear; the recordings in LP mode are understandable.
Summary: Yes it is a nice and small recorder, and certainly one with the best recording time in it's price. But the Olympus VN-3600 Digital Voice Recorder has a few frustrating flaws. First of all, forget about using low quality recording. You can hardly make out the voices. You can still get 2.5 hours of decent sound out of it at medium quality. That should be plenty for most users.
Summary: This item is all it says it is. Small, lightweight, easy to use (the jog dial and record button above it are all you need!), and a not too complicated LCD interface. Recording capacity (and options) are terrific. It's easy to play back, erase (but not TOO easy - you have to hit ERASE and then confirm by hitting ERASE again), and record files. The built-in microphone is VERY powerful (no need to hold the unit anywhere near your mouth, or head for that matter!).