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: 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: 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
3 September 2006
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: 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!).