Excerpt: This compact, but effective, recording device is a great find. I thought about purchasing a more expensive recorder but opted, instead, for the Olympus VN-7200 Recorder - and, I'm glad I did. It did the job in picking up 28 voices, sitting on one side of a squared Board meeting styled setting.
Summary: I bought this recorder as a gift for an elderly person who is not tech savvy at all. She seems to like it because it is easy for her to operate and because it is so compact and lightweight; easy for her to carry around.
Excerpt: This Olympus Digital Voice Recorder (VN -7200) was not my first choice. Because small "tape recorders" have gone the way of VCRs (you can't find them!) a representative at Staples.com in July had recommended a digital voice recorder (specifically Olympus DP-201.
Excerpt: Great quality and easy to use. I bought it to record a conference and it picked up everyone at the large table. It took me a while to figure out the fast forward and reverse on playback, as the instructions are not that great.
Excerpt: We bought this to record thoughts for a legacy book. It is easy to use in recording mode as well as playback. The sound quality is surprisingly good - the unit does not have to be right next the person speaking and those speaking do not have to speak loudly to be picked up.
Excerpt: This device was purchased to replace an earlier Olympus VN-1800 Digital Voice Reporder which was operating irratically after over 10 years of service. The VN-7200 replaced the older unit. It is very similar in features and was a good value for the money.
Excerpt: I use this in my first grade classroom. The students love to record the books they read. We then play them over the speakers for the class to hear. It is wonderful! They don't get nervous with the recorder like they do when they sit in front of the class.