Summary: Great recorder with large recording capacity, good audio, and flexible controls. nice looking item, be sure you need the capacity as moden smartphones can do the same thing for intermittant use of a recorder
Summary: Very simple, easy to figure out and use. The battery life seems to be extremely long. It's small enough to keep by my side for those 'quick notes' that I transcribe later. Love it that it's MP3 format.
Summary: I was a bit hesitant about purchasing a refurbished item but to be honest, I would probably purchase more items from this company in the future. The voice recorder is exactly what I expected and more, it's basically new and cost me half the price. I'm a psychology student so I need to record a lot of stuff: classes, interviews and practice therapy sessions, this product is exactly what I needed. Strongly recommended.
Summary: There is not one thing I disliked about this product. At the time I purchased it, this buy was a steal. It connects to Windows XP flawlessly. It has great response time in every way. It is designed very logically. Olympus makes great audio recorders and this one is exceptional because of it's simplicity. I hope that audio recorders from olympus never go beyond the simplicity of this device (the VN-8100). Get it refurbished or brand new!
Summary: Only 4 stars because it was somewhat difficult for a non-techie person to first use, the directions could have been clearer. Nevertheless, I enjoy being able to use the recorder and have recommended it to my friends. Eventually it is almost intuitive to use.
Summary: I wanted a digital recorder to capture conversations, record family history and make notes. This one is easy to use, intuitive and simple. I like the ability to swap MP3's from recorder to computer. The features are convenient to use.