Summary: This little device was perfect for college classes. It recorded lectures so I could re-listen at my own convenience. I also used it for interviews for class assignments. It is so small and easy to use. Now I take it with me whenever I travel. It was an excellent investment.
Summary: The best recorder i have ever owned. Captures crystal clear sound from a distance as well as up close and can record through material so in pocket recording at a meeting or class is perfect and it cant be any easier to use! A+++
Summary: I currently own this model, which I bought for a much lower price at Radio Shack. But I want to start doing Podcasts and this unit does not record in the mp3 format. If you try to convert the saved file using audacity, the program asks you to send the file as raw data.
Summary: I couldn't open my purchase until it was too late to return it and when I did I discovered the front was all scratched...which wouldn't bother me, but the viewing window is badly scratched....so much so that at certain angles it's hard to see.
Summary: I had a previous Olympus voice recorder and needed an upgraded model for recording meetings. This unit has the sensitivity required for recording large groups without an external microphone (as long as background noise is low).
Summary: Purchased for young relative to record lectures in high school. Initial concerns were about whether recorder would be able to pick up lecturer from a distance, and whether the lecture hall ambient noise would make understanding the recording difficult.
Summary: Olympia makes a good product. This recorder is used in law enforcement and is very easy to conceal. The USB capabilities make it a very user friendly product (no wires to keep track of). Shipping was also lightning FAST. Will be a loyal customer to Overstock.com.
Summary: A friend recommended this as a solution for recording sermons and lectures. Overstock had this great price on a refurbished unit. I bought the 2 year protection plan. So far, it's been perfect for what I needed. The battery life is very good, and it records crisply and cleanly.