Olympus WS-831 Digital Notetaker Voice Recorder - 2Gb

Original Price: $139.00

$129.00

Lightweight, portable with high performance and reliability.

The Olympus WS-831 is the entry level model of the WS series.  It sports dual 90 degree stereo microphones, simple GUI, scene selection, a direct USB connection with built in microSD card slot.

Direct USB connection with Built-in microSD Card Slot

The recorder supports microSD cards up to 32GB located inside the battery compartment.  An integrated USB connector can be easily deployed using the slide lever for direct connection to a PC.  With no need for extra cables or special software, the transfer between PC and recorder is simple.  The recorded can also second as an external data storage device.

Enhanced Directional Stereo Microphones

By positioning the two low-noise directional stereo microphones in a 90 degree layout, the WS series can record with a supurb stereo feel.  The stereo quality of the WS series enables you to understand the direction or locations of speakers in meetings and conferences - long after the actual recording has been made.

Streamlined GUI with With Easy File Seach & Calendar Function

By utilising tile icons, Olympus have realised a more intuitive and easy to use Graphical User Interface.  Two function buttons have also been added to simplify changing between the carious modes.  The many audio files saved on the recorder are automatically managed by date.  Displaying files in a calendar format allows files to be found quickly and easily.

Trouble-Free Recording with Scene Select

By pressing and holding the menu key, recording and scene selection options can be accessed.  The modes automatically configures and optimise settings according to the situation.  With five recording preset modes: Lecture, Conferences, Meeting, Dictation & DNS (for Dragon NaturallySpeaking for Windows or Dragon Dictate 4 Speech to Text applications) and two playback modes: Transcription & Language Study, it's possible for anyone to easily achieve trouble-free, high quality recording and playback.

 

Hardware

 

Display

Display type

LCD Full Dot Matrix with white LED backlight

 

Display size

1.43 inch (108 x 84 dots)

 

 

Memory

Internal memory

2GB

 

External memory

Up to 32GB

 

Storage media

microSD / microSDHC

 

PC connectivity

Direct using in-built USB connector

 

 

Device Operation

Hold switch

Yes

 

Main switch

Push buttons

 

Power switch

Yes

 

 

Power Supply

Requirements

AAA alkaline battery x 1, or

AAA Ni-MH rechargeable battery x 1 (optional)

 

External power supply

A514 AC Adaptor (optional)

 

Battery life

 

Recording (LP mode)

37 hours (approx.)

 

Playback (Earphone)

30 hours (approx.)

 

 

Recording

Built-in microphone

Stereo

 

Microphone type

Directional

 

Directional characteristic

90 degree layout

 

Microphone sensitivity

High / Middle / Low

 

Recording format

MP3 / WMA

 

Voice activated recording

VCVA / Voice Sync.

 

Low-cut filter

Yes

 

Recording scene select

5 recording scenes

Meeting / Conference / Lecture / Dictation / DNS

 

Internal microphone frequency

70~20,000Hz

 

Overall frequency response

 

MP3

44.1kHz/192kbps | 40~19,000Hz

44.1kHz/128kbps | 40~17,000Hz

 

WMA

44.1kHz/32kbps (HQ) (mono) | 40~13,000Hz

8kHz/8kbps (LP) (mono) | 40~3,000Hz

 

Recording Time

 

MP3

44.1kHz/192kbps | 21.5 hours (approx.)

44.1kHz/128kbps | 32 hours (approx.)

 

WMA

44.1kHz/32kbps (mono) | 126 hours (approx.)

8kHz/8kbps (mono) | 493 hours (approx.)

 

 

Playback

Music player mode

Yes

 

Noise cancel

Yes

 

Voice filter

Yes

 

Equaliser

Yes

 

Playback speed control

2x - 0.5x

 

A-B repeat

Yes

 

Shadowing

Yes

 

Calendar search

Yes

 

Playback scene select

2 playback scenes

Transcription / Language Study

 

 

Editing & Workflow

File copy

Yes (folder to folder)

 

File move

Yes

 

File replace

Yes

 

File divide

Yes (only MP3 files)

 

File erase

Erase single files

Erase all files

Erase music folders

 

Index mark

Up to 99 per file

 

Folders

5 voice folders | 130 music folders

200 files per folder

 

 

Security

Lock single files

Yes

 

 

General

Housing colour

Silver

 

Housing material

Plastic

 

Dimensions

101mm (H) x 40.6mm (W) x 15.1mm (D)

 

Weight

54g (including battery)

 

Microphone jack

Yes

 

EAR jack

Yes

 

Speaker

Built-in Φ18mm round dynamic speaker

 

Maximum speaker output

150mW

 

Compatible OS

Windows XP (SP2 or later), Vista, 7, 8

Mac OS X 10.5-10.9

 

Compatible software

Olympus Sonority (optional)

 

Supplied items

AAA alkaline battery x 1

 

Dragon® score

6 Dragons

 

Languages

EN, CS, DA, DE, ES, FR, IT, NL, PL, RU, SV, CN, TW

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