Olympus VN-960PC (128 MB, 16.5 Hours) Handheld Digital Voice Recorder
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Olympus VN-960PC (128 MB, 16.5 Hours) Handheld Digital Voice Recorder

  • Type: Voice Recorder
  • Voice Activate System (VAS): With VAS
  • Recording Media: Digital
  • Design: Handheld
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Good Buy --Olympus 960PC Digital Voice Recorder

byemmafwms Jan 20, 2008
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Small, sleek, versatile, reliable, good reception, good playback, computer storage of...
Cons Difficult for the computer-software challenged, battery-operated only, lacks delete...
Recommended it? Yes

This digital voice recorder is an excellent tool that I use when I want to ensure that my words versus another had to be confirmed/verified. I used it in a legal matter where it confirmed that the person had lied. He was unaware that he was being taped since the recorder was not visible but every... Read full review »


My VN-960PC cannot record 16 hours continuously manufacturers defect?

bywysiet Apr 4, 2007
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fantastic and clear quality playback, easy to use, fast,
Cons Cannot record 16 hours continuously.
Recommended it? Yes

I was very happy when I bought this Digital recorder. Gone are the days when I would have to rewind cassettes, stop, listen, play. The VN-960's ability to transfer to your PC, create an audio/data file on CDR which can be played on your car/home stereo is fantastic. I am engaged in many... Read full review »


Lightweight, works great

bymattdonegan Oct 25, 2006
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Reliable, portable, maybe even loveable
Cons Folder system could be complicated for the technically challenged
Recommended it? Yes

As a full-time journalist and admittedly sloppy and slowhand (not to be confused with shorthand) note taker, I have always been in need of a reliable recorder. Like the caveman that I am, I for years used mini-cassettes, but that technology failed me on multiple occasions and forced me to have to... Read full review »


Great Recorder - Poor Transfer Software

bymjreiss2 Aug 22, 2006
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Excellent sound quality with a recorder that is easy to use and operate.
Cons Terrible and slow transfer software. It is difficult to install and operate.
Recommended it? Yes

This is an excellent high quality recorder. It has great sound quality and works with ease. The one problem is the software which makes transfer from the recorder to the computer a task. It was slow, very slow. The Olympus WS200S, on the other hand, downloaded in seconds. Read full review »


Olympus vn-960pc.

byfamille_gauthi Jul 15, 2006
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Ease of use,good windows software, good quality nice design. Light, small and inexpensive.
Cons Not supported under linux kernel. Company should understand linux compatibility = selling...
Recommended it? Yes

Lost most of rating becausd there is (at the moment of writing) no support for the linux platform (as read at http://www.linux-usb.org/ ). It is a shame. I use the kernel 2.4.31 and I get the message kernel: usb.c: USB device 7 (vend/prod 0x7b4/0x20d) is not claimed by any active driver.

... Read full review »


Horrible Software

byzukinx Jun 3, 2006
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Standard Features
Cons Drivers/Software
Recommended it? No

The voice recorder itself is fine, but the software is rather useless. While I could get the software installed on my Windows XP Pro system, when I was reading the manual to learn how to use it, I ran across this little nugget:

USB support is not available under the following... Read full review »


Highly recommended for students!

bymojabunni May 22, 2006
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros long battery life, transfer to computer, clear enough recording quality, price!
Cons Can't think of anything bad enough about it -- no pause button
Recommended it? Yes

This is GREAT. I really am impressed with this device and happy I bought it over other models. It is really refreshing, after coming across so many crappy items out there, to find something of quality for a good price.

Battery life is impressive. LOVE the ability to transfer to computer... Read full review »


Compact, Good Quality Sound

bymegascopic Feb 12, 2006
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Compact, intuitive controls, can erase unwanted files on device, USB transfer to PC
Cons sampling rate is 22kHz
Recommended it? Yes

I just received my VN-960PC in the mail yesterday. I am planning to use the device to personal interviewing for a family history project. I was delighted by the compactness of this device. Initial setup is very easy to navigate.

Each new recording is uniquely indexed and you can parse the... Read full review »


Olympus VN-960PC Digital Voice Recorder

byhawgheur Dec 9, 2005
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Light weight, small size, easy use, USB BaaAbbbbyyyy!
Cons Sound quality on the built in speaker is a bit tinny...to be expected but true!
Recommended it? Yes

I am an old school kind of guy. Never had any use for these "new fangled" digital voice recorders. The old micro cassette that I carry in my briefcase has served me long and well. That is until I was convinced by a buddy of mine to give the Olympus VN-960PC Digital Voice Recorder a bash! He has the... Read full review »

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