Olympus WS-100 (64 MB, 27 Hours) Handheld Digital Voice Recorder
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Olympus WS-100 (64 MB, 27 Hours) Handheld Digital Voice Recorder

  • Type: Voice Recorder
  • Recording Media: Digital
  • Design: Handheld
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Makes daydreaming during class easier

byanniebody Mar 9, 2011
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good size, good memory storage, and it doesn't need cords!
Cons Battery life is in the pits, and the built-in mic isn't that good.
Recommended it? Yes

I bought the Olympus WS-100 recorder primarily for school, because I have a bad habit of occassionally tuning out my professors to read my Tumblr dashboard or to check my email or to stare out the window. It's not that my professors are boring, but I prefer to multitask than just sit and stare at a... Read full review »


Very Useful Recorder

bybowlesk9 Apr 19, 2009
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Size, Performance, Features
Cons None
Recommended it? Yes

The Olympus ws-100 is a digital recorder that I have found to be very useful.  I work in law enforcement and take the Olympus ws-100 with me whenever I'm on duty as a back-up to my in car dash camera.  It fits nicely in my shirt pocket so it is accessible on the spot.  There have been numerous... Read full review »


Great beginner audio recorder

bykinare Aug 2, 2008
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Long battery life, lots of space for audio interviews, incredibly easy to use
Cons Does not do laundry or dishes.
Recommended it? Yes

As a working journalist, I bought this recorder when conducting interviews with politicians. I wanted to make sure none of them could claim I fabricated a quote. Eventually, my audio recordings evolved into a weekly podcast at my newspaper.

This recorder was incredibly reliable and... Read full review »


Olympus Digital WS300M

bysmokierose Dec 28, 2006
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Size plus USB connection. Intuitive
Cons Buy the 1G memory model if you can afford it
Recommended it? Yes

I play in a Folk Group and needed something to record/learn Tunes. I tried a Sony Cassette Recorder - but recording time too short. Then A Sharp Mini Disc Recorder - good but no way to 'burn result' to CD.
Next a Zen Mp3/Radio Recorder - too small window, and poor control functions, but... Read full review »


My Lecture Companion

bynoangels Aug 21, 2006
36 Helpfuls 37 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy connectivity, Good capacity, Good sensitivity, Good audio quality
Cons AAA battery needs to be changed relatively frequently
Recommended it? Yes

I purchased the Olympus WS-100 Digital Voice recorder to record my lectures and it has been an invaluable tool.

I originally purchased this voice recorder, not because of the recording quality nor the recording features, but because of the connectivity. This recorder... Read full review »


Amazingly passed the wash test!!

byjocobelli May 27, 2006
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Battery life, size, sensitivity and pickup in a large group, survives being washed!
Cons buttons are a little on the small side, finish rubbed off easily, no back light
Recommended it? Yes

This product is amazing! I had accidentally put it through a full wash cycle (including the spin dry) and it still worked. Took about 3 months to dry out and I wouldn't recommend "trying this at home" but I had to let the world know it passed the wash test. The sound is still crisp and clear; even... Read full review »


HaplessChild Geeks Out with the Olympus Digital Voice Recorder.

byHaplessChild May 4, 2006
42 Helpfuls 43 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Lightweight, easy to use, records well, lasts a long time.
Cons Hasn't provided concrete proof of the paranormal.
Recommended it? Yes

A simple thought concerning Freak369's Great Geek Write Off: It is not the object that is geeky; it is the person who beholds the object which causes it to be "of geekness."

Keeping that in mind, I would like you to consider the Olympus WS-100 Digital Voice Recorder as my Excalibur in the... Read full review »


Problems with WMA format on the Mac...

byMiditrax Apr 11, 2006
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Portable, AAA battery, long recording time. Voice Activation and energy-saving Pause...
Cons Not really a professional recorder - picks up background noise
Recommended it? No

I paid a bit more than I wanted at Fry's for this, but I was looking for a dedicated portable recorder for voice and music. The WS-100 certainly fits the bill in the portability department; hand-held, it can easily pick up conversation (and noise) in a room. You can listen via the tinny... Read full review »


Perfect for my needs

byDCannon Dec 3, 2005
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Small size, construction, sound quality, direct USB, versatility, price
Cons None yet with regard to my needs. A backlit display would be nice.
Recommended it? Yes

I've been part of a 5-piece Irish/Celtic band for the past 3 years, and in that time I've never needed a recorder since three of the other members had portable recorders to record our rehearsals, and provided the rest of us with CDs to use for our own practice. However, I've moved on and teamed up... Read full review »


WS-100 recorder: one HUGE drawback

byjohnbrowninsp Jul 22, 2005
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros sound quality is great on buds and exterior player.
Cons as above, plus built in speaker is horrible.
Recommended it? No

can't delete a message while it is playing. This means you can lose an important message while trying to make out the tiny file numbers on the screen etc. older v-90 allowed deleting messages while they played.

pity. someone please tell the folks at Olympus!!

my old trusty... Read full review »

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