Olympus VN-8600PC: A Personal Note Taker for First Time Users
More immediate than pen and paper, Olympus has introduced the stylish VN-8600PC, an easy to use and moreover affordable voice recorder that will make an ideal gift for students and graduates and those with a fast paced lifestyle.
Featuring a large full dot display, simple recording modes, extra menu languages and up to double the memory of its predecessors, the extremely portable pocket-sized device is PC compatible, making it easy to play back everything from lectures to daily ‘to do’ lists and memos to self.
No wonder the popular VN series of voice recorders has sold over 10 million units to date.
Large, clear display and easy activation
The VN-8600PC features a large 1.61-inch LCD display that offers a choice of four different font sizes for upper and lower case to highlight text. For the ultimate in convenience operation is via one large central button, with a voice activated recording option for ‘hands free’ use.
High quality recording
The VN-8600PC offers high quality WMA and MP3 format recording. Files can be easily downloaded via USB 2.0 to Mac or PC for archiving or sharing via email without additional software being required.
2GB internal memory
Up to 860 hours of recording time is offered by the VN-8600PC in LP mode thanks to its 2GB internal memory. And, by adjusting the three different quality settings (HQ, SP or LP), new users will soon get to grips with finding the perfect balance between recording time and audio quality.
To guarantee the best sound quality for a given situation, users can opt for one of five Scene Select options, including ‘conference’, which will highlight the speaker’s voice whilst eliminating any distracting background noise. A ‘DNS’ setting further improves results when the recorder converts speech to text when used in conjunction with speech recognition software.
Long battery life
Additional benefits include longer battery life--up to 51 hours in LP mode using 2x alkaline AAA batteries, so this is one device that truly won’t leave you speechless. The VC-8600PC also uses 30% less energy than its VN series forebears.
Lightweight and portable
The black and white VN-8600PC measures a compact and diminutive 108x39x16.8mm without protrusions, and is a mere 66g including batteries, so neither will it weigh heavy on your pocket, purse, or for that matter wallet.
A wealth of optional extras
Extend battery performance further by investing in a set of BR-401 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries and a compatible BC-400 quick charger. Additional recording aid comes courtesy of ME-10 and ME-15 Tie Clip Microphones, the ME-12 Noise Cancellation Microphone and KA-333, KP-23 and TP-7 cables and adapters.