Olympus WS-811 Digital Stereo Voice Recorder with Flash 2GB Memory, WMA, MP3 and Built in USB Key - Silver

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  • 2 GB Built in Memory to hold up to 529 hours or recording (+ Micro SD Slot)
  • Retractable USB Connector
  • Battery Life of over 30 hours on just one AAA Battery!
  • Built in Stereo Microphones for exceptional clarity
  • Calendar Search Function allowing you to find your recordings simply by date
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Colour Silver Black Silver Black
Item Dimensions 15.5 x 13 x 4.2 cm 1.9 x 3.8 x 11.4 cm 2 x 5 x 12 cm 8.89 x 3.18 x 15.49 cm 1.7 x 13 x 1.7 cm
Item Weight 340 grams 73 grams 150 grams 38 grams
Model Year 2012 2017 2015 2014 2015
Size 2GB 8GB Stereo
Supported Audio Format MP3 MP3 MP3 MP3

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Size Name: 2GB | Colour Name: Silver
Technical Details
Brand nameOlympus
Model NumberWS-811 Silver (2GB)
Item Weight340 g
Product Dimensions15.5 x 13 x 4.2 cm
Batteries:1 AAA batteries required. (included)
Number of Items1
Manufacturer Part Number4545350039813
Additional Information
Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 78 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank 110,732 in Stationery & Office Supplies (See top 100)
Shipping Weight340 g
Date First Available1 Jan. 2012
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Size Name:2GB  |  Colour Name:Silver

Product Description

Olympus WS-811: Ultra smart stereo audio recorder and MP3 player for those who really want their words to shine

An orthodox design with emphasis on simplicity
An orthodox design with emphasis on simplicity
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With its super stylish finish, ultra slim body and lightweight build, the Olympus WS-811 audio recorder is as ready for the catwalk as it is that boardroom meeting.

It is not merely a pretty fascia however; the WS-811 records and plays back high quality WMA plus widely popular MP3 audio files. And this from an entry-level business device!

High sensitivity stereo sound is also provided on this model for recording personal notes, meetings and conversations, delivered courtesy of built-in stereo microphones. Boosting performance further are Voice Filter and Noise Cancel features. All ‘WS’ series models feature a music player, plus Calendar Search, Scene Select, and Index Marks features for quickly finding and retrieving a potentially large number of audio files.

As if that wasn’t enough the WS-811 offers convenience in spades, particularly with regard to downloading audio to your PC or Mac, and sharing it via email, for which swift USB connectivity is provided via a handy retractable USB connector. This model also features a microSD card slot, offering the potential for an extra 32GB worth of storage.

Add in voice activated recording too, with a low cut filter cutting down on extraneous noise when recording – and the process of using the Olympus WS-811 is literally as simple as speak, record, transfer.

microSD card expansion slot
microSD card expansion slot
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Built in Direct USB Connection for the ultimate in connivence

Messy cables are a thing of the past, as the Olympus WS-811 can connect directly with your home or office PC via its built-in connector 'arm'. The fact that it also comes with a slot for an optional microSD card slot also means that there is that much more flexibility for downloading files from one device to another.

2GB internal memory for more than 500 hours recording, PLUS microSD card expansion slot

An ample 500 hours of recording time is offered by the WS-811 in LP mode thanks to its expansive 2GB internal memory. The fact that the recorder has a slot for an optional microSD card means that the capacity can be expanded to an additional degree, dictated by the size of the card inserted, with up to 32GB supported.

Thanks to 99 index marks, important sections of a recording can also be earmarked for easier retrieval and playback.

'Best ever' sound via newly developed high sensitivity low noise directional microphones

Improvements to the WS-811's built-in microphones, made through Wolfson high performance codecs and Olympus' accumulated analogue circuit technologies, have delivered what we believe to be the 'best ever' quality in sound recording. The result is that voices can be recorded with a clarity bordering on the profound. What's more, with this model stereo earphones are provided out of the box.

High sensitivity low noise directional microphones
High sensitivity low noise directional microphones
Gain optimum recording quality via Scene Select options

By selecting from the recording menu, the WS-811 further allows optimum recording settings to be set according to 'scenes' – for example a business meeting, conference, voice memo and so forth. With five modes and three user configurations, anyone can achieve stress free high quality recording – even in the quick fire, high-pressure environment of a boardroom summit.

Calendar search function makes finding files easy

Audio files saved on the recorder can be automatically managed via date, with a calendar-like display provided for easier access. Of course the ability to be able to search for files is one of the key attractions of a digital voice recorder.

Noise cancellation for clear audio playback

This recorder has an integral noise cancellation function that powerfully reduces unwanted ambient sounds such as air conditioner or projector fan noise, thereby facilitating clarity when it comes to playback. This function proves especially effective when playing back the likes of a recorded meeting or business presentation.

Choice of MP3 and WMA recording formats

The WS-811 recorder employs the popular MP3 and high quality WMA recording formats. The latter cleverly balances high quality sound with a high compression ratio, so users get plenty of recording capacity and crystal clear audio with it. A large front mounted speaker provides the superb clarity of playback associated with Olympus.

Scene Select options
Scene Select options
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Large, clear display and easy activation

The sophisticated WS-811 belies its entry-level status in the looks department, being an incredibly slender 14.8mm in depth yet featuring a large and legible 1.43-inch LCD display with LED backlight.

For the ultimate in convenience navigation is via one large central button. With voice activated recording featuring as standard, a dedicated record button is provided for manual activation. Generally controls are large, obvious and user friendly, allowing you freedom to concentrate on what’s being said instead of fiddling with controls during that all important business pitch.

Long battery life

Additional benefits include longer battery life thanks to low power consumption, plus the convenience of power coming courtesy of just one alkaline AAA battery. So this is one device that truly won't leave you lost for words.

Lightweight and portable

The WS-811 measures a compact and diminutive 100x40x14.8mm and won't weigh heavy on your pocket, purse, or wallet for that matter. In short it's a simple yet complete solution for high quality stereo digital recording and playback.

WS Series WS-811 WS-811 DNS WS-812 WS-813
Features WS-811 WS-811 DNS WS-812 WS-813
Memory 2GB 2GB 4GB 8GB
Micro SD
Record Format WMA, MP3 WMA, MP3 WMA, MP3, PCM WMA, MP3, PCM
Maximum Recording Time 514 Hours 514 Hours 1016 Hours 2122 Hours
Music Player
Built in USB Direct
Internal Battery Charger
Calendar Search
Stereo Mico Phone Jack
Voice Recognition Software Included
Manual Recording Level
Voice Changer
Voice Balancer
Voice Playback
Zoom Mic
Scene Select
Index Marks Up to 99 Up to 99 Up to 99 Up to 99
Additional Box Contents Earphones Earphones, Dragon Naturally Speaking Version 11 (Notetaker Edition) Earphones, Rechargeable Ni-MH battery Canal Earphones, Rechargeable Ni-MH battery, Silicon Case, USB Extention Cable

The WS-811 box contents include:

  • Instruction manual
  • AAA battery

Optional accessories:

  • KA-333 record cable
  • E-102 stereo headset
  • ME-31 compact gun microphone
  • ME-32 versatile zoom microphone
  • ME-515S stereo microphone
  • ME-30W conference kit
  • BC-400 Ni-MH battery charger
  • BR-401 NiMH rechargeable AAA batteries

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