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The Olympus WS-710M is a middle-end digital voice recorder.

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display provides detailed information, never have to scroll to find out what you want

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onboard memory is more than adequate for most purposes, expandable with a memory card

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easily picks up voices, even from across the room

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battery lasts a long time between charges

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pause function during recording is easy to reach and resume

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.

volume level is much less than previous models of the same product

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documentation comes in PDF format rather than printed, clearly not written by someone who speaks English as a first language

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The Olympus WS-710M is a middle-end digital voice recorder. It is designed to record and store large volumes of audio files, while providing a fast transfer to a PC/Mac. It features 8GB of internal flash memory, a built-in FM tuner, and a scene select function. the 8GB of internal flash memory gives the WS-710M 2100 hours of recording time, enough to hold just about anything a consumer needs. In addition, the WS-710M has a microSD slot, to add up to 16GB more. The built-in FM tuner enables a user to tune into any FM radio station in range, so they can listen to music or radio shows. The scene select function lets a user pick a recording mode based on the environment they're in, making the microphones automatically adjust to capture the highest quality sound possible. When compared to another Olympus digital voice recorder, the WS-700M, the WS-710M has several superior aspects, including more internal flash memory (8GB versus 4GB), and a built-in FM tuner.

  • 8GB of internal flash memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 2100 hours of recording time
  • Built-in FM tuner
  • Scene select function
  • Records in/plays back MP3, WMA, and PCM
  • Direct USB 2.0 link to PC/Mac
  • Built-in stereo microphones
  • Multiple language display
  • Voice activation
Post Review
04/30/2011 10:25

One mystery to me is that it's very hard to find a voice recorder that you can dictate, rewind to listen to the dictation and then insert something you want to add in the dictation. Philips made theirs this way but they've gotten very expensive and it's almost impossible to find out if a voice recorder has this function as it's almost never mentioned in technical specs as editing capabilities or in any reviews. Olympus itself is inaccessible. The WS-710M might do it but does anyone know if it does?

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