Another month, another round of new digital voice recorders coming from Olympus Imaging Australia. This month we sadly see the end of life for the WS-450S, WS-550M and WS-560M digital voice recorders, although stock of these will last for a month or two yet. Sad because these little recorders certainly keep the benchmark very high when it comes to digital note taking and for interview and meeting recording. The good news is they are being replaced by even more stunning recorders in the form of the WS-650S, WS-750M, WS-760M and a new addition to the DM series the new DM-5, where to begin !

Lets start with the new range of WS series recorders; perfect for interviews, meetings, focus groups, lectures and conferences.

New Olympus WS-650S - WS-750M - WS-760M available from Dictate Australia

Here are their features at a glance …

Olympus WS-650S (RRP $169 incl. GST)

  • 2Gb In built memory
  • .mp3 or .wma recording
  • Mac & Windows compatible

Olympus WS-750M (RRP $229 incl. GST)

  • 4Gb In built memory
  • Linear PCM recording (.wav)
  • .mp3 or .wma recording
  • Micro SD slot for expanded memory
  • USB chargeable battery
  • Mac & Windows compatible

Olympus WS-760M (RRP $269 incl. GST)

  • Massive 8Gb in built memory
  • Linear PCM recording (.wav)
  • .mp3 or .wma recording
  • Micro SD slot for expanded memory
  • USB chargeable battery
  • FM Radio Receiver
  • FM Radio Recording
  • Virtual Zoom Mic – Focus precisely on a single, distant audio source
  • Auto Recording – Essential for long recording sessions, save battery power and cuts down superfluous recording.
  • Mac & Windows compatible

As you can see a very slight design change from the last set of WS series recorders, the mics have been placed on the top of the unit now. One of the reasons for this is to allow the recorder to sit in a shirt or jacket top pocket and record. Also, there is a choice of colours for the units, well overseas anyway, we are yet to see if colour options come to Australia. What continues to amaze me is the amount and the cheapness of the storage, 8Gb is a huge amount of storage for a voice recorder which obviously now transforms it from just an excellent digital voice recorder into being also a music/podcast player and media mass storage device.

Details on the new Olympus DM-5 to follow …. the DM-5 will have an RRP in Australia of $599 incl. GST

Of course all these recorders will be available to buy from Dictate Australia – Olympus Gold Partner – with super fast delivery Australia wide.

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Click here to read the Olympus Europe press release for the new WS series recorder.

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