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How to use the Olympus WS-100 Digital Recorder

Academic Technology checks out the WS-100 digital recorder for faculty members wishing to make audio recordings, including those who wish to create a regular podcast or simply make a short audio recording for the web.

The WS-100 is an excellent digital recorder that records in wma format.  It is also a USB device that will plug directly into any USB port for file transfer.

If you do not already have a digital voice recorder, or a means of digitally recording your audio content, check out an Olympus WS-100 digital voice recorder from Academic Technology.  The WS-100 is small, easy to use, and is also a USB device, making transfer of audio files to your computer simple.

Briefly, here are the specs on the WS-100:

  • Will record up to 27 hours in LP mode, 4 hours and 20 minutes in HQ mode (recommended);

  • Has 64MB internal flash memory;

  • PC interface is USB direct, 2.0 full speed;

  • Records in wma format;

  • Has a voice activated, built-in microphone (but we recommend the use of the ME15 tie-clip microphone, which we will check out with each unit by request);

  • Has an earphone jack as well as a mic jack.

  • Comes with earbuds and lanyard;

  • Powered by a single AAA battery (replacements will be provided by Academic Technology);

  • Battery life approximately 13 hours;

  • Weight 1.9 ounces;

  • Stores data in up to 5 pre-named folders, 199 files per folder max.

For more details about the WS-100 at the Olympus web site

  • Click here to request checkout of a WS-100 digital voice recorder.


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