Overview: The Olympus WS-210S Digital Voice Recorder allows
you to record lectures, notes, and reminders in high-quality stereo sound. You
can easily store and organize your files on the Olympus WS-210S, and transfer
them to your PC with its USB Direct design. The WS-210S comes supplied with a
pair of earbud-style headphones and operates off of a single "AAA" battery
512MB Internal Flash Memory: The Olympus WS-210S Digital Voice
Recorder features a built-in 512MB NAND Flash memory which allows up to 138 hours and 30 minutes of
Audio Recording Format: The Olympus Digital Voice Recorder records
audio in the WMA (Windows Media Audio) recording format.
Recording Modes: The WS-210S Digital Voice Recorder records
in stereo and offers the following recording modes and recording times.
- Stereo XQ Mode (150-17,000 Hz): approximately 8 hours, 50 minutes
- Stereo HQ Mode (150-15,000 Hz): approximately 17 hours, 40 minutes
- Stereo SP Mode (150-9,000 Hz): approximately 35 hours, 25 minutes
- HQ Mode ( 150-13,000 Hz): approximately 35 hours, 25 minutes
- SP Mode (150-7,000 Hz): approximately 69 hours, 40 minutes
- LP Mode (150-3,000 Hz): approximately 138 hours, 30 minutes
USB Direct: The Olympus WS-210S features an integrated USB type-A plug
for direct connection to your PC without the need for an additional USB cable.
As a USB storage device, the WS-210S can store a variety of files in addition to
audio files such as documents and image files. The WS-210S supports the
following computer systems.
- Windows: IBM PC/AT compatible PC with Microsoft Windows
- Macintosh: Power Mac G3 233 MHz class process or faster
iMac/iBook/eMac/Power Mac/PowerBook with Mac OS x 10.2 or more
Note: Windows Media Player must be installed your Windows PC or
Built-In Stereo Microphones: The WS-210S Digital Voice Recorder
features built-in stereo electret condenser microphone for clear stereo sound of
your recorded personal notes, school lectures, or business-related meetings.
Microphone sensitivity (High or Low) is adjustable to meet your recording needs.
The unit also features a 3.5mm microphone jack for connecting an external
Variable Control Voice Activator (VCVA): This feature allows the
Digital Voice Recorder to only record when sound is sensed by the unit. When the
microphone sense that sounds have reached a preset threshold volume level, the
built-ion Variable Control Actuator (VCVA) starts recording automatically and
stops when the volume drops below the threshold level. The VCVA feature extends
recording time and conserves memory by stopping recording during silent periods,
which helps the playback to be more efficient.
Low Cut Filter: The unit's Low Cut Filter minimize low frequency
sounds in the background such as an air condition or projector when recording to
record voice more clearly.
File Organization: The WS-210S features five file folders
holding up to 200 files, to provide exceptional organization. Up to 16 index
marks can be set in each file. When index marks are placed, you can quickly find
a location you want to listen to in fast forward and fast rewind and when cuing
File Lock: Files can be locked to avoid important files from being
LCD Display: The WS-210s features a backlit, monochrome LCD display which indicates
recording and playback information. The LCD display's contrast can be adjusted
in 12 levels.
Date and Time: The recorder features a built-in clock that displays
date and time on the unit's LCD screen. If you have set the time and date,
information as to when a sound file was recorded is stored automatically with
Built-In Speaker and Headphones: The Olympus WS-210S features a
built-in monaural 16mm round dynamic speaker and comes supplied with a pair of
earbud-style stereo headphones for listening to your recorded audio. When the
earphones are connected, the built-in speaker will not emit sound. The unit
features a 3.5mm minijack input for connecting the headphones.
Voice Filter: The Voice Filter function enhances the human voice by
cutting low and high frequency noises during normal, slow or fast playback.
Variable Speed Playback: The Olympus WS-210S offers slow and fast
playback speed variations. The playback speed of the file can be changed between
0.5 and 1.5 times speed in increments of 0.125. Change the speed according to
need such as listening to meeting content at a fast speed or reviewing spots
that you could not catch in a language lesson at a slow speed. The tone will be
automatically adjusted digitally without changing the voice so it sounds
File Search: The recorder features Fast Forward and Rewind to locate audio
files. The recorder pauses when it reaches to the end of the file during fast
forwarding or fast rewinding. If there is an index mark in the middle of the
file, the recorder will also stop at that location.
Power-Save Mode: If the recorder is stopped for 5 minutes or longer
during recording or playing, it goes into Standby (Power-Save) mode, and the
display shuts off. To exit Standby mode and turn on the display, you can press
any button on the unit.
Battery Powered: The Digital Voice Recorder operates off a single
"AAA" battery (included). The single "AAA" battery provides up to 19 hours of
continuous operation. The unit supports Alkaline and Ni-MH rechargeable "AAA"
batteries. The WS-210S provides the following continuous operation times base on
record mode and battery type.
- Alkaline "AAA" Battery (supplied):
- Stereo XQ Mode: approximately 13 hours
- Stereo HQ Mode: approximately 14 hours
- Stereo SP Mode: approximately 15 hours
- HQ Mode: approximately 16 hours
- SP Mode: approximately 17 hours
- LP Mode: approximately 19 hours
- Ni-MH Rechargeable "AAA" Battery (optional):
- Stereo XQ Mode: approximately 11 hours
- Stereo HQ Mode: approximately 12 hours
- Stereo SP Mode: approximately 12 hours
- HQ Mode: approximately 14 hours
- SP Mode: approximately 14 hours
- LP Mode: approximately 16 hours