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Olympus Digital Voice Recorder - Silver - (WS500M-REF)

Item#:  8907454  | Model#: WS500M-REF  | Quality Refurbished
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Olympus WS-500M Digital Voice Recorder - Silver

The WS-500M Digital Voice Recorder (Silver) from Olympus is more than just a way to record meetings and personal notes; the WS-500M is also a 500 song capacity MP3/WMA music player and USB storage device for transferring even large documents to your PC. The recorder features a built-in USB drive for direct connection with your computer, freeing you up from having to find a cable every time you need to transfer files. The 2GB of internal flash memory can store up to 545 hours of audio, while the 5 organizing folders allow for storage of up to 200 files each.

The WS-500M features a built-in stereo microphone that captures quality audio in stereo or mono. However, the microphone jack, allows for enhanced audio recording via an external mic. Other important features include voice activation, 21 hours of battery life, and a multi-language LCD. The recorder also features MP3 recording, in addition to WMA, thanks to a free firmware update on the Olympus website.

Internal Memory
Record up to 545 hours of audio to the 2GB internal flash memory

Recording Formats
Record in both WMA and MP3 formats. MP3 recording is made possible via a firmware update on the Olympus site

Music Player Capabilities
Doubles as a music player that holds up to 500 songs and supports MP3 and WMA music files

5 Folders for Organized Storage
Each of the 5 storage folders allows you to organize up to 200 files

Battery Life
One AAA battery provides up to 21 hours of continuous recording time

Voice Activation
Voice Activation automatically starts recording when sounds are audible, conserving battery power

Built-In Stereo Mic
Capture quality audio with the built-in stereo mic or add an external mic for enhanced sound recording

USB Direct Design
Connect the WS-500M directly to your computer's USB port for transfer of audio, music, photos and documents



  • Microphone Type: Built-in stereo
  • Mode: Stereo/mono
  • Media: 2GB internal flash memory
    Format: WMA, MP3


  • Speaker: Built-in 16mm round dynamic speaker
  • LCD: Yes - 1.23"


  • Input: Microphone jack
  • Output: Headphone jack
  • Other: USB 2.0


  • Battery Type: 1 x AAA (Ni-MH chargeable via USB)
  • Battery Life (approx.): 21 hours (Alkaline, LP mode)
  • External Power Supply: N/A

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  • Manufactured by: Olympus
    Warranty provided by: Olympus
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    Mfg Part No: WS500M-REF
  • Box Size: ( Length:6, Width:3, Depth:1)
    Shipping Weight: 0.2000 pound(s)
    Dimensional Weight: 1pounds

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