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OLYMPUS WS-100 USB 2.0 PC Interface Digital Voice Recorder

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  • 64MB Recording Media
  • USB 2.0 PC Interface
  • 3.70" x 1.57" x 0.59" excluding protrusions

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Users of the WS-100 voice recorder can enjoy a great sense of freedom, not being bound by cables or weighed down by a docking cradle. You can record and play back your meeting recordings, notes and ideas for over 27 hours in LP mode while the mass storage class support means you can connect it directly to virtually any PC. The WS-100 saves all file types to its memory in an instant, whether they are your pictures, presentations or text documents, ensuring fast, secure and convenient transportation and transfer of your data.

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Recording Format
WMA (Windows Media Audio)
Recording Media
Recording Time
HQ mode: 4 hours 20 minutes

SP mode: 8 hours 40 minutes

LP mode: 27 hours 20 minutes
PC Interface
USB 2.0
Built-in 16mm round dynamic speaker
1x AAA-size battery
Battery Life
Approx. 13 hours (using alkaline dry cell battery)


PC link via "USB Direct" design where recorder actually separates from the battery unit and plugs into the USB port on most PCs for a direct connection

27 hours of recording time in LP mode

Records in popular Windows Media Audio (WMA) format

64MB of internal flash memory

USB mass storage class support means the WS-100 can store any file type, in addition to audio

Play recordings in Fast and Slow Playback mode (50% faster or 25% slower than real time)

Choose between three recording modes: HQ for high quality and LP and SP for extended recording times

Store and organize files in 5 folders holding up to 199 files per folder

Voice Activation records sound as soon as it's picked up by the built-in microphone for hands-free recording

Insert index marks to identify and quick retrieve important sound bites

Erase single or entire files

Adjustable microphone sensitivity lets you specify the recorder to your needs

Up to 13 hours of continuous operation is achieved via 1 x AAA battery for low power consumption


Input Level: -70dbv

LCD: 19 x 19mm

LED: Two colors (red and green)

Folders Messages: 5/199 per folder

Voice Activation: Available, Switchable On/Off

Practical Maximum Output: 100 mW

Microphone Jack: 3.5mm mini-jack, impedance 2 kOhms

Earphone Jack: 3.5mm mini-jack, impedance 8 Ohms

OS Supported: Microsoft Windows ME/2000 Professional/XP Professional, Home Edition

Sampling Frequency

Overall Frequency Response

Dimensions & Weight

3.70" x 1.57" x 0.59" excluding protrusions
1.9 oz. including battery
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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