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OLYMPUS WS-801 USB PC Interface Digital Voice Recorder

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  • Built-in 2GB flash memory Recording Media
  • USB PC Interface
  • 3.94" x 1.57" x 0.58" (100.2mm x 40mm x 14.8mm)

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The WS-801 features two internal directional condenser microphones engineered to capture sound at a wide range of decibel levels. With the newly-developed high-sensitivity, low-noise directional microphones, Olympus has achieved the best ever quality in sound recording for this series. Direct USB connection, calendar search functions, and plenty of memory with 2GB internal and micro SD compatible make this the ultimate recording device.

  • newegg 514 HOURS OF RECORDING TIME and multi format support With 2GB of internal memory and 514 hours of recording time, you’ll be able to capture notes, lectures, and more – and still have room to store documents. The device also features a microSD slot with the potential to hold up to 32GB of additional memory. You can record and play back in both of the standard high-function formats: MP3 and WMA.
  • newegg Noise cancellation Dampen or minimize unwanted background sounds – so you record a clean, high-quality audio file.
  • newegg Direct link to your Mac/PC With the "USB Direct" design, it is easy to transfer your files to your Mac or PC. It is equipped with a microSD slot so connection with PC’s is even more convenient.
  • newegg Variable control voice actuator Voice Activation makes automatic starting and stopping of the recorder an extra benefit that saves time and energy.
  • newegg Scene select function Wherever you are, whether it’s a conference room, large hall, or at home dictating, the microphones will automatically adjust to capture the best sound depending on your setting.
  • newegg Index marks and calendar search function The WS-801 allows you to set up to 99 index marks per file with peace of mind. Calendar Search Function allows you to easily search for files by date and play them back with ease.

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Recording Format
Recording Media
Built-in 2GB flash memory
Recording Time
WMA Stereo
128 kbps: 32hr 30min
64 kbps: 65hr 30min

WMA Mono
32 kbps: 131hr
16 kbps: 258hr
8 kbps: 514hr

192 kbps: 22hr
128 kbps: 33hr 30min
PC Interface
Built-in 18mm round dynamic speaker
One AAA alkaline or One AAA Ni-MH battery
Battery Life
Approximately 27 hours (LP)


Direct link to your Mac/PC

Variable control voice actuator

Noise cancellation

Calendar search function

Scene select function

Index marks


Folders Messages: 5 / 200 per folder

Overall Frequency Response
WMA Stereo 128 kbps: 40 - 19,000Hz
WMA Stereo 64 kbps: 40 - 16,000Hz
WMA Mono 32 kbps: 40 - 16,000Hz
WMA Mono 16 kbps: 40 - 8,000Hz
WMA Mono 8 kbps: 40 - 3,000Hz
MP3 192 kbps: 40 - 19,000Hz
MP3 128 kbps: 40 - 17,000Hz

Dimensions & Weight

3.94" x 1.57" x 0.58" (100.2mm x 40mm x 14.8mm)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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