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OLYMPUS WS-500M Silver USB PC Interface Digital Voice Recorder

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  • 2GB Recording Media
  • USB PC Interface
  • 3.7" x 1.5" x 0.4"

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Record for over 22 days with the WS-500M digital voice recorder from Olympus. In LP mode it can hold 544 hours and 55 minutes of recording in its 2GB of memory. In extra high quality (Stereo XQ) mode you can record up to 34 hours and 50 minutes for when you want to catch every nuance of the conversation. When you’re done, just plug it into your PC’s USB port and transfer the files over.

The Advanced file management lets you record up to 200 files in each of 5 folders. The large backlight LCD screen makes managing your recordings easy and convenient.

  • newegg Extended Recording Time The Olympus WS-500M features built-in 2GB flash memory for extended recording time of up to 35 hours in stereo XQ mode or 545 hours in LP mode.
  • newegg Voice Activation Enjoy hands-free recording and longer recording time using the Voice Activation mode to record sound as soon as it's detected by the built-in microphone.
  • newegg Built-in MP3 Player The built-in MP3 player supports MP3 and WMA audio files. So you can playback and store your music files with this Olympus WS-500M digital voice recorder!
  • newegg Large LCD Screen The Olympus WS-500M features a large, backlit LCD screen for clear viewing of recording times, battery life status and more.
  • newegg Easy File Management The Olympus WS-500M provides 5 customizable folders, each capable of storing up to 200 files, for easy management of your audio recordings.
  • newegg USB Direct Design With the “USB Direct” design, plug the Olympus WS-500M to your PC or Mac without cumbersome wires.

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WS-500M Silver


Recording Format
Recording Media
Recording Time
Stereo XQ Mode: 34 hours, 50 minutes

Stereo HQ Mode: 69 hours, 40 minutes

Stereo SP Mode: 139 hours, 25 minutes

HQ Mode: 139 hours 25 minutes

SP Mode: 274 hours 10 minutes

LP Mode: 544 hours 55 minutes
PC Interface
Microphone Jack

Earphone Jack
Built-in 16mm round dynamic speaker
1x AAA-size battery
Battery Life
21 hours (Alkaline, LP mode recording)


Supports music files in MP3 and WMA formats.

Built-in stereo microphone.

The LCD supports and displays three languages.

Windows only


Input Level: -70 dBv

LCD: 1.23 inch


Folders Messages: 5 folders/200 messages per folder

Sampling Frequency: Stereo XQ Mode - 44.1 kHz; Stereo HQ Mode - 44.1 kHz; Stereo SP Mode - 22.0 kHz; HQ Mode - 44.1 kHz; SP Mode - 22.0kHz; LP Mode - 8.0kHz

LP Mode

Voice Activation

Practical Maximum Output: 70 mW

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Dimensions & Weight

3.7" x 1.5" x 0.4"
1.6 oz.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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