Olympus VN5500PC reviews

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+ This dictaphone has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on editing functions.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 41 reviews.
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mike, thame

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
every time i go to use it i have to take a battery out and put it in again before it will work. it will be returned and we will buy another make.
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 1.0
Weight 8.0
Recording time 8.0
Editing functions 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Jun 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent mic! picked up a full lecture clearly from the the back of a big lecture theatre! Also very easy to you and its so useful that you can connect it to your computer! would definately recommend this, its excellent value for money
Bad points:
it doesnt come with a little case or something to keep it scratch free...I would find this useful as I'm a bit clumsy sometimes.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Recording time 10.0
Editing functions 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Jul 2010

Kim, Bath

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy with lots of folders
Bad points:
when used intermitently (?) i.e every 10 mins or so I lost a some recordings, I think touching delete accidentaly but I had my hands full at the time too
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Recording time 10.0
Editing functions 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, nice size, good sound quality. I'm using it to record music rehearsal tracks, and the clarity is much better than I expected.
Bad points:
haven't used it much yet - but not found anything yet!
Overall rating 9.0
Weight 10.0
Recording time 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Jul 2010

David, South London

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use - long battery life of about 2-3 months used for 10 mins ONLY on a daily basis - battery life if used for longer periods daily is unknown Ability to tranfer the digital formay audio file(s) to computer (VN 5500 PC ONLY)

Fuller technical instructions are supplied as a PDF file located in the memory of the VN 5500 PC so copy this file to your computer BEFORE doing the initial setup.
Bad points:
BEWARE - if used with DRAGON Naturely Speaking PREFERED and above VERSION then the file format of the recording does not match the expected format DRAGON needs as _direct_ input. - This applies to DRAGON version 10 and 7. File conversion - once the file is on your computer is easy enough.

Some suppliers display the non PC file transferable version (VN 5500) as the VN 5500 PC The PC version has the words Digital Voice Recorder VN5500PC directly under the slightly shorter display on the VN5500PC

Sometimes the standard version of Dragon is sold as a package with the VN5500 PC - The standard version lacks the commands to read the VN 5500 PC files either from the computer or directly from the dictaphone - you need at least the Dragon Preferred version
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Recording time 9.0
Editing functions 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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6 of 9 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Apr 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
lightweight and easy to use
Bad points:
setting up the software for voice recognition and getting it to recognise and decipeher sentences is not always straightforward
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 7.0
Recording time 8.0
Editing functions 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 May 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Quite compact and basic.
Bad points:
Quality of recording (even at high quality). Even the recording function on the iPhone records better.
Overall rating 5.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 5.0
Recording time 7.0
Editing functions 5.0
Value for money 3.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Aug 2010

Also known as: Olympus VN-5500PC, Olympus VN 5500PC, OLYMPUS VN5500, VN-5500PC

 
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