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Olympus DM-420 - Digital voice recorder - flash 2 GB - WMA, MP3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and portability are overall positive. The battery and sound also get good views, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Olympus DM-420 - Digital voice recorder - flash 2 GB - WMA, MP3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Olympus DM-420 - Digital voice recorder - flash 2 GB - WMA, MP3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Olympus DM-420 - Digital voice recorder - flash 2 GB - WMA, MP3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, sound, price, portability, battery

reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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QUALITY RECORDER SET

 

I AM A LIFE COACH & ENTREPRENEUR & RECORD TO SELL MY RECORDING ON ITUNES & ON CDS & DOWNLOADS & PODCAST SO NEED VERY PROFESSIONAL RECORDINGS.....THIS DOES IT....I AM SO HAPPY...I HAVE ALREADY TOLD ALL MY FRIENDS...WHO WILL BE BUYING IT SOON TOO....

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Voice Recorder Has Musical Fidelity

 

Verbal (voice)help in in this small, compact unit to help a new user through the menu. The fidelity is amazing for music. Downloading to a computer for making CDs or transferring speech or music to MP3 or other players is quick and easy.

Adequate Storage","Compact Design","Easy To Use","Great Software Bundle","Long Battery Life

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SUPER DEAL

 

USED FOR RECORDING PERSONAL NOTES & THOUGHTS. ALSO RECORDING MUSIC

Adequate Storage","Compact Design","Easy To Use","QUALITY SOUND

NONE

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Great product and delivered ontime.

 

Good product, works great, longer battery life than expected. could be the batteries

Adequate Storage","Compact Design","Easy To Use","Fast","Good Compatibility","Long Battery Life

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Very Nice Recorder

 

I really like this recorder. As soon as I turned it on, I knew how to operate it.

Adequate Storage","Compact Design","Easy To Use","Good Compatibility","Long Battery Life

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Better than my clumsy old tape deck!

 

The Olympus Voice recorder is excellent for use in recording live music. It\'s much easier to carry around than my clumsy old tape deck when stereophonically recording live music in my church or at a festival, etc. This voice recorder records better...

Adequate Storage","Compact Design","Easy To Use","Fast","Good Compatibility","Great Software Bundle","Long Battery Life

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great recorder!

 

I like it to record dictation when I cant write my thoughts down. I really get tired and need to record the days events. I dont record what I am not supposed to, but just in case, it helps to know the I can.

Adequate Storage","Clear recordings","Compact Design","Fast

Limited mic functions

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Olympus Digital Voice Recorder with microSD Card Slot, 2GB, Silver

 

This digital voice recorder (DVR) is so easy to use. Just install the batteries, and start using it. - I purchased this DVR to use during accident investigation when details given by the those being interviewed are crucial to the root cause of the...

build quality, design, easy to use, performs well, size, sound quality, value for money

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Olympus DM-420 Digital Voice Recorder with microSD Card Slot, 2GB, Silver

 

This digital voice recorder (DVR) is so easy to use. Just install the batteries, and start using it. - I purchased this DVR to use during accident investigation when details given by the those being interviewed are crucial to the root cause of the...

build quality, design, easy to use, performs well, size, sound quality, value for money

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Great Digital Recorder

 

I maintain a web page for a local political club. I take numerous photos throughout each meeting. I use the recorder to keep track of who is who and what they said when I add their photos and comments to the website.

Compact Design","High Quality Sound","Long Battery Life","Reliable

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Product Specifications

An ultra high-quality stereo microphone steps up to the plate brings it on home. And in between are a series of features - from 2GB of internal memory, to MP3 and WMA recording format capabilities, to sophisticated that make the DM-420 the recorder of champions.

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):Dictaphones, transcribers
Type:Digital voice recorder

Battery

Run Time (Up To):51hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Data Storage Capability:Up to 999 files / 5 folders
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:2GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:1.5in
Weight:3oz
Width:4.3in

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:420
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus DM

MD System

Type: None
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