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Olympus WS-400 S Digital Recorder (White) - REFURBISHED

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Condition: Factory Refurbished
Capture over 272 hours of audio in high-quality stereo sound with the compact, stylish WS-400S. Easily store and organize your files and transfer them to your PC with the easy-to-use "USB Direct" design

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Overview
Enjoy superior audio quality and ease of use in a sleek, stylish package.
Capture over 272 hours of audio in high-quality stereo sound with the compact, stylish WS-400S. Easily store and organize your files and transfer them to your PC with the easy-to-use "USB Direct" design. Simply plug the recorder into a computer, with no USB cable necessary, for easy downloading of audio files, documents, image files and more!

  • WMA Recording
  • USB Direct PC Link
  • Built-in Stereo Microphones

Features

WMA Format Recording
Records in popular Windows Media Audio (WMA) format.

1GB Internal Memory
The WS-400S has 1GB of internal flash memory.

272 Hours Recording Time
Enjoy an amazing 272 hours of recording time.

Built-in Stereo Microphone

Voice Activation
Use the Voice Activation mode to record sound, via the built-in microphone, without ever lifting a finger.

Easy File Management
Organize up to 200 files in each of five available folders for quick retrieval and storage convenience.

Multiple Language Display
The LCD supports and displays three languages.

21 Hours Battery Life
Up to 21 hours of continuous operation with only one AAA battery.

Specifications
Recording Format   WMA (Windows Media Audio)
Recording Media  Built-in 1GB flash memory
Recording Time  Stereo XQ Mode: 17 hours, 20 minutes
Stereo HQ Mode: 34 hours, 45 minutes
Stereo SP Mode: 69 hours, 35 minutes
HQ Mode: 69 hours 35 minutes
SP Mode: 137 hours 00 minutes
LP Mode: 272 hours 25 minutes
Card Format  N/A
Input Level  -70 dBv
PC Interface  USB direct, Hi speed
LCD  1.23 inch
LED  Yes
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:44.1kHz
SP Mode: 22.0kHz
LP Mode: 8.0kHz
Overall Frequency Response  Stereo XQ Mode: 50-19,000Hz
Stereo HQ Mode: 50-15,000 Hz
Stereo SP Mode: 50-9,000Hz
HQ Mode:50-13,000Hz
SP Mode: 100-7,000Hz
LP Mode:100-3,000Hz
LP Mode  Yes
Voice Activation  Yes
Demographic Data Input  N/A
Practical Maximum Output  70 mW
Write Protection  Yes
Speaker  Built-in 16 mm round dynamic speaker
Microphone Jack  Yes
Earphone Jack  Yes
Power Supply  One AAA battery
External Power Supply  N/A
Battery Life  21 hours (Alkaline, LP mode recording)
Size  3.7" L x 1.5" W x 0.4" D (94.8 x 38.0 x 11.0 mm), excluding protrusions
Weight  1.6 oz. (46g), including battery
OS Supported  Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Mac OS X 10.2.8 - 10.5
CPU  N/A
RAM  N/A
Sound Board  N/A
Video Card and Display  N/A
Removable Drive  N/A
USB Port  One free port
Audio Output  N/A

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5 out of 5 stars   Good recorder
By A cop (Alabama) June 03, 2012
Review submitted for Olympus WS-400 S Digital Recorder (White) - REFURBISHED (OMWS400SWRB)
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Pros: Compact Design
Cons: So far no cons
Other Comments: I use this to record conversations. Very concealable and easy yo use.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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3 out of 5 stars   not enough space to write a headline
By co (brooklyn ny) March 28, 2012
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Pros: Compact Design, Long Battery Life, High Quality Sound, Reliable
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Other Comments: i returned my product because it can only playback what was recorded on it, not music that was downloaded on it
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4 out of 5 stars   Great recorder at a great price
By LuLu (charlotte, nc) February 15, 2012
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Pros: Reliable, Compact Design, High Quality Sound
Cons:
Other Comments: I use this product to record sessions with clients so that I can review my skills and receive supervision. It is great for this purpose. I was surprised at how small it is. I am very happy with this product, with one exception, I use a Mac, and without purchasing new software ($30), I cannot fast forward or rewind audio files. The result is that I end up listening on the device which decreases my battery life. If you already have the software needed, you won't have this problem. I have recommended this product to other students and they are also happy with it. I wish I could give it a 4.5 because it's so great.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again
By Rick (Chattanooga, TN) January 12, 2012
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Pros: High Quality Sound, Compact Design, Long Battery Life, Reliable
Cons:
Other Comments: We use these models in teaching sessions and meetings. It even gives good quality recording in your pocket if you don't have a clip.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   good-except for speaker quality!
By deadbolter (tennessee) October 10, 2011
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Pros: Compact Design
Cons: Poor Quality Sound
Other Comments: my only complaint-very poor speaker quality. other than that-it's great, but speaker quality is very important in this device!
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2 out of 5 stars   It's ok not great
By Biggb (ny ny) April 20, 2011
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Pros: Compact Design
Cons:
Other Comments: It's ok not great. Good for the price
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great for Ghost Hunting!!!
By Techy Rose (Houston Tx.) April 13, 2011
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Pros: Reliable, Long Battery Life, High Quality Sound, Compact Design
Cons:
Other Comments: Have coupled the ws-400 with a mini mic by sony and these have turned out to be the best for capturing EVPs during ghost hunting. This is my second time purchasing a couple of these for my ghost group members. Price is great and will come back for more.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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1 out of 5 stars   Don't bother with this model
By Vette Bob (Mesa, AZ) March 11, 2011
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Pros: Compact Design
Cons: Poor Quality Sound
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5 out of 5 stars   An excellent device to digitize informat
By Jim (Lindon, Utah) March 04, 2011
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Pros: High Quality Sound, Long Battery Life, Reliable, Compact Design
Cons:
Other Comments: This is a very simple product to use. Very small but very capable. Being a refurbished unit, it was a very reasonable buy. I love it.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great buy
By Evil Daniel (Austin Tx) February 12, 2011
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Other Comments: Great recorder. Meets all my needs.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   good one for lecture recording.
By gojacket (Spearfish, SD) February 07, 2011
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Pros: High Quality Sound, Compact Design, Long Battery Life
Cons: Picks Up Background Noise
Other Comments: I got this for my lecture most of time. I don't use other microphone or anything but it still gives me great lectures back. Only thing I do is putting it on the front desk so it's placed near by the prof. I can hear it clearly. great product!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   GREAT FOR ALL
By Audio Library (NYC) January 12, 2011
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Pros: Easy to connect USB, Compact Design
Cons:
Other Comments: The recorder works great, it is easy to use even for novices. And it connects to the USB port extremely simply.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great for note taking
By Chief (Rocky Mount, NC) January 12, 2011
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Pros: High Quality Sound, Reliable, Compact Design, Long Battery Life
Cons:
Other Comments: Grandson saw mine and how I used it to save meeting information. He keeps a daily journal and makes himself notes constantly and said it would be perfect for that plus he could use it in school to make notes after and during class.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Best Recorder I Have Used Yet!
By Guitar man Sarge. (West Virginia) January 05, 2011
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Pros: High Quality Sound, Compact Design, Long Battery Life, Reliable
Cons: NONE
Other Comments: I bought this to record my guitar practice sessions, and it works perfect! Really high quality stereo sound, and decent built in microphones that don't distort easily. Battery life is great! Expect to get about 15+ hours on alkaline batteries. Built in usb jack is the way to go! No little cables to get lost. I can't find a fault with it, and I have really used this thing for hours on end straight with no problems. So, if you are looking for a really high quality recording device, look no further! BUY THIS! You will never regret it!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   good product
By steven (boston, MA) December 01, 2010
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Pros: Long Battery Life, Compact Design
Cons: Picks Up Background Noise
Other Comments: [...]
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   Not the best value.
By jhylton52 (Millerton, NY) November 30, 2010
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Cons: Poor Quality Sound
Other Comments: I believe in refurbished items, but this one falls short.
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5 out of 5 stars   Great device!
By AT (Roseville,MN) November 25, 2010
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Pros: Compact Design, Long Battery Life, High Quality Sound, Reliable
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Other Comments: Marvelous compact product, in great condition; great price! A+++++
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent product. exactly as advertised
By Diegolaw (San Antonio, Tx) November 10, 2010
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Pros: Long Battery Life, Compact Design, Reliable, High Quality Sound
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I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great product!
By Therapist in California (Los Angeles, CA) October 28, 2010
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Pros: Compact Design, Reliable, High Quality Sound
Cons:
Other Comments: It plugs right into my MacBook which I love. My old audio recorder required a long process of converting files and it only worked on an PC, so this is a huge improvement I had one file get corrupted at first, but since then everything has gone smoothly and I really enjoy it. On a less important note, it looks a lot like fan iPod shuffle so it's aesthetically appealing.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Nice product I will buy again &again
By ArtistGoksal (Monterey,CA) September 30, 2010
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Pros: Long Battery Life, Buy it with confidense, Reliable, Compact Design, High Quality Sound
Cons:
Other Comments: For study purpose for school,Good brand ,silim dizayn ,easy to use,dependable.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Better than expected
By Steve (Northern VA) September 23, 2010
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Pros: Compact Design, High Quality Sound
Cons:
Other Comments: It records very well. Playback is good too, but not on the built in speakers. I use headphones.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   As good as I expected
By theredwun (New Palestine, IN) August 29, 2010
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Pros: High Quality Sound, Reliable, Compact Design, Long Battery Life
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Other Comments: Excellent for individual notations, one on one interviews and lecture halls
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   love this product!
By HBIC (daly city, ca) August 04, 2010
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Pros: High Quality Sound, Compact Design, Reliable
Cons:
Other Comments: i'm in love with this product so far! i'm using the recorder mainly for interviews for a research project. i think my favorite feature is the usb that is included in the recorder. all i have to do is record, pop out the usb, plug it into my laptop - and bam! done. the biggest obstacle in research is the grueling process of transcribing interviews - but this recorder allows you to listen to files in slow motion which makes things a LOT easier. no complaints here! effective item at a really reasonable price.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Works the same as a new one.
By "201" (Branchville, Virginia) August 04, 2010
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Pros: Compact Design, Long Battery Life, Reliable, High Quality Sound
Cons:
Other Comments: Used for Dr. visits. Reduces confusion and easy to share with the kids.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Handy little tool
By Chris, student (KS) July 17, 2010
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Pros: High Quality Sound, Reliable, Long Battery Life, Compact Design
Cons: Picks Up Background Noise
Other Comments: As a student, it's great for catching those thoughts before they get away.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   Good and Not So Good
By Jim (Rochester, NY) July 14, 2010
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Pros: Compact Design, Reliable, Long Battery Life
Cons: Poor Quality Sound, Picks Up Background Noise
Other Comments: The recorder would be great except for the poor quality of sound. It picks up background noise as a steady hissing sound. You need to be speaking directly into the recorder to get a better quality. But even then the volume is very low.
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5 out of 5 stars   five star confirmed
By D daddy (Louisville, Kentucky) June 30, 2010
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Pros: Long Battery Life, Compact Design, Reliable
Cons: Poor Quality Sound
Other Comments: Everything is first class.Descriptions, features, packing, [...] everything is great. My problem is personal. Being somewhat hearing impared I cannot hear my recordings and have purchased a set of headphones to assist. I do think the recorder would benefit if somewhat louder sound was avaliable. I intend to catalogue every item of substance in our home/loss record.
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Experience
By The ghost hunter (Colchester, Vermont) June 22, 2010
Review submitted for Olympus WS-400 S Digital Recorder (White) - REFURBISHED (OMWS400SWRB)
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Pros: High Quality Sound, Compact Design, Reliable, Long Battery Life, I love Olympus DVRs
Cons: NONE
Other Comments: I'll be shopping here again real soon and I believe everyone should, too.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Best for the money!
By Joe Nerd Under Cover (san jose, ca) June 02, 2010
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Pros: High Quality Sound, Reliable, Long Battery Life, Looks good too, Compact Design
Cons:
Other Comments: The product is great. I used it for lecture, it's small compact and I can listen either in the car or on headphones later. It also has the ability to fast forward in multiple speeds where others do not have that option only to skip forward. this feature comes in handy when looking for something specific in an hour long lecture.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Good value
By Colin (Rahway, NJ) May 27, 2010
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Pros: Seemingly durable, Easy to use
Cons: Battery life
Other Comments: So far I have used this once, for a 3-day conference where I recorded numerous sessions in a variety of settings. It seemed to pick up speech well whether I was recording from overhead PA speakers in a 1000 person hall, or from a much smaller PA in a smaller room. Of course, recording a 1 on 1 conversation also was very good. The marking function (where you can note particular spots in the presentation) worked well, and I never reached the limit to those (14, I think) in an hour and a half session. I found it easier to download the files to my PC to listen back, as I could control the EQ better with that and had better speakers. The downloading itself was easy, and the unit is designed so that it is difficult to accidently erase any recordings. All in all, a very good unit, and a good value too, as the refurbished unit cost about half of what a factory fresh version would cost.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   Not Intuitive
By ajia (Ventura, CA) May 22, 2010
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Pros: Compact Design
Cons: Picks Up Background Noise, Poor Quality Sound
Other Comments: Ever have an item with too many bells & whistles....and named so that you did not understand the naming conventions? This is one of those products. It'll probably all make sense after using it for a while, but for those that want something that makes sense out of the box, this is not it.
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4 out of 5 stars   Would recommend this product to friends.
By Natalie (Indiana) May 20, 2010
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Pros: Compact Design, Reliable, High Quality Sound
Cons:
Other Comments: I am going to use it to interview older family members for genealogy so I like that it is small and won't draw a lot of attention to the fact that it is there.I have tested the range and find I can set it a short distance away from my subject so it isn't a focal point to distract them.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Don'y knock refurbished.
By mariolee (seattle wa) May 16, 2010
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Pros: Reliable, Compact Design, Long Battery Life, High Quality Sound
Cons: Button placement
Other Comments: Good item and it looked brand new.I love the color and compact design.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Deal
By Richard (Laredo, TX) May 06, 2010
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Pros: Long Battery Life, High Quality Sound, Compact Design
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Other Comments: Great Product for the price.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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