Record meetings, store files, and listen to music with one device.
Stay organized on the move with this high-class storage device and powerful music player. Transfer meetings or notes and even large documents to your PC with the easy-to-use USB input. The WS-500M is designed to be plugged directly into your computer for fast file transfer. With 2GB of internal memory, store up to 500 songs and listen to them in impressive stereo sound with track and artist name clearly displayed on the LCD.
MP3 and WMA Music Playback
Supports music files in MP3 and WMA formats.
2GB Internal Memory
The WS-500M has 2GB of internal flash memory.
545 Hours Recording Time
Enjoy an amazing 545 hours of recording time.
The unique "USB Direct" design means you can connect it right to the USB port on your computer and download or transfer audio, music, photos and more.
Built-in stereo microphone.
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 of Battery Life
Up to 21 hours of continuous operation with only one AAA battery
Recording Format WMA (Windows Media Audio)
MP3 recording available via free firmware download
Recording Media Built-in 2 GB flash memory
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
Card Format N/A
Input Level -70 dBv
PC Interface USB direct, Hi speed
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
Overall Frequency Response Stereo XQ Mode: 50-19,000 Hz
Stereo HQ Mode: 50-15,000 Hz
Stereo SP Mode: 50-9,000 Hz
HQ Mode:50-13,000 Hz
SP Mode: 100-7,000 Hz
LP Mode:100-3,000 Hz
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 NiMH or alkaline battery (Olympus' BR401 Ni-MH battery is chargeable in the unit via USB)
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
Sound Board N/A
Video Card and Display N/A
Removable Drive N/A
USB Port One free port
Audio Output N/A