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Olympus VN-5500PC

Olympus VN-5500PC

The sturdy design and ease of use of the Olympus VN-5500PC has made it one of the most popular digital voice recorders on the market.

It's a fairly handsome beast but it is clearly built for functionality. One large, centrally-located button gives access to the most commonly-used functions and a large clear display window allows at-a-glance monitoring.

It has three recording speeds and an indexing facility so you can mark important parts of recordings for easy location during playback. Couple that with it's integrated loudspeaker, variable playback speeds and easy-to-use buttons and playback is very simple indeed.

A no frills recorder at a great price. Not to be confused with its' little brother the VN5500. The 'PC' at the end of this one's name means files CAN be downloaded to a pc via usb

Olympus VN-5500pc at a glance...


  USB interface     Internal memory
  Mic and ear jacks     2 x AAA battery
  Vary playback speed     Integrated speaker
  221 hours recording     Voice-activated
  Five menu languages     3 recording speeds


Display:   LCD
Inputs:   1/8" (3.5mm) microphone mini jack
Output:   1/8" (3.5mm) earphone mini jack
USB Interface:   High speed
Power:   AAA size battery x2
Battery Life:   8 hours recording
Dimensions:   19(W)x102(D)x37(H)mm
Weight:   63g (with batteries)
Recording Media:   Integral memory only
Mic:   built-in mic - mono
Recording format:   WMA
Playback   Fast forward, rewind, ff skip, rewind skip, playback speed control
Plug-in power:   None


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Users' Reviews...

I need olympus digital

I need olympus digital recorder DS-40.
thanks a lot.

Users' Reviews...

The Olympus DS-40 is a good

The Olympus DS-40 is a good buy at the moment if you can find one (check out our DS-40 price comparison page) as the model has been superceded by the DS-65.

The DS-40 is a great recorder and has most of the features of the DS-65 but is currently about half the price as retailers are clearing their stocks.

Hope that helps...

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