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Rekrab
06-14-2010, 12:18 PM
Can anyone recommend a good voice recorder for lectures?

I need something that will pick up a speaker at the front of a lecture hall from 20-40ft away. Something with a USB port would be most handy so I can dump the lectures on to my computer and phone to listen to while not in class. It would also need to be able to record at least 4 hours of lecture at a time.

These things aren't exactly hot commodities these days so it seems like there's a lot of cheap, crappy ones on the market and reviews from decent magazines are impossible to find.

Currently looking at this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16873100044

amd64
06-14-2010, 1:58 PM
Any Olympus with the features you need will be a good choice.

Diablo
06-14-2010, 6:06 PM
I have that recorder and it works great.

Satex
06-14-2010, 9:17 PM
The Olympus DS-40 is a very capable unit, great audio, MP3 format, easy to dump to a PC via USB.

Rekrab
06-15-2010, 1:38 AM
Cool, thanks guys. Looks like I'll be buying Olympus.