A Mountain of a Machine: A Review of the Olympus DS-40 Digital Voice RecorderBy Kendrick, Deborah; Access World, Vol. 8, No. 6
Publication Date: November 2007
Review of the Olympus DS-40, a Digital Voice Recorder that is user-friendly to the blind. The device, which is 4.5 inches long, 1 inch wide and less than 1 inch thick, has a storage capacity of 512 MB of music, books, podcasts, and/or personal recordings. It includes earbuds and a USB cable for connecting to a computer, and runs on two double-A batteries. All buttons are easily discernible by touch. The unit can play MP3 and WMA files and podcasts and is compatible with Audible.com. It has its own stereo microphone with 3 settings: dictation, lecture, and conference. It features voice-guided menus and comes with folders already set up for Audible, Music, and Podcasts. File transfer to the device is via its USB cable, using Windows Explorer. Article discusses navigating within and between folders, setting playback speed, and file management.
Published by: AFB Press (Website:http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=46)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )
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