Olympus DS-7000 - $499

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Designed for professionals (or dilettantes) who rely on secure, flexible, reliable products as integral parts of their office workflow, the DS-7000 features real-time 256-bit file encryption, a redesigned, independently housed microphone, enhanced battery life and next-generation Olympus Dictation Management Systems (ODMS) software.

The DS-7000 is certified for maximum dictation accuracy by Dragon, maker of industry-leading NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software. The recorder and included ODMS software are fully compatible with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, creating efficient voice recognition workflows. You can dock your recorder and just walk away, Renee.

Here are a few of the features:


Device password protection and DSS Pro real-time 128- or 256-bit file encryption makes the DS-7000 ideal for workplace environments that deal with sensitive information. If your information is insensitve, just leave the recorder lying around unprotected.


Packaged with next-generation Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) software and compatible with Nuance Dragon speech recognition software, the DS-7000 is designed to become an essential part of any office’s dictation workflow directly out of the box. Support for up to 32 index marks per dictation file makes it easy to locate critical information, like where you left your car in the parking garage.


A vast array of functions and accessories, audio codes and indexing options, as well as support for multiple worktypes and users, makes the DS-7000 customizable enough to suit any purpose in any IT environment. It's positively waxy-flexy. The ODMS software is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP and Mac OS X.


The DS-7000’s redesigned, speech-optimized microphone is independently housed for flawless sound reproduction. It offers multiple recording modes, as well as two quality levels – QP (16kHz/28 kbps) and SP (12 kHz/13.7 kbps).


Battery Life

• Recording: (rechargeable batteries)QP mode: Approximately 30 hours
• SP mode: Approximately 37 hours
• Playback: All modes: Approximately 35 hours


• Rechargeable LI-42B : li-ion- battery (710mAh)
• Up to 26 hours of recording time with one battery charge


• Included 2GB microSD card holds up to approximately 306 hours of recording time

OS Supported

• Microsoft Windows XP:
Professional / Home Edition SP3 x86
Professional / Home Edition SP2

• x64Microsoft Windows Vista:
Ultimate / Enterprise / Business / HomePremium / Home
Basic SP2 (both x86/64)Microsoft

• Windows 7:
Ultimate / Enterprise / Professional / HomePremium (both x86/64)
Ultimate / Enterprise / Professional / HomePremium SP1 (both x86/64)

• Mac OS X 10.4.11 - 10.7


The recorder (duh)
a 2 GB microSD card
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
Docking station
USB cable to attach either the docking station or recorder to your computer
Olympus Dictation Management Systems (ODMS) software
Carrying case
Warranty card
Instruction manual
Cleverly-shaped packing materials that hold everything just so and into which you will never again be able to fit everything perfectly