Olympus WS-821 Voice Recorders with 2 GB Built-In-Memory Price:  $79.71 (as of 09/09/2018 23:27 PST- Details)

2gb built in memory (max. recording time approx. 493 hours)
MP3 / WMA recording formats
MicroSD / SDHC up to 32gb


Reproduces the direction and distance of the speaker.
Compact And Lightweight Stereo Audio Recorder With Intelligent Functions

With high recording quality and superb stereo feeling, the WS series has established its presence as a smart tool for business. With the combination of the new Transcription Mode function you can transcribe your recordings far more efficiently, enabling you to save time. The recorder comes with a microSD slot and built-in USB, also featuring many more extensive business-oriented functions. With all the improvements, this series is becoming a must-have for business people.

Highest Quality Recording

Directional Stereo Microphones And A 90-Degree Angle Structure Captures Sound Just As If You Were There

By positioning the two low-noise directional stereo microphones in a 90 degree layout, the WS series can record with superb stereo quality, taking into account the recording location, whether it is a meeting room or large conference center.

A Dragon NaturallySpeaking “6 Dragon” Rating

The WS-821 was awarded six Dragons, the highest recognition rating when using Dragon NaturallySpeaking software from Nuance Communications, Inc. Dragon automatically turns your talk into text and can make virtually any computer task easier and faster. For more information, visit Nuance’s website.

An Impressive Array Of Playback Functions

Transcription Mode

Transcription mode is one of the playback scene modes which helps users during transcription by eliminating dead air during playback.

Noise-Cancellation Function

Background noise which may have been captured during recording is powerfully reduced with the world’s highest level of noise cancellation technology.

The WS-821 Box Contents Include:

  • Instruction manual
  • One AAA Alkaline battery

Optional Accessories:

  • ME12 Unidirectional mono microphone
  • ME15 Omnidirectional mono tie-pin microphone
  • ME30W Omnidirectional 2-channel microphone kit
  • ME31 Compact gun microphone
  • ME34 Compact zoom microphone
  • ME33 Boundary microphone
  • ME51SW Stereo microphone
  • ME52W Unidirectional mono microphone
  • TP8 Telephone pickup microphone
  • A514 USB connector/AC adapter
  • Four BR404 AAA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
  • KA333 Connecting cord
  • CS131 Case


Direct USB Connection Eliminates The Need For Cables

The USB connector integrated into the recorder can be easily deployed using the slide lever to plug the recorder directly into a PC. With no need for cables or special software, the transfer between PC and recorder is seamless. The recorder can even be used as a USB memory device.

493 Hours Of Recording Time

With 2 GB of internal memory and up to 493 hours of recording time, you are able to capture notes, lectures, and more – and still have room to store documents. The WS-821 offers an impressive 37 hours of battery life.

MicroSD Slot For Endless Memory

The recorder supports microSD cards up to 32GB for added space and memory, and it is located under the battery area to protect the card slot.

The Calendar Function Makes It Easy To Search For Files

Audio files saved on the recorder are automatically marked with the date. Because files are displayed by the calendar format, you can quickly find the file you are looking for by the date of recording.

Recording Scene Select For Flawless Recording

By simply selecting from the menu, you can set optimum recording settings according to the scenes. With five modes and three user configurations, anyone can easily make fail-proof, high-quality recordings, even in an environment requiring a quick response.

  • Lecture: Suitable for recording a lecture in a large room where there are many people.
  • Conference: For clear recording in a conference room with some people.
  • Meeting: To record conversations in a small meeting room.
  • Dictation: Optimum to capture your speech by talking directly into the recorder.
  • DNS: Provides the best settings for voice recognition with Dragon NaturallySpeaking by Nuance Inc.
Basic Specifications
Internal Memory 2 GB 4 GB 8 GB
External Memory microSD (up to 32GB) microSD (up to 32GB) microSD (up to 32GB)
PC Connectivity USB Direct USB Direct USB Direct
Recording Format MP3/WMA PCM/MP3/WMA PCM/MP3/WMA
Battery Required 1-AAA alkaline or NI-MH rechargeable battery 1-AAA alkaline or NI-MH rechargeable battery 1-AAA alkaline or NI-MH rechargeable battery
Battery Charge (USB/AC)
Max. Recording Time 493 hours 1000 hours 1980 hours
Max. Battery Life (Recording) 37 hours 37 hours 37 hours
Zoom Microphone
Low Cut Filter
Recording Scene Select
Voice Playback
Voice Balancer
Voice Changer
Noise Cancel
Playback Speed Control 2.0x – 0.5x 3.5x – 0.5x 3.5x – 0.5x
A-B Repeat
Calendar Search
FM Radio
Size 4″ x 1.6″ x .6″ 4″ x 1.6″ x .6″ 4″ x 1.6″ x .6″
Weight (including battery) 1.9 oz. 1.9 oz. 1.9 oz.

2gb built in memory (max. recording time approx. 493 hours)
MP3 / WMA recording formats
MicroSD / SDHC up to 32gb
USB Direct