Olympus has announced the new VN-7100 (pictured) and VN-7200 digital audio recorders. Both VN series recorders feature an optional Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) function that sets the audio device to record automatically only when sound is detected at a pre-set level, and stop when sound drops below the threshold level. The function eliminates "dead air" during recordings, thereby conserving memory and shortening file times. The new Olympus VN series also offers a Noise Cancel Playback function. This function eliminates unwanted background noise such as passing cars or muffled whispers and coughs while in playback mode. The Olympus VN-7100 includes one gigabyte of internal memory and can record for up to 600 consecutive hours, while the Olympus VN-7200 offers a robust two gigabytes and over 1,100 hours of recording time. Both record in WMA file format.
The units measure 4.1 x 1.5 x 0.8 inches and weighing 2.3 ounces and are powered by two AAA alkaline batteries (included). Also packaged with each unit is an instruction manual, Olympus warranty card plus a convenient carrying case.
Prices: $29.99 and $39.99 street (VN-7100 and VN-7200, respectively)
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