TECHKNOW: Smart tools - Olympus D1000 Transcription Voice Recorder

TECHKNOW: Smart tools - Olympus D1000 Transcription Voice Recorder - What is it?

by
Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

What is it?

A digital dictation machine, to you and me.

What does it do?

Digital audio recorders have been around for a year or two, but this one adds a new dimension. It is claimed that the optional Via Voice software converts recorded notes to text automatically on your PC. Compact flash memory cards up to 8Mb allow over two hours of continuous recording, and are removable. And, of course, it has all the usual functions you would expect in a top-end dictation machine.

What's the competition?

Olympus has long been a leader in this market and it shows. Rivals from Sony and Panasonic are easier on the eye, but nothing can match the chunky D1000's voice-to-text capability.

When can I get it?

It's available now for about pounds 260 (or pounds 220 without the trick software, but what's the point of that?).

www.olympus.co.uk.

Find this article useful?

Get more great articles like this in your inbox every lunchtime

Lockdown stress: 12 leaders share practical coping tips

In hard times, it's far too easy for the boss to forget to look after...

Don’t just complain about uncertainty, find the tools to navigate it

Traditional in-person research methods won’t work right now, but that’s no excuse for a wait-and-see...

How well have CEOs performed during the coronavirus pandemic?

A new survey offers a glimpse into what their staff think.

Why women leaders are excelling during the coronavirus pandemic

There is a link between female leaders and successful responses to COVID-19.

Why your employees don’t speak up

Research: Half of workers don’t feel comfortable to express concerns - and it’s usually because...

How to bounce back quickly after the lockdown ends

Never has a clear strategy been more important, says change consultant Jeremy Old.