I was surprised how much fun I had with the Olympus LS-3. On the whole, I don’t usually feel the need to record things, but having a go with the LS-3 I found that it does make life a tad simpler.
The clarity of the recording is astounding: recording a conversation between myself and a group of friends I was amazed at the quality. Later on I read allowed a chapter of a book to my nephew and then took down notes for a personal project. After these tests I came to the conclusion that the LS-3 is really helpful especially if you enjoy listening to notes and not just reading them, which I do.
…which means 65 hours of recording time…
The specs are rather impressive for the size and weight (you can fit it in pocket with ease and it’s a light 90g with batteries). It comes with a built-in 4GB memory, and if that’s not enough for you and your mass recording ways, then there is a microSD(HC) card slot to increase your space even more.
Also the LS-3 comes with rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (these batteries give 65 hours of recording time) and an internal USB charging function ideal for people on the move. Most importantly you get superior-to-CD quality sound due to the 24bit/96kHz PCM format, two directional microphones with 90° orientation for most natural stereo recording, plus an omni-directional centre microphone capable of capturing lower bass.
It’s a good buy if you want to take notes, write a play or short film, record a song and much more so go ahead and try it for yourself. Don’t forget to catch the MouthLondon Olympus competition giving away one of these fantastic recorders!
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