Sony ain’t the only company updating its digital audio recorder lineup. Olympus is introducing the new LS-11, which looks like a slightly updated version of the Olympus LS-10. The new model looks an awful lot like its predecessor, but it does have a few nice perks like 8GB of built-in storage space instead of 2GB, stereo speakers, and up to 23 hours of battery life.
Here’s a bit more of what the Olympus LS-11 has to offer:
- Can record in qualities up to 24-bit/96kHz in stereo or mono
- WAV, MP3, and WMA recording formats
- Built in stereo mics
- 8GB of flash storage plus an SDHC card slot that can take up to 32GB of additional storage
- Stereo woo mW speakers
- 3.5mm stereo mic jack
- 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
- Runs on 2 AA batteries
- Dimensions: 131.5mm x 48mm x 22.4mm
- Weight: 165mm w/alkaline batteries
The Olympus LS-11 also adds track marking and file editing functions. The recorder will run about $399, which is the same as the list price for the LS-10. But you can often find the Olympus LS-10 going for as little as $241.