Both ODMS and DSS Player can edit the DS-3500's menu settings and auto-start when the device is plugged into the computer via USB cable, which is included in the box. Both programs will automatically transfer dictation files from the DS-3500 to the computer for dictation. When the device is in USB "composite" mode, as opposed to just USB "storage" mode, you can also use it for direct recording and editing of existing dictation files.
If you like the push-button controls to record, playback, and review, the entry-level DS-3500, with the included ODMS software, may be the only dictation system you need to initiate work products with your voice.
Manufacturer: Olympus America Inc.
Product: Digital Voice Recorder DS-3500
Recording formats: DS2, PCM ST, MP3
Dimensions (H x W x D) in inches: 4.5 x 1.96 x .69
Weight: 3.77 ounces
Warranty: One year
Attorney Sean Doherty is LTN's technology editor.