Normally we wouldn't cover something as basic as a voice recorder, especially as it comes built into many MP3 players these days, but Olympus has launched four new models that features a built in USB port. Again, this might not seem like a big deal, but it's taken until now for a voice recorder company to release such a product.
The first two models, the WS-110 and WS-210S features 256 or 512MB of built in memory and measures 94.7 x 38 x 10mm (H x W x D) and features a built in LCD screen. They're powered by a single AAA battery and Olympus claims it has enough juice for up to 21h of recording.
The WS-311M and WS-321M offers 512MB and 1GB capacity respectively and measures 94.8 x 38.6 x 11mm (H x W x D). These two models also features an LCD screen and a USB port, but you also get SRS 'WOW XT' audio enhancement technology thrown in for good measure.
All four models will be available from next month and you can read the press releases here and here. Excuse the pictures used, they're of the Japanese version of the same models, so the model names are different.