Review of VASO VM690 PCM Digital 8GB Voice Recorder













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Up for review today I’ve got a little gadget from Vaso, it’s the VM690 digital voice recorder and it’s small, well made and it’s simple to use. The VM690 can not only record but playback MP3 files, you can take your music with you and record what you need to as well. The VM690 comes with 8gb of storage but it can expand via a microSD slot. It’s basic and simple, but it’s decent overall. Read on to learn more…

Specifications and Features

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The VM690 is gray in color and it has 8gb storage built-in. The recorder is small and portable, it’s about 4×1.5x.3 inches in dimensions and weighs about 1.5 ounces. The recorder does have a small screen and then under that you’ll find several buttons for play/pause, stop and record. There’s also a navigational pad to move around in the interface and then mode and menu buttons beneath that. To the left of the navigation pad is the built-in speaker. I should also note the play/pause buttons is also the power button. it’s very hard to see but there is a tiny LED that lights up red when recording near the top right corner of the display.

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On the right side of the VM690 is a mciroSD card slot for expanded storage, a hold slide switch and a microUSB port for charging and transferring.

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On the top of the recorder you’ll find 3.5mm jack for headphones and an external microphone. The VM690 has built-in stereo microphones at the top right and left corners.

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The back is just rather plain, but there is a tiny hole which is the reset button if you ever need to reset the recorder.

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The screen is OLED but it’s just black and white basically and it looks fine for what it needs to be and do. The main menu just has three options for Recording, Music and Settings. The Setting menu has many choices for Time Settings, Schedule Auto Record, Record Settings, Storage, Power Off Time, Backlight Time, Language, Information, Factory Settings, Password Settings, and Firmware Upgrade.

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Conclusion

The Vaso VM690 is a fairly basic voice recorder but that’s not a bad thing, it’s simple to use and you can even use it as an MP3 player when you’re not recording.

Battery life is very good, at up to 20 hours on a full charge. The VM690 has 8gb of storage built-in but you can expand it with a microSD card.

I’ve owned other voice recorders and I’ve noticed this one didn’t come with much in terms of accessories. Others I’ve owned and seen come with more accessories, for example an external microphone and a phone tap, but this one doesn’t.

The headphones aren’t the greatest, but I’m sure people have pairs of headphones they can use instead of these.

Pros:
+Small and portable
+Decent battery life
+MP3 player
+MP3 and Wav formats
+Seems well made
+Simple to use

Cons:
-Headphones not the greatest, uncomfortable

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Grading

Scores Out of 10
Overallscore-9-10
Design / Aestheticscore-9-10
Value / Pricescore-9-10
Performance / Usagescore-9-10

Disclosure: This product was given to me for review by the company for review purposes only for free or at a discounted price.

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