Microcassette successor

Olympus has launched its new DP-10 digital audio recorder, a “microcassette successor” which features the simple design and operation of analog recorders but the memory, recording quality, battery life and storage capacity of a digital device.

The DP-10 is about the size of a deck of cards and has a 1.78-inch wide LCD screen. Recording in high-quality WMA format, it offers 63 hours of battery life; in LP mode, it offers over 131 consecutive hours.

The device will be available at the end of August 2010 for an estimated $34.99.