VR80 Flash Drive Recorder Operation FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the VR80 Flash Drive Audio Recorder:

Q. How do I set the time and date stamp on the device?
A. To set the time and date stamp, run the SetTime.exe file included on the drive. For detailed step-by-step instructions, visit the time set guide page on our support portal.

Q. What recording mode does the VR80 use?
A. The VR80 recorder features voice activated recording, so once you turn it on, it will only record when it detects audio nearby.  When audio nearby stops, the device will pause, and then start recording again when audio is detected again.

Q. How long will the battery last?
A. On a full charge, the battery can get up to 15-16 hours of operation. Whenever the device is turned on, it will be drawing power and using the battery, so even if it's not recording, but simply on and waiting to detect audio it will still be using battery power. So, for example, if you fully charged the device and left it somewhere where there was only 2-3 hours of audio within a span of 15-16 hours, that could fully deplete the battery.

Q. My VR80 keeps recording continuously, instead of voice activated, what's going on?
A. The device will start recording whenever audio above 35dB is detected. This could be voices or any other sounds. A loud fan or air conditioner could trigger the recording, or a TV or a door slamming. It a

Q. How is the VR80 powered? 
A. The VR80 flash drive recorder is powered by an internal rechargeable battery. The internal battery can get up to 15-16 hours of operation on a single charge. It cannot record while plugged into an external power source, like a USB port or wall charger.

Q. What media player should I use to play back my audio files?
A. The default media player included with your computer (Windows Media Player, Quictime, etc), is usually not a very good player to play back these types of files. We recommend downloading and installing VLC Media Player, a free player for both PC and Mac computers available at http://www.videolan.org/vlc.

Q. How do I charge the VR80 flash drive recorder?
A. You can charge the device easily by plugging it into your computer's USB port, or by plugging it into a USB wall charger. While the device is charging, the LED will shine red, and will shine solid blue when charging is complete. 

Q. Can I use the VR80 as a regular USB flash drive?
A. Yes you can. The device has 8GB of internal memory, so in addition to storing your audio files, you can also take any important files and documents with you.

Q. Are there any lights, beeps, or sounds when the device is recording?
A. The only time the LED turns on is when you first turn on the device, and when  you turn it off. Otherwise the LED is out and operation is completely covert.

Q. What happens if my device is recording and the battery runs out?
A. If the battery runs out while the device is recording, it will save the last file and shut down.
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