I bought this to replace my worn out WS-822 which worked really well. It is dissappointing to see that Olympus no longer makes a compact single AAA battery recorder at the $120 price point of the WS-822 with the same features. This unit is bigger (too big for my application) and has no display backlight. To get anything comparable to the WS-822 you have to spend at least $199 now. I spoke with customer service to confirm prior to posting this.
Good sound quality
Good battery life
Good build quality
No display backlight
No date & time file numbering system