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USR-500 Portable Charger Spy Audio Recorder Long Battery Voice Activated 150 Day Battery

Spy Audio Recorder Long Battery Voice Activated

USR-500 Quick Start Guide

1) How to Charge the Battery:

• Connect the audio recorder to a PC or 5v USB power supply (not included) using the longer USB cable and the small connector to the recorder
• About 4 hours to fully charge
• When all four LED lights on the flat side of the recorder are on and not blinking the recorder is fully charged.

2) How to Record an audio file:

• On top of the device is a toggle wheel with a notch in the middle
• On the top of the recorder on either side of the toggle wheel are two hard to see symbols (-) & (..)
• The notch on the toggle wheel can be turned towards either of these symbols
• If the notch is in the middle position then the device is OFF
• If the notch is turned towards the (-) symbol the device is in Continuous recording mode
• If the notch is turned towards the (..) symbol the device is in Voice Activated recording mode
• When finished recording slide notch to the middle position to end the recording and turn off the device
• Wait 5 seconds before making another recording
• NOTE: If the device runs out of power during the recording, it will finalize and save the file before the battery dies

3) How to Playback files on a computer:

First, make sure that the recorder is turned off (the computer will not recognize the device if it is on)

• Connect to the USB port of the computer using the long USB cable connected to the micro-USB port on the recorder
• When connected to the PC the device will be a removable drive named “MEMOQ” (some computers may name it something else. That will be found “This PC” (windows 10) which can be found in the “file Explorer” (usually looks like a yellow folder on the task bar). You can also find “this PC” by doing a search on your computer for “this PC” (on Widows 7 you would search for “my computer”). Now double click on the removable drive named “MEMOQ”.
• Open “VOICE” folder
• Now right click over the file that you want to play – hover over “open with” and choose the “Windows Media Player”(will not play in “Groove Music”) or whichever media player that you choose. you can download a free VLC Media Player here (recommended).

On a MAC you can play files just like you would any other audio file. Some versions of Itunes will not play MP3 files. You can use Quick Time or download a VLC Media Player. You can download one for free here

With most Android phones you can listen to the audio files using the included “OTG” cable and adapter if needed. To connect to your phone connect both cables together and then connect to your phone and the micro USB port on the recorder (NOT the larger USB port) . Some phones will open the “File Manager” automatically (this could take a few moments). On other phones you may need to find the files manually. Please see your phone operating instructions if you are having difficulties.

4) How to Delete the files on a PC:

• Open the “VOICE” folder
• Right click on the file you wish to delete and select Delete in the pop up menu
• Files can only be deleted through a PC

5) How to Delete the files on a Mac

• Open the “VOICE” folder
• Right click on the file you wish to delete and select Delete in the pop up menu
• While the device is still plugged into the Mac go to your trash folder and empty trash.
• Note: If the above step is not completed the files will not be fully deleted from the device and you will have a phantom
folder that will contain the deleted files that can only be seen by a Windows Computer

6) How to set Time/Date stamp, Recording Quality and Voice Activation Sensitivity:

1) Connect the device to the computer as in section 3 – A, B, and C above.
2) Next double click the “Time Setup” file.
3) If you see a pop-up window click “Yes”.
4) Next choose your desired record quality and SVOS (voice activation) levels
When choosing voice activation settings “0” is normal “+1” is more sensitive and “+2” is the most sensitive. Likewise, “-1 is less sensitive and “-2” is the least sensitive (will take more sound to start recording).
When choosing record quality “XHQ” is the best quality but cuts the storage capacity in half.
5) Last click the “Start” button.

NOTE: Anytime that you change any of the above settings you must click the “Start “button to save.
NOTE: Date and time setup software is only compatible with a Windows based PC. MAC users will need to use a windows PC for initial time and date setup. After doing so the date and time will be seen on MAC computers as well.

Useful Tips

• If the recorder is not being recognized by your computer, make sure that the recorder is in the OFF position.
• To record while plugged in START RECORDING FIRST then plug the recorder into the USB port on your computer or a 5v AC adapter (optional accessory).
• If you format the recorder all files will be deleted. Only supports FAT32 type of formatting. The recorder will not work properly if you format in any other type.
• When unplugging the device from your computer please be sure to properly “eject” per your computers operating instructions. Failure to do so may result in permanent damage to the device.

Use this quick start guide in conjunction with manufactures manual.

Configuration software

If you accidentally delete the operating software you can download below.

Download the time setup file and save it on the recorder. Download it here.

For this file to work there also has to be an empty  file folder named VERSION_V106 on the recorder. To do this :

  • Connect the device to the computer as in section 3 
  • Create a new folder named VERSION_V106 (must be named exactly as seen here)

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