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All About the Philips Speechmike Pro

All About the Philips Speechmike Pro

If you ever stopped to think about how much time you spend every day typing, you would probably be surprised. All those emails and reports you have to manually type take a significant amount of time, especially when you factor in editing and cleaning up typos. There are, however, devices for purchase that can greatly reduce this time, making you more efficient at home and at work.

One such device is the Philips Speechmike Pro. It’s a device which, in tandem with voice recognition software, aids in dictation. There have been several version of the device released, so users can choose one that plugs directly into your computer via a USB cable, or they can purchase an entirely wireless option for a greater price.

Unlike other dictation implements, you physically hold the product in your hand. Users have noted both pros and cons with this system. As a benefit, you don’t have to physically remove a headset or head-microphone every time you stand up to leave your computer. As a disadvantage, some users say it takes a while to get used to the handheld device. After regular use, however, the consensus is that the benefits outweigh the costs. The Philips Speechmike Pro allows you to be mobile, and most users adjusted to the handheld device quickly. Weighing in at only 5.4 ounces, the device was not an overly cumbersome or heavy adjustment for most people.

The buttons on the Philips Speechmike Pro are designed to be large and easy to use. They can even be operated with one hand, which aids greatly in the ease of dictation. Four other buttons are customizable, which allows users to create personalized shortcuts. This is a particularly relevant feature, because everyone’s work needs differ, and these shortcuts can be tailored to your particular needs.

The center of the device contains a trackball and scroll wheel. Not only does this feature aid with navigation, but it is also dustproof. That added feature ensures any stray dust that might get into the cracks of the Philips Speechmike Pro won’t affect its performance.

The buttons themselves are illuminated with LEDs. This makes it easy to see when you are recording, overwriting, inserting, or any number of other available functions.

The Philips Speechmike Pro is available from a number of online retailers as well as brick and mortar stores. Electronic superstore Amazon.com has the item in stock as well as Recorders.com.

The device is available in many different varieties. Some of the latest editions have wireless capabilities. The very latest device even has an integrated barcode scanning system. These technological innovations are certainly interesting, but users will have to decide if the gadgetry is worth the price. The most advanced of the product can cost upwards of $1000. The more standard devices cost around $250. Prices will, of course, vary depending on the site of purchase and the features you opt to include.

Consider the Speechmike Pro as a tool for your own home business or as a gift for any business-minded family member or friend.

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