hi, i am thinking of getting dragon naturally speaking. Now people say about using a headset and blue tooth is what you need But is it possible to use the software by only using a standard microphone and not to have a silly headset
Dragon version 8 onwards is very easy to train. Version 9 is almost instantaneous (3 mins), although some accents may benefit from further training.
Dragon WORKs!!! It really is accurate, fast, and effective. I've used versions since Dragon 4, and from 8 on had almost 100% success. It's rare to have to correct documents much now (scientific journals, reports, etc, so no easy stuff).
A headset microphone is best. A USB microphone can have advantages if you have a poor soundcard (and I think there's an advantage for speed of processing). Desktop microphones are possible, but rarely as good as headset, as positioning is mor difficult.... you move, it doesn't. Bluetooth I haven't tried.
ViaVoice was the main competitor, and I believe it is no longer developed.
The one I wish had been further developed was VoiceXpress by L&H. That died with version 5, but was phenominally good at controlling web pages, programs, and the like. (Unfortunately, it had the minor disadvantage of being [email protected] at basic transcription!)
Give Dragon a go. It really can help if you've lots of text to input.
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