Andrea SuperBeam Array Microphone
The SuperBeam microphone is a fantastic alternative to wearing a headset. If you work in a fairly quiet office environment and don't want the hassle of putting a headset on and off then the SuperBeams Array microphone technology may be the answer you have been looking for.
Recent customer feedback:
Thanks for recommending the SoundMax Superbeam, and for your assistance with the setup process. It works just the way I was hoping it would work. No more need for a headset. Speech recognition is surprisingly accurate.
GREENWITH, South Australia"
Ed is using Dragon 15, which has optimisations for digital array microphones - just like the superbeam. So he's getting great results.
For best results with Dragon Speech Recognition we recommend the use of a headset, the advantage is that the audio is very consistent - as you turn your head to read or from day to day your seating position moves - a headset microphone moves with you, this makes for consistent audio which Dragon loves. The problem with desktop or handheld microphones is that as the audio source (you) moves and even a slight change in position can mean your voice sounds significantly different. The SuperBeam overcomes this issue by using an array of microphones to track your location as you move.
Housed within the SuperBeam are an array of microphones that adapt their amplification to compensate for your changing location. While still not as accurate as a good USB or DECT headset they are a great alternative for those willing to sacrifice a small percentage of speech recognition accuracy for convenience or those with limited mobility.
The Andrea SuperBeam comes with an Andrea USBSA Pod to ensure the best possible sound reproduction. The SuperBeam is extremely popular with Dragon and is compatible with other PC applications like Skype or MSN Messenger.