Features of the SpeechMike Premium
With a decade of experience testing, evaluating and working with all types of digital dictation, transcription, speech recognition and various audio headsets, I’m proud to say that the new Philips® SpeechMike Premium is hands-down the best handheld, programmable microphone that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.
As the SpeechMike Premium has reached ELECTRIC status in my book, I’ve compiled a list of the top 15 reasons to upgrade. Essentially, this is a list of enhancements the SpeechMike Premium microphone has over its predecessor, the Philips SpeechMike III.
1. Enhanced Barcode Scanner – Increased distance barcode scanning offering up to 60cm/23inch barcode scanning.
2. New Ergonomics – New pearl-metal colored polished casing and buttons along with doubled-wall thickness in vulnerable areas, ensures durability while preventing unwanted operational noises.
3. Wing Shaped Buttons – Now with separating ribs, the new button design will assist with blind operation.
4. Scroll Wheel Functions – Configurable scroll wheel function
5. New Professional Microphone – Designed around professional studio technical standards, the new precision unidirectional studio-quality microphone offers crystal clear audio recording.
6. New Microphone Suspension – Free floating and decoupled from housing microphone helps eliminate touch and click noises for improved clarity.
7. Optimized Metal Microphone Grille – The new hexagonal grille design offers 10% more open space than round holes.
8. Integrated Noise & Pop Filters – Reduces disturbing background noise to a minimum.
9. Additional Function Buttons – Now with 4 Programmable Function buttons for personalized working.
10. Instruction Key – New programmable button offers more flexibility for speech recognition commands.
11. Integrated Motion Sensor – Can be used to avoid unintended recordings and offers additional flexibility when used with speech recognition.
12. Antimicrobial buttons – In addition to the casing, the buttons are now also antimicrobial.
13. Wear-free slide switch position detection – Chrome-colored slider with convenient soft ribs offers a proven solution for an extra-long lifetime.
14. Larger speaker area – Provides clear and crisp audio playback.
15. Self-cleaning Stainless Steel trackball – This laser scanned, self-cleaning trackball design with dust and dirt skimmer guarantees a smooth operation over the entire lifetime.