Dragon Naturally Speaking, the popular speech to text software from Nuance Communications, has just added a feature which enables users to use an Android or iOS smartphone as a wireless microphone.  The addition may be appealing to travelers who don’t always have a decent microphone on hand at all times.

Dragon Naturally Speaking, the popular speech to text software from Nuance Communications, has just added a feature which enables users to use an Android or iOS smartphone as a wireless microphone.  The addition may be appealing to travelers who don’t always have a decent microphone on hand at all times.

A Wi-Fi connection and the Dragon Remote Microphone App is required for full functionalities, and for added support, users can use devices that aren’t smartphones.  iPod touch (4th gen), iPads and Android devices with a microphone can also be converted into a wireless mic.

“Dragon 12 gives you the freedom to use your iOS *or* Android device as a wireless microphone, thanks to our free Dragon Remote Microphone App. Turn your compatible iPhone, iPod touch (4th gen), iPad or Android device into a wireless microphone for use with Dragon over a WiFi network. And it's easier than ever to get started – simply use the camera on your device to scan the barcode that Dragon 12 provides on-screen. (Now available in Dragon Home Edition and above).”

Nuance Communications claims that its speech recognition technology has up to 99% accuracy rate, and the Dragon 12 edition is 20% better than the Dragon 11 edition out-of-the-box. 

Source: Nuance