Philips SpeechAir REVIEW: An Android-Powered Digital Voice Recorder
The Philips SpeechAir has impressed ourselves and our customers as the most advanced device on the market for digital, mobile dictation. While we know about all of the SpeechAir’s professional features, it’s always interesting to see what other online publications make of it; have a look at what the guys at Android Police have to say about the fantastic Philips SpeechAir:
“Like most journalists, I own a voice recorder for recording interviews. Mine is pretty basic. I think it cost me around $30 on Amazon. But for the most part, I’ve been satisfied with it. I’ve never felt the need to upgrade to something a bit more powerful. But this new Android-powered voice recorder from Philips is making me question that.
The Philips SpeechAir was developed by Speech Processing Solutions – Philips’ Austria-based subsidiary which focuses on dictation products – and is aimed at legal and medical professionals.
At first glance, it could be easily mistaken for a smartphone. Unlike most digital voice recorders, it comes with a 480 x 800 pixel IPS touchscreen which supports over 16 million colors. This is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and a rugged, antimicrobial housing. It even has a 5 megapixel rear camera, which can also be used to read barcodes. The gadget’s case includes physical buttons, a slider, and an oversized microphone grille to support its primary function.
It runs a heavily-customized version of Android. Powering the device is a dual-core Cortex A9 CPU, which comes clocked at 1.6 GHz. It also boasts 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The SpeechAir also includes three different microphones, each suited for different tasks. In addition to the usual 360º microphone, used for recording meetings, it also includes a directional microphone for speech recognition, and a MEMS microphone for making VOIP calls. The package includes headphones, data and power cables, an international power supply, and a desktop docking station.
Perhaps the biggest coup-de-grace of the Philips SpeechAir is its software. Not only does it automatically protect recordings with 256-bit AES encryption, but it can also be remotely administered. Philips has even released an SDK to allow developers to write applications for it. This functionality goes far above-and-beyond what the majority of voice recorders offer…”
Sound’s like the ultimate choice for professional dictation so it must come with a hefty price tag, right?
Wrong – for a limited time we are able to provide exclusive pricing on the Philips SpeechAir device. We mean it when we say that you won’t be able to pick this machine up on the market for anything less, so why not get in touch now for a quote!