REVIEW: Philips AirBridge ACC4100 for the SpeechOne Headset & SpeechMike Air
It’s exciting getting new equipment. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on the new Philips ACC4100 AirBridge and start putting it to the test with our tried and tested Philips SpeechMike Air…
The Philips SpeechMike Air, used alongside Nuance Dragon Professional Individual v15 allows us to dictate directly into the PC and navigate seamlessly through our applications. Working with speech recognition makes composing emails, conducting web searches and creating documentation much quicker and much easier than typing alone – especially once you’ve gotten to grips with the software and voice commands necessary, like our resident Speech Recognition Specialist, Dave.
The SpeechMike Air is usually connected to the PC wirelessly via the docking station. Although a docking station is absolutely fine for desktop use, it can often present a clumsy situation once you start thinking about using your device elsewhere in a different location or on another PC. That’s where the Philips ACC4100 AirBridge comes in…
Setup & Pairing
The AirBridge is extremely simple to set up; simply connect the AirBridge to the PC you wish to work on and follow the included instructions. The LED indicators on the AirBridge allowed us to clearly see the status of the device pairing process. We were paired in a matter of seconds and ready to start dictating with our Philips SpeechMike Air. See our Quick Start Guide for more information.
Audio Quality & Responsiveness
There was absolutely no discernable difference. When paired with the AirBridge the Philips SpeechMike Air reacted exactly as we would have expected would if it was connected via the docking station. The quality of the audio is second to none and we were able to achieve highly accurate results when using Nuance Dragon software. It was incredibly satisfying and enjoyable to work with, to say the least.
“Very easy to setup – alongside the Philips SpeechMike Air features & functionalities the ACC4100 AirBridge provides a complete mobile solution which has great accuracy with Speech Recognition…”
David Complin | Voice Technician
Not only could we reduce clutter and simply reach for the SpeechMike Air whenever we needed to dictate, which would automatically activate via motion detection, but we were also able to freely move about the office on our laptops and connect the device to different machines. As pairing the device to the AirBridge is so simple and intuitive, we can imagine any SpeechMike Air or SpeechOne users would relish the opportunity to easily use their device on each and every PC they own without needing to carry around bulkier docking stations.
“The ACC4100 AirBridge gets rid of desktop clutter, along with being extremely discreet and super-portable. I now have everything I need to work effectively with a professional speech recognition solution right inside my laptop bag…”
David Complin | Voice Technician
A fantastic piece of kit. Not only does the Philips ACC4100 AirBridge provide a simple and highly portable solution for dictation users on the go – it does so in style, simplicity and outstanding quality. We love this nifty little accessory and we are certain that our customers will too!
The Voice Technicians | 9/10
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