You know me. I’m not one to let a new portable recording gizmo go unnoticed.
The new smartphone-looking audio recording device from Philips Electronics is called the Speechair…which of course begs the question of whether it’s a Spee Chair, or a Speech Air (whatever that is).
Bad naming aside, this looks to be a very workable device that has lots of cool Android-powered touchscreen features… just no phone…hey!…who needs a phone?
From one of the online reviews:
“Philips SpeechAir has an ergonomic slide switch, a docking station for charging, an antimicrobial Gorilla Glass 4-inch protected display, and both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. It is powered by a dual-core Cortex-A9 processor, has 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory. Of course, you have a recorder app as well.”
Links to some other reviews:
Of course most of us voice actors wanna know how good the recording capabilities are. There is this from one of the reviews:
“…The digital voice recorder houses three microphones, with each meant for accomplishing different tasks. The SpeechAir includes a 360-degree microphone, a directional microphone, and one MEMS microphone for making VoIP calls. It comes bundled with a desktop docking station, headphones, and power cables…”
Oh, and it takes pictures too. Also, one of the articles I read on Speechair says it comes with a transcription service. I wish it came with an extremal mic receptacle. Maybe that’s version 2.0?
Below is a zippy video Philips put out on the Speechair. They are not announcing availability or price yet.