Summary: The headset that came with the package works but the software, I couldn't get to work. But, I stumbled upon a program that was already on my computer by Microsoft that I can use and didn't even have to waste 85 something dollars and my time on this worthless software. It is called speech recognition. Just type "speech" in the search box for programs on the start button and it will pull it up for you. It is called "Windows speech recognition".
Dragon allowed me to continue writing after a serious wrist injury.
3 October 2014
Summary: Purchased this product, due to a wrist injury, that prevented me from writing/typing. Had seen the advertisements on TV, then did some research. Also read some reviews. The Naturally Speaking 12 Premium, came out on top. The software was easy to install, and the box came with a headphone. I already had one, so am using the new one on my laptop. Works great! The software however, needs to learn how you speak, inflictions, slang and the like.
Thoroughly impressed with this software. Highly accurate!
28 September 2014
Summary: I tried using Windows Speech Regognition over the years and it was terrible. Dragon is light years beyond what I expected. It truly is almost 100% accurate. My system is a 7 year old 32 bit Vista machine with 4 gb ram with a now ancient intel dual core processor. It runs fine but does have moments of heavier than desired load causing a few delays. Anyone with the newer machines should be even more impressed.
Dragon software is so convenient and I would highly recommend it
28 July 2014
Summary: This is a wonderful product. I'm not a touch typist and get some soreness in finger joints so it is especially good for me. My enunciation is only average yet Dragon 12 still picks up what is said 95% of the time and I haven't finished training it yet. It takes effort but is worthwhile.