Summary: Best microphone I have used for Dragon 12,5; but I do not need or use all of the features. I just use it wih Dragon. A simpler unit with same quality would probably be less expensive and ideal.
Summary: I've used a variety of microphones for DragonNaturally Speaking over the years. I have to carry around a laptop at work, and until recently simply plugged in my trusty Philips SpeechMike Pro as needed. For some reason, software changes in DNS make that procedure crash DNS. So I had to go wireless, as lugging around a laptop + USB mike is problematic. The bluetooth headset I tried was not very accurate and I missed having the buttons on the microphone.
Summary: This microphone is a joke. I bought this expecting it to work with the built-in Bluetooth on my laptop for use with Dragon. It does NOT work with the built-in Bluetooth, but requires a stupid dongle hanging off your USB port! That means every time I move my laptop, I risk breaking the dongle or have to disconnect it. Worse, the dongle is tied to only 1 instance of the software, so you can't even share this microphone with more than 1 computer!
Summary: I used the SpeechMike Air at my desktop for six months and was happy with its performance with Dragon Naturally Speaking software though it's not as good as a wired microphone. At 6 months, some of it's functions died and I tried to get support. Philip's website has support options but none of them led me to a person. Their internet support was a waste of my time. I next tried the vendor I bought it from and was told that the product has a 90 day warrenty..
Summary: There are two other reviews of the Phillips SpeechMike Air at the time of the writing of this review. I just bought this microphone, used, at a significant discount, and it works terrifically. I find that the recognition accuracy is better than my old wired USB Philips SpeechMike Pro, which I have used for probably five or six years. In fact, the recognition accuracy is simply terrific.