Sunday, August 23, 2009

Well, that was easy....

So I'm back from Target with a $20 microphone to use with my voice recognition . I bought a GE portable headset with detachable mic, which is turning out to be pretty good.

I always get this gut-wrenching feeling when a piece of equipment breaks, especially one that I depend upon for work. Often I just can't go to a regular store and pick up a replacement item. So t's refreshing to be able to spend $20 to replace an item and get something that is workable. And it shows how far voice recognition has come that I can plug a microphone in on a new profile without much training and get right to work on basic things.

Of course voice recognition is still new with some things, like cars. It helps to know what the commands are - or it can be more aggravation than it's worth.

6 comments:

Greg said...

I'm glad to hear that you have a new microphone and you are able to control your computer again.

Voice recognition has come a long way since I started using it in 1999. And hopefully continues to get better, have a great day!

Wheelie Catholic said...

Thanks, Greg, you too :)

FridaWrites said...

No more chewing, Buddy the cat! :)

Wheelie Catholic said...

Or I might have to get some Critter Cord.

Full Tilt said...

I don't know what Critter Cord is, but it sounds like something I could use to keep the cat from speaker wire???

Wheelie Catholic said...

FT- exactly.

Here's a link. Amazon sells it and I'd guess so do pet stores.

http://www.crittercord.com/

I was lucky - Buddy stopped chewing. Yaay!