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Phillips SpeechMike Air

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Meet the great-great-grandson of the dictaphone — the SpeechMike Air ($500). Specifically designed to meet the enormous demands of document-intensive professionals, the Phillips dictation device is now cordless and packed with some amazing features.  

The slick design and comfortable ergonomics complement the crystal clear recording quality and intuitive controls. While a typist isn’t included with your purchase, speech-recognition software that converts your words into text within seconds still makes transcription a breeze.  Every new digital dictation file is also automatically archived and accessible at any time, which is certainly convenient in the digital age, but arguably not quite as cute as those miniature tapes of yore.

Buy Now: $500