Going Postal

Voices Carry

While great ideas don't always happen around a keyboard, Dragon Naturally Speaking Mobile can preserve genius wherever you go. The software works with an accompanying palm-sized, featherweight recorder that captures up to 160 of your spoken words per minute. Plug it into a PC and create nearly flawless written transcriptions. Incredibly, the system can recognize more than 230,000 words and generally learns the idiosyncracies of your voice in about half an hour. Perfect for road warriors looking to forsake typing on tiny handhelds or cumbersome laptops.

Dragon Naturally Speaking Mobile

Street Price: $244

Requires: An IBM-compatible Pentium

133 MHz PC or higher, Windows 95 or higher, 32MB RAM, 180MB hard-drive space, CD-ROM, available serial port

Dragon Systems

Newton, Massachusetts

(877) 393-7246

http://www.dragonsys.com

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This article was originally published in the July 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Going Postal.

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