Speech Accessories And Apps For Macintosh ComputersHere at Mac Dictator LLC we focus on Apple specific computer hardware and applications to maximize your OSX speech recognition and dictation needs. Voice navigation IS the future of computer control - and we're getting closer every day. Your Mac keyboard's days are numbered.
Mac Voice Recognition HeadsetsA wide range of Apple compatible speech recognition and dictation headsets with microphone are available for your OS X voice recognition sessions. USB wired and wireless over the ear, in-ear, or behind the head styles are available for maximum comfort. Stereo, Binaural, and single ear-cup Monaural types are available as well:
- USB Wired Headset
- RF Wireless Headset
- Bluetooth Headset
- Analog Headset
Apple Dictation MicrophonesAn alternative to an Apple compatible headset with mic is a boom-mounted mic or standalone desktop microphone for Mac dictation sessions. They're also great for other OS X audio capture needs and deliver a vast improvement in speech recognition accuracy over the tiny internal microphones built-into some (but not all) models of Macintosh desktop and laptop systems.
- USB Desktop Microphones
- Microphones For MacBooks
- Studio Grade Microphones
Speech Recognition Software For OSXOn our Mac compatible voice recognition and dictation software page we look at some of the current and historical speech applications for Mac OS.
The evolution of speech to text, text to speech and Mac computer vocal command and control has a long growth trajectory. Apple's inclusion of Dictation Services starting with OSX Mountain Lion has steadily improved as updates to OSX Mavericks, Yosemite, ElCapitan. MacOS Sierra will incorporate Siri support and continue to advance it's recognition accuracy and adding additional voice commands for editing, punctuation and formatting.
The Growing Adoption Of Speech-Driven ComputingAdoption and demand is only increasing as voice responsive software becomes integrated not only into MacBook laptops and Macintosh desktops via OSX - but with Siri on handheld Apple IOS devices like the iPhone and iPad. What was once a novelty or a narrow niche application for handicapped accessibility is now entering the mainstream for everyday writing, computer navigation, or information gathering tasks. Apple's new Siri-based HomePod smart-speaker will take voice recognition to new levels of home automation, infomation access and music playback control.
Technical factors have also driven the expansion of speech-based computing. Far faster microprocessors can handle the digitization of the spoken audio waveform rapidly. Far more sophisticated spell-check and grammar algos are deciphering meaning and intent to put spoken words in proper context and in real-time as they appear onscreen. Auto-correct functions can interpret and fix spoken content dynamically and on the fly to deliver highly readable speech to text results that were undreamed of just a handful of years ago.