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Philips 2GB Voice Tracer 1500 Digital Recorder with Dragon NaturallySpeaking DVR Software

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Philips 2GB Voice Tracer 1500 Digital Recorder with Dragon NaturallySpeaking DVR Software

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Product Highlights

  • Multiple Bit Rate PCM & MP3 Recording
  • Includes Dragon NaturallySpeaking DVR
  • Automatically Transcribe Dictation Files
  • Built-In Dual Stereo Microphones
  • Internal 2GB Memory & USB 2.0 Interface
  • Voice-Activated & One-Touch Recording
  • Clear 1.5" Dot Matrix LCD & MicroSD Slot
  • Supports ClearVoice Sound Enhancement
  • Headphone Output & Microphone Input
  • Powered by 2 AAA Batteries (Included)
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The Philips 2GB Voice Tracer 1500 Digital Recorder with Dragon NaturallySpeaking DVR Software supports both stereo MP3 and stereo PCM (WAV) recording formats, which enables you to utilize a variety of bit-rates ranging from 8 kbps to 1411 kbps. The Voice Tracer has a built-in 2GB NAND Flash memory, a USB 2.0 port for high-speed data transfer, voice volume indicator, microSD card slot and ClearVoice sound enhancement feature. It features dual stereo microphones, a 1/8" (3.5mm) microphone input and a 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone output as well.

The Voice Tracer comes with the Dragon NaturallySpeaking DVR speech to text software. It allows you to plug your recorder into your Windows PC and then quickly transfer your files via the USB 2.0 interface. Once transferred, your recordings can be automatically transcribed, which turns your voice recordings into text. Plus, unlike previous software editions, this software delivers up to 99% accuracy, which makes for a more efficient workflow.

The compact Voice Tracer is equipped with a dynamic 23mm front speaker that facilitates immediate, crystal-clear playback of recent voice recordings. The ClearVoice feature enhances the quieter voices that are more difficult to hear. You can also initiate recordings by voice-activation. During voice-activated recording, the device will automatically begin recording as soon as it detects a voice. When the voice stops, the recording stops. If the voice begins again, the recording will begin again until the feature is switched off.

The recorder has instant one-touch recording as well. This allows you to start a recording, even when the whole device is shut down, by simply holding down the record button for a moment and then when the unit turns on - it will instantly start recording. The Voice Tracer even has an easy-to-read 1.5" LCD display, which improves menu navigation speed. There's also a voice volume indicator for ensuring clear volume feedback. When you're away from the Voice Tracer, the keypad lock protects your files. The recorder is powered by two AAA batteries (included), which support up to 30 hours of recording in the LP mode.

Voice-Activation Function for Hands-Free Recording
Voice-activated recording is a convenience feature for hands-free recording. When enabled, recording will start automatically when you start speaking. Recording stops automatically after you stop speaking and restarts automatically when you start speaking again
2GB Memory Built-In for Up to 22 Days of Recording
With the 2GB of built-in NAND flash memory, your Voice Tracer is able to capture up to 22 days of continuous recording
2Mic Stereo Recording
Recording in noisy environments can be a hassle and for clear playback and good speech recognition results a high-quality recording is essential. The Voice Tracers 1000 feature two built-in stereo microphones which are designed to deliver speech clarity and reduce background noise
Speech-to-Text: Dragon NaturallySpeaking DVR Edition Included
Turn talk into type with the Dragon NaturallySpeaking software, which delivers more accurate results than previous editions
Automatically Transcribe Your Dictation Files
Just plug the recorder into the PC and use the state-of-the-art software to transfer your files from talk into text
MicroSD Memory Card Slot for Virtually Unlimited Recording
The Voice Tracer supports virtually unlimited recording capacity thanks to a microSD memory card slot supporting up to 32GB of additional memory
Software Delivers Up to 99% Accuracy
The powerful Dragon NaturallySpeaking software solution delivers up to 99% talk to text accuracy for an efficient workflow
Stereo MP3 Recording for Crystal Clear Playback
The Voice Tracer captures all recordings in stereo and the popular MP3 format, the common audio format for consumer audio storage, as well as a de facto standard encoding for the transfer and playback of recordings
Time-Stamped Recording Improves File Navigation
Thanks to time-stamped recording, the date and time of your recordings are added to the sound file, allowing you to easily find and navigate through your file library
One-Touch Operation for Instant Recording
Press and hold the record button for a moment to switch the Voice Tracer on and then start recording instantly
Large Display for Clear Recording Status Information
The 112 x 112 high-resolution dot matrix display supports English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish and Simplified Chinese, and it also provides clear recording status information

Other Features

File overwrite and append mode
Record monitor function
ClearVoice sound enhancement
110 mW speaker output power
23mm speaker diameter
Firmware upgradeable
Keypad lock
Optimized for notes
Variable playback speed
Lead-free soldered product
Mass storage class compliant
Type Digital
Mode Stereo
Recording Format MP3
Bit-Rate 1411 Kbps
192 Kbps
96 Kbps
64 Kbps
8 Kbps
Sample Rate 44.1kHz
Recording Time PCM Stereo: 3 Hours
SHQ Stereo: 23 Hours
HQ Stereo: 47 Hours
SP Stereo: 70 Hours
LP Stereo: 562 Hours
One-Click Recording Yes
Voice Activated Recording Yes
Microphone Type Internal Stereo
Pickup Pattern Not Specified By Manufacturer
Frequency Response 70 Hz - 15 kHz
Speaker Yes
Display Size/Type 1.5" LCD
Indicators Voice Volume
Battery Type 2 x AAA
Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 30 Hours
Power Adapter No
Internal Memory Flash Memory - 2 GB
Compatible Memory Cards microSD
Connectors 1/8" mini Female Out
1/8" mini Female In
USB 2.0 Female Out
USB USB 2.0 (A)
System Requirements Windows Vista, 7 (32/64-bit)
Windows XP (SP2), XP (SP3) (32-bit)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.6 x 4.4 x .7" (4.06 x 11.18 x 1.78 cm)
Weight 1.94 oz (55 g)
Philips 2GB Voice Tracer 1500 Digital Recorder with Dragon NaturallySpeaking DVR Software
  • USB Cable
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking Speech to Text Software CD
  • 1-Year Warranty

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    Hardly intuitive but functional....

    By MKEperson

    from Milwaukee, WI

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    • Lightweight
    • Powerful


    • Requires Manual

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Travel

    Comments about Philips 2GB Voice Tracer 1500 Digital Recorder with Dragon NaturallySpeaking DVR Software:

    I use the Voice Tracer 1500 for short dictation and reminder notes. Small, lightweight, and full featured it is more capable than my use. I have not used the Dragon software, yet. The biggest negative is that, like so many modern devices, it is nearly impossible to use without the user manual. Philips' website is a disaster! I would have rated the product higher had not downloading the PDF manual been so excruciating!!

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