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Topic Title: Nuance Powermic 4
Topic Summary: Nuance released a new microphone
Created On: 02/03/2022 11:12 AM
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 Nuance Powermic 4   - holycowdidyouseethat - 02/03/2022 11:12 AM  
 Nuance Powermic 4   - Lunis Orcutt - 02/03/2022 01:38 PM  
 Nuance Powermic 4   - jacklenin - 02/18/2022 08:59 PM  
 Nuance Powermic 4   - Lunis Orcutt - 02/18/2022 09:47 PM  
 Nuance Powermic 4   - ax - 10/02/2022 06:37 PM  
 Nuance Powermic 4   - Lunis Orcutt - 10/02/2022 07:07 PM  
 02/03/2022 01:38 PM
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Our comparison:


1. Nuance simply copied the Philips SpeechMike layout.  We see no advantage with slippery buttons and have a slight preference for the PowerMic III nonslip rubber buttons 


2. The new high-pass filter speaker is a waste of time.  Most of our customers do not want to listen to any playback and those that do, use the superior computer speakers 


3. In our opinion, the term “Trackpoint” is incorrect. It's a touchpad. The term “Trackpoint” was used for the PowerMic II and the turn-of-the-century IBM notebook computers.  Think eraser point. The touchpad, a more accurate term, is also included in the PowerMic III. This isn't a new accessory. In the past, Nuance has been known to advertise pre-existing technology as new again


4. We assume that the PowerMic 4 does not include auto-gain control like the microphone they copied; the Philips SPM3700 and we see no reason for Nuance to create 3 separate cable models. All they had to do was include a complementary 6 foot USB extension cord so that the end user could have a 3 footer and a 9 footer. This would also eliminate the need of the unpopular coiled cord. Big Duh! on Nuance's over complicated marketing. The new PowerMic 4 is pretty much the same microphone as the lower priced SMP3700 (which includes the advantage of auto-gain) and is also now programmed into DMO 


Conclusion: In our opinion, the PowerMic 4 holds no real advantage over the PowerMic III; other than possibly aesthetics.  We have a slight preference for the PowerMic III 


PS: Dragon 15 hates Windows 11 Notepad; even though the DragonBar displays the green •. It doesn't just feature incorrect spacing and capitalization. It even deletes parts of words in front of the cursor


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