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NUANCE Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Home

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  • Interactive Tutorial
  • Smart Format Rules
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Home is the fast, fun and convenient way to interact with your PC using your voice. Dictate documents, send email, search the Web, and more – with simple voice commands. There’s no easier or more enjoyable way to capture creativity and get more done on your PC for home or school.

  • newegg Improved Accuracy Dragon 12 delivers up to a 20% improvement in out-of-box accuracy compared to Dragon 11. This means that Dragon gets you, and you get things done, faster than ever. And when you do need to make a correction, Dragon learns, making it more accurate the more that you use it.
  • newegg Faster Processors Yield Faster Performance If you use Dragon on a computer with multi-core processors and more than 4 GB of RAM, Dragon 12 automatically selects the BestMatch V speech model for you when you create your user profile in order to deliver faster performance. Plus, Dragon 12 boosts performance by delivering easier correction and editing options, and giving you more control over your command preferences, letting you get things done faster than ever before.
  • newegg Enhanced Experience with Gmail and Hotmail Dragon 12 enhances the experience of using your voice with two of the most popular web-based email applications — Gmail and Hotmail — offering Full Text Control and commands for the most frequent actions in Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 12 or higher, and Google Chrome 16 or higher.
  • newegg Interactive Tutorial Proposed at the end of profile creation and available any time from the Help menu, the Interactive Tutorial in Dragon 12 offers short progressive simulations to help you practice good dictation, correction and editing habits so that you can create text efficiently within just a few minutes. Even experienced Dragon users can benefit from the Interactive Tutorial.
  • newegg Smart Format Rules Dragon now reaches out to you to adapt upon detecting your format corrections – abbreviations, numbers, and more — so your dictated text looks the way you want it to every time.
  • newegg More natural text-to-speech Dragon 12’s natural-sounding Text-To-Speech reads editable text—with fast-forward, rewind and speed and volume control—for easy proofing and multi-tasking. (Available in Home Edition and Above)

Learn more about Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Home

Features

Brand
NUANCE
Model
K409A-G00-12.0
Name
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Home
Type
Voice Recognition
Version
Home
Operating Systems Supported
Windows
System Requirements
CPU: We recommend 2.2 GHz Intel dual core or equivalent AMD processor. (Minimum 1 GHz Intel Pentium or equivalent AMD processor or 1.66 GHz Intel Atom processor). NOTE: Faster processors yield faster performance. (IMPORTANT: SSE2 instruction set is required)

Processor Cache: We recommend 2 MB L2 cache. (Minimum: 512 KB L2 cache)

Free hard disk space: 3.2 GB (4 GB for localized non-English versions)

Supported Operating Systems:

Microsoft Windows 7 and higher, 32-bit and 64-bit

Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit

Microsoft Windows XP SP3, 32-bit only

Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2, 32-bit and 64-bit

RAM: We recommend 2 GB for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 32-bit, 4 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 64-bit. (Minimum: 1 GB for Windows XP and Windows Vista and 2 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher for online help (free download at www.microsoft.com)

Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 12 or higher, or Google Chrome 16 or higher are required in order to experience the enhanced capabilities in Gmail and Hotmail

Sound card supporting 16-bit recording

A DVD-ROM drive for installation

A Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included in purchase). See details at support.nuance.com/compatibility/ (includes USB adapters and digital voice recorders).
Packaging
Retail
Features
Dragon gets you, with up to 99% accuracy out of the box

Dictate documents, send email and instant messages, surf the Web, update Facebook, and more - using your voice

Create documents 3x faster than typing by hand

Free Dragon Remote Mic app turns your iOS or Android device into a wireless mic*

Use with Gmail and Hotmail - two of the most popular web-based email applications

Comes with everything you need to get started, including a high-quality headset microphone

Compatible with most Windows operating systems

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  • David H.
  • 4/17/2014 4:33:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNuance Rebate.....

Pros: None

Cons: Hung system, Still waiting for my December rebate

Other Thoughts: I installed and it hung my Win7 system. I immediately uninstalled the software as it isn't essential.
I sent my rebate information in the week before Christmas. The rebate form said the rebate would be mailed within 8-10 weeks of the postmark date. This is 16 weeks and the rebate has yet to be mailed..... Won't buy from Nuance again....

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  • Barbara R.
  • 2/25/2014 1:59:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe Dragon is speaking

Pros: Works great using it now.

Cons: This is not really a kind for no new ink lol as you can see I was trying to say new egg but it is the product itself is not bad but you have to teach you how to listen. Thanks new egg. And Dragon I will have to work with you.

Other Thoughts: Awesome product would buy the

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  • Jeremiah D.
  • 2/20/2014 12:16:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood product, excellent rebate service

Pros: I ordered the product for an older friend who is beginning to have some difficulty in typing. I was a little concerned that it would be too difficult to use because they are not very tech savvy but after the initial setup (which was a breeze even on older hardware) he took to it right away. The program once installed, is very intuitive and was very accurate in the dictation.

I did have a problem with my rebate being initially rejected but it took one 3 minute call to get the issue resolved. To be honest, it was my best experience with a Rebate customer service ever.

I highly recommend this product and will definitely purchase additionally copies.

Cons: Had to make a call to get the rebate resolved, but it was likely a Postal Service problem and not Nuance. Either way it was quickly and easily resolved. No complaints here.

Other Thoughts: I initially purchased the item just to help with writing e-mails but I heard back that he is even using some of the advanced features like opening and closing programs etc. I am really impressed with the ease of use of the program for non-techies.

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  • Lonnie O.
  • 2/5/2014 2:20:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: This product was easy to use right out of the box. This item makes writing my papers for school three times faster and allows me to work on homework more than having to write it out. This allows more free time to do what I need to or want to do.

Cons: none at this point

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  • Thomas M.
  • 1/25/2014 4:46:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDragon Ver 12 Home Edition

Pros: This product performed very well after completing the profile setup. From opening the package to installation followed by actual usage the process was faultless. After learning just few of the basic commands, I have used this software for long dictation and even a few short emails.
I am impressed with it capability and with continued use, I will learn more of the commands. Each command functions as prescribed with a very good to excellent tutorials and search routines. It is easy to find the commands to do what you need.
Take the time to follow the examples. You will find it will work as well as I have.
POI: Be sure to understand the minimum computer hardware requirements to run this program. I have a fast computer and the software keeps up as fast as I can easily speak. I am a fast talker, not slick, just FAST.

Cons: I have no cons to offer at this time.

Other Thoughts: The software has functioned as the product was sold. I have used this software to generate tabbed documents in Word 2007, professional letters and have written process documents and numerous emails using Outlook 2007. For each of these, I used many but not all editing commands. I easily found a Dragon command that allowed me to easily complete my literary work in rather simple fashion.
As time goes on, I may want to purchase a more comfortable USB headset. The one included is perfect for beginners and functions extremely well. Use the one included first and then spring for another that might be a bit more comfortable. NewEgg has most all of them in stock. NOTE: This should NOT be considered a CON at all but one of a personal nature only. Look at the Nuance Compatibility list for headsets that has been tested and verified for the Nuance Product purchased.

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  • Dino M.
  • 12/24/2013 8:20:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent software

Pros: I have used several versions of this program- starting with version 3. After 3-4 minutes of training it is very accurate. This version seems to not lag like other versions did. Learning to dictate does take practice. This program really does better the faster you talk. Choppy one word at a time it does not do well. The headset was nice quality. In the past I have bought a headset- but the one included passed with flying colors.

Cons: it takes up allot of hard drive space about 2 GB

Other Thoughts: If you do the training, let it scan emails for customization you will get good results. I would say out of the box it is 99%, but it learns from correcting. I check the always save user files at exit. Once you train it on special works it learns.

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  • Gerald G.
  • 12/17/2013 9:01:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCannot "hand cancel" at post office

Pros: Price

Cons: Rigamarole for rebate, headset. No Bluetooth support.

Other Thoughts: I have DNS 11 on my Win 7 Pro desktop. Works reasonably well with a decent headset. I got this copy of DNS 12 for my new laptop (with Win 7 Pro) because the price (with the rebate was irresistible. Will give full review after using it for a while, but wanted to follow up on the advice given by "spyderman59". With all due respect to him, my local post office says there is no such thing as hand cancellation of which you can then take a picture. According to them, as soon as it has any of their markings on it, it is property of the USPS, and you can't take an image of it. Cheapest way to prove you mailed it on time is to get a "Certificate of Mailing" for $1.20. This and other verification services are described here: https://www.usps.com/send/insurance-and-extra-services.htm

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  • David H.
  • 12/13/2013 5:58:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnonfunctional after two hours

Pros: None so far

Cons: installation not implemented correctly. problem after problem after problem

Other Thoughts: Installed program and entered serial number during installation. When I tried starting DNS, it told me to download and install update - I did. Update crashed and suggested I might need to restart my computer first - did that. After restart, program won't open and crashes with message that I may have to re-install - I re-downloaded and installed the update figuring this was the cause. After update DNS opens and then asks me to register the program. I click register and it says that my serial number is not valid for this version.

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  • Paul D.
  • 11/23/2013 1:23:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsOh how the mighty have fallen!

Pros: High accuracy, fast, microphone no longer wakes up unexpectedly.

Cons: Would not work with Office 2007, repeatedly corrupted my Win 7 system, requiring repeated re-boots. Reverted to DNS 11.

Other Thoughts: Have been a DNS user for years, quite disappointed that 12 caused so many problems and cost a huge amount of time to repair my system.

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  • Aaron P.
  • 11/16/2013 4:34:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDecent software, but no rebate

Pros: I upgraded from version 10.0 to 12.0, and the software is faster and more accurate.

Cons: Nuance WILL NOT honor a Newegg purchase for a rebate. They told me my purchase was ineligible for providing the wrong UPC even though it matched exactly.

Other Thoughts: Buy the software if you really want it at full price. Don't count on the Nuance rebate for Newegg purchases.

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