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NUANCE Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 - Home w/ Headset - OEM

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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 – all with simple voice commands. There’s no easier or more enjoyable way to capture creativity, and get more done, on your PC – whether you're at home, school, or work.

  • newegg Improved Accuracy Dragon 12 delivers up to a 20% improvement in out-of-box accuracy compared to Dragon 11. This means that Dragon understands 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 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 gives you more control over your command preferences. You'll 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. It offers 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 adapts 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 controls – for easy proofing and multi-tasking. (Available in Home Edition and Above)

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 - Home w/ Headset
Voice Recognition
Operating Systems Supported
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

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 (includes USB adapters and digital voice recorders).
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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  • Mr. W.
  • 3/12/2014 5:46:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDNS 12

Pros: must have if you do a lot of dictatio

Cons: steep learning curve

Other Thoughts: Nuance seems to have a monopoly on the speech recognition market, but it is a very good product, somewhat bulky, the learning curve is somewhat steep, but once you've mastered that, it is a very handy programs own. I use it every day dictating emails and other text tasks. new answers very slow about remitting rebates, I am waiting for one now that is 30 days overdue.

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  • David S.
  • 1/15/2014 12:13:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRip-off rebate

Pros: None.

Cons: This was a Christmas present. Most rebates allow 30 days to file but this one is 7 days. The recipient did not return from the Holiday break until Jan 6 and did not try to install it until a couple of days later. The conditions of this rebate are like a trick test.

Other Thoughts: I hate the fact that manufacturers try to make getting a rebate as onerous as possible. This is certainly not a positive marketing tool! I feel ripped-off and will be disinclined to buy any Nuance products in the future.

They reserve 8 to 10 weeks to send you the rebate when all they have to do is process a batch after they have the buyer's data. Seems really lopsided!

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  • Kevin K.
  • 11/1/2013 9:13:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood deal

Pros: Good at capturing exactly what you say. Actually not a bad speaking training tool as it catches "uhs" or any other little habits you have.

Cons: seems to react slowly to speech, disconcerting to watch while speaking, as the lag in typed words showing up will distract you. Better to just finish talking and then look at text.

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  • Akira K.
  • 10/15/2013 9:15:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Easy Installation.
Got it for my wife and daughter who are two finger typer.

Cons: Headset with kit is junk. Will be replacing it with better one.
It did take a while to create a profile on 4 core 3.8 GHz AMD, 8 gig RAM machine with Hybrid SSHD.
May need pretty good machine to run this. I would not even try loading it on a laptop.

Other Thoughts: Got this with bundle deal @ $60. My daughter used it in school last year so gave it a shot. Newly build machine took very long time to build profile so installing on older machine may be painful to see it build profile. You shouldn't expect this to work on system running on dual core 32 bit system. Recommended spec is minimum so you'll need to double it. Throw it on 64 bit 8 gig RAM machine with 4 core. My wife is loving this product. She states that about every 4 sentences, she needs to correct few words but it is still learning her speech now.

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  • Brian B.
  • 10/8/2013 7:02:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Rebate

Pros: 1. can be a decent program once u know how to use it

Cons: 1. Been 3 months-Still no rebate as others mention

2. Resource hog

3. Large program-Takes up a lot of space on hd

4. Very hard to use/learn program

Other Thoughts: I don't recommend this software-Not worth the time trying to learn it-They made it difficult on purpose so they can charge u 30-40 bucks for a learning DVD. Stay away from this company!

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  • Jun C.
  • 9/9/2013 8:58:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNuance have not honor the rebate

Pros: some improvement

Cons: still not accurate enough

Other Thoughts: It has been more the two months and I have not got my rebate yet. I used to have their product (older version) Not trust them any more.

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  • Jonica A.
  • 8/15/2013 1:04:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLooking for a rebate? Don't count on it.

Pros: Works as advertised.

Cons: Mic included is terrible.

Other Thoughts: Bought this with the intent of getting a good rebate that was going on at the time. Submitted all the requisite documents on time. Received a letter recently stating they were very sorry that the rebate submission was postmarked incorrectly and I was no longer eligible. This is conveniently (for them) the only thing I am incapable of proving. Would be happy to recommend this product to others but will not due to poor customer service and what I would deem shady dealings. Shameful.

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  • David M.
  • 7/28/2013 5:27:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent product

Pros: easy to setup and use

Cons: limited functionality

Other Thoughts: fine as a freebee, but definitely not worth the full price

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  • Solomon C.
  • 7/28/2013 11:58:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRebate is slow

Pros: I got it for the rebate. I finally got a message after 2-3 long weeks. The product is fair. It takes time to get use to.
It's a good product. You have to talk a lot and actually try to communicate with the software. I can see myself using it for school or work down the road. Again, it takes work to get use too.

Cons: Rebates are always very slow.

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  • Panos H.
  • 7/28/2013 9:59:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsresource hog - convoluted installation

Pros: does what it is supposed to do.
excellent value if for free after rebate.

Cons: resource hog
difficult installation, especially if over existing version; keeps updating profiles "for ever"
annoying common software manager in system tray
it is long overdue to go wireless with the headset

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