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Roadie HS-03 USB Headset Microphone for Rock Band™
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Not exactly a USB mic 12/23/2014

This review is from: Roadie HS-03 USB Headset Microphone for Rock Band™

Pros: The thing works, and Mac and Win OS think it's a USB mic. There is no irritating volume switch to make everything wrong all the time, and the cord is long. The thing is lightweight and sound is good quality. Oh, the delivery was really fast, too.

Cons: The thing is not a USB mic but a stereo mic and a USB adaptor. I tried to use it as a stereo mic directly and the notebook didn't like it. Both OS think it is a USB mic, and the adaptor has switches depending on what you hook it up to. The cord is way too long, but I coiled it around the frame. That, however, made the frame tight.

Other Thoughts: It works nicely with Dragon for Windows, which is what I bought it for. I wish I had bought another one. I wish someone else would retest to see if it will work as a standalone stereo (or dual mono) mic. Seems odd that it didn't for me.

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NUANCE Dragon Dictate for Mac 3.0
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Dragon for Mac 09/26/2014

This review is from: NUANCE Dragon Dictate for Mac 3.0

Pros: It does work, and without Vista, Win7 or Win8

Cons: It is pathetically slow and inept. Anyone accustomed to working with Dragon year after year on Windows machines will be disappointed. I have not used it twice in over a year, and it is the main reason I keep buying old Windows machines.

Other Thoughts: While Microsoft market share and stock prices have declined steadily beginning with Vista and the killing off of Office 2003 for its lame replacements, Apple share and stocks have risen in a mirror image. If Apple were to accommodate speech recognition with even 90% success, it would skyrocket

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Microsoft Office Mac Home & Business 2011 Product Key Card (No Disc)
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs MacOffice 2011 06/23/2013

This review is from: Microsoft Office Mac Home & Business 2011 Product Key Card (No Disc)

Pros: It opens those non-backwardly-compatible x-files MS created just to make trouble for Open Office, so ou can save them as normal .doc, .xls and .ppt files. It also lets you search for paragraph marks using caret p with the keyboard mapped for Portugal. The keyboard mapping for US International either won't or hides it where I cannot find it. The caret is too big and fails.

Cons: The interface is the same moronic trash as all versions of Office after 2003. Worse, in Win Office you can buy macros to reconfigure the menus and restore most usefulness, but the people who sell that software do not make a Mac version. They do claim there is another way to accomplish the reordering, but I've not found it.

Other Thoughts: It was real easy to delete Outlook in Mac OS. Also, the search function highlights what you typed so it is easy to discriminate among hits. The interface is still hideously garbled, and the stuff you've been using for 20 years is scrambled, scattered or rendered as useless as possible. Still beats anything running on Win 7 or 8 as the Mac OS has suffered no such vandalism.

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Display Name: James P.

Date Joined: 05/28/08

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  • First Review: 12/23/14
  • Last Review: 12/23/14
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