The SpeechWare 3rd Generation Dual Ear Cardioid FlexyMike is a very lightweight head-worn microphone for professional speech recognition and other voice-input applications.
Weighing in at 21g/0.74 oz. including windscreen, microphone cable and audio plug, this headset rests just above both ears, supported by a behind-the-head adjustable headband. Molded rubber sleeves are used on the portions of the headband that make contact with the wearer’s ears and head.
The microphone capsule is attached to the end of a flexible metallic boom to enable placement close to the wearer’s mouth, and is very effective in rejecting background sounds in noisy environments. The integral 1m/3.2 ft. microphone cable ends in a 3.5mm microphone plug intended to plug into a dedicated microphone socket on a computer sound card or USB audio adapter. A 2m/6.6’ extension cable is provided to allow the cable to be plugged into the back of a computer positioned a few feet away from the wearer. The plugs and socket on these cables are gold-plated to ensure optimal contact and sound quality.
This microphone also includes a spare foam windscreen and a small clip that may be used to attach the microphone cable to the wearer’s clothing.
There is no earphone built into the headset, so we recommend that computer users adjust their sound settings to route audio output through external (or built-in) speakers.
For speech recognition use, we recommend using this microphone with a USB adapter such as the selectable-range full-duplex SpeechWare USB MultiAdapter or the half-duplex Speechware MikeAdapter USB.