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Philips SpeechAir Smart Voice Recorder

Work flexible - Work Smart - Focus on the People Who Matter with SpeechAir

This product has been discontinued as of March 2022.

The Philips SpeechAir Smart Voice Recorder is the future of dictation. This smart audio recorder will save you time, allowing you to focus on the people and tasks that are of most importance in your work life. Philips combines the familiar dictation slide switch for managing recording and playback with the intuitive touch screen interface that we all have become adept at in today's high-tech world.

The Philips SpeechAir Smart Voice Recorder device can always be connected via Wi-Fi means that it can send and receive files from anywhere, and because recordings are encrypted in real-time using 256-bit level encryption your client and patient information is protected with the highest government standards.

Three ideally placed high-quality microphones capture every syllable whether you are in a quiet patient room, a busy ER, or on the court steps while noisy street traffic passes. The SpeechAir smart audio recorder fits easily into your hectic professional life and workflow. Because of its Wi-Fi capabilities, your recordings can be instantly and securely sent to your assistant or Philips SpeechLive transcription service (a service that provides trained transcription professionals who quickly type up your documents for you. For those with Nuance® Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 4, Dragon Medical One, Dragon Legal Group, or Dragon Professional Group you can also send your recording there for almost instant transcription results.

For those in the medical profession, the Philips SpeechAir Smart Voice Recorder can even connect to your hospital information system (HIS) so that you can be certain that recordings are connected to the correct patient.

Built with shockproof Gorilla Glass and with antimicrobial surfaces, the SpeechAir smart audio recorder is ideal for any environment, especially critical locations like hospitals and doctor offices.

Quick Overview:

Superior Audio Quality and Design

  • Voice Recordings are optimized via three dedicated microphones
  • Designed with power saving features that extend the battery use and life
  • Gorilla Glass touch screen that is shockproof and a case designed for durability and is antimicrobial
  • A wear-free slide switch provides familiarity and function for the everyday use

Enhanced Productivity:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi, LAN, Bluetooth, USB and VoIP for staying connected from anywhere while on the move
  • A camera and barcode scanner give ability for quick file association
  • Docking station provides fast battery charging

Created and Designed for Professional:

  • Focus solely on dictation with Dictation Mode
  • Real-time file encryption for the maximum data security
  • The leading dictation software that makes for a time efficient workflow

StartStop/HTH Engineering Bonuses:

  • Unlimited Tech Support, with deluxe installation support via telephone and GotoMeeting®
  • No charge for VIP care when purchased through us
  • Real engineers on staff who know how to integrate the Philips SpeechAir with your professional need

For more on the SpeechAir features, see below.

This smart audio recorder is engineered for incredible accuracy (6 out of 6 Stars accuracy rating), when used with Nuance Dragon Professional Group 15, Nuance Dragon Legal Group 15, or Dragon Medical Practice Edition, and coupled with the most reliable Philips software that's already per-integrated with Dragon that HTH Engineering, Inc. has ever tested. With purchase of Dragon software, you can have automatic transcription of your voice every time you dock your Philips SpeechAir dictation recorder in its included cradle.

The Philips SpeechAir Smart Voice Recorder can dramatically enhance your overall productivity and daily workflow!

Powerful yet simple: Dictate and dock; your dictation can be sent to your transcriptionist automatically.

Perfect for any Professional who needs to dictate on the move or in the office:


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The Industry Leading Transcription System

Whether you need to transcribe your recordings yourself or have an office assistant manage them, you will love the Start-Stop UNIVERSAL.

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HTH Engineering, Inc. supports your purchase of the SpeehAir with friendly, expert "concierge" technical support via telephone and/or GotoMeeting™ for as long as you own the equipment.


Price includes Free 1-Day shipping within the contiguous United States (USA 48); applies to SpeechAir only.


Get free UNLIMITED technical support from our expert technicians when you purchase as SpeechAir from us.


1-Year Warranty


Better Business Bureau A+ rated since 2001.


How it works:

SpeechAir Smart Voice Recorder Features and Benefits

Three Professional Microphones

The three microphones are each designed for special purposes and all deliver the ultimate sound quality every professional needs. The 360° microphone is designed for meetings and dictation. For noisy environments the direction microphone seals the job. The VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephony mic is used automatically when you use the SpeechAir to make phone calls with it.

Always connected Wi-Fi, LAN, USB & Bluetooth

The SpeechAir can always be connected via the many built in ways to access any network. With the built in Wi-Fi you can save time when on the move by connecting it to your cell phone hot spot to transfer recordings to your transcription staff or service. You can also easily connect to the hospital or office Wi-Fi for making calls and accessing email. Make use of the built in Bluetooth to send and receive data or even connect to an external speaker system.


Wear-free slide switch with faithful ergonomic design

Designed for easy one-handed use, the comfortable slide switch will won't disappoint. The switch gives you control over play, stop, fast forward, and fast rewind. The function key above the switch gives immediate access to the dictation app and is customizable.

Hardware SDK

The Hardware SDK makes it possible for the SpeechAir to be integrated into your own workflow solution. A perfect example of this is connecting it to a hospital information system (HIS) so that you can access patient data directly on the SpeechAir.

It also enables the IT department to remotely configure the SpeechAir in real-time and lock important settings for an extra layer of security.


Fast Charging & Connected Docking Station

The docking station provides for fast charging of the SpeechAir. Docking will automatically transfer all your recordings to your USB connected computer. Or you can connect the dock directly to your office LAN and transfer files over the network without a computer. The docking station includes a Kensington anti-theft lock.

Strong Government level data security

The SpeechAir provides real time 256 bit encryption of recording using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

This makes the Philips SpeechAir perfect for medical dictation (HIPAA), legal, and law enforcement use.

Easily assign the a PIN code to protect from unauthorized use or file playback of recorded dictations. The camera feature can be locked and Wi-Fi networks can be restricted for employees.

Built in Camera and Barcode Reader

The SpeechAir gives you the powerful ability to attach photos directly to your dictations. This saves your time when needing to associate important components to your documenting of cases, patients, and events.

You can also make use of the integrated barcode scanner for linking patient / client data to your dictation recording.

Gorilla Glass Tough & Antimicrobial Resistant

The Gorilla glass means your device is scratch and shock resistant to a US military standard of 516.6.

The device housing is made from antimicrobial synthetics which combat bacteria and other micro-organisms. Together the glass and synthetic materials ensure hygienic use of the Philips SpeechAir.

Philips Integrated Dictation App

Philips has integrated the SpeechAir with their professional dictation features like editing modes, priority, EOL flag, and enhanced data & dictation list. There is also sending options that allow for the selection of network folder, Philips SpeechLive services, or email recipients.

The dictation mode makes disables the other functions and keys on the SpeechAir that are not needed for dictation so that you can focus on your core task of dictation. So no inadvertent button pushing.


Additional Information

Philips SpeechAir Smart Voice Recorder

Model #36850

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System requirements (SpeechExec workflow software):

  • Processor: Intel dual core or equivalent AMD processor, 1 GHz or faster processor
  • RAM memory: 2 GB (32 bit)/4 GB (64 bit)
  • Hard disk space: 100 MB for SpeechExec software, 4.5 GB for Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64 bit), Windows 8.1/7 (32/64 bit), Windows Server 2012 (64 bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (32/64 bit)
  • Free USB port
  • Internet connection for required software activation
  • Graphics card: DirectX-compliant graphics card with hardware acceleration recommended
  • Sound: Windows-compatible sound device
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 9 or higher, or current version of Chrome or Firefox

Package Includes:

  • Philips SpeechAir Smart Voice Recorder
  • Docking station
  • In-ear headphones
  • 2 USB Cables
  • Power supply with international adapters: US, UK, Europe, Asia Pacific
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-year Manufacture Warranty


  • Free 1-Day shipping within the USA (48 states)
  • Exclusive HTH Engineering "Concierge" Turn-Key Tech Support and Free Unlimited Support Via GotoMeeting and/or telephone
Philips SpeechAir Voice Recorder in Shock Resistant Case

SpeechAir Recorder Accessories:

Add the ACC1120 Shocker Resistant Case to your cart below: $39.00.

Gives your SpeechAIR extra protection while still looking stylish.

Designed to work perfectly with the charging base, too.


Technical Specifications

  • Headphones: 3.5 mm
  • Microphone: 3.5 mm
  • USB: micro USB 2.0
  • Docking connector
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • Type: IPS with 16 million colors
  • Screen type: scratch resistant Gorilla glass touch screen
  • Diagonal screen size: 10.16 cm / 4 inches; Resolution: 480 × 800 pixels
Storage media
  • RAM: 2 GB LPDDR3
  • Internal memory: 16 GB (12 GB available)
Audio recording (supported by operating system)
  • Recording format: AMR, ACC
  • Playback format: MPEG (MP1, MP2, MP3), WMA, WAV, APE, OGG (OGG, OGA), FLAC, AAC (AAC, M4A)
  • Speaker type: built-in rectangular dynamic speaker
  • Dimensions front speaker: 6 × 12 mm / 0.2 × 0.5 inches
  • Dimensions rear speaker: 11 × 15 mm / 0.4 × 0.6 inches
  • Battery type: built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Battery lifetime: up to 20 hours of recording (DSS Pro mode) and up to 22 hours (PCM mode), can vary depending on use case
  • Standby time: up to 160 hours
  • Charging time (full charge): approx. 3 hours
  • Real-time file encryption
  • Encryption standard (Philips dictation recorder app): Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 bits
  • Device lock with PIN code, password or pattern
  • Configurable security settings with Software Development Kit (SDK) or configuration software
  • Lockable settings
Green Specifications
  • Compliant to 2011/65/EU (RoHS)
Operation conditions
  • Temperature: 5° – 45° C / 41° – 113° F
  • Humidity: 10 % – 90 %, non-condensing
  • Product dimensions 62 × 127 × 15 mm / 2.4 × 5.0 × 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 160 g / 5.6 oz
  • light sensor, motion sensor, optical proximity sensor
  • Directional microphone: for speech recognition
  • 360° microphone: for meetings and dictation
  • MEMS microphone: for VoIP telephony
  • Resolution: 8 Mega-pixels
  • Autofocus
  • Flash
  • Image formats (supported by operating system): JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
  • Video recording formats (supported by operating system): H.264 / AVC (MOV, 3GP) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30fps)
  • Video playback formats (supported by operating system): MPEG-1/2 (DAT, MPG, VOB, TS) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), MPEG4 (AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, 3GP) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), DIVX (AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, 3GP) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), Real Media (RM, RMVB) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), H.264 (AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, 3GP, TS, FLV) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), MVC H.264 (AVI, MOV) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (60 fps), VP8 (WEBM) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), VC-1 (WMV, ASF, TS, MKV, AVI) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), H.263 (3GP, MOV, MP4) up to 704 × 576 pixels (30 fps), Sorensen Spark (FLV) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), ON2 VP6 (AVI, FLV) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps), JPEG (AVI, MOV) up to 1920 × 1088 pixels (30 fps)


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Philips SpeechAir Smart Voice Recorder



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