- Compatible with all Talk Tech masks (Sylencer, SmartMic & SR models)
- Mask slides in and out of holder, friction grip holds mask tight, no straps or fasteners
- Ultra durable and solid construction
- All parts lock into place & remain in place as long as you require
- Clamps opens to 1.75 inches and fits onto tables, desks, carts, workbenches, or wheelchairs
- Clamps on front, side or rear of your desk or surface
- Two 11 inch articulated arms and 360º swivel, enable maximum reach and maneuverability
- Use your stenomask for long periods with limited fatigue and better posture
- Compact folding design fits in a briefcase, easy to install & uninstall
- One size truly fits all
The steno hands free stand allows users to experience the benefits of our technology without having to hold up their device. The heavy-duty mount is made of aluminum and is ideal for an office or work space where easy access to your Stenomask is needed while your hands remain free to type and perform other tasks. Install the C-clamp base on a desk, cart, worktable, bench, lectern, or other table-like surfaces. This mount also installs easily onto a wheelchair. The 22” arm adjusts to provide optimum positioning. The C-clamp maintains a firm grip and opens as wide as 1.75 inches. Bend the 22” adjustable arm and rotate the swivel ball adapter head 360° for exact positioning of your mask & hours of comfortable, private transcription and communication.
Thanks so much for the opportunity for us at Hansard to try the hands-free steno mask arm. I’ll give you a brief summary of the editors’ experience. We had three editors try it out, all of whom had previously used the steno mask with the strap. They each had a very positive experience with the stand and definitely preferred it.
First, it was just easier and physically more comfortable to use. They were able to get it positioned in a way that allowed them to be in good upright posture, and they found it very stable. Second, users felt more in control of the amount of pressure on their mouths and surrounding muscles, which produced more relaxed speech and — voila! — more accurate transcription. One editor reported that it was the first time Dragon didn’t make any mishearing errors. Third, on a practical human level, users appreciated the ability to pivot away and take a drink in order to keep their throats lubricated. They were also able to cough freely. J It’s allergy season, after all, and being able to pull away briefly to breathe (accommodating sinus issues) also prevented moisture buildup in the mask, which had been a concern for at least one person.
Overall, the users who tried it loved it. One comment sums it up: “Having worked with the arm, I would choose that every time if I could.” Interestingly, editors who previously had written off even trying the steno mask because of the strap-on issues have now expressed interest in giving it a go. Here in our quiet environment, the more people using masks over mics the better.
Again, many thanks for the chance to give the hands-free stand a try. It was a hit!
Amy Reiswig, Editorial Team Leader
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia