Pocket Transcriber


A Pocket Transcriber is a small computer with an integrated microphone and dedicated voice-recognition software. These computers can record dictation or record and convert it into text, with internal memory space for six hours or 100,000 words of text. It also incorporates a printer for printing dictation as spoken. If saved as text the data can be uploaded to a personal computer or, as is the case with many interplanetary news reporters, directly to an HPG transmitter.[1]



Item: Pocket Transcriber[2]
Equipment Ratings: C/A-B-B/A
Cost: 200
Affiliation: None
Mass: 500g
Notes: Portable; Requires micro power pack (.5 Power Point per Hour); Speech-to-Text Transcription and Playback only


  1. LosTech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide, p. 104, "Pocket Transcriber"
  2. A Time of War, p. 303, "Computers - Table"