Does google voice search work for you?

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You must have heard (and tried) the new (still new?) google hands free (voice dictated) search feature. But It don't work for me. I haven't been able to make it understand even a single word till now. what about u?
 

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You must have heard (and tried) the new (still new?) google hands free (voice dictated) search feature. But It don't work for me. I haven't been able to make it understand even a single word till now. what about u?
I've used it a few times. At first, I needed to increase the volume of my headset - then found it necessary to speak very clearly and limit search to 2 words.
 
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How much accuracy did you get?
 
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I found that if you start with a 1 or 2 word prompt - check the results - and add a 3rd (more descriptive) word the results improve significantly.
 
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An example.

I wanted to look up a replacement lamp for an overhead projector. It's nearly impossible to purchase one of these bulbs at the retail stores that sell the projectors. If they can sell one they quote about $300 - because it includes the base/socket.

The projector takes an 82V 410W FXL bulb. The first prompt was "projector bulb" - bad results. Next attempt was "FXL bulb" - and it provided a few good results. Then I tried "FXL 82" and it found all of the suppliers with prices ranging from $4 to $12 per bulb.
 

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