In our last two articles, we listed a few popular foot pedal types, at least one of which can be found in a transcriptionist’s office. In today’s article and the next two, we’ll be taking a look at a few well-known models for each foot pedal type, just so that you have an idea about what to look for when shopping for one! Remember that the prices mentioned here are likely to vary and one of the best ways to get a great deal is to spend some time visiting a few retailer sites- you’re sure to find some fantastic offers online if you have decided which model you will be purchasing, but if you’d prefer to check out a preferred foot pedal in person first, check out a retailer who sells only genuine products.

Here are some well-known USB foot pedal models which are a handy companion for the office goer or for a home based freelancer:

  • Infinity USB Digital Foot Control: Fed up of all the extra features that so many brands claim to have in their foot pedals? Then pick up this fuss free Infinity foot pedal which has so many fans across the UK. Besides its low cost (which is great if you’re a beginner!), you’ll find users claim that it also outlasts so many other branded models available today. Use it on your Mac or Windows PC; download the free ExpressScribe software that’s available on the site and you’ll be ready to use your purchase in less than a minute. The minimum you would have to pay for this model is GBP 70. Infinity also has many other foot pedal models with extra accessories like headsets which you could consider as well.
  • StartStop Universal Transcription System: Want a foot pedal that’s in sync with the times? Grab the StartStop transcription foot pedal then! It supports any audio file format you can think of, supports audio playback of many video formats, is compatible with Windows 7, has multi-language compatibility and allows you to work for more than ten hours at a stretch with its adjustable playback speed. You’ll love the speedy updates and other enhanced features which make transcribing a breeze. Expect to shell out a minimum expense of GBP 150.
  • WAVpedal Universal Transcription system: As the name suggests, this model only supports any Wav- formatted audio file, although it is  quite easy to install and use. It is compatible with many operating systems including Windows 7. They also offer a range of accessories which can be purchased online as well. You could end up paying a minimum amount of GBP 168 for this popular model.

Stay tuned for our next articles on more transcription foot pedal models!