[access-uk] Re: Booksense Questions

Hi Amro,

 

You can jump to time, but you can go back and forth in all those increments
very easily. 5 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, etc.

 

The sleep timer hidden?  Simply hold down the 4 key, ahnd it will ask you
how many minutes you want for the sleep timer.  This is unique as no other
player does it.  All the others have presets, 15, 30 and 45 minutes, etc.
But the Sense lets you put in for example, 7 minutes if you so wish.

 

I am sure the jump to specific time will come soon, as I'll pass it on, and
HIMS always listen to sensible suggestions.

 

Oh, and by the way, Stream doesn't support enhanced Audible, unless you pay
extra for their so called softpak.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Amro Bilal
Sent: Wednesday 2 June 2010 23:56
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Booksense Questions

 

Thanks Steve for your input. The Booksense being more responsive and the M4A
support are interesting points. I use my VStream mainly for Audible books.
So I use it as a book reader rather than an MP3 player. I like the fast
forward/rewind options in the Stream 5 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5
minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes and so on and all being reported. Plus, you
can jump 1/5/10 minutes back and forth with a press of a button using the
phone like keypad.

 

The jump to time is a real treat in the Stream which I can't do without
rather than jump to a percentage of a book as in the Booksense. Has this
changed?

 

The sleep timer, the where am I/tag info, book marks and the speed of the
playing are very easy to get to on the Stream. I recall that the sleep timer
is a little more hidden on the Booksense.

 

BTW, The "I was told" bit referred only to the visual aspect of the
Booksense. I can't claim that was my opinion obviously. My other
observations are based on my own research from reading and listening to a
couple of an in depth and lengthy podcasts by the manufacturers
demonstrating the Booksense; I can't buy all devices on the market to form
an informed opinion.

 

Cheers,

Amro

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Steve Nutt <mailto:steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  

To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 8:47 AM

Subject: [access-uk] Re: Booksense Questions

 

Hi Amro,

 

So everything you say about the BookSense is heresay, and pretty well
inaccurate.  But that's because "I was told" as you say.

 

You should really see a device before you cast judgment on it.

 

I have both here, and I think currently the Sense is the best player on the
market on many levels.

 

Navigation is more like Windows.  You go to a folder, you hit enter or play
on it, and it does it.  Until recently, the stream didn't even have multi
level folder support.

 

It records in MP3 and WAV for free.  Stream users are going to have to pay
for that luxury in a paid for upgrade.

 

It is more responsive, has better Text To Speech, and actually feels nice in
the hand.

 

In fact, I can't think of anything currently that the stream now does
better.

 

They have just brought out a free upgrade for the stream that, wait for it,
lets you read Word files.  Sense has done this from the beginning.

 

To me, the stream is pretty big and bulky, and now does less.  Heck, it
doesn't even play M4A files supported by iTunes.  Sense does.

 

Finally, we have had at least three updates to the Sense in the last six
months..  We have waited about a year for this most recent upgrade for the
Stream.  This says to me a lot about development.  HIMS are well on the ball
when it comes to developing the Sense.

 

I loved the stream when I first bought it, and it was the first there.  But
it has somewhat lost momentum to me, in terms of development.

 

Finally, a little disclaimer.  Yes I do sell the BookSense, but I also sell
the stream, so I have no axe to grind.  But to me, the Sense is assuredly
the best specialist player out there.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Amro Bilal
Sent: Tuesday 1 June 2010 18:05
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Booksense Questions

 

I'm not sure though why would one choose the Booksense over the Victor
Stream. The VStream is cheaper to start with, has a better navigating
options than the Booksense from what I gathered listening to a couple of
Booksense demo podcasts, looks better than the Booksense which looks like a
cheep mobile phone I was told and can do everything the Booksense can do
apart from playing the Enhanced Audible formats.

 

I'm not just being derogative, I'm actually interested.

 

Cheers,

Amro

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Iain Lackie <mailto:ilackie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  

To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 9:52 AM

Subject: [access-uk] Re: Booksense Questions

 

You can play folders at any level and that will play any subfolders as well.

If you select to play the root music folder on the Booksense and left it 
playing, all folders in that music structure would play till they were 
finished. This could indeed allow for hours of music playing.

Iain

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From: "Pele West" <pele.west@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 8:51 AM
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Booksense Questions

>
> Hi Iain and Steve
>
> Thanks for the information.  I find this rather disappointing as I like to

> set music playing at the beginning of an album and leave it playing, 
> sometimes for hours, so
> that it plays albums by other artists.
>
> Can one select all the subfolders in a folder and, if so, can one then 
> move through the tracks from one folder to the next?
>
> Pele
>
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