[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 
  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 

    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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