[access-uk] Re: Booksense thoughts

Hi,

I am new to this list.

How do both of these players compare to the Plextalk/Bookport?  I am fairly new 
to the world of DAISY and recently subscribed to the RNIB talking book service. 
 The CD player works great, but would prefer something more portable like the 
Plextalk one or something similar.  Those who use DAISY players containing SD 
card readers, where do you get your content from?  Anyone had any experience of 
using DAISY players on Apple iOS devices?

Chris 
On 11 Apr 2011, at 15:19, Jackie Cairns wrote:

> Hi Hussein
> 
> I would just add that the BookSense has a replaceable battery, whereas the
> Milestone has to be returned to RNIB.  If you do a lot of reading, this
> might be a consideration worth bearing in mind. 
> 
> 
> Kind Regards,
> 
> Jackie Cairns
> J&M Work-Ability
> 
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> www.work-ability.co.uk
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> Hussein Patwa 
> Sent: 11 April 2011 15:01
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Booksense thoughts
> 
> Hi Jackie
> 
> Thanks for your insight and input on this. I would primarily use the
> Booksense for reading text files or Daisy talking books so the less than
> fantastic music quality is not such an issue.
> 
> I'll be ordering later this week so I'll have it ready for a few longish
> train rides in the next few weeks.
> 
> Thanks again.
> 
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> 
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
>> Behalf Of Jackie Cairns
>> Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 9:08 AM
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Booksense thoughts
>> 
>> Hi Hussein
>> 
>> My partner and I have used the BookSense XT, Martin extensively so, and 
>> think it is a nice little machine.  I personally wouldn't rate it for
> music,
>> but then I wouldn't rate any of those players for music, and think this 
>> is where the iPod family leaves them for dead.  But if you want DAISY 
>> and documents read to you, then BookSense handles them well, and is an 
>> easy player to get around.
>> 
>> Having said that, because he is such an avid book fan, I bought Martin 
>> the Milestone 312 Pro for Christmas, and he just loves the thing.  He 
>> likes its portability, the nice Rachel voice, and the speaker and recording
> quality.
>> Its downside at present is that it doesn't read as many formats as 
>> BookSense, only coping I think with text files.
>> 
>> I hope that provides you with enough info.  Others will doubtless chip 
>> in with their thoughts.
>> 
>> 
>> Kind Regards,
>> 
>> Jackie Cairns
>> J&M Work-Ability
>> 
>> jandm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> www.work-ability.co.uk
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
>> Behalf Of Hussein Patwa
>> Sent: 09 April 2011 22:49
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Booksense thoughts
>> 
>> Hello there,
>> 
>> Having seen the Booksense at the recent Sight Village 2011 exhibition, 
>> I'm quite taken with the player and am considering making a purchase.
>> 
>> The current PTX1 player I have on loan from RNIB is, to put it frankly, 
>> unusable when it comes to battery life.  Less than two months usage and 
>> I'm down to 20 minutes use out of it on batteries if I'm lucky, and 
>> that's with only connecting it to the AC supply for charging.  I am 
>> considering asking RNIB for another player (a different model as this 
>> is the second PTX1
> that's
>> gone out on me), but I was looking at purchasing the Booksense for myself.
>> 
>> I'd be looking at the TX50 model, as I might as well go the whole hog 
>> and have the Bluetooth etc. included.
>> 
>> Can anyone who has used this player for a reasonable length of time 
>> offer any advice regarding the worthwhileness of a purchase?
>> 
>> Thanks in advance for your time and help.
>> 
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