[access-uk] Re: Penfriend

Great ideas Barry, so you can reuse.

Didn't realise that about the packaging.




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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Barry G 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, August 01, 2009 2:09 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Penfriend


  Hi Barbara, I would echo that - with the the exception of the minor points I 
made, it's excellent, good value for money and it does exactly what it says on 
the box - in this case, literally.  Did you spot that the cardboard holder 
thingy in the box has tags on  it that also give info?  They are lined up with 
the penfriend when it's in the box next to the relevant buttons/controls on the 
same side of the box as the sample label.  They are the same diameter as the 
sample lable and are circular but are slightly recessed.

  I bought some small bulldog clips with flat tabs on the fold down handle 
efforts and have put a label on each of these so that I can tag things in the 
freezer or fridge, aboxes of cereal, clothes etc.  

  I have some of  the RNIB magnetic tape and have put labels on short pieces of 
that for tins, jars etc, and I'll be putting labels on cut-out squares of 
plastic that can be blue tacked to plastic bottles such as mayo & salad cream.  

  I reckon plastic clothes pegs will do for ties, and I'll put a label on some 
coat hangers for my shirts that are multi-coloured or patterned.  

  Anyone got any other suggestions about how to use them without having to 
throw them away?

  All the best,
  Barry G

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Barbara Wilson 
    To: Access-UK 
    Sent: Saturday, August 01, 2009 1:31 PM
    Subject: [access-uk] Penfriend


    Well just tried mine out and am very impressed. And for all those who say 
we are always criticising poor old RNIB, I have to say I am very pleased with 
them and this product. Being able to download instructions is good and they are 
well worded. Less than 5 mins out of the box and I was up and going.

    I can see what others have said about the volume, but that is a minor thing 
and sorted with a few key presses. I don't understand the mode which lets you 
read pre-recorded RNIB info, but maybe that is something yet to be properly set 
up.

    I would have liked the ability to recharge the batteries by USB, but hey we 
can't have everything.

    A friend was joking to me the other day that we will all be so newly 
fangled that everything in the house which didn't move would be labelled for 
the first few days. We even joked us blindies could label each other so we know 
who's in the room. Interesting and might stop you talking about someone who is 
sat next to you!

    So I am pleased, well done RNIB. A product which performs a useful 
function, is easy to use and not at all costly.


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