[access-uk] Re: Poor quality of equipment?

Just to let people know my own thoughts on this one, I ordered one of those
new 12-minute digital memo recorders from RNIB.  It arrived on Saturday, and
has gone back the same way! I found it tacky and of poor quality, and there
were no supplied batteries contrary to the instructions.  The main problem
with this particular device is that there is no audible or other feedback
detection to alert the user when you are recording.  So you might be taking
down an important message while on the phone, and find you haven't recorded
it.

I think this gadget costs £18.50, but I wouldn't give you 18p for it quite
honestly.  It is also larger than I thought it would be.

Just my thoughts, others may find it extremely useful. 


Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns
J&M Work-Ability

jandm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.work-ability.co.uk
-----Original Message-----
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Dean Wilcox
Sent: 30 August 2010 03:57
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Poor quality of equipment?

There are quite a few pocket DAISY players out there at the moment and the
Milestone sounded ok.  Don't suppose you can work out build quality from a
description though but I am hoping the new Olympus doesn't let us down, am
looking at that. 

On29 Aug 2010, at 11:40, James AUSTIN wrote:

> Same is true with hte Milestone
> On 29 Aug 2010, at 19:33, ANDY COLLINS wrote:
> 
>> ...and don't get me going on the extortionate PTR1, what an ugly over 
>> price full of faults that thing has been, and sending it back for 
>> repair was a waste of time, and cost a fortune in P&P -
>> 
>> I'll shut up now as this is off topic, and no doubt will get some 
>> telling me I should be grateful for this shabby stuff Andy
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: spring.flower
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2010 7:24 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Poor quality of equipment?
>> 
>> Can't help with the equipment but have to agree regarding this general
topic, I can never get a talking watch's battery replaced without the watch
dieing in no time, I even sent the last one back to rnib and I gotit back
and was told that the control cup was faulty, it sone of the radio
controlled ones and now the visual display displays one time and the voice
says another, think there's five minutes difference, the voice is correct
though thankfully.  I had three calendar clocks from cobolt and all died
within two or three years, my talking microwave lasted about two years, my
parrot the same.
>> 
>> You'll be thinking that I hanl=dle my things roughly but I don't, may 
>> be I'm too careful, may be I should start slamming things against the 
>> wall a few times LOL
>> 
>> Trace
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Mike Moore
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2010 5:48 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Poor quality of equipment?
>> 
>> Hello all,
>> 
>> This is not strictly computer related, but involves accessibility
equipment....
>> 
>> Does anyone know of a good quality talking tape measure; other than the
Cobalt one?
>> 
>> I have two of these, and a year is about the most I can get out of both
them, as they always end up giving spurious measurements- such as 2513
inches when the tape is fully retracted.
>> 
>> Replacing the battery etc does no good.
>> 
>> Do we have to put up with inferior quality materials every time?
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> A disgruntled Mike
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