[access-uk] Re: Portable players

Hi Clive

Sorry for the confusion.  

The zen stone players don't come with an SD card slot. Their main advantages 
are their size, the fact they work straight out of the box with your pc and 
also they have no screen.

As pointed out they are still available on amazon though am not sure if they're 
actually still being manufactured. 

Jack Goodfellow

Access Technology Coordinator

Greater Manchester Action Team

Action for Blind People

Tel: 0161 787 9252

 


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Clive.Lever@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 08 November 2010 16:39
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Portable players

Hi Jack,

the Zen Stone would be find for me if it works with SD cards, and except for 
the fact that loads of people are now telling me they don't make Zen Stones any 
more.  Can you still buy them, and do they have SD card slots?

There was an old song about "There are more questions than answers and the more 
I find out, the less I know." I think this seems to be the scenario here.

Best,
Clive

Thanks,
Clive

  

 


          
Clive Lever
Diversity Advisor
01622 221163 (extension 7000 1163) Room 1.15, Sessions House, County Hall, 
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ.
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Jack Goodfellow
Sent: 08 November 2010 16:28
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Portable players

The zen stones are brilliant players with no visual interface for the basic 
model, however last I checked they only come in fairly small capacity's of a 
couple of gigabites.  if anyone knows better please correct me if wrong!

Jack 

Jack Goodfellow

Access Technology Coordinator

Greater Manchester Action Team

Action for Blind People

Tel: 0161 787 9252

 


-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Jackie Cairns
Sent: 08 November 2010 13:31
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Portable players

Hi Clive

I appreciate your frustrations and, to a very large extent, agree with them.

I used to use an Iriver H340 which allowed you to simply copy and paste from 
one drive to another within Windows Explorer.  I don't know if there are any 
cheaper brands on the market that will let you do that.  As you say, all the 
Apple products require you to use iTunes, and the specialist devices will let 
you use Windows Explorer to copy and paste, but are expensive just for music.  
I thought the RNIB had one called the Vibe or something, but I've never seen 
it, know next to nothing about it, and think it is still expensive from what I 
hear.

Perhaps the Zenstone users among you could help? 


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 
Clive.Lever@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 08 November 2010 13:23
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Subject: [access-uk] Portable players

Hi all,
 
I'm now beginning to think that the Apple ITunes programme and IPods may not be 
for me. I can't run to a Victor player upwards of £200 at present.
 
Are there any portable players out there which   :
 
are Easy for a VI person to use;
don't rely on syncing from within complex computer programmes but instead let 
you copy and paste mp3 files from your computer to your portable device; have 
at least 4gb storage capacity, or play music stored on SD cards.
 
I've heard it said that all portable players need you to sync from your 
computer through ITunes, Windows Media Player or whatever. I've heard other 
people say that this is nonsense.
 
#so, does the device I want actually exist?
 
Thanks,
Clive
 
 
 
 
          
Clive Lever
Diversity Advisor
01622 221163 (extension 7000 1163) Room 1.15, Sessions House, County Hall, 
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ.
Diversity is a strength and we will value and harness difference for the 
benefit of all service users, the individual and KCC. 
 
 
 
 

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