A bit more news on this VIPlayer. It's currently in pre-production but will eventually retail for £175. It has 4GB on board memory and can also take SD cards up to 8 gig. They're currently working on getting more daisy functionality into it and it's already registered as an Audible player. > _____________________________________________ > From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On > Behalf Of Ray's Home > Sent: 16 July 2007 19:49 > To: VI-Genaccess@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; RNIBTalkingBooksArena@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; > Access-Uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [access-uk] So, what about the Vi-Player? > > We've all been talking about the Victor Stream, seemingly being launched > about now, but I hear now of the Vi-Player? Seems Calibre have had a hand in > its development, but it is another portable MP3 player. > > Seems we might find out something in the Reading Room at SV - (this curtasy > of Terry What Not's site. > > Clicking on the link gives me a time out in Firefox, but this is what I've > gleaned from a Googled cashed page. > > > _____ > > Company philosophy > > SAKS Electronics was specifically formed to design, manufacture and > distribute the > "> VI-Player> "> . SAKS Electronics are a privately owned > British company and have worked with some of the best known names in the > industry to design the ultimate MP-3 player for visually impaired users. > > > Calibre Cassette Library have been heavily involved during the design and > manufacturing process of > "> VI-Player> "> and this has given SAKS a unique > insight into the needs and requirements of visually impaired users. Also, due > to the user-friendly nature of the player the unit is ideal for all users who > may have deteriorating eyesight or just simply want an easy to use device for > playback of audio files. > > > "> VI-Player> "> will open up a whole world of MP-3 entertainment to all > users, audio files (whether they are music or audio-books) can be easily > loaded and played from either the internet or from existing libraries using > SD card technology. The voice-guidance software will guide you precisely > through the easy-to-use menu system and take you exactly to what you want to > listen to. The unique > "> Intelligent Pause/Resume> "> function will ensure > you never lose your place while listening. > > > At SAKS Electronics we have a passion for what we do > -> and we believe you > will see this in our product. > "> VI-Player> "> has been specifically > designed with the needs of visually impaired users in mind and offers the > very latest in technology whilst remaining easy to use. > > > > > Innovation lies at our heart, we constantly challenge convention. Through > fresh thinking we are continually first with new ideas and products that > seize the initiative. Even as we> '> ve grown we have stayed innovative; > striving to create our next advance. This ensures you will always be offered > products that take full advantage of opportunities and technologies > available, > "> VI-Player> "> is only the first product to be offered by > SAKS Electronics and over the coming years more new and exciting products > will be added. > > > We are committed to working in partnership with experts > -> knowing what > core skills are a part of SAKS, and refining these > -> knowing what > expertise others have and working with them. We created > "> VI-player> "> > by listening to experts who know what users require and by using > manufacturers who are the best in their chosen field and have a commitment to > making the very best product possible. Innovation, partnership and commitment > to excellence > -> three hallmarks of the way we approach business. > > > (End of exstract) > > So, just another MP3 player? Or what? > > Yours, intrigued. > > From Ray > I can be contacted off-list at: > mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx > http://www.bbc.co.uk/ This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal views which are not the views of the BBC unless specifically stated. If you have received it in error, please delete it from your system. Do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way nor act in reliance on it and notify the sender immediately. Please note that the BBC monitors e-mails sent or received. Further communication will signify your consent to this.