[access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream

  But why are battery issues seen as more of a hassle for blind tech consumers? 
I'd have expected to see a hard drive version by now. 

  What do people care about most here? Battery life or size of memory? 
Interested in any responses. Hey someone should set up a vote somewhere on a 
voting mechanism site. Ian, In Touch should have a regular vote on its site I 
reckon. Easily done. Well relatively easily done. 

  ...Damon 






  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ian Macrae 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 8:26 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream


  I think it's a battery issue Damon.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Damon 
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 6:55 PM
    Subject: [access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream


    why do accessible devices insist on using small capacity memory cards 
    instead of a 40 gig thumnail sized hard disk drive as in iPods?

    ...Damon





    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "David Russell" <david.russell8@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
    To: "Access-Uk@Freelists. Org" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 5:17 PM
    Subject: [access-uk] Victor Reader Stream


    > Here is more from the Humanware website.
    >
    > VictorReader Stream
    >
    > Small in size, Big on features!
    > The only DAISY player that offers you so much in such a small package
    >
    > Download your favourite books and MP3s on your Stream and leave home with
    > your library in the palm of your hand. This versatile, powerful DAISY-MP3
    > player
    > lets you read and navigate through complex books, such as reference 
    > manuals
    > and school books, as well as novels and magazines and even reads the NLS 
    > new
    > digital talking books. You can also use its built in text to speech to 
    > read
    > books in text format such as Bookshare. And that's not all. there are many
    > more functions, including an integrated microphone to record voice notes. 
    > No
    > other DAISY player offers you so much in such a small package. and at such
    > an affordable price.
    >
    > Packed with DAISY functions
    >
    > This little player packs a mighty punch, offering high performance and
    > advanced DAISY navigation. Victor Reader Stream gives you access to a book
    > with equivalent
    > speed, flexibility and accuracy of reading a printed book. Full control is
    > at your fingertips.
    >
    > Your books and music go everywhere with you
    >
    > Since it is ultra-compact and sleek, you can take it everywhere. No need 
    > to
    > bring CDs with you. it stores everything in its SD memory card. Only the
    > size
    > of a deck of cards, it fits in the palm of your hand and can easily be
    > carried in a pocket or clipped on your belt in its attractive case.
    >
    > Hours of uninterrupted reading
    >
    > Since you will not want to stop using it, Stream comes with rechargeable
    > batteries providing up to 15 hours of uninterrupted listening time. So 
    > long
    > trips
    > become the perfect time to catch up on
    >
    > Main Features:
    >
    > . State-of-the-art DAISY, DAISY/NISO, MP3, player
    >
    > . Removable SD card for storing books, e-text files, music, and voice
    > recordings and audio bookmarks
    >
    > . Ability to play NLS download books and NLS book cartridges
    >
    > . Portable (4.6x2.6x0.9 inches) lightweight (6 ounces)
    >
    > . Built-in human sounding text-to-speech (Nuance Vocalizer )
    >
    > . Voice recording capability via built-in microphone or external 
    > microphone
    >
    > . Playback through stereo headphones or secondary small speaker
    >
    > . USB port to transfer books and music from your PC
    >
    > . User replaceable Rechargeable battery providing 15 hours playtime
    >
    > . Built-in battery charger (four hours for full recharge)
    >
    > . Includes switchable external power adapter for use in multiple countries
    >
    > . Stylish look with high contrast keys and buttons
    >
    > . Attractive carrying case with belt clip
    > Advanced DAISY Book Features
    >
    > . Four-arrow keys for navigation by chapter, section, page, and bookmarks
    >
    > . GOTO features to jump to a specific page, heading, book or bookmark
    >
    > . Browse bookmark list
    >
    > . Allows navigation of multiple books, MP3 folders, and voice notes
    >
    > . Text-to-speech allows access to electronic text
    >
    > . Three types of bookmarking saved separately for multiple books
    >
    > . Simple bookmark to mark a reading position
    >
    > . Audio bookmark with recorded voice note
    >
    > . Highlight bookmark to mark start and end of a passage
    >
    > . Ability to play or not to play skippable elements
    >
    > Extensive usability features:
    >
    > . Variable speed playback
    >
    > . Accelerated fast forward/rewind with audible feedback
    >
    > . Time Jump feature
    >
    > . Auto Sleep shutoff with multiple time settings
    >
    > . Key lock feature
    >
    > . Book information key
    >
    > . Where Am I key for information on reading position
    >
    > . Built-in user guide and Key Describer
    >
    > . Configuration menu for setting time jump interval, DAISY skippable
    > elements, and MP3 shuffle or loop play modes
    >
    > . Audio messages for battery capacity
    >
    > . Announcement of MP3 folder and file names
    >
    > . Audio tone control
    >
    > . Recognized as a standard Windows USB drive: allows transfers from PC to
    > Stream without file filtering software
    >
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