[access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream

Hi Ian,

 

Why do you say that?  If the Ipod Video can do it at 80GB, why shouldn't
these products?

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Ian Macrae
Sent: 29 June 2007 20:27
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream

 

I think it's a battery issue Damon.

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Damon <mailto:damon.rose@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  

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





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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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