[guispeak] Re: talking radio alarm

  • From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 14:23:14 +0100

Hi David,

1) You do actually HAVE digital radio in the States? 

2) Is it the same standard as the UK?

3) Does it use the same frequency range as the UK?

George.

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> Subject: [guispeak] Re: talking radio alarm
> 
> they don't deliver outside the uk.  Have you any idea
where to get it.
> 
> --
> Johnnie Apple Seed
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> 
> Pure Sonus 1XT, Â119, 08456 049 049;
> www.johnlewis.co.uk
> 
> As more and more digital radios appear on the market, it
is 
> increasingly difficult for manufacturers to be heard -
which, 
> I assume, is why Pure has launched a DAB radio that can
shout 
> down all the competition. That's right - it talks. Or
maybe 
> I'm just being cynical, as the Royal National Institute of

> the Blind was involved in the development of the Sonus
1XT. 
> And it will make life a lot easier for those visually 
> impaired. Using a human voice (you can pick male or
female), 
> it tells you the available stations as you scroll through 
> them, and if you tap the SnoozeHandle, you'll get a
speaking 
> clock; tap it twice and it lets you know the alarm
settings. 
> It can verbally guide you through setting up the radio and

> you can turn the speech off.
> 
> Another great idea for all users is its Volume
Equalisation 
> Technology, which enables the radio to monitor and adjust
the 
> audio levels of every station, so the volume stays at your

> chosen level.
> 
> Whether you think the Sonus is a gimmick, or a great idea,
it 
> is a well-made, well-thought-out radio with a reasonable
price tag.
> 
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