[bookport] iPod Shuffle

  • From: James Nuttall <jnuttallphd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 09:33:49 -0700 (PDT)

Hello Dan:

I'm interested in what you have heard about the iPod shuffle.  I would use the 
1GB model myself.  I like MP3 players and really enjoyed mine until my vision 
no longer allowed me to use it.  Since the shuffle doesn't have a window I 
would be interested in what experiences a blind person has with the device. 
Apple makes such a big deal out of the random shuffle, which would be no good 
for books.
Part of what I like about the Book Port is that it announces the files. So I 
can find an easily know where I am at any time.  I wonder how difficult finding 
the files on the shuffle would be.  The 1GB shuffle at $129 is a good buy.  
Anyone with any real experience with the shuffle I'd be glad to hear from you.
It is taking some time but I am getting used to the doubletalk synthesizer.  
The other day I was able to load four books on to my Book Port and it only took 
3MB.  I'm considering getting two gigabyte CompactFlash card. So I can load an 
entire MP3 book at one time. I scan a lot of books with Kurzweil and use the 
Neospeech voices when making my mp3 files.
Jim Nuttall -- Michigan

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