[guispeak] talking radio alarm

  • From: "Laura Eaves" <leaves1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Multiple recipients of NFBnet GUI-TALK Mailing List" <gui-talk@xxxxxxxxxx>, <nfb-talk@xxxxxxxxxx>, "guispeak" <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <BLIND-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <cat-lst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 05:29:00 -0400

Pure Sonus 1XT, £119, 08456 049 049;

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 
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 
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 
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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