Blind Bargains
Home News Audio Deals Classifieds eBay AuctionsApps Daily Buzz Subscribe A T Guys Store Login/Register
Send us a Note Help

Portable Devices Deals, Sales, and News

Computers/Hardware: Portable Devices

Portable hardware such as MP3 players, book players, and memo recorders

Mike Calvo Posts Interesting Thoughts on Intel Reader Developments


by J.J. Meddaugh

Here's an editorial piece from Serotek founder Mike Calvo on the Intel Reader, questioning the motives of Intel, Humanware, and others. There's many interesting and valid points here, and it's definitely worth a read. Via Serotek Blog

Posted Tuesday, 10-Nov-2009 10:24 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Exclusive: New Impressions about the intel Reader Emerge


by Matt McCubbin

We have received an annonymous report describing the Intel Reader in detail, and their impressions with The unit. The Intel Reader is being marketed as a stand-alone reading device, able to turn a page of text in to speech. Read on for details.

Read more
Posted Monday, 09-Nov-2009 11:27 PM ET in Portable Devices     3 comments

Victor Reader Stream at $200 on EBay (expired)


by J.J. Meddaugh

An EBay seller and Blind Bargains reader has posted a Victor Reader Stream portable media player with a starting bid of $200. With $10 for shipping, that's nearly $140 off the cost of a new unit. Plus, an 8GB memory card is included. Auction ends October 31.

Posted Tuesday, 27-Oct-2009 1:37 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Orbit Research releases the iBill Talking Banknote Identifier, priced at $99.99


by Matt McCubbin

Orbit Research has just released the iBill Talking Banknote Identifyer for $99.99. At this price, this is the least expensive bill identifyer currently on the market. According to the manufacturer, this device recognizes every US banknote in circulation in about a second and is able to announce denominations by voice, tones or vibration. The iBill runs on 1 AAA battery and can be ordered immediately.

Posted Monday, 19-Oct-2009 11:10 PM ET in Portable Devices     1 comment

KNFB Reader Classic for $1,100 on EBay (expired)


by J.J. Meddaugh

An EBay seller has relisted a like-new KNFB Reader Classic, now for a starting bid of $1,100. This is the PDA model and comes with everything necessary to start reading printed material. By comparison, the KNFB Reader Mobile retails for roughly $2,200. Auction ends November 5.

Posted Wednesday, 29-Oct-2008 09:24 AM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

TSI Optacon for $399.95 or Best Offer on EBay


by J.J. Meddaugh

An EBay seller has listed a used TSI Optacon, model R1D, with a BuyItNow price of $399.95 with about $20 for shipping. or, make an offer. The Optacon is still one of the most sought-after reading devices available, allowing the blind to feel raised print. The unit is being sold as is, and comes with rechargeable batteries.

Posted Thursday, 23-Oct-2008 10:19 AM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

KNFB Reader Classic for $1,200 on EBay (expired)


by J.J. Meddaugh

An EBay seller has listed a like-new KNFB Reader Classic for a starting bid of $1,200. This is the PDA model and comes with everything necessary to start reading printed material. By comparison, the KNFB Reader Mobile retails for roughly $2,200. Auction ends October 25.

Posted Monday, 20-Oct-2008 10:56 AM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Convention: Icon Update adds Audible Support


by J.J. Meddaugh

An new update has been released for the LevelStar Icon and BraillePlus PDA's. Among other features, vesion 1.11 adds support for the Audible book format so users can download and listen to books from Audible.com. Also, a new feature called the workspace has been added, which allows for users to view recent RSS feeds, files, or a welcome screen. Some bugs with some National Library Service books were also fixed.

Posted Friday, 27-Jun-2008 12:48 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Victor Reader Stream 2.0 to be Unveiled Monday


by J.J. Meddaugh

AccessibleWorld.org will be featuring a presentation on the new features in the Victor Reader Stream 2.0. The interactive chat will be held on Monday at 8 PM Eastern, 5 PM Pacific in the tech talk room, which we've linked to on this post. We don't have any concrete details on new features as of yet, but Windows Media and braille support have been ideas talked about in the past. If you have any insight, you can send us a note. You can send us a tip anonymously if you wish for this or any other breaking news story.

Posted Wednesday, 18-Jun-2008 9:46 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Icon Now Supports NLS


by J.J. Meddaugh

The LevelStar Icon and Icon BraillePlus have added support for NLS digital downloads in their latest update, version 1.1. You can get it via the link on this post. It's a free update for current Icon owners.
Thanks to Top Tech Tidbits among many others for the tip.

Posted Monday, 07-Apr-2008 10:34 AM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Alternative English Voice for the Victor Stream Released


by J.J. Meddaugh

Humanware has released an alternate US English voice for the Victor Reader Stream. The male voice Tom is contained in an alternate version of the just released 1.2 firmware update. Voice samples, other languages and voices are also available.

Posted Wednesday, 19-Mar-2008 5:35 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

CSUN: Humanware Announces the Trekker Breeze All-in-one GPS


by J.J. Meddaugh

We have staff on the scene at the CSUN conference in Los Angeles and have just learned of the first major announcement of the week, Humanware's Trekker Breeze. The breeze weighs less than a pound and includes a built-in GPS receiver. The possible down-side, however, is the lack of point-to-point directions. So it basically serves as a tool for gaining information about your surroundings, which may be a tough sell compared with the many other GPS options available. That being said, for those looking for a simple solution without a lot of required setup, this may be the perfect product. Retail for the new unit is expected to be $895. It won't be released until at least the summer, and we'll post more as we find out. Note: The link has been updated with Humanware's press-release.

Posted Wednesday, 12-Mar-2008 10:34 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Victor Reader Stream 1.2 Firmware Released


by J.J. Meddaugh

The highly anticipated update for the Victor Stream digital book player, version 1.2 has been released. The free update adds several enhancements to the music player, a built-in SD card format utility, support for NIMAS textbooks and content from the Serotek System Access Mobile Network, and several other improvements.

Posted Monday, 10-Mar-2008 2:30 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Victor Reader Stream for $299 Shipped


by J.J. Meddaugh

Adaptive Information Systems Inc. is selling the Humanware Victor Reader Stream digital book player for $299. With free shipping, we weren't able to find this player for less elsewhere. The Stream can play Daisy books from Bookshare.org, as well as Audible.com and RFB&d Audio plus books. Note that Adaptive Information also sells the Executive Products leather case for the device, for $34 shipped when purchased with the Stream.

Posted Friday, 25-Jan-2008 11:47 PM ET in Portable Devices     Post a comment

Displaying 251 through 264 of 264 results.

Viewing page 6 of 6. Go to page: Previous, 1, 4, 5, 6,

Contact Us
Advertisers
Mobile While we do our best to present accurate information and deals, errors may occur. All listings are believed to be accurate at the time of printing. Please research items carefully before making a purchase. A T Guys, LLC is not responsible for any problems encountered by making a purchase from a link on this site. Privacy Policy

Copyright 2006-2017, A T Guys, LLC.