Over the years I've joked with J.J. about him owning Google's first attempt at a music device with his Google i/o schwag bag Nexus Q collector's item. The unit was round like a Google Home Mini,dedicated to streaming playback and a mixture of touch controls that can be assisted by a smartphone for added functionality. Yes, the Nexus Q could be seen as the distant relative that doesn't get invited to family gatherings anymore during the holidays in Mountain View. Google's third entry in the Home series of smart speakers is positioned more as a Sonos killer than an Amazon rival.
As you may or may not be aware, it has recently come to light that older iPhones are often known to experience reduced performance due to how apple handles new features on devices with older batteries.
Out Of Sight Games updated their Kickstarter page with news that the audio-driven PC version of their Role Playing Game is now available for purchase from the official site.
BlindAlive has now released a companion to their Eyes Free Fitness website. According to the description from the App Store, the app offers a variety of workout types, all described freely, enabling visually impaired people of all fitness levels to set and achieve their personal fitness goals. The app also allows users to access content from across the BlindAlive blog and podcasts.
Version 2.0 of Seeing Ai, the app which Microsoft released earlier this year and which has now been downloaded over 100000 times, was released today. In addition to now being available in 35 countries, version 2.0 of the app has introduced a number of new features likely to be of interest to blind and visually impaired users.
We all hate flying. Its crowded, its risky, and no telling what security is going to ask next. However, if you fly the international airline Virgin Atlantic, your flight has just gotten a little better. Following in the recent trend of adding audio description to mainstream content, Virgin Atlantic has just added audio description to their in-flight media.
This is the first in what I hope will be a series of articles exploring various iOS writing apps. I hope to cover planning apps, writing apps, generic iOS apps, and explore ways these tools can best be used in concert with one another. Today we will be looking at MindNode 5, an accessible app for creating mind maps.
If you have opinions or experiences regarding airport check-in kiosks, a company wants to hear from you.
Nova Tech via Amazon offers the Nursal Foot Massager for $119.99. Coupon code "M4SRY7A4" cuts it to $99.59. With free shipping, that's $20 off and the lowest price we could find. It features three massage modes, three time modes, and a heat function. Deal ends February 28.
Nova Tech US via Amazon offers the Nursal Shiatsu 3D Neck & Shoulder Deep Massager for $43.99. Coupon code "V5XREYRO" cuts it to $37.99. With free shipping, that's $6 off, and the lowest price we could find. It features four deep kneading massage balls, vibration controls, and heat therapy. Deal ends February 28.
Best Buy offers 2 Years of Applecare+ on either an iPad mini or iPad 5th Generation for $69.. Click the provided link to get the deal that ends Fe bruary 4.
Wal-Mart offers a Clearance sale on Kids and Baby clothing. No coupon code is needed, but supplies are limited. Click the provided link to shop this sale that ends February 1.
Musician's Friend is having a New Year's Clearance sale. This is the place to purchase audio mixers, microphones, speakers, headphones and more. Click the provided link and save money! Deal ends February 1.
CafePress offers Savings of 20 percent off orders sitewide. Use coupon code "CPSAVE20" to get the deal. They feature -Custom T-Shirts, Unique Gifts, Posters and more. Deal ends February 1.
Best Deal Today via eBay offers the refurbished Apple iPhone 6s 16GB Smartphone for AT&T (no contract) in several colors for $239.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $50 for a refurb today and the best price we've seen for this unit anywhere.
MyWitOutlet via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Smartphone in several colors for $509.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we've seen for an unlocked iPhone 7 Plus. (It's also $159 under the best we could find for a new unit.)
You know that holiday song that has the line: "It's the most wonderful time of the year?". yeah, well, Patrick tends to hum it a lot in December because this is the dedicated show where he has free rein to post all the things that would make us sound silly if left in for an episode's original broadcast.
The month of December used to be a slow month in podcasting circles. That doesn't seem to be the case again with 2017 rolling right along with timely news and events still arriving like they were UPS holiday packages on the BBQ doorstep. Good thing we asked Amanda Rush to come by and talk about Word Press as we shall need a sister site up to contain all these analogies and metaphors we've made about boxes and packages on the show over the last 60 days. J.J. takes some time out to play a game on Echo, Joe has one rejected idea in the "Last Word" and Patrick lets his guard down in a most interesting way. Grab that cup of coffee, cocoa or just a glass of milk... it is BBQ 128.
Joe has returned from vacation to join J.J. for one of the final episodes of 2017. The pair discuss some shipping and gift wrapping suggestions, Joe has a Gmail tip for iOS users and a festive treat awaits in the "Last Word". So leave the cookies and the milk out for Santa before you curl up for a long night's winter nap with episode 127.
Joe is cruising far away from civilization, so Shelly Brisbin stopped by to hold down the fort. Shelly and J.J. talk Sonos speakers, Apple updates, and smart gadgets amongst other things, and find many parallels between all of them. Emails, a tip, and One More Thing round out this lively episode, so strap on in.
The first show of the last month for 2017 just so happens to be the episode before Joe goes on vacation. It also contains a festive tip, a live taste test of a product by J.J. plus a demo from Stacie Hardy and Raul Gallegos. "Sound Off" continues the ongoing debates about what you eat after Thanksgiving dinner while the "Last Word" has a bit of travel related information.
Welcome to our 3rd annual Blind Bargains Holiday Shopping Guide. This year, we've brought the deals straight to your audio feed. Sit back and relax as some of your favorite merchants, or perhaps some that are new to you, tell you about their latest products and services as well as some holiday deals. We'd like to sincerely thank all of the companies who were apart of this show. Below you'll find information about each company in the order they appear in the show.
Be sure to stay with Blind Bargains for lots of deals from Black Friday to Cyber Monday and beyond. We hope you have a safe and fulfilling Thanksgiving and we'll be back to our normal? format next week.
BrailleSense Polaris made its first appearance on Blind Bargains with Joe Steincamp and Dave Wilkinson hidden (for security reasons) in a tiny bunker far below the surface of the Earth. But now there's no need for secrecy as Polaris has been shipping since the end of June so everyone already knows that Polaris is a wicked awesome dude. Joe and Dave review just how far the unit has come since its release. Dave discusses some of the features in the latest firmware upgrade, and the unit does some cool math until Dave and Joe remember they're not so good with numbers. To compensate, they use Polaris and Google Assistant to do the work for them so that you see just how much money you can save with the HIMS-tacular Blind Friday deals on not only Polaris but all other HIMS products, such as the Smart Beetle, GoVision and the U2 Mini But wait! The deals get even better if you ask a friend to bundle. So sit back, relax, and let Joe and Dave get your Blind Friday shopping started.
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App development may seem like a glamorous vocational choice, but as you will hear in this episode, it sure does have the occasional pitfall or two. Marty Schultz, of Kid Friendly Software and Blindfold Games fame, returns to the BBQ to talk about his wild week and his bright future. We'll finally broadcast that tip we've talked about since May, "Sound Off" will be X-citing and you might find the "Last Word" to be one of those things you won't be able to forget for a while once you have heard it for yourself.
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Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I would love to tell you about two wonderful groups, one on Zello, one on WhatsApp messenger, that will allow you to interact with others who love to read just like you or I during these long cold winter months, what better thing to do, then pick up an awesome book to read to warm up the dreary days of winter. In these groups, you will be able to talk about the awesome books that you were reading, but also receive wonderful recommendations of books you might want to read that you never knew existed. We would love to have you as both groups are friendly and we discuss books from various sources, such as audible, book share, Kindle, iBooks, Bard Mobile and sources from our public libraries. We would love to have you join so please follow the links below and we look forward to reading with you.
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Talking Mp3 Players & accessories!
As we've been letting you all know ahead of time Humanware's price for the Victor Reader Trek is now $699.99 plus shipping and tax with a delay on shipping it out. We have a limited supply available right now with $120 discount off, only $579.99 with free shipping inside the US and we only need to charge tax if you're in the state of Florida this week plus it ships right away!
Amazing Deal on our Talking Book Reader, simple to use Talking Mp3 Player and Book Reader! We also Have the Victor Reader Stream discounted and of course Sansa Talking Mp3 Players!
Read about our new accessible MP3 player with AM and FM radio! There's also a great discount on microSD cards and other accessories and more!
Daily Deal 2 days only. Order your Talking MP3 Player during this Daily deal and receive a wall charger for free! This is a $10 value. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Daily-Deals_ep_49-1.html
Get $120 off the new Victor Reader Trek Book reader & GPS with Bluetooth capability! A limited number of Victor Reader Treks are now in stock so get yours now at the lower $579.99 price! Humanware has now raised the price to $699.99 plus shipping and tax and we'll need to raise ours as well so act soon! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Reader-Trek-Talking-Book-Reader-GPS_p_116.html
We have the Brand New 2nd generation Victor Reader Stream for just $339.99 with no additional taxes added(unless you live in Florida) + Free Shipping in the US. It also comes with an 8GB SD card, Long and short USB cables, protective silicone case, earphones, and wall charger in the box. You can read about and order it from: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Victor-Stream-2nd-Generation_p_78.html
If you don't need access to NLS/Bard or Audible.com books then it makes more sense to go with either of the below two more affordable players:
If you missed out on getting yourself a Talking Mp3 Player for Christmas we have the brand new 4GB Sansa Clip Zip Talking MP3 Players for just $109.99! Yes, these are brand new players all set up with Rockbox so even a totally blind person can use them! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Sansa-Clip-Zip-Talking-MP3-Player-4GB_p_12.html
Get the introduction to the Talking MP3 Players at the below link. Press enter on the link then search for the word download and save the file normally.
Our feature-packed new Talking Book Reader 2nd Edition which comes with the high quality Ivona voices built in and plays all sorts of unprotected files including Daisy books, eBooks, music, audio books, and even video files is a great choice for listening to audio content! Listen on its built-in speaker or on headphones! Connect it to your wifi for listening to internet radio stations and podcasts! Record from its built-in mic, external mic/line-in, FM stereo radio, and internet radio! All this and 14 hours of battery life for just $229.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Daisy-Book-Media-Player-Newest-Edition_p_111.html
Get the introduction to the Talking Book Reader 2nd Edition at the below link. Press enter on the link then search for the word download and save the file normally.
New 2017 model Fire Tablets Available through us for a limited time only, we've installed Google Play so that you can use these tablets not only with Amazon Apps but with Android Apps as well. All 3 the 7 inch, HD8, and HD10, are set up with the screen reader turned on and Google Play installed. These full featured tablets also have Alexa and the HD 10 tablet uses Alexa hands-free! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Talking-Tablets_c_36.html
You can get the 7-inch fire tablet with VoiceView as the screen reader and using the very-high quality Ivona voices, Sally and Joey. Amazon took the Android operating system and screen reader and reworked them to be easier to use on their devices. This is a full featured tablet plus it's set up to work better with Amazon services as well as Kindle books and Audible.com books. It can take up to a 200GB microSD card so storage is no problem. Priced at $54.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/-Kindle-Fire-Tablet-with-Google-Play-Store-VoiceView_p_92.html
We have the latest HD 8 Fire tablet available as well, the difference is this one is larger of course, as opposed to a monospeaker it plays in Dolby Stereo. It has a 12 hour battery and 16 GB of storage with a microSD slot that takes up to 200 GB. The display is HD if you're purchasing for a sighted person. This one is $85.99: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/-HD-8-Kindle-Fire-Tablet-with-Google-Play-Store-VoiceView-_p_94.html
We also have the latest Kindle Fire HD 10 inch Tablets available with all of the above extras plus you can use Alexa hands free with this model whereas with the 7 and 8 inch tablets you need to double tap and hold on the home button to use Alexa, for only $149.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/-HD-10-Kindle-Fire-Tablet-with-VoiceView-with-free-OTG-Cable-_p_122.html
The Kindle Fire Tablet has been a very welcome addition to my collection of accessible touch screen devices. I was very impressed with it especially for being so inexpensive. Amazon took the Android operating system and screen reader and reworked them to be easier to use on their devices. The TTS voices are the very-high quality Ivona voices, Sally and Joey. One can use microSD cards for storing one's files so expansion isn't a problem. I've tested it with a 200GB microSD card with no issues. It comes with apps one can use to not just listen to one's music, eBooks, and Audible books but to purchase and download them to the tablet. There are many other accessible apps available from the Amazon store which allow one to use it for many purposes such as listening to radio, podcasts, all sorts of entertainment such as netFlix, and such. One can even use Alexa in order to speak one's commands instead of using the touch screen for everything. Aside from that one can use either a Bluetooth keyboard or connect a USB keyboard with the use of an OTG cable, so typing on it isn't a problem.
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We've been getting a lot of interest and orders for our new exciting product which is a portable MP3 player AM/FM radio with built in front-facing mono speaker! It plays MP3 and WAV files from either a thumb drive or a microSD card! It's totally accessible for the blind as it's all button operated. It does have a display but it's not menu driven. One can listen to AM or FM stations or to MP3 or WAV files on the microSD card or thumb drive! Jump to specific tracks or radio stations by entering the track number or the frequency! It has a user replaceable rechargeable lithium battery! For those who have some sight it also has an LED flashlight! It has a line-in jack so you can play your other devices through its speaker! It includes a wrist lanyard and detachable belt clip. I've been playing with it and am totally impressed with its features and the volume you can get out of it! One can also listen in stereo with headphones if preferred. Perfect for listening to music and audio books in MP3 or WAV; it remembers where you left off listening! It's just a bit larger than a Victor Reader Stream or Trek but packs a much stronger punch! Affordably priced at just $29.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/MP3-AMFM-radio-player_p_39.html
Accessories at special discounts to enhance your Holiday gifts, add Bluetooth capability to Talking Players, add memory to your phone, tablet or player, get yourself a new headset or speakers and much more:
MicroSD and SD cards at special discounts for your MP3 players, book readers, phones, tablets and other devices. Get large capacity microSD cards ready for use on your favorite devices and for your enjoyment we also include some OTR shows on the cards higher than 32GB! New item 200GB microSD cardfor $89.99, 128GB microSD & SD card for just $59.99, 64GB card for only $35.99, 32GB for $19.99 & 16GB for $10.99 and other deals you can check out here: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Micro-SD-cards_c_14.html
We have all of our cables and charging accessories at 20% off: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Cables-and-Charging-Accessories_c_13.html
Bluetooth devices to enable your Book Players and other devices to use Bluetooth plus accessories on special! If you purchase these items when you place an order for any of our players or Tablets-these devices will be discounted even further-just use the combo box below the product:
Check out the newest Bluetooth Headset on our site, the Miccus SR-71 Stealth Bluetooth Headphones with microphone. This is a very nice headset which works wirelessly with either Bluetooth or use the included cable to connect it to a headphone jack. It's a very comfortable headset. It goes over your head and cups around your ears so you don't disturb anyone when you decide to turn it up! Works with the new Victor Reader Trek, smart devices such as phones and tablets, or paired with one of the Miccus Bluetooth transmitters. Very low latency headset with great sound and long battery life. Get it now for just $59.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-SR-71-Stealth-Bluetooth-Headphones-with-microphone_p_15.html
This awesome Bluetooth transmitter is getting phased out so get yours today! On sale this week the latest Bluetooth 4.0 Miccus TX4 Transmitter to enable your book readers/players to use Bluetooth which is the one I recommend due to its features and sound quality. Get yours for just $39.99! http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Mini-jack-TX4-Bluetooth-40-Transmitter_p_18.html
On sale as well is the Talking Miccus AX4 Reciever which is only $35.99 which speaks when turned on, off, and in pairing mode to enable any powered speakers, stereo systems, even headphones to use Bluetooth. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Miccus-Mini-jack-AX4_p_14.html
We have the Portable Water Resistant Bluetooth Mini Shower mono speaker this week for just $19.99. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Speakers_c_12.html
To cover your wireless audio listening needs, we have several portable solutions and some non-portable ones, with ranges from about 30 feet up to 160 feet as well as some low latency options when combined with the above Bluetooth headset! Don't forget my offer of assistance in helping you figure out what you need to fill your Bluetooth wireless listening needs. http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Bluetooth-Transmitters-Receivers_c_7.html
We have Talking brand-new Samsung Gusto 3 Phones on sale for just $59.99. These are great easy to use accessible push button flip phones. It works like the Samsung Haven with improvements such as ability to change the speed of the voice, Bluetooth capability, longer batterylife and more, use it in the US on Selectel Wireless (see the plans below): http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Samsung-Gusto-3_p_80.html
Just $30 for unlimited talk and texts! Check out the Selectel phone plans for use with the above phone, they're now providing much better plans for the money than Page Plus: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Selectel-Phone-Plans_ep_53-1.html
If you want to use the Samsung Gusto 3 on Verizon get the Verizon Wireless Postpaid Version for just $65.99: http://www.talkingmp3players.com/Samsung-Gusto-3-for-Verizon-Wireless_p_121.html
All prices are in US dollars. We accept major credit cards and PayPal on line, or you can call 727-498-0121 or Skype lazmesa to place your credit card order or have a Paypal payment request sent.
This sale lasts through Thursday January 18th so don't wait to place your order.
Your questions are always welcome.
HIMS Braille Sense U2 running the latest firmware, 5 and a half years old, 6 dots in different cells do not work consistently, but otherwise it works well. Asking for $1500 for it, plus cost of shipping. Includes charger, but I do not have a case.