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Book Sense Ds

Manufactured by Hims Co Ltd

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Priced from £315  (Exc. VAT)

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DAISY player.


  • OLED screen with high contrast white text on a black background
  • built-in text to speech engine
  • plays all types of DAISY formats
  • also plays MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, WMV, OGG, ASF, FLAC, 3GP Audible files (AA and aax)
  • built-in high quality speaker
  • 3-5mm headphone jack
  • push-button time and date check
  • microphone for recording information in MP3 or WAV format
  • 3-5mm microphone socket for the attachment of an external microphone
  • text to speech program with adjustable reading speed audible word speller
  • built-in battery
  • built-in radio, Bluetooth and 4GB internal memory
  • supplied with an 8GB SD memory card, mains charger, USB cable, a USB dongle which enables the use of USB memory sticks and a lanyard

Product dimensions

Built in text-to-speech synthesiser for converting text files into speechStandard
Voice recorderStandard
Variable speed playbackStandard
Saves or writes to a SD card (SD); CDR or RW compact disc (CD); or Compact Flash card (CF)SD
USB port to transfer books from computer or memory stickStandard
MP3 playerStandard
National library service (NLS) book playback from download
Plays from a Memory card (MC), Compact Disc (CD), USB (USB)MC&USB

Manufacturer's contact details

Hims Co Ltd
Republic of Korea

Help and advice

DAISY books can be obtained on CDs, DVDs, memory cards, memory sticks or downloaded. The book can be played on a standalone DAISY player, or by using DAISY software on a computer. Users of DAISY books can navigate through the recording/book by sections, sub-sections, chapter or pages. Bookmarks can be inserted at any point, and there is a 'resume' option which continues playback from the point the reader last reached, (rather than going back to the beginning which is what happens with conventional CDs).1,2

For details on DAISY software refer to the RNIB's guide).

Note that some CD players can play the audio content of a DAISY audio CD but that they will not give any of the navigation, bookmarking or other advanced features.

RNIB's Talking Book Service offers over 18,000 audio books, on DAISY CD paid for by annual subscription and delivered postage-free. They offer a DAISY player on loan for an additional subscription. Alternatively, if you wish to purchase a DAISY player read the RNIB guides to the DAISY format and Buy a DAISY player from RNIB.

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Sight and Sound Technology Ltd £315 
03 May 2011

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