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Plextalk Ptr2

Manufactured by Shinano Kenshi Co Ltd

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Portable Daisy player which can also record direct to a CD or memory. Plays Daisy CDs, music CDs, MP3 files. Book creator mode enables the user to create a fully structured Daisy book. Can be used as a CD-R/RW or memory card drive when connected to a PC. Battery operated. Supplied with recording software, memory card, CD-R media and carrying case.

Features

  • adjustable play back speed
  • facility to insert up to 10,000 bookmarks, jump to headings or page
  • ability to create MP3 compressed recordings with an external microphone

Product dimensions

Features
MP3 player Standard
Variable speed playback Standard
Saves or writes to a SD card (SD); CDR or RW compact disc (CD); or Compact Flash card (CF) CD & CF
USB port to transfer books from computer or memory stick Standard
Voice recorder Standard
Dimensions
Height 5 cm
Length 21 cm
Width 18 cm

Manufacturer's contact details

Shinano Kenshi Co Ltd
Japan
www.shinano.com

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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