[Athen] Repost: FW: Introducing Victor Reader Stratus: the simplest and most user-friendly DAISY player

Robert Martinengo accessible.text at gmail.com
Tue May 10 05:25:48 PDT 2011

$425 doesnt sound too user-friendly for a CD player.

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 1:10 AM, Sean J Keegan <skeegan at stanford.edu> wrote:

> Here's a new kid on the digital player block. Pricing: $425 for the Basic

> model, $455 for the M model, and the H and I models are priced yet. The

> Basic model is either available now or will be in mid June. The M model

> won't be available until August, the they don't have a release date for the

> H and I models.



> Robert Lee Beach

> Assistive Technology Specialist

> Kansas City Kansas Community College

> 7250 State Avenue

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> 913-288-7671

> rbeach at kckcc.edu


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> Subject: Introducing Victor Reader Stratus: the simplest and most

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> Introducing Victor Reader Stratus: the simplest

> and most user-friendly DAISY player




> Longueuil, May 5, 2011 – HumanWare is pleased to introduce the Victor

> Reader Stratus, an exciting new family of desktop DAISY CD players that will

> replace the popular Victor Reader ClassicX line.


> The Stratus is the evolution of HumanWare’s 13 years experience

> developing simple, easy to use audio book players. Compared to its

> predecessor, the VR ClassicX, the VR Stratus comes with a new look enclosure

> that is smaller and lighter on the outside yet smarter and better sounding

> on the inside.


> †The Stratus continues to be the simplest and most user-friendly digital

> book player on the market but now with more choices than ever†, says Gerry

> Chevalier, Victor


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> Reader Brand Manager. “The basic Stratus model plays only CDs but there

> is also an advanced multimedia model that will also play SD cards, USB flash

> drives, and it includes Acapela text-to-speech. And that's not all, says

> Chevalier. We have given the Stratus a smart new look, improved the quality

> of the audio, improved the battery system, added a talking clock, and now

> every Stratus can play data DVDs in addition to CDs.†[

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> All Stratus models feature large, tactile, high-contrast keys, a built-in

> speaker or headphone, and self-voicing controls. You can take Stratus

> anywhere with its comfortable carrying handle and rechargeable and

> replaceable battery. Do you like to go to bed with your favorite book? The

> Stratus Sleep timer lets you specify how long Stratus should play before it

> shuts off.


> Choose a basic 4-arrow keypad or the advanced 12-key



> telephone style number for navigation in highly structured books. A

> removable keypad cover is also available. It hides all but the most

> essential keys to simulate a traditional cassette player.


> With Victor Reader Stratus, HumanWare once again brings unparalleled access

> to DAISY books, recorded commercial books, music, and computer documents.

> Whether you are young or young at heart, whether your reading needs are

> simple or complex, whether you are at work, school, or at home, there is a

> Victor Reader Stratus that will fit your needs.


> About HumanWare


> HumanWare (www.humanware.com<

> http://visit.humanware.com/e/3332/2011-05-05/7KGUO/171626152>) is the

> global leader in assistive technologies for the print disabled. HumanWare

> provides products to people who are blind or have low vision and students

> with learning disabilities. HumanWare offers a collection of innovative

> products, including BrailleNote, the leading productivity device for the

> blind in education, business and for personal use; the Victor Reader product

> line, the world's leading digital audiobook players; the SmartView family of

> handheld and desktop electronic magnifiers; and myReader2, HumanWare's

> unique "auto-reader.â€

> Join us at the Sight City Conference in Germany from May 4 to May 6, and at

> the DAISY Conference in Helsinki on May 6 where the Str

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