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  1. Victor Reader Stream--Daisy MP3 Player
    Victor Reader Stream user reviews
    The only DAISY player that offers you so much in such a small package. Download your favorite books and MP3s on your Stream and leave home with your library in the palm of your hand. This versatile, powerful DAISY-MP3 and NISO player lets you read and navigate through complex books, such as reference manuals and school books, as well as novels and magazines. You can also use its built in text to speech to read books in text format such as Bookshare. And that’s not all! There are many more functions, including an integrated microphone to record voice notes. No other DAISY player offers you so much in such a small package! And at such an affordable price.
    Use the below link to go to a page that provides direct links for upgrades for the Victor Reader Stream, including the firmware and Companion:
    VRS Upgrades
  2. GW Micro - BookSense
    BookSense user reviews
    The new portable digital audio book player, BookSense, allows people to access information for education, information, and entertainment. Students can access school textbooks, people in the workplace can stay current with journals or business magazines, and anyone can enjoy newspapers, favorite novels, a bestseller, and even their favorite music.
    Two models are offered : BookSense and BookSense XT. Both models play audio files, DAISY content, and read documents. Secured-Digital (SD) memory card slot, and built-in digital recorder are all standard features on both the BookSense and BookSense XT. The media player supports a variety of formats, such as MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WAX, M4A, and WMA. Use the media player to listen to your music collection, including music downloaded from Apple iTunes.
  3. PLEXTALK Pocket PTP1

    The Plextalk Pocket PTP1 is a lightweight, pocket-sized, DAISY-compliant music, voice, and book player/recorder that reaches a new level of mobility and offers ease of use for business, education and leisure. It is a true crossover media player/recorder which contains a host of applications and which also comes with extensive features that support complete accessibility for people with sight problems or learning difficulties. Although this tiny player/recorder is only 55mm X 112mm X 16mm (2.2in X 4.4in X 0.6in) in size, it supports both DAISY 2.02 and DAISY 3 playback, records DAISY 2.02 and has recording time capacity of 120 hours. Multiple audio playback formats are also supported. Starting with Version 2.00, PLEXTALK Pocket supports DAISY books provided by major library services and content providers (NLS, RFB&D®, in the U.S.), etc. Firmware Version 3 for the PLEXTALK Pocket is now available.
  4. Icon from LevelStar

    The Icon delivers thousands of books and songs and life-managing software applications and much more all in one tiny device designed for the visually impaired. Purchase price includes Icon mobile manager, Icon case, Interface cable, AC power adaptor, Quick-Start Guide (text, audio & Braille CD), User's Guide (text CD), Earbuds, Lanyard and Battery.
  5. Braille+ Mobile Manager from American Printing House for the Blind
    Braille+ user reviews
    Small, Linux-based PDA with a 30-gigabyte hard drive and wireless capability. Includes an address book, calendar, word processor, MP3/DAISY player, voice recorder, journal, web browser and e-mail. Available with a docking station. Also features a braille keyboard.
  6. Book Port Plus
    Book Port Plus user reviews
    Great Recorder, Plus Reads NLS, RFB&D, & Audible, !
    We are extremely pleased to announce the availability of Book Port Plus, the latest generation digital recorder/player. INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $299.00 Read Digital Talking Books, play digital audio, read computer files, and make superb recordings with Book Port Plus(tm)!
    Book Port Plus represents the latest generation of accessible media player/recorders. Its small size, quality recording, and unique capabilities make it an ideal replacement for older technology like cassette player/recorders, earlier Digital Talking Book (DTB) players, or inaccessible commercial digital recorders. Its specialized hardware and software makes Book Port Plus easier to use, more reliable, and more flexible than cell phones or PCs that might perform some of its functions.
    The quality components and innovative software make Book Port Plus an excellent music player and outstanding recorder. The reading controls let you read a wide variety of books in both audio (human speech) and text (synthetic speech) format. Its ability to create Digital Talking Book recordings is unique.
    Book Port Plus contains state-of-the-art hardware:
    * High-speed USB lets you read NLS DTB cartridges, thumb drives, and USB CD-ROM drives
    * High capacity SD(tm) card support -- up to 32GB
    * Stereo microphone jack
    * Stereo headphone jack
    * Built-in speaker
    * Built-in microphone
    All shipments will incur actual UPS shipping rates based on the destination.