Changing Wireless Network on Victor Reader Stream New Generation

The Victor Reader Stream New Generation media player adds numerous wireless capabilities to the Victor Reader technology set.  You can download firmware updates directly to it without a personal computer, play Internet radio stations, download talking books directly from the National Library Service for the Blind (NLS), get National Federation for the Blind (NFB) News Line … Continue reading Changing Wireless Network on Victor Reader Stream New Generation



Changing Wi-Fi Network on APH Book Port Plus

The Book Port Plus media player and recorder, from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), utilizes Wi-Fi networks for streaming audio content from Internet Radio stations, playing podcasts, and in the future, for downloading talking books directly from the National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) via their Internet portal.  This is a … Continue reading Changing Wi-Fi Network on APH Book Port Plus



Victor Reader Stream First Generation Gripes

The first generation (original) version of HumanWare’s  Victor Reader Stream   portable player is great. But it has a couple shortcomings that surprised me.   Disadvantages, Problems, Cons, and Limitations Very slow USB port.  For one, its USB port behaves as, and transfers data as slowly as a USB1.1 port, even though USB 2.0 has been the standard since … Continue reading Victor Reader Stream First Generation Gripes



IPod Touch 3rd Gen Screen Lock Backlight Issue

There are two functions that the 3rd generation Apple iPod Touch Screen Lock feature provides in version 5.1.1 of iOS: Input disabled.  When the screen locks, further touch screen input is not accepted until you unlock it. Backlight extinguished.  Also, there’s a power-saving feature incorporated into this lock mechanism.  After the screen locks and goes … Continue reading IPod Touch 3rd Gen Screen Lock Backlight Issue



iPod 6th Generation Nano Review

I’ve owned the 16 GB iPod 6th Generation Nano portable media player from Apple for a few years now.  Bought it at Best Buy for $179, the standard price. Over all, I very much like the 6th generation Nano, though some of the qualities that make this version of the Nano so likeable also contribute to the difficulties … Continue reading iPod 6th Generation Nano Review



Solving WiFi Connect Problems, Victor Reader Stream, New Generation

The New Generation of the Victor Reader Stream, the second version of this already useful blind friendly talking book and media player, taps into a whole new realm of audio and textual media, from the web.  Victor Reader has now been Internet enabled, via wireless connectivity through standard WiFi.   Firmware releases since 2013, have added … Continue reading Solving WiFi Connect Problems, Victor Reader Stream, New Generation



Victor Reader Stream New Generation Daisy Player, Podcatcher, Internet Radio Review

BHumanware’s Victor Reader Stream New Generation audio book and text file reader, has some seriously extended capabilities as compared to the original Victor Reader Stream.  In short, this second generation Victor Reader e reader has been Internet enabled.  Not only can it connect to the Internet via WiFi to download new firmware updates, but it  … Continue reading Victor Reader Stream New Generation Daisy Player, Podcatcher, Internet Radio Review



Victor Reader Stream 303 eBook Reader Review

The very portable   Victor Reader 303 Stream   eBook Reader from Humanware, revolutionized high performance coupled with near micro miniaturization, when first released in around 2007.  Since then, several firmware updates have enhanced this audio book player’s stability such that now, this original version has evolved into a rock solid talking book and DAISY book player, voice recorder, and MP3 music player.  It also contains … Continue reading Victor Reader Stream 303 eBook Reader Review