Victor Reader Stream Gripes, 303 First Generation

The first gen (original) version of HumanWare’s Victor Reader Stream   portable player is great. But it has some issues that surprised us once we got ours home and started playing with it. Victor Reader Stream Gripes for the Model 303 First Generation eBook Player Very Slow USB Port First of all, its USB port … Continue reading Victor Reader Stream Gripes, 303 First Generation

IPod Touch Screen Lock Problem

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 Screen Lock Problem

Apple Headphones Volume Control Gripe

Our one BIG complaint about the Apple Headphones Volume Control as it functions on the various generations of the  iPod Touch, is that the UP and DOWN increments that the volume control keys generate when pressed are too big. In version 5.1 of the Apple firmware (the latest version supported on our Touch from 2010), you only get 16 steps to go … Continue reading Apple Headphones Volume Control Gripe