How to Reboot Harman Kardon Invoke Voice Activated Talking Speaker to Restore Proper Operation

Here, we cover how to reboot Harman Kardon Invoke talking speaker.  One would reboot if the speaker shows bad performance, goes quiet or unresponsive to voice requests.  It may emit weird noises, break up, chirp or squeak.  Or, the speaker may suffer other oddities. In any case, always try a speaker reboot first (described here).  … Continue reading How to Reboot Harman Kardon Invoke Voice Activated Talking Speaker to Restore Proper Operation



How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Talking GPS eBook Player with Google Home Bluetooth Smart Speakers

The Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator, eBook player, podcatcher, and web radio can connect to most any Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to listen to podcasts, books, recorded notes, and streaming internet radio through it. We thus, demonstrate here how to pair the Trek to a Google Home smart speakers with Bluetooth capability. Bluetooth Pairing Instructions … Continue reading How to Pair the Victor Reader Trek Talking GPS eBook Player with Google Home Bluetooth Smart Speakers



AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Victor Reader Stream 303 Talking Book Player

The power adapter shipped with the original Victor Reader Stream model 303 talking book player is a typical five volt switching power supply, that features a male barrel style power connector on one end of a thick, six foot, non detachable cord.  The US version of this power supply sports a standard 120v AC two … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for the Original Victor Reader Stream 303 Talking Book Player



Sharp Elsi Mate Vintage Talking Calculator EL-620 Review

This vintage 1980 Sharp EL-620 Elsi Mate Talking Calculator speaks the numbers and math operations quite clearly for the times. Not only did it help springboard synthesized speech into consumer home electronics, but also introduced the now-ubiquitous LCD display.   While the EL-620 does not offer many scientific functions (SIN, COS, TAN, et al), this portable … Continue reading Sharp Elsi Mate Vintage Talking Calculator EL-620 Review



SBC 9900CW Talking Caller Id Box Review

The SBC VoiceAnnounce 9900CW Talking Caller Id box extends the world of accessible, yet affordable, blind-friendly technology into the realms of telephone caller Id boxes. With this one, you seeing well is unnecessary in order to know who’s ringing you before actually picking up the call. As each call comes in, just after the first ring, the … Continue reading SBC 9900CW Talking Caller Id Box Review



ClassCo InTouch 5000 Talking Caller Id Box Review

The ClassCo InTouch 5000 Talking Caller Id box with Internet Call Waiting extends the world of accessible, yet affordable, blind-friendly technology into the modern day realms of telephone caller Id boxes. Now, you need not see well just to know who’s ringing you before answering the call.  As each call arrives, just after the first ring, this box … Continue reading ClassCo InTouch 5000 Talking Caller Id Box Review



ClassCo VoiceAnnounce Talking Caller Id Box 9900CW Review

The ClassCo VoiceAnnounce 9900CW Talking Caller Id box extends the world of accessible, yet affordable, blind-friendly technology into the realms of telephone caller Id boxes. Now, you don’t have to see well in order to know who’s ringing you before actually answering the call.  As each call comes in, just after the first ring, this … Continue reading ClassCo VoiceAnnounce Talking Caller Id Box 9900CW Review



Comcast Accessible Talking TV Guide Review

Three cheers for the Comcast X1 Accessible Talking TV Guide DVR! Released as a beta here in Pittsburgh on their X1 operating system in late 2014, this audible guide and menu system, available on Comcast set top boxes and digital video recorders (DVRs), grants near full usability to vision impaired and blind television watchers to … Continue reading Comcast Accessible Talking TV Guide Review



Copying Digital Talking Books To NLS Player Cartridges

Questions: How do you burn to the NLS digital player blank cassettes?  How do you copy a new talking book onto a blank NLS cartridge? Answers follow. The blank cartridges available for the digital talking book (DTB) players from the National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) are actually just USB thumb drives housed in bigger-than-typical cases.  I’ve purchased … Continue reading Copying Digital Talking Books To NLS Player Cartridges



SmartWay Solutions Talking Thermostat VIP3000 Review

The model VIP3000 Talking Digital Thermostat from SmartWay Solutions Incorporated, is a full-featured 5-2 programmable thermostat, that has been designed to offer high accessibility to blind and vision-impaired users, via the addition of its very clear and plenty loud, human-sounding male voice, along with its high-visibility LED-lighted display. Not only does it speak the most … Continue reading SmartWay Solutions Talking Thermostat VIP3000 Review