[Vrstream] Counterpoint to 2nd Generation Stream was Re:A Very detailed second generation Victor Reader Stream review

lana lana5 at comcast.net
Sat Apr 18 23:58:29 EDT 2015


        Also, I've never figured out how to remove a bookmark. Tap and hold 
where it says bookmark doesn't seem to give me options. Also I would like a 
bookmark list option as on the stream.

-----Original Message----- 
From: brian albriton
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:12 PM
To: 'Adrien Collins' ; 'Jim Barbour' ; 'Russ Kiehne'
Cc: vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
Subject: Re: [Vrstream] Counterpoint to 2nd Generation Stream was Re:A Very 
detailed second generation Victor Reader Stream review

The stream has a book marking feature unduplicated by any of the book 
reading apps I've run across.
Of particular note are highlight book mark and audio book mark, which is the 
equivalent of writing in the margin.
The action to start a recording is quicker than an iOS app.
That said, I have an iPhone, and a victor reader stream, just the same as I 
have a braille writer, typewriter, and computer at my work station.
Brian


-----Original Message-----
From: Vrstream [mailto:vrstream-bounces at vrstreamusers.org] On Behalf Of 
Adrien Collins
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:59 PM
To: 'Jim Barbour'; 'Russ Kiehne'
Cc: vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
Subject: Re: [Vrstream] Counterpoint to 2nd Generation Stream was Re: A Very 
detailed second generation Victor Reader Stream review

Hi Jim

Yes agreed, I am in a wheelchair and it is far easier for me to cart a 
stream around than something the size of my ipad, plus the stream is far 
simpler to use.

Regards

Adrien


-----Original Message-----
From: Vrstream [mailto:vrstream-bounces at vrstreamusers.org] On Behalf Of Jim 
Barbour
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 4:12 PM
To: Russ Kiehne
Cc: vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
Subject: Re: [Vrstream] Counterpoint to 2nd Generation Stream was Re: A Very 
detailed second generation Victor Reader Stream review

It has been covered before, and is very true, that Idevices will Play all 
the content your stream will play. What this comes down to for me is how big 
the iPad is, it's battery life, and my ability to use it while doing other 
things.

I really like the battery life I get from the stream, more so than what I 
can get from my phone. Plus, I am able to clip my stream to my belt and 
easily navigate within a book, switch books, etc. This is all doable with my 
phone, but not as easily.

Jim

Written While on the Move

> On Apr 17, 2015, at 6:56 AM, Russ Kiehne <russ94577 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Alan,
>
> I took a lot of time thinking about buying a second generation Victor 
> Reader Stream.  Listening to several podcasts, it would be my player of 
> choice if it's not for the fact using the following apps on my ipad mini, 
> I can do everything I would do with a second generation Stream.
>
> Bard mobile: I can read nls books on it.  Books can be directly
> downloaded to the ipad mini.
>
> Audible: I can read books from audible.  Books can be directly
> downloaded to the ipad mini.
>
> Kindle: I can read Kindle books from Amazon.
>
> Learning Ally: I can read books from Learning Ally.  I can directly
> download books to my Ipad mini.
>
> Boice dream reader: I can read books from bookshare,  unprotected
> epub. Supported File Formats PDF, EPUB (DRM free), DAISY 3.0
> text-based eBooks, DAISY 2.02 audiobooks, Zipped MP3 files, such as
> LibriVox, Plain Text, Rich Text Format (RTF), Microsoft Word,
> Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Pages, Apple Keynote, HTML, What's nice
> about voice dream reader, you can download books from both bookshare
> and Project Gutenberg directly to the ipad mini.  Voice dream reader is 
> supplied with Acapela Heather.  You have the optionof using Neospeech or 
> Ivona.
> Personally, I like Neospeech better than Acapela.  I haven't tried
> Ivona as of yet.
>
> LibriVox audio books pro: I can stream or download books from LibriVox
> or a large selection of old time radio shows.  The thing I like about
> this app, it will resume playback when streaming content.
>
> Downcast: I can download podcasts directly to the ipad mini.  I can
> subscribe and unsubscribe to podcasts on the Ipad mini.
>
> Youtube:  I can use the Google youtube app to watch videos on my ipad 
> mini.
>
> Tune in radio pro: TuneIn lets you listen to and record the world s
> radio with sports, news, talk and music streaming from every
> continent. Enjoy 100,000 live radio stations and 2 million podcasts,
> concerts or shows on your iPhone, iPad and iPod.  Record your favorite 
> stream.
>
> ooTunes: Radio - Recording and Alarm Clock!  INFINITE Tunes, Talk,
> Sports, and Entertainment Radio.  over 36,000 web radio stations.
>
> It has both great sound and battery life.
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Alan Lemly
> Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:01 PM
> To: Russ Kiehne
> Cc: <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
> Subject: Counterpoint to 2nd Generation Stream was Re: [Vrstream] A
> Very detailed second generation Victor Reader Stream review
>
> Russ,
>
> Thanks for this. I understand about preferring a dedicated book reader 
> like the second generation stream but I have to disagree with something 
> the podcaster said in this review. He said something about not wanting to 
> use his iPhone because he would have to pull it out in order to access its 
> touch screen I guess. My counterpoint argument would be that even though 
> the stream's buttons could be accessed with the stream in a pocket or 
> tucked away, you would have to tote both a stream and a phone to have 
> access to phone service.
>
> I'm still very glad that I opted to get an iPhone rather than a second 
> generation stream because with my iPhone I was able to read the email from 
> Russ, listen to the podcast included in the email link, and compose and 
> send this email. I realize the iPhone has a steeper learning curve than a 
> second generation stream but that's a learning curve well worth climbing 
> especially if you already have an iPhone.
>
> Alan Lemly
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Apr 16, 2015, at 9:40 AM, Russ Kiehne <russ94577 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Here's a Victor Stream demo:
>> https://soundcloud.com/aaronlinson/victor-reader-stream-demo
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